ACCUPLACER Assessment Test
Prior to registering for classes, most students need to take an English and math placement test as part of the Admission process.
- Placement is determined by taking an assessment test call ACCUPLACER®, OR
- By submitting documentation that exempts you from taking the ACCUPLACER.
If English is your second language, you may ask to take a different version of the ACCUPLACER called LOEP.
Steps to take prior to ACCUPLACER
- Complete and submit the Admission application, and pay the Admission fee.
- Once you have your Student ID Number, obtain the Testing Center ACCUPLACER Referral form at the Enrollment Services counter.
- You may then proceed to the Testing Center to take the ACCUPLACER
What to Expect:
- You should prepare to take the ACCUPLACER. View the Testing Center’s webpage for information and sample questions.
- It takes approximately two hours to complete both the English and math portions of the ACCUPLACER, but the test is not timed.
- You are given your placement information immediately after you complete the ACCUPLACER.
- New students to Edmonds Community College are then asked to sign up for a one-hour
- Advising sessions are scheduled throughout the day and the week. Most students are able to attend a session within an hour after they complete the ACCUPLACER.
- If you are unable to attend an advising session on the day you take the ACCUPLACER, you may schedule a time and day that works for you.
- You are ready to register for classes after you attend an advising session.
You may not need to take the ACCUPLACER, or may only need to complete part of the test if you meet any of the conditions below.
Note: If you receive an exemption from testing, take your transcripts and/or test scores with you to class, as instructors have the final say in determining if you meet the prerequisite requirements.
- You completed English Composition and/or Intermediate Algebra at an accredited college or university, within the past five years, and with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
- You previously earned a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university.
- You previously earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a Washington State Community or Technical College.
- You took the ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, OR ASSET assessments at another college within the past two years (if your assessment scores were obtained at another Washington State Community or Technical College, see Placement Reciprocity below).
If any of the conditions pertain to you, submit the ACCUPLACER Exemption Request form to the Enrollment Services counter along with your documentation.
Placement Reciprocity (honoring your placement level into math, English, or reading/writing courses from another community college)
- If you previously attended another Washington State Community or Technical College, and qualified, or placed into a specific level of college or pre-college math, English, or reading/writing, either through course completion, or assessment, we will honor that placement here at Edmonds Community College.
If this applies to you please submit the ACCUPLACER Exemption Request form to the Enrollment Services Office.
Taking the ACCUPLACER Assessment
- The Testing Center is located on the first floor of Mountlake Terrace Hall, room 152. You do not need to make an appointment. Visit their webpage for up to date information regarding hours and procedures, as well as sample test questions.
NOTE: Clicking on this link will take you away from the Enrollment Services website, and the menu options on the left will change.
EdMail: You are required to use it! It is the way we communicate with you.
The college assigns all students EdMail (email) accounts within a couple of days after they register for their first class. Note: if you are a former student returning after time away from school, check with the Enrollment Services Office to confirm what email address we have on file for you. We use the address recorded in the Enrollment Services records. To gain access to your account, follow the steps at www.edcc.edu/edmail.