Course Placement

Students Welcome

Course Placement

Students Welcome

Course Placement

Students Welcome

Course Placement

Determining your class placement is the first step toward student success. As a community college, Skagit Valley College serves a very diverse population with classes ranging from adult basic education to university transfer.

In order to determine the best classes for you, your writing, reading, and mathematics skills will be assessed. This will tell us the level of coursework for which you are prepared, as well as your readiness for entry into specific programs. Recommendations range from refresher courses to college level classes.

What assessment method is the best for you?

Your individual situation determines what placement option is best for you (it might be different for your English than for your math or vice-versa). If you place into different courses based on different placement methods, Skagit Valley College will honor the highest of your course placements. Therefore, you want to make sure to review all your options. Identify yourself below and click on the assessment methods to learn more information about that option.

Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate

Skagit Valley College will grant a minimum elective credit for each Cambridge International Examination for A-level exam with a passing grade or above for approved examinations. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official Cambridge International Examination results, not transcript notation. Duplicate credit for the same subject taken on different exams will not be granted. No grades are posted for A-level exams.

Skagit Valley College will grant a minimum elective credit for an International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL) exam score of 5 or higher. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official IB results, not transcript notation.

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