Most courses at Cascadia require an assessment of a student's skill level in reading, writing, and math in order to determine whether or not a student is prepared to succeed in the courses. These assessments are not pass/fail in nature but are tools to assist advisors with appropriate class selection. Not all students will need to take a placement assessment at Cascadia. Placement in English and math courses can be determined in a variety of ways and we may be able to use assessments or course work you have already completed. Please review the information below and click on the placement that best describes your situation.

I Attended High School more than 2  years ago

ACCUPLACER Placement (recommended only if the above methods do not apply)

I Received Placement from Another WA  Community or Technical College within the last 2 years

Placement Reciprocity

ACCUPLACER Placement (recommended only if the above methods do not apply)

I Completed Courses at another College

College Transcripts

ACCUPLACER Placement (recommended only if the above methods do not apply



I Completed the SAT or ACT

Additional options for English placement include:

  • SAT score of 480 on the ERW section
  • ACT score of 19 (in both English and Reading)



Bridge to College Info

Bridge to College Placement Agreement Updates March 2021

Bridge to College Q&A March 2021

Bridge to College Districts 2020-2021

College Transcripts

Transfer students can meet course prerequisites by:

  • Schedule your advising appointment from the Academic Advising webpage.
  • For your advising appointment, email unofficial transcripts for evaluation of transferable credits and to satisfy English and Math prerequisites 48 hours prior to your appointment. Unofficial transcripts can be emailed to or submitted to the Kodiak Corner. (You may need to take the Accuplacer Placement if your math coursework is over 24 months old and/or your coursework does not satisfy the English prerequisites.)
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

Information about placement and receiving credit for AP or IB exam scores is available on the Transcripts website page under the Transcript Evaluation section of the page. 




Cascadia offers an untimed, computerized assessment that has three multiple choice sections (writing, reading, and math) called ACCUPLACER Placement.