Placement Test

English Placement Test

The English placement survey is for new, current or transferring students who have not taken college-level English courses; and who do not have an SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS scores or did not complete the ELI program.


Make an Appointment with Your Advisor

  • If you have an SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS test score, you can be placed without taking the English Placement Survey. Make an appointment with your advisor.
  • If you are a Running Start student, contact the Running Start office at 509.359.6155. There are separate surveys for Running Start and College in the High School students, contact your appropriate advisor.
  • If you are an English Language Institute (ELI) student, you do not need to take the English Placement Test. You will receive your placement from ELI after completion.

Take the English Placement Survey*

  • Fill out the English placement survey here.
  • It can take up to two weeks to receive your placement score, so schedule early enough that you can still register for courses.

*Not applicable to Running Start/College in the HS students.


Notify the English Department

Contact the Program Coordinator, Kerri Boyd, at 509.359.7064 or by email at, when you have completed the survey.


Receive Your Placement Results

  • You will be contacted when your survey has been evaluated and your placement has been determined. Depending on the survey results, you will be placed in ENGL 113/114 or ENGL 101.
  • You need only take the survey one time. You will take the course you’ve been placed into after your survey results are determined.