Recent High School Graduates

Multiple Measures - Alternatives to Placement Test

TCC also evaluates by multiple measures. Contact Assessment Services if you have:

  • SAT scores and ACT scores (2 years old or less): TCC will accept SAT scores for placement purposes of college-level English and math. Students will need a Reading score of 470 or higher for ENGL 101 and a score of 550 or above for MATH 107, 146, 147, 131, 132, 93/136 and 96/140. SAT scores will be good for 2 years after graduation from high school. ACT scores: 19 for English 101 - No MATH equivalent at this time.
  • Math Classes from Tacoma, Peninsula, or University Place School Districts (within 1 year of graduation): Graduates have an opportunity to articulate through math based on classes and grades at the high school level. High School transcript to be evaluated with ACCUPLACER scores.
  • Tacoma Public Schools - Core to College English Placement - If you are a recent or soon to be graduate you many qualify for placement by using your Transcript. Please contact Assessment at placement@tacomacc.edu. Tacoma Public Schools only at this time.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) scores (pdf) - The chart included in this document represents the credits TCC will award for each Advanced (AP) exam. Official Test Scores are required for TCC credit, and must be sent directly to TCC from the College Board.
  • Smarter Balance Scores. Agreement on the use of the Smarter Balanced 11th grade career and college readiness assessment for placement in Washington community and technical colleges.

SBAC 11thgrade assessment Score Level

Mathematics Placement Options Available Based on Score

English Placement Options Available Based on Score

4 Any entry college-level math course through pre-calculus I An entry college-level English course (including but not limited to English Composition or its equivalent)
3

An entry college-level terminal math course not on the calculus pathway

An entry-level calculus pathway math course, contingent on a B or better in a calculus pathway class in the senior year of high school

An entry college-level English course (including but not limited to English Composition or its equivalent)
2 An entry college-level terminal math course not on the calculus pathway, contingent on a B or better in the statewide math college readiness/transition course (*) or through local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.) (An entry college-level English course (including but not limited to English Composition or its equivalent), contingent on a B or better in a statewide English senior year college readiness/transition course (**) or through local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.)
1 Additional placement information, determined by local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.), needed for all entry-level courses Additional placement information, determined by local institutional processes (transcript, high school GPA, additional testing, etc.), needed for all entry-level courses

College readiness/transition course for students heading toward college math not on the calculus pathway currently being designed collaboratively by higher education faculty and high school teachers (to be offered at pilot site districts in 2014-15, available at scale in 2015-16)

** Year 12 English college readiness/transition course currently being designed collaboratively by higher education faculty and high school teachers (to be offered at pilot site districts in 2014-15, available at scale in 2015-16)

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