Accuplacer: English Placement

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As of April 19, 2018, Shoreline's testing center will no longer be offering Accuplacer exams. However, you can use your Accuplacer test scores from Shoreline, or any other college, for placement up to two years after the test date. If you have questions about your English placement, please contact englishadvising@shoreline.edu.  

If you are an international student on an F-1 visa, ALEKS will provide placement for math. Learn more about English placement options here.

Subject Area ACCUPLACER Scores Course Placement
Reading Skills 0 - 49 Please visit the Transitional Studies office in room 5205, FOSS building.
  50 - 65 ENGL 090 Reading & Writing in Academic Subjects and Study Skills 100 Academic Study Strategies (10 cr.)
  66 - 79 ENGL 099 Analytical Reading and Writing
  80+ ENGL& 101 English Composition I or BTWRT 215
Writing Skills 0 - 44 Please visit the Transitional Programs office in room 5205, Foss Building
  45 - 64 ENGL 090 Reading & Writing in Academic Subjects and Study Skills 100 Academic Study Strategies (10 cr.)
  65 - 72 ENGL 099 Analytical Reading and Writing
  73+ ENGL& 101 English Composition I or BTWRT 215
  • Students who place into ENGL& 101 on only ONE of the two tests may write a Decision Zone essay. Go to the Humanities office, Room 5390, or call 206-546-4770 to schedule an appointment.
  • Students who place below ENGL& 101 and one level apart (i.e. ENGL 090 in Reading ENGL 099 in Writing) should use the Reading score for placement.
  • Students who place two levels apart (i.e. ENGL 090 in Reading and ENGL 101 in Writing) should use the course in between the two for placement.
  • Students who have proof of placing into ENGL& 101 at another Washington State community college may register for ENGL& 101.