Placement for Classes
Find the right math class for you.
Creating your first quarter class schedule is important to your success. Take the math placement test for the college you plan to attend to help your academic advisor guide you in creating your fall class schedule.
Seattle Promise applicants: If you received an email indicating that you need to take the math placement test, please follow the instructions below, or contact your outreach specialist. The placement test is online, and you can choose the day and time to take it.
Math Placement Instructions
- Sign up for ALEKS at www.aleks.com.
- Click "Sign Up" at the top of the screen.
- Enter the Course Code**:
- You’ll need to enter your Student ID. Your Seattle Colleges Student ID number (also called ctcLink ID) is in your most recent email from Promise@Seattlecolleges.edu.
- Set up your account, complete the ALEKS tutorials, and begin the placement test.
Don’t like your score? Plan some time to review your math skills and you can take the placement test once more after 48 hours.
If you need or want to take the Directed Self-Placement (DSP) at your college:
- North Seattle College Directed Self Placement
- Seattle Central College Directed Self Placement
- South Seattle College Directed Self Placement
What is a DSP?
Directed Self-Placement is a short survey in which you answer a series of questions, look at readings and student writing samples, and determine for yourself which English class works for you right now.
Can I retake the DSP if I am unhappy with my results?
Yes. If you would like to retake the DSP, you would simply need to start the questionnaire over.
More Placement Information
Visit your college placement pages for more information and instruction.