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

  1. Sign up for ALEKS at
  2. Click "Sign Up" at the top of the screen.
  3. Enter the Course Code**:
         Central: 6GEJN-LNDFP
         North: 6GEJN-LNDFP
         South: JATTK-HX6A4
  4. 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
  5. 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.

English Placement

If you need or want to take the Directed Self-Placement (DSP) at your college: 

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.