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Accuplacer: English Placement

Click here to see if you can demonstrate your abilities without taking a test.

Scores are valid for two years.  If you have questions about your English placement, please contact englishadvising@shoreline.edu.  

If you are an international student on an F-1 visa, Accuplacer 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 Programs 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.