South is dedicated to making sure our students are taking the appropriate classes to reach their goals. Placement Tests and Transcripts are used to evaluate placement into classes. Read the following to determine your next steps.
southseattle.edu/student-assessment-services RSB 76
COMPASS, ESL COMPASS, or college-level ACT
All new students at South must take either the Standard COMPASS or the ESL/COMPASS test for initial placement into college coursework and programs. Learn more about COMPASS and ESL COMPASS at South.
We strongly encourage students to prepare for the test through South’s Classes or through the FREE Workshop and Website Resources.
South also accepts college-level English and Math ACT scores. Learn more about ACT Placement Scores.
You will consult with an Advisor during Start Orientation (See Step 4) on your scores to determine placement into classes.
Previous College Credit-Transcripts
If you have passed (with at least a 2.0) a college level English (English composition) and a college level Math (college algebra) course, you will NOT need to take a Placement Test for that section(s). Learn more on Who Must Take a Placement Test.
If you have college credits you plan to use in completing your degree or certificate at South, print and complete the Incoming Academic Transcript Evaluation form. Mail the Incoming Academic Transcript Evaluation and have an Official Transcript in an official sealed envelope from your previous institution(s) sent to the following address:
South Seattle Community College
Attn: Credential Evaluator RSB 055
6000 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98106-1499
If you DO NOT intend to graduate from South and have a single class in mind, you will need to consult with an Advisor to gain permission to register for the class. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your Student Identification Number (SID), Item Number of the class you would like to take, Unofficial Transcript and/or Placement Test Scores, and a short description of your educational goal. For questions on this, contact the Advising Department at (206) 934-5387.
E-learning students (Online Students) should email email@example.com directly to determine your next steps.