How To Get Placed Into A Math Course
In an ongoing attempt to expand student access and make math assessment more convenient for all students, we will no longer be offering the Academic Math Placement Test at UW Bothell and have cancelled the test originally scheduled for
Friday, October 31, 2014.
Instead, we are accepting the COMPASS Test. The COMPASS Test can be taken at any time and is offered by most community colleges in the area including on our campus through Cascadia Community College, and also at Everett Community College, Bellevue College and Shoreline Community College. For COMPASS testing locations please go to: http://act.org/compass/sites/index.html
ACT Compass is an untimed, computerized test that helps your college evaluate your skills and place you into appropriate courses. You will receive your ACT Compass test results immediately upon completion of testing. UW Bothell will accept COMPASS test scores that are less than one year old. Students must bring an official copy of their scores from the college testing center and drop them off at the CUSP Advising office (UW1-173). Currently, we cannot accept scores directly from the testing centers and upload them into our system.
What Do My Scores Mean?
Please understand that our cut-offs and placement may be different than those of the college where students took the exam.
0-50 BMATH 121
51-74 BMATH 122
75-100 BMATH 123
College Algebra Test:
0-27 BMATH 121
28-34 BMATH 122
35-100 BMATH 123
26-50 BMATH 123
51-100 STMATH 124 OR BMATH 144
How Can I Arrange to Take the Compass Test?
UW Bothell does not currently offer the Compass test, but many community colleges do. Below is a list of local community colleges that offer the compass test. You may also contact a college closer to you.
*Information provided by ACT at http://www.act.org/compass/student/index.html