Alternative Assessment: High School Transcripts
English
Edmonds College is now offering students from any U.S. high school placement into English courses based on a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Placement into ENGL&101 with a GPA of 2.5 applies to current high school students, Running Start students, High School students who are enrolled in College (CHS), or those who have already graduated. Placement by this method expires five years after the student graduates from high school.
We also honor the WA State Placement Reciprocity Agreement. Please visit this website for more information.
For students whose English is not their first language: Please note that students with high school transcripts listing ESL course instead of standard English courses will need to place by taking the Accuplacer or LOEP placement test.
Please note: If you wish to seek placement using your high school transcripts, please bring a copy of your transcript (unofficial copies are OK) to the Testing and Assessment Services office (TAS), located in MLT Hall, room 152. High school transcripts submitted via third parties (such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse) will not be automatically given placement. You can also send your transcripts to TAS via email. Please remember to include a copy of your picture ID in your email to TAS if you wish to seek placement.
Math
Edmonds College offers a variety of ways to place into Math courses including using high school transcripts. This is available for students who earned grades in Mathematics courses in public high schools within Washington State within the last year.
Below are the tables used to evaluate high school transcripts from local school districts and from others in Washington state. If a student cannot use a transcript for placement, they will take the Math placement test or use another alternative assessment.
General notes:
 Students may opt to register for any math class lower than their placement.
 Students need to consult with an advisor after placement to be sure to enroll in a course that is consistent with their planned course of study. See the Math Course Flowchart.
Public High Schools from WA state:
 If the high school course is conducted over two semesters, the lower of the two grades will be used for placement.
 Transcripts can only be used for placement if the high school course was completed
less than one year prior to placement. Moreover, the college math course must be taken
no more than one school year after the completion of the high school course.
For example, if a student in the Edmonds School District takes Algebra 2 in the 201920 school year and earns grades of A  and B then they will have a placement of Math 81 (formerly 87). This placement expires 1 year after completion, so this student would need to take this class no later than Fall 2021 or replace into the math pathway using the math placement test.
 Students who earn grades of “P” or “pass/fail” cannot use their high school transcripts for placement. These students should take the placement test for accurate placement.
 Students who place into Math 152 will not have Math 151 on their college transcript (unless they have earned credit from the AP exam). These students should make sure their program of study does not require that they show Math 151 on their transcript.
Private and outofstate high schools and homeschools:
 Homeschooled students need to take the placement test to assess where they should begin taking mathematics courses. Transcripts made by homebased instruction cannot be used for placement.
 Students who attended high school outside of WA state or private high schools in WA state will need to take the placement test to assess where they should begin taking mathematics courses. Due to the lack of standardized naming and course content, we are unable to use a chart for all schools.
Placement Tables for High School Transcripts
Edmonds College strives to promote student success in mathematics. Edmonds College is now offering students from the Edmonds School District placement into math courses based on their last high school math class according to the chart below. Students who cannot be placed by the chart or who do not agree with the placement determined by the chart may be placed by the college’s math placement tests.
If your last twosemester math course was:  and you earned a grade of  and you completed that course within _______ of today’s date  your placement will be 

1st Year Algebra Geometry 
A  1 year  Math 81 or 87 
B or better  1 year  Math 71 or 77  
Algebra 2  A  1 year  Math 93/97, 107, 140, 141, 146 
B or better  1 year  Math 81/87  
Honors Algebra 2  B or better  1 year  Math 107, 140, 141, 146 
C or better  1 year  Math 93/97, 107, 140, 146  
Statistics  B or better  1 year  Math 93/97, 107, 140, 146 
AP Statistics  B or better  1 year  Math 107, 140, 141, 146 
Precalculus  A  1 year  Math 107, 140, 141, 144, 146 
B or better  1 year  Math 107, 140, 141, 146  
Honors Precalculus, IB Precalculus  B or better  1 year  Math 151 
C or better  1 year  Math 107, 140, 141, 144, 146  
Calculus  B or better  1 year  Math 148, 151 
Honors Calculus, AP Calculus AB 
B or better  1 year  Math 152 
IB Calculus SL  C or better  1 year  Math 148, 151 
AP Calculus BC, IB Calculus HL 
B or better  1 year  Math 153 
C or better  1 year  Math 152 
Notes:
 Students may opt to register for any math class lower than their placement.
 If a student would like to receive a higher placement than that determined through transcripts, they should take the Math Placement exam.
 If the high school course is conducted over two semesters, the lower of the two grades will be used for placement.
 Students who place into Math 152 will not have Math 151 on their college transcript (unless they have earned AP credit). These students should make sure their program of study does not require that they show Math 151 on their transcript.
Edmonds College strives to promote student success in mathematics. Edmonds College is now offering students from the Mukilteo School District placement into math courses based on their last high school math class according to the chart below. Students who cannot be placed by the chart or who do not agree with the placement determined by the chart may be placed by the college’s math placement tests.
If your last twosemester math course was:  and you earned a grade of  and you completed that course within _______ of today’s date  your placement will be 

1st Year Algebra Geometry 
A  1 year  Math 81/87 
B or better  1 year  Math 71/77  
Algebra 2  A  1 year  Math 93/97, 107, 140, 146 
B or better  1 year  Math 81/87  
Honors Algebra 2  B or better  1 year  Math 107, 140, 141, 146 
C or better  1 year  Math 93/97, 107, 140, 146  
Discrete  B or better  1 year  Math 93/97 or 107, 140, 146 
AP Statistics  B or better  1 year  Math 107, 140, 141, 146 
Honors Precalculus  B or better  1 year  Math 151 
C or better  1 year  Math 107, 140, 107, 140, 141, 146  
AP Calculus AB  B or better  1 year  Math 152 
C or better  1 year  Math 148, 151  
AP Calculus BC  B or better  1 year  Math 153 
C or better  1 year  Math 152 
Notes:
 Students may opt to register for any math class lower than their placement.
 If a student feels they have been placed in a math class that is too advanced, they should talk with their instructor or an advisor about changing classes.
 If a student would like to receive a higher placement than that determined through transcripts, they should take the Math Placement exam.
 Students who place into Math 152 will not have Math 151 on their college transcript (unless they have earned AP credit). These students should make sure their program of study does not require that they show Math 151 on their transcript.
If you are a student from the Northshore School District, please review the information below to see if your most recent math course can be used for placement.
If your last math course was:  and you earned a grade of ___ or better both semesters  And you completed it within ___ of today's date  Your placement is: 

1st Year Algebra Geometry 
A  1 year  MATH 81/87 
B or better  1 year  MATH 71/77  
Algebra 2  B or better  1 year  MATH 93/97, 107, 140, 146 
C or better  1 year  MATH 81/87  
Algebra 2/Trig  C or better  1 year  MATH 93/97, 107, 140, 146 
Algebra 2  Trig, IB Math: Applications and Interpretation SL1 or SL2 
B or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 141, 142, 146 
AP Statistics MCA 130 
B or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 141, 146 
PreCalculus IB Math: Approaches and Analysis SL1 or HL1 
B or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 141, 142, 146, 148, 151 
C or better  1 year  MATH 93/37, 107, 140, 146  
AP Calculus I or IB Math: Approaches and Analysis SL2 or HL2 
B or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 141, 142, 146, 148, 151, 152 
C or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 141, 142, 146, 148, 151 
Notes:
 If a student would like to receive a higher placement than that determined through transcripts, they should take the Math Placement exam.
 Students may opt to register for any math class lower than their placement.
 If the high school course is conducted over two semesters, the lower of the two grades will be used for placement.
 Students who place into Math 152 will not have Math 151 on their college transcript (unless they have earned AP credit). These students should make sure their program of study does not require that they show Math 151 on their transcript.
If you are a student from the Seattle Public School District, please review the information below to see if your most recent math course can be used for placement.
If your last math course was:  and you earned a grade of ___ or better both semesters  And you completed it within ___ of today's date  Your placement is: 

1st Year Algebra Geometry 
A  1 year  MATH 81/87 
B or better  1 year  MATH 71/77  
Algebra 2A & 2B HMA2688/2690 or 2373/2374 
A or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 146 
B or B+  1 year  MATH 93/97  
Honors Algebra 2A&2B 
A  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 141, 146 
B or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 146  
PreCalculus A&B HMA2696/2698 or 1921/1924 
B or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 141, 146 
Honors PreCalculus A&B IB SL 1 A&B HMA1940/1941 
B or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 141, 146 
AP Calculus A/B HMA1927/1928 or AP Calculus B/C HMA1938/1939 or IB SL 2 C/D HMA2469/2470 or IB HL 1 A/B HMA1929/1932 or IB HL 2 C/D HMA2467/2469 
B or better  1 year  MATH 107, 140, 141, 146 
Prob & Statistics A&B HMA1763/1764 AP Statistics A&B HMA1944/1945 
Placement is based on prior math course 
Notes:
 Students may opt to register for any math class lower than their placement.
 If a student would like to receive a higher placement than that determined through transcripts, they should take the Math Placement exam.
 If the high school course is conducted over two semesters, the lower of the two grades will be used for placement.
 Students who place into Math 152 will not have Math 151 on their college transcript (unless they have earned AP credit). These students should make sure their program of study does not require that they show Math 151 on their transcript.
Edmonds College strives to promote student success in mathematics. Edmonds College is now offering students from other WA School Districts placement into math courses based on their last high school math class according to the chart below. Students who cannot be placed by the chart or who do not agree with the placement determined by the chart may be placed by the college’s math placement tests.
If your last twosemester math course was:  and you earned a grade of  and you completed that course within _______ of today’s date  your placement will be 

1st Year Algebra: Basic Algebra

A  1 year  Math 81/87 
B or better  1 year  Math 71/77, BUS 130  
Second year Algebra Advanced Algebra

A  1 year  Math 93/97 
B or better  1 year  Math 81/87  
Statistics  B or better  1 year  Math 93/97, 107, 140, 146 
AP Statistics  B or better  1 year  Math 107, 140, 146 
Precalculus: Precalculus

A  1 year  Math 141, 142 
B or better  1 year  Math 107, 140, 146  
Calculus  B or better  1 year  Math 148, 151 
Notes:
 Students may opt to register for any math class lower than their placement.
 If a student would like to receive a higher placement than that determined through transcripts, they should take the Math Placement exam.
 If the high school course is conducted over two semesters, the lower of the two grades will be used for placement.
 Students who place into Math 152 will not have Math 151 on their college transcript (unless they have earned AP credit). These students should make sure their program of study does not require that they show Math 151 on their transcript.