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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 2019-20 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 out-of-state high schools and homeschools:

  • Homeschooled students need to take the placement test to assess where they should begin taking mathematics courses. Transcripts made by home-based 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 two-semester math course was: and you earned a grade of   and you completed that course within _______ of today’s date your placement will be
Algebra 2 A   1 year Math 93, 107
Algebra 2 B   1 year Math 81
Honors Algebra 2 A or B   1 year Math 107, 140, 141, 146
Honors Algebra 2 C   1 year Math 93, 107, 140, 146
Statistics A or B   1 year Math 93, 107, 140, 146
AP Statistics A or B   1 year Math 107, 140, 141, 146
Precalculus A   1 year Math 107, 140, 141, 144, 146
Precalculus B   1 year Math 107, 140, 141, 146
Honors Precalculus, IB Precalculus A or B   1 year Math 151
Honors Precalculus, IB Precalculus C   1 year Math 107, 140, 141, 144, 146
Calculus A or B   1 year Math 148, 151
Honors Calculus,
AP Calculus AB,
IB Calculus SL
A or B   1 year Math 152
Honors Calculus,
AP Calculus AB,
IB Calculus SL
C   1 year Math 148, 151
AP Calculus BC,
IB Calculus HL
A or B   1 year Math 153
AP Calculus BC,
IB Calculus HL
C   1 year Math 152

Notes:

  • 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.

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 two-semester math course was: and you earned a grade of   and you completed that course within _______ of today’s date your placement will be
Algebra 2 A   1 year Math 93, 107
Algebra 2 B   1 year Math 81
Honors Algebra 2 A or B   1 year Math 107, 140, 141, 146
Honors Algebra 2 C   1 year Math 93, 107, 140, 146
Discrete A or B   1 year Math 93 or 107
AP Statistics A or B   1 year Math 107, 140, 141, 146
Honors Precalculus A or B   1 year Math 151
Honors Precalculus C   1 year Math 107, 140, 141, 144, 146
AP Calculus AB A or B   1 year Math 152
AP Calculus AB C   1 year Math 148, 151
AP Calculus BC A or B   1 year Math 153
AP Calculus BC C   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.
  • 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:
IB Math Studies
IBM 120
C or better   1 year MATH 93, 107, 146
IB Math Studies
IBM 120
B or better   1 year MATH 107, 140, 141, 142, 146
Algebra 3
MAL240
C or better   1 year MATH 81
Algebra 3
MAL240
B or better   1 year MATH 93, 107
AP Statistics
MCA 130
C or better   1 year MATH 81
AP Statistics
MCA 130
B or better   1 year MATH 93, 107, 140, 146
Pre-Calculus
MPC100
MPC210
MPC250
IBM141
C or better   1 year Math 107, 140, 146
Pre-Calculus
MPC100
MPC210
MPC250
IBM141
B or better   1 year MATH 107, 140, 141, 142, 146, 148, 151
AP Calculus I or
IB Calculus
MCA 110
IBM146
C or better   1 year MATH 107, 140, 141, 142, 146, 148, 151
AP Calculus I or
IB Calculus
MCA 110
IBM146
B or better   1 year MATH 107, 140, 141, 142, 146, 148, 151, 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.
  • 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 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 two-semester 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
Algebra 1/2
Integrated 1/2
Integrated 3/4
Geometry
Math Mattres 3/4

A   1 year Math 81

1st Year Algebra:

Basic Algebra
Algebra 1/2
Integrated 1/2
Integrated 3/4
Geometry
Math Mattres 3/4

 B    1 year  Math 71,  BUS 130

Second year Algebra 

Advanced Algebra
Intermediate Algebra
Algebra 3/4
Integrated 5/6
Math Matters 3/4

A   1 year Math 93

Second year Algebra 

Advanced Algebra
Intermediate Algebra
Algebra 3/4
Integrated 5/6
Math Matters 3/4

B   1 year Math 81
Statistics  A or B   1 year Math 93, 107
AP Statistics A or B   1 year Math 107, 140, 146

Precalculus:

Precalculus
Math Analysis
Trigonometry
(full year)

A   1 year Math 141, 142, 144

Precalculus:

Precalculus
Math Analysis
Trigonometry
(full year)

B   1 year Math 107, 140, 146
Calculus (full year) A or B   1 year Math 148, 151

Notes:

  • 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.