Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC)

Instructions: If you took the SBAC in high school, look at the following table for your class placement. For math placement, you will also need to show a transcript with the minimum grades needed. If you don’t have the scores needed, click either link at the bottom of the page.

Placement Option Placement Type Course Placement Score Needed

SBAC

(taken after January 2018)

English Placement (must use no later than 1 year after high school graduation) ENGL&101 3 or 4 on ELA SBAC
Math Placement (must use no later than fall term after graduation) MATH&107, MATH&131, MATH&132, MATH&146 3 or 4 on Math section
and
“B” or better in all semesters of high school Algebra 2
and
“C” or better in all semesters of a junior or senior year math course
MATH 102, Math 116

3 or 4 on Math section
and
“B” or better in all semesters of high school Algebra 2
and
“B” or better in all semesters of a junior or senior year math course

MATH&141 3 or 4 on Math section
and
“B” or better in all semesters of high school PreCalculus or higher course

SBAC

(must use within first year of high school graduation, taken before December 2017)

English Placement ENGL&101 3 or 4 on ELA SBAC
Math Placement MATH 102, MATH&107, MATH 116, MATH&131, MATH&132, MATH&146 3 or 4 on Math SBAC
MATH&141 4 on Math SBAC
or
3 on Math SBAC with a “B” or better in a full year of a calculus pathway high school math class

To use for class placement:

  • Email a copy of your scores (unofficial or official) to studentplacement@seattlecolleges.edu (Note: for Math placement, students must also provide transcripts showing the minimum math grades required).

OR

OR

  • Bring a copy of your certificate to the Student Assessment Services Office, Robert Smith Building 76. 

Don’t have the scores needed for the class you want to enroll in?

  • Click here to view all our Class Placement options. 
  • Click here if you took a Bridge to College Class.  
  • Click here for our Placement Test study guides.