Learning & Testing

Student Placement

LBCC is committed to serving students remotely while our physical locations are temporarily closed to the public. This means we have temporarily closed all LBCC testing centers at our Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home and Corvallis campuses. This includes all onsite placement assessment, challenge exams, CLEP, and public proctoring services.

Placement Testing

New students wishing to register are encouraged to complete their application for admissions to LBCC now. Once an application is received, students will receive email communication that will guide them to a temporary online placement assessment. All in person testing services will resume once the college is open to the public again.

Questions? Email us at onlinecpt@linnbenton.edu We will reply to your email within 48 business hours.

 

Your Placement and Course Options

Writing Placement (Scores are determined from a combination of Reading and Writeplacer results)

Writing
WritePlacer with Next Generation Reading (Beginning 1/11/2019)

Score 1-3: with any Reading score 200-300
WR 90 (The Write Course)

Score 4 or 5: with Reading score 200-236
WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals)

Score 4 or 5: with Reading score 237-255
WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning Program) Allows students to skip WR 95 as a separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 4: with Reading score of 256-300
WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning Program) Allows students to skip WR 95 as a separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 5: with Reading score of 256-272
WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning Program) Allows students to skip WR 95 as a separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 5: with Reading score of 273-300 WR 121 (English Composition)

Score 6-8:  with any Reading score 200-300
WR 121 (English Composition)

WritePlacer with Classic Reading (before 1/12/2019)

Score 1-3: with any Reading score 20-120
WR 90 (The Write Course)

Score 4 or 5: with Reading score 20-54
WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals)

Score 4 or 5: with Reading score 55-83
WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP
(Accelerated Learning Program) Allows students to skip WR 95 as a
separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 4: with Reading score of 84-120
WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP
(Accelerated Learning Program)

Score 5: with Reading score of 84-94
WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR * WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP
(Accelerated Learning Program)

Score 5: with Reading score of 95-120
WR 121 (English Composition)

Score 6-8: with any Reading score 20-120
WR 121 (English Composition).

*Requires one hour of WR 121 followed immediately by one hour of WR 115.

Accuplacer Writing (Sentence Skills)

Score: 0-30
Meet with an advisor or the New Student Center to select an appropriate first-term course load. 

Score: 31-68
WR 90 (The Write Course) Requires reading placement score of 55 or above 

Score: 69-79
WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals) OR WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning Program)

*Requires one hour of WR 121 followed immediately by one hour of WR 115. Allows student to skip WR 95 as a separate course and progress more quickly. 

Score: 80-94
WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning Program)

*Requires 1 hour of WR 121 followed immediately by 1 hour of WR 115. Allows student to skip WR 115 as a separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 95-120
WR 121 (English Composition)

Math Scores
ALEKS Math

Score 0-13: 
Choose 1: MTH 50 - Numerical Literacy OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 14-29: 
Choose 1: MTH 75 - Introductory Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 30-45: 
Choose 1: MTH 95 - Intermediate Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 46-59: 
Choose 1: MTH 111 - College Algebra OR MTH 105 - Math in Society OR MTH 211 - Fundamental of Math I

Score 60-74: 
Choose 1: **MTH 112 - Trigonometry OR MTH 241 - Calculus for B/M/SS OR MTH 245 - Math for B/M/SS

Score 75-100: 
MTH 251 - Differential Calculus

*MTH 98 is only for degrees that require MTH 105 and NOT MTH 111 (check with advisor)
**This course requires prior completion of MTH 97 or a comparable geometry course for enrollment. 

Accuplacer Math
Elementary Algebra

Score 20-38
Choose 1: MTH 50 - Numerical Literacy OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 39-67
Choose 1: MTH 75 - Introductory Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 68-76: 
Choose 1: MTH 95 - Intermediate Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 77-120: 
See College Math Scores Below for Placement

College Level Math

Score 20-35:
Choose 1: MTH 95 - Intermediate Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 36-58: 
Choose 1: MTH 97 - Practical Geometry OR MTH 105 - Math in Society OR MTH 111 - College Algebra OR MTH 211 - Fundamental of Math I

Score 59-79: 
Choose 1: **MTH 112 - Trigonometry OR MTH 243 - Intro to Statistics OR MTH 241 - Calculus for B/M/SS ORMTH 245 - Math for B/M/SS

Score 80-120:
MTH 251 - Differential Calculus

*MTH 98 is only for degrees that require MTH 105 and NOT MTH 111 (check with advisor)
**This course requires prior completion of MTH 97 or a comparable geometry course for enrollment.

Smarter Balance Scores

To document Smarter Balance scores as a placement score, students can bring in proof of scores to the New Student Center or Admissions.

Writing Placement Guidelines

Score: 3 or 4 -- WR 121 (English Composition)

Math Placement Guidelines

Score: 3 -- MTH 111 (College Algebra) OR MTH 105 (Math in Society)

Score: 4 -- MTH 112 (Trigonometry) OR MTH 241 (Calculus for Business/Math/Social Science)

GED
Writing Placement Guidelines

Level 3 (or 165, honors) -- WR 121 (English Composition)

Math Placement Guidelines

Level 3 (or 165, honors) -- MTH 111 (College Algebra)