Incoming International Students

Placement Testing Requirements

Along with showing English proficiency for admission, all incoming international students must also take LBCC’s college placement tests. 

You can take placement tests on campus in either Albany or Corvallis. If you are not currently in Oregon, you may take the test at home by setting up a virtual online testing appointment. Contact us to set this up.

Writing, Math, and Reading Placement Tests

Once admitted, all students must take the ESL Reading, ESL Writing, and ALEK Math tests before they can register for classes. These tests determine what math or writing class you should take first at LBCC.

Students wishing to retest in order to place into higher math or writing classes may do so at their own cost.

To request testing, please email: