Incoming International Students

Placement Testing Requirements

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 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. 

For admission, students must score an average of 95 on the ESL reading placement test. This shows us that you are ready for college-level classes. There are three sections to the test: reading, sentence meaning, and listening.

Contact International Admissions to request an online placement test.