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Placement for Ease of Class Registration

Placement Tools

The goal of the placement process is to help you assess your skills to ensure as a student you are able to successfully engage with course content, and have the best chances at passing the course.

Please read these important notes:

  • Please apply to TCC and get a student ID number before doing any placement.
  • If you have taken math of English classes at another college or university, email your unofficial college transcripts to with your full name and student ID. Review the Multiple/Alternative Measures information below for additional documents to send for unofficial evaluation.
  • Running Start, Fresh Start and International students should check with those programs regarding placement.

Multiple/Alternative Measures Information

Please read and consider these measures to save time and anxiety. 

English and Math Placement

All new students who plan to take a math or English class at TCC and do not qualify under Multiple/Alternative Measures  must process through two Placement Tools.

TCC is in the process of revising our math curriculum and creating a new Directed Self Placement tool. If you are seeking a Transfer Degree that requires MATH& 146 (Statistics), please do not take the ALEKS until the new method is implemented before Summer-Fall Quarter.


English Placement

Fee: No cost

English –TCC Directed Self-Placement. You're in charge of your writing skills evaluation. It is proven you know best. We are giving you some pointers to make that decision.

When making an educational goal, you need a start.  Placement is an important step after enrolling at TCC to succeed  in accomplishing your goal. 

The DSP helps you evaluate your ability to read, write and think at the college level.  Your first college English classes should be challenging, but they should also start where you currently are at your skills level. The DSP will help you decide which classes are best for you to start. This is an important process. It is you being in charge of your future.  Placement staff will be available to answer questions, please contact us at after completing the DSP.

Note: Directed Self-Placement does not apply to Running Start, Fresh Start and International students.

English Directed Self-Placement

Math Placement

Fee: $22.04 paid to ALEKS

Math – ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) placement assessment, a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions and uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine your math skills.

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Placement Office Hours 

Office is not currently open, please email This email account is monitored from 8am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.



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