Find out which courses are best suited for your success.
What is Placement Assessment?
Chemeketa uses multiple measures to determine your current skill level in reading, writing and math before you register for classes. To begin, start here - Placement Assessment Form. You will receive a response within 3-5 business days with information about your placement and your next steps.
Who Needs to Complete Placement Assessment?
Most new students complete placement assessment to identify the best beginning courses for optimal success. You'll need to know your placement before you meet with an academic advisor or navigator so they may help you plan your first term at Chemeketa.
You may be able to use another method for placement, such as GED scores (2016 or later) or prior college credit. You can submit score reports or transcripts for review by following the instructions under "Other Methods for Placement" shown below.
Other Methods for Placement
Prior Credit for Placement
If you earned college credit at a regionally accredited college or university in reading, writing or math with a C or higher it may be possible to use your transcripts instead of taking a placement test.
How to Submit Prior Credits
- Email an unofficial copy of your transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and Chemeketa Student ID Number (K#). The unofficial transcript is used in advising to determine placement only.
- If you are a degree-seeking student, remember to also submit official college transcripts for evaluation to Enrollment Services. This process is for possible transfer of credits from another institution to your Chemeketa transcript.
Students who completed the GED College Ready tests in Reasoning Through Language Arts and Mathematical Reasoning can submit test transcripts for review. GED College Ready tests were first available in 2016, so students who completed GED prior to 2016 will need to complete the Placement Assessment form.
Email a copy of your GED transcript to email@example.com for review along with your Chemeketa student ID number (K number). Allow 3-5 business days for processing. An email will be sent to your My Chemeketa email account with your placement results.
GED Scores GED Test Name Subject Scores Chemeketa
Reasoning Through Language Arts Reading 165 and higher RD 120 Reasoning Through Language Arts Reading 155-164 RD 115 Reasoning Through Language Arts Reading 145-154 RD 090 Reasoning Through Language Arts Writing 165 and higher WR 121 Reasoning Through Language Arts Writing 155-164 WR 115 Reasoning Through Language Arts Writing 145-154 WR 090 Mathematical Reasoning Math 165 and higher MTH 111 Mathematical Reasoning Math 157-164 MTH 095 Mathematical Reasoning Math 150-156 MTH 070 Mathematical Reasoning Math 145-149 MTH 060
Request Accommodation or Assistance with ESOL
Accommodation or ESOL
- Need accommodations or help with English language skills? If English is your second language and you need additional assistance, contact English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Students who need accommodations are encouraged to contact Student Accessibility Services or 503.399.5192 (voice/TTY)