Placement Test

The mathematics department at Whatcom has designed these Placement Tests to assist students and advisors in placing students new to Whatcom in their first mathematics course at the College. To schedule an appointment or for more information on the placement process, please visit the placement testing website.

At the moment, “Practice Tests” with specific problems for prospective Whatcom Community College students are not available. However, lists of skills that appear on specific WCC Math Placement Tests are outlined below. Please select a test below for more information.

The following free websites are provided for students who wish to review their math skills before attempting a Placement Test:

  • Math TV
    Videos (Basic Math to Calculus)
    When you reach the Math TV homepage, select lectures from menu in the left panel. 

The links above contain information from independent websites that are not associated with Whatcom Community College.


Recent Whatcom county high school students may also place into their WCC math class using high school transcripts. Please see an advisor for more information.


  • Basic Math (MATH 94 or below)
  • Beginning Algebra (MATH 97-98)
  • Intermediate Algebra (MATH 98-99)
  • College Level
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