At this time, Whatcom Community College has ONE confirmed case of COVID-19. Please see the "Emails to Our Campus Community" section on our COVID-19 Information & Resources page for more details. 

Whatcom Community College’s physical campus is closed beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020 for a minimum of two weeks to ensure alignment with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Online instruction and working remotely will continue. Students and employees should not come to campus during this time. Spring quarter instruction will still begin online on Wednesday, April 15.

It is important to emphasize that Whatcom Community College remains operational and dedicated to ensuring the academic mission continues through this challenging time. We have moved services and instruction online to the greatest extent possible to keep our community healthy. Remote services will differ for various service areas, departments, and resources. Visit this remote services directory to learn how you can easily access the WCC services you need without visiting campus. 

Please continue to check your email and for regular updates. 

Math placement in the event of campus closure, remote operations or closure of proctored testing.  

Students needing math placement will schedule a virtual or phone appointment with an advisor. The advisor will facilitate the math placement process following the steps below:

  1. Student math placement should follow the existing procedures on the college website with the following change (#2) when taking the math placement test is the appropriate step.
  2. Students with no other viable placement method may determine their own placement using the existing high school transcript placement grid on the website. The grid should be used as a guide for the individual to reflect on their last math course taken, grade earned, and length of time since taking the class. Course descriptions and outcomes may also help students choose their best starting math course.
  3. The advisor will assist the student with registering for the selected math course and waive any applicable prerequisites.
  4. The advisor will make a note in StarFish indicating the student’s math course choice.


Does the two-year rule still apply when using the high school transcripts?
Can students who have a previous math placement score use this process?
Can a student still utilize the practice component of Aleks?
Do students still need to pay the placement fee?

Learning Outcomes

Pre-College Courses
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