Assessment & Placement

Placement check-in services for main campus have been relocated to Enrollment Services, Gaiser Hall 128.

GED testing is now being offered at our Economic and Community Development site at 500 Broadway Street, Suite 200. Visit to sign up for testing.

What is Placement?

The goal of placement is to assess skills to ensure students are able to successfully engage with course content, and have the best chances at passing the course.

Many courses at Clark College have placement prerequisites for reading and mathematics ability. The courses that students place into determine how they progress through their program of study and how long their degree will take. We have a variety of ways to assess skills — one method doesn’t work for all!

What to do prior to assessment or placement?

Students must apply for admission and pay the $25.00 fee prior to accessing assessment services. Official or unofficial documentation of the following may be provided to the Assessment Center or Enrollment Services in Gaiser Hall, Room 128.

Explore your assessment options


Visit or Contact Us

Assessment Center

Gaiser Hall 128
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 992-2588

Student Services @ CTC

Columbia Tech Center
18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 992-6100

Check-in Hours

Assessment Center

Fall / Winter / Spring:

Monday through Thursday:
     8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
     Lab open until 6 p.m.

     8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
     Lab open until 1 p.m.


Student Services @ CTC

Monday through Thursday:
     8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

     8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

The ALEKS Math Placement and English Readiness Assessment are offered at the CTC location.


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