Complete Your Placement Assessment

We are excited you are planning to take classes at Clackamas Community College. Placement Advising for Student Success (PASS) is our placement program promoting guided student placements into the highest-level math and writing course in which they are likely to succeed. Getting placed in the right class for you can save you time and money.

Please complete this PASS Intake Survey and one of our PASS advisors will reach out to you to schedule a video/phone conference.

Providing complete information in the survey, including approximate GPA, past math courses, and program interests helps us to process your placement request more quickly.

  • Recent high school graduates or current high school students: Please make sure to include an unofficial high school transcript or screenshot of your current high school classes when requested in the survey to meet placement requirements.
  • Transfer/returning students with previous math and writing college credits: Please include an unofficial copy of your transcript or information about prior courses when requested in the survey. Transfer students can also contact advising at or 503-594-3475 to schedule an appointment.
  • Disability: If you have a disability that prevents or limits you from being able to access this placement survey, we are happy to connect you with the Disability Resource Center to help coordinate your placement process. Call 503-594-6357 or email
  • Apprenticeship or limited-enrollment medical programs: Students applying to apprenticeship programs and some limited-enrollment medical programs may be required to take additional placement tests. We recommend for students to contact programs directly to determine the alternatives to taking the placement tests at this time. If you have any other testing questions, please email

We look forward to assisting you with your math and writing placements. If you have questions after submitting your survey, please email

Placement steps for new students

Step 01

Please attach the following placement documents

along with your PASS Intake Survey when submitting. All campuses are currently closed to the public for placement in person.

  • Official photo ID (required)

If applicable:

  • High school transcript if you graduated within the past five years (unofficial copy)
  • Previous test scores (Smarter Balanced, SAT, ACT, etc.)
  • Previous college credits earned (AP, IB, ACC, other unofficial college transcripts)
    • Degree- or certificate-seeking students should refer to our Transferring to CCC page on how to submit official college transcripts and test scores to CCC

Please complete our survey and one of our PASS advisors will reach out to you.

Step 02

Meet with a PASS advisor (by appointment only)

A PASS advisor will meet with you to review your placement documents and educational goals. We’ll help determine your math and writing placements.

Placement Advising for Student Success at CCC


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    Most college services are available Monday through Friday throughout fall, winter and spring terms.

    For a detailed list of current student services hours, including remote and in-person services, visit the Student Resources webpage. For information and updates on the return-to-campus status and COVID safety protocols, visit the Return to Campus webpage.