Placement Testing

If you are a new student, your first step is to take the Accuplacer Placement Test.

After completing the test, you’ll register to attend a New Student Orientation session where advisors will help interpret your placement scores. They will work with you to decide which Bristol program of study best fits your goals, plan your semester schedule, and register for the appropriate courses.

All students are required to take the Reading Comprehension, Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra and the Written Essay tests unless they have appropriate transfer credit or previous test scores. Based on the results of these assessment tests, advisors place you into appropriate courses. For more information visit the Testing page.

Course requirements for programs and certificates as well as course descriptions are listed in the Academic Catalog.

Credit for Prior Learning

Do you want to get credit for prior experience? 

Through a process called Credit for Prior Learning, you can demonstrate knowledge that you have gained through training, work experience, volunteer opportunities, MOOCs or other non-academic activities prior to enrolling at Bristol. Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning.