The Testing Center at BCC serves over 5000 students a year. Placement tests, high school equivalency exams, test of essential academic skills tests, and reading course post tests are all administered in the center. It's a supportive environment with an emphasis on confidentiality, respect, and student success.
The Department of Higher Education requires all students entering a degree or certificate program to take placement tests in order to ensure appropriate placement in classes. The tests assess your skill levels in reading, writing and mathematics. The results of the assessment, paired with academic background information, are used by academic advisors to help you pick your courses. The ACCUPLACER test is adaptive, meaning that the computer will automatically determine which questions are presented to you based on responses to prior questions. Students can expect to finish the exam in 1.5 - 2 hours.
Testing at BCC is free and students are allowed one re-test.
The day of your exam, you will need your 9-digit BCC Student ID number (begins with 900) and a pen. You will not be allowed to test if you are late for the appointment. During the exam, electronic devices such as cellphones, calculators, iPods, iPads, headphones will be prohibited, as will any books or study notes. Food and/or beverages will also not be permitted.
Scheduling a Placement Test
English as a Second Language (ESL)
High School Equivalency Testing
Placement Test Preparation
Students with Disabilities
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®)
Tests You Will Take
Testing Scores from Other Institutions
What Your Scores Mean
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