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If you are a first-time student, you will need to take Accuplacer Online at the Computer commons. The Assessment test will determine what level of English and math courses you need to take. The Accuplacer Online test takes about 1½ hours to complete. New students will have to take the full test, English, Reading and Math. Some continuing and transfer students may have to take only the English or Math part.

Students must show photo identification to take the placement test.

State-issued ID/licenses are best, passports, IDs from BCC and other colleges and high school IDs are acceptable.


If you have Accuplacer assessment test results from another college, you may submit them for evaluation if:

  • You took the test on or after 7/1/2004.
  • Print out of results must be from the Accuplacer Online program and must include raw scores, not a print out from student records.
  • You must complete the Prerequisite Validation Form. The form must be submitted to Admissions and Records at the same time as your results.

Please note, placements will not always be the same as you earned at the other college. This is because scoring criteria is different from one college to the next.


  • Students who go one year or more without enrolling or attempting to complete coursework in a given subject area can appeal to retest in that area. Students can appeal to retest sooner than one year if they can provide compelling evidence that the initial placement level is not an accurate reflection of their ability or with proof that an appropriate academic intervention has occurred. The form to appeal for retesting is available in the Counseling Department.
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