Information on the Placement Tests

Mathematics

A computerized test (Accuplacer) will be used to determine the level at which the student is prepared to begin the study of mathematics. For more math placement test information please link to the following Adobe Acrobat file:
[find out more about the Math Placement Exam] 

Chemistry

The Chemistry placement test measures comprehensive, basic chemical vocabulary and math applications. In order to enroll in CHEM121, students must take and pass the chemistry placement exam irrespective of any prior courses they have taken or degrees they have completed.

[find out more about the Chemistry Placement Exam]

Reading

The Reading Placement Test measures vocabulary, grammar and comprehension skills. Individuals who are placed into READ090 must contact Julie Piotrowicz, at 215-968-8133, for information on advising and registration for courses.

Writing Sample

The writing sample is used to determine English course placement and is required of all students who are planning to register for English Composition I (COMP110) or Business Letter and Report Writing (OADM110).

American English as a Second Language

Students for whom English is their second language may be asked to take an American English as a Second Language (AESL or ESL) assessment which consists of a writing sample, a 45 minute grammar test, a reading test, and an oral interview.  After testing, these students must contact Sherry Eichert, at 215-968-8018 to review their Placement Testing results and for information on advising and registration.

Appropriate Behavior During a Test

Academic dishonesty is inappropriate and unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated during tests or in any academic activity at BCCC.
[find out more about Appropriate Behavior Policy]

Special provisions are made for the learning disabled, the hearing and visually impaired and for those for whom English is a second language. If you have special needs related to testing, please inform the Disabilities Services at 215-968-8463 before coming to test.


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