Placement Testing Scores/Results

MathReading/AESLWriting
Math Test Scoring Reading/AESL Scoring Writing Test Scoring

Accessing Placement Scores Online

Please do not contact the Office of Admissions or the Testing Center for your Placement Test results.  Federal laws protecting your right to privacy forbid revealing test scores over the telephone or through e-mail.

You can view your Placement Test results on line by logging into your Bucks WebAdvisor account:

  • Go to www.bucks.edu and click on Web Advisor.  Then click on Log In.
  • Your Username: Please follow the instructions at this link to locate your new Username:  

After logging in for the first time, you will be asked to create a new password using letters and numbers, between 6 and 9 characters in length.  You will also be asked to enter a password "hint" in the event that you forget your password.

Chemistry Placement Test Results

The Chemistry Placement Test is a pass/fail examination.  Results are posted on your Web Advisor account.  For more information on the contents of the test:  Chemistry Placement Test Info.   Any questions regarding the Chemistry Placement Test may be directed to the Chemistry Department at 215-968-8305.

Math Placement Test Scoring

A computerized test will be used to determine the level at which the student is prepared to begin the study of mathematics. Scores are available immediately following the test session.

Scores Used for Math Course Placement

Score LevelMathematics Course
1 MATH090 Fundamentals of Mathematics
3 MATH095 Basic Algebra
5 MATH103 Intermediate Algebra or
MATH110 Mathematics for Technology I or
MATH101 Mathematical Concepts I
MGMT120 Business Mathematics
7

MATH 102 Mathematics for Educators I
MATH115 Elementary Statistics or
MATH117 Finite Mathematics for Business or
MATH120 College Algebra

8 MATH122 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
9 MATH125 Pre-Calculus
11 MATH140 Calculus I

Liberal arts majors may take MATH101. MATH103 or MATH101 can be used as a prerequisite for MATH115.

MATH105 is Mathematics for Educators II.  The prerequisite for this class is MATH102.

MATH117 is not a preparation for calculus. It is for students in majors in business, biology, information science, and social science.

Students are not permitted to register for a course higher than the score level indicates but may register for lower level courses.

Inquiries about the mathematics test or course placement should be directed to the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, 215-968-8305.

Reading/AESL Placement Test Scoring

A computerized test will be used to measures vocabulary skills and reading comprehension.

Scores Used for Reading/AESL Course Placement

Score LevelRequired Reading Course
Level 1 (with an ESL Score of 3) AESL 103 Reading Improvement for International Students

A required course, must be taken the semester immediately following the test.
Level 1 READ090 Introduction to College Reading

A required course, must be taken the semester immediately following the test.
Level 2 READ110 College Reading and Study Skills

A strongly recommended course, but not required for new students. A required course for students completing READ090 or ASLE103
Level 3 No Reading Course Required
Levels 1, 2, or 3 READ101 College Orientation Seminar

A strongly recommended course, but not required.

This Orientation Seminar facilitates transition into the College community. It helps students acquire the skills, behaviors, and attitudes that lead to academic success and familiarizes students with the campus, services and resources at Bucks County Community College. Topics include self-management, decision-making, goal-seeking, learning sthyle, study strategies, and time management.

This is a 1 credit course.

All incoming students who take English as a Second Language (ESL) Placement Tests must contact Sherry Eichert, at 215-968-8018 to review their Placement Testing results and for information on advising and registering for courses.

Students enrolled in AESL103 must next register for READ090 unless they take the placement reading test at the end of AESL103 and score at Level 3. Students must pass READ090 with a grade of C or better and an placement score of Level 2.

Students who earn a Level 1 in their Reading Placement Test, and have placed into READ090, should contact Julie Piotrowicz, at 215-968-8133, for information on advising and registering for courses.

Students enrolled in READ090 must next register for READ110 unless they take the assessment reading test at the end of READ090 and receive a score of Level 3, or a grade of C or better in the course.

Inquiries about the reading test, scores, or course placement should be directed to Department of Language and Literature, 215-968-8150.

Writing Placement Test Scoring

The Writing sample is used to determine English course placement.  The Writing Test is required of all students who are planning to register for English Composition 1 (COMP110) or Business Letter and Report Writing (OADM110).  The student will write an essay on a topic assigned by the Language & Literature Department.

Each essay will be read by two readers and scored corresponding to standards established by the Department of Language & Literature.  A student who receives a score of 6 should take English Composition 1 (COMP110) or Business Letter and Report Writing (OADM110).

Failure to write the Placement Essay means a student is not permitted to take English Composition 1 (COMP110) or Business Letter and Report Writing (OADM110).  If a student is required to take Introduction to Rhetorical Skills (COMP 107) or Basic Writing (COMP 090), registration is for COMP110 or OADM110 is not permitted until successful completion of the earlier Writing course with a grade of C or better, depending on the student's major.

Students who are registered for a course without the proper pre-requisites will be dropped from the course.  For more information, including scoring standards and sample essays, visit the Department of Language & Literature in Penn Hall Room 105, or contact the Department by telephone at 215-968-8150.

Scores Used for Writing Course Placement

Score LevelRequired Writing Course
1 AESL 101 American English as a Second Language
2 COMP 090 Basic Writing I
4 COMP107 Introduction to Rhetorical Skills
6 Depending upon major:
COMP110 English Composition I or
OADM110 Business Letter and Report Writing

Students placed in AESL101 must complete the courses satisfactorily (C grade or better) and again complete the writing sample to determine subsequent placement in a writing course. If the essay score is 2, then students must enroll in the next level writing course: COMP 090. If the essay score is 1, then written permission from the instructor is required before a student can move into COMP 090. If the essay test score is 1 and the instructor does not give the student written permission to move to COMP 090, then the student must re-enroll in AESL101. Any student placed in COMP 090 must complete the course with a C grade or better before they are permitted to register for COMP 107.

Students placed in COMP107 must complete the course with a grade of C or better before they are permitted to register for COMP110 or OADM110. Inquiries about writing sample, scores, or course placement should be directed to the Department of Language & Literature, 215-968-8150.