Placement (Assessment) Testing
Bucks County Community College is currently offering a remote testing solution for placement testing. You will be able to test at home and will need access to a webcam, microphone, and desktop or laptop computer. If you do not meet these technical requirements or if you only have access to a Chromebook, tablet, or mobile device, you must test in person in the Testing Center. Note that you must first apply to the College and testing instructions will be sent in your acceptance letter.
If you have already been accepted to the College and want to test remotely, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions. When emailing, please include your name, as it appeared on your application, your seven-digit Bucks ID number, and your date of birth.
In-person testing is available at the Newtown Campus on a walk-in basis. View the testing schedule before coming to campus.
- If English is your second language, your placement tests must be taken at our Testing Center. Please refer to the schedule for available hours.
- For Chemistry placement testing questions, please contact Emily Totman in the STEM Department at email@example.com.
- If you are transferring from another college or are a guest student, review the processes for prerequisite approval via transcripts.
- For questions regarding placement tests you're required to take, testing waivers, or next steps in the enrollment process, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have questions regarding the tests themselves, please contact the Testing Center directly at email@example.com or call 215-968-8466.
Placement (Assessment) Resources
- Do I need to take Placement Tests?
- Placement Testing Schedule
- About the Placement Test Results
- Advising and Registration Sign-Up
Placement Testing Policy
You must have completed an application to the College and have a Bucks student number before you take placement tests.
As of the 2007 Spring Semester, placement testing is required of all incoming students at Bucks (students enrolling at Bucks for the first time). Students who were enrolled at Bucks prior to the 2007 Spring Semester are still under the previous rules, with placement testing required of all full-time students, and part-time students before registering for their 16th credit.
Why are there placement tests?
The College requires placement testing, which helps students select courses most suited to their skills and assists in achieving success in college. Advisors will help students at the start of their college career and continue to assist them until their goals at Bucks are achieved.
Placement testing will assess each student's level of skills, which will be used for placement in the appropriate courses. Sometimes students are required to register in courses that help them to improve their skills and increase their opportunity to succeed in college work.
What happens to my placement test results?
Placement scores are entered on transcripts for Bucks only. They are removed from transcripts sent to off-campus locations, such as other colleges or employers.
Placement test scores are valid for placement purposes for three years. If a student is planning to register for a course that has a placement score requirement, and his/her placement scores are more than three years old, the placement test(s) will need to be taken again.