Placement (Assessment) Testing
Out of an abundance of caution and in compliance with the CDC’s social distancing guidelines, Bucks County Community College is temporarily moving to a remote testing solution for placement testing. Students will be able to test at home through their own computers. For the Math Placement Test, a webcam, microphone, and desktop or laptop computer are required for this test. If you only have access to a Chromebook or iPad, please contact Testing at email@example.com for alternate instructions. Students must first apply to the College. Instructions for testing will be sent in their acceptance letter.
***If you have already been accepted to the College and need to test, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.***
However, AESL students must contact email@example.com for more information on placement testing options, advising, and registration.
New processes for prerequisite approval via transcripts from another college for guest and transfer students are posted on the Registrar resource page.
If you have any questions regarding the placement tests you are required to take, testing waivers, or the next steps in the enrollment process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions regarding the tests themselves, you may speak to Testing Center staff during Testing Center Office Hours. Staff will be available to assist with any Placement Testing questions. Due to demand, there may be a wait before staff can speak with you. Please be patient.
For the Testing Center Office hours schedule, please visit our Testing Center Office Hours schedule.
*** Please contact the STEM Department at email@example.com for questions about Chemistry Placement Testing***
PLACEMENT (ASSESSMENT) TESTING LINKS
THE 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 which 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.