Information on the Placement Tests
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for instructions.***
However, AESL students must contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 Emily Totman in the STEM department at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about Chemistry Placement Testing***
The Mathematics placement test is used to determine the level at which a student is best prepared to begin the study of mathematics. The test is adaptive, which means that the computer automatically determines which questions are presented to the student based on responses to prior questions.
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.
The Reading Placement Test measures vocabulary, grammar and comprehension skills.
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
American English as a Second Language is for students for whom English is their second language. The American English as a Second Language (AESL) placement test consists of a 45-minute writing sample, a grammar test, and a reading test. An oral interview will be required. After testing, students must contact an AESL coordinator by e-mailing them at email@example.com, to review their test results and be advised on course selection.
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 the 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.
View the Placement Testing Schedule.