• Students attending BCCC for the first time who will enroll in a degree or certificate program and do not meet certain exemptions must take the College’s Accuplacer skills assessment test. This testing must occur before being advised by an academic advisor and registering for classes.

    The following students may be exempt from taking the Accuplacer:

    1. Students who score a minimum of 530 in Math, 480 in Writing, and 480 in Verbal on the SAT, or a minimum ACT composite score of 21 in Math and 21 in Language;
    2. Students transferring credits in English and Mathematics from other colleges, pending receipt and evaluation of transcripts by BCCC’s Office of Admissions;
    3. Students who are not seeking an Associate degree or a certificate and have not accumulated 15 or more credits;
    4. Students who are seeking a certificate program that does not require English, Reading and Mathematics as a prerequisite;
    5. Students who have a degree (Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or higher) from an accredited higher educational institution.

    Students must submit an Admissions Application before taking your placement test.


    Foreign-born students whose first language is not English must take the Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) placement test English as a Second Language ACCUPLACER at the Testing Center. For more information, call 410-986-5434.

    Special Arrangements for Students With Disabilities

    If you have a documented disability and need testing accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services Center prior to arriving for testing.


    To schedule an appointment for an ACCUPLACER test, click here. Instructions on how to schedule your exam can be obtained from the "How to register" tab once you click on the link above. Confirmation of your scheduled test date and time will be emailed to you.