ACCUPLACER Placement Test

  • NOTE: Students who do not bring the required documents, current photo ID and student inquiry will not be tested and you will be required to reschedule your appointment. Seating is limited !

    Note: To take the ACCUPLACER test online, you must come to the Test Center.

    Students must submit an Admissions Application to BCCC before scheduling for the ACCUPLACER test online.

    Baltimore City Community College has a mandatory college-approved Placement Test Policy for those students who wish to pursue a degree or certificate program. This policy requires that the Placement test be taken by everyone EXCEPT the following: 

    • Persons who are not seeking an Associate degree or a certificate and have not accumulated 15 or more credits;
    • Persons who transferred credits in English 101 and a college level mathematics;
    • Persons who have a degree (AA/AS, BA/BS or higher) from an accredited higher educational institution.
    • Persons who have taken the SAT Test and have scores of 480 in Writing, 480 Verbal and 530 in Math. Act 21 – English and 21-Math

    The College Board's Computerized Placement Test is the test used by the Test Center for placement. Knowledge of computers is not necessary to take this test. The tests are as follows: 

    The Reading Comprehension Test involves using multiple choice questions to measure your understanding of what you read.

    The Sentence Skills Test involves using multiple choice questions to measure your understanding of how sentences are put together and what makes a sentence complete.

    The Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra and College-Level Mathematics Tests includes Arithmetic, and Elementary Algebra test consist of multiple-choice questions that measure your understanding of mathematics. The College-Level Mathematics test requires the selection of an answer.

    Registration Procedures:
    Students should wait 48 hours after submitting the completed admissions application to schedule an appointment to take the test. ACCUPLACER Tests are given daily by appointment ONLY.

    Required Documents: Students are required to bring a photo identification and student inquiry to the TestCenter on the day of the appointment. 

    Rescheduling will not be permitted, when scheduling appointments please make sure that you are available to test on the day you select.  (seating is limited)

    Special Arrangements For Students With Disabilities
    If you have a disability or a temporary disabling condition that will prevent you from taking the test under standard conditions, inform the Test Center prior to your scheduled test date.

    Test Room Prohibitions:

    Textbooks, notebooks, cell phones, dictionaries, or other paper of any kind are not allowed in the testing room unless specified by the instructor or test administrator. Anyone observed giving or receiving help during the test or using notes or books of any kind will not be permitted to continue the test. No unauthorized test materials or notes may be taken from the room after the test. BCCC may not accept any test score whose validity is in question.

    Additional information about placement testing, review options, retest policy and procedures for request test scores from previous colleges can be located by going to "All About ACCUPLACER" on the main Test Center webpage.


    I agree that I have read and understand the information listed above and I am now ready to register for the ACCUPLACER test.  To register, 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.



Last Modified on May 31, 2018