• Students attending BCCC for the first time and intending to enroll in a degree or certificate program who do not meet certain exemptions must take the College’s Accuplacer skills assessment test. This testing must occur before being advised by an academic adviser and registering for classes. Preparing for the Accuplacer test is one of the most important things you can do to ensure success in college. Your score on this English and Mathematics test ensures placement into appropriate courses. Students who prepare/study for the Accuplacer test tend to score higher than those who do not.

    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 to BCCC before presenting for the placement test.


    Foreign-born students whose first language is not English must take the Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) placement test at the Business and Continuing Education Division Harbor location. For more information, call English Language Instruction (ELI) at 410-986-5434.

    Special Arrangements for Students With Disabilities
    If you have a documented disability or a temporary disabling condition that will prevent you from taking the test under standard conditions, please contact the Disability Support Services Center prior to arriving for testing.

Last Modified on February 1, 2019