BCCC’s Biology Placement Examination

  • BCCC’s Biology Placement Examination

    Baltimore City Community College students applying for admission into any BCCC Nursing or Allied Health program may be exempt from General Biology (BIO 101) by taking the Biology placement examination.


    To schedule an appointment for the Biology 101 examination, please 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.

    Exam Day Requirements for Students

    Students must know how to access their Canvas account from the Testing Center computers.

    Please review the Test Center Policies for ID requirements and other important test day information.

    Test Results

    The results from the test will be posted to your student record.

    A score of 70 or better is required for exemption from the General Biology (BIO 101) course. Students who do not meet the required score can retest once before enrolling in class.

    The test has 100 true or false and multiple-choice questions.

    Students who do not score a 70 or better will be required to register for the appropriate General Biology course.

    The exemption is valid ONLY at BCCC and does NOT transfer to any other institution.

    Study Resources

    A study guide has been prepared specifically for this test and is available on a Canvas site “BIO 101 Placement Exam.” Please contact the BCCC Testing Center to be added to this Canvas site.