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. Testing Center staff do not have the ability to assist with troubleshooting or forgotten login information.

    Please review the Test Center Policies link located on the left side of the page 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 are permitted to retest once prior to enrolling in class.

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

    Failure to pass the test will require the student to register into either one of two General Biology courses, BIO 101 or BIO 102.

    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 the Canvas sites “Science Resources” and “Science Learning Center”. It is also available in the Science Resource Learning Center, LSB 302, and at the front desk of the Bard Library.

    Additional course resources and notes are available on the Canvas “Science Resources” site.

    All of these resources, as well as biology tutors, are available in the Science Resource Learning Center, LSB 302.

Last Modified on September 16, 2021