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College Placement Tests

Testing at BCC is free and students are allowed one re-test. Students can expect to finish the exam in 
1.5 to 2 hours.

Test Number of Questions Time Limit
Written Essay N/A 50 minutes
Accuplacer Reading Comprehension 20 multiple choice questions Untimed/computerized
Accuplacer Arithmetic 17 multiple choice questions Untimed/computerized
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 12 multiple choice questions Untimed/computerized

Students Needing Accommodations

To request testing accommodations due to a documented disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 774.357.2955 or

Non-Native English Speaker

If English is not your first language, please contact Livia Neubert, ESL Coordinator at 774.357.2476 or

Transfer Student

To transfer credits from another college, you should not schedule an appointment until you have received official notification from the Office of Admissions with your transfer evaluation. You may be exempt from testing.

Testing Scores from Another Institution

ACCUPLACER Reading, Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra scores are accepted at BCC. Official score reports must be mailed, e-mailed or faxed directly from the other college. The writing test for English must be taken at BCC. 

More Information

Placement Test Preparation
Request a Placement Test
Send Placement Scores to Another College
What Your Scores Mean

Contact Details

Testing Center
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3978
Fax: 508.730.3291
Location: G218

Event Calendar

Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Attleboro (5/30/2017)


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Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Department of Transitional Assistance Orientation Session (5/30/2017)


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Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - New Bedford 800 Purchase St Campus (5/30/2017)


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Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 19:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Fall River-Tuesday, May 30, 2017-14790-Room G218 (5/30/2017)


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