Course Placement Testing
Degree or certificate-seeking students must take the ACCUPLACER Assessment to evaluate reading, math, and grammar skills.
ACCUPLACER is not a pass/fail test – it simply measures your current skill level. Your scores will help you choose the right classes, make a plan, and obtain any needed support services. Starting off with the ACCUPLACER means a more successful college experience.
No appointment is needed to take the ACCUPLACER Assessment – just pay the $25 fee to the BTC Cashier, Campus Store, or Campus Store Online,and bring your receipt to your test. You will also need to bring your government issued photo identification such as a driver's license, Tribal ID, TWIC card, or passport. Plan to spend about two hours taking the exam.
Your Placement Test will be in H Building, Room H-4 during the times scheduled below.
Drop-in ACCUPLACER Assessment Schedule:
- Mon 8:30am-8pm (arrive by 6pm)
- Tue-Fri 8:30am-5pm (arrive by 3pm)
We recommend you refresh and review your skills before you take the assessment.
EdReady can help you prepare for the ACCUPLACER Assessment, GED Exam, or your next math class. It shows what you need to study for the goals you choose, and gives you a customized plan to gain mastery. Go to https://btc.edready.org/home to sign up!
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ACCUPLACER study guides:
Khan Academy produces micro-lectures in the form of YouTube videos. In addition to micro-lectures, the organization's website features practice exercises and tools for educators. All resources are available for free on their website: https://www.khanacademy.org/.
Score Interpretation Tool
Once you have test scores, use the Score Interpretation Tool to determine where to begin your math and English sequence.
You may take one free retest on any of the five placement subject areas within 12 months of your initial test
- If you have assessment scores or official transcripts from an accredited college or university that you would like to transfer to BTC, submit the Evaluation Request form along with an official sealed transcript and/or assessment scores to the Admissions and Student Resource Center. You can reach the Admissions and Student Resource Center at 360-752-8345 or firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions, or refer to the Transfer Student tab for more information.
- If you would like to take the ACCUPLACER Assessment at BTC and have your scores transferred to another college, please inform your Proctor at time of testing. You will need to provide the contact information (institution name, address, fax, and phone number) for the institution you would like your scores sent to as well as a completed FERPA waiver.
Once you have completed placement testing, you will be invited to sign up for an Advising and Registration session. During this session, an advisor will review your test score results with you and help you register for your fist quarter of classes. For more information, you can also contact the Admissions and Student Resource Center at email@example.com, by calling 360-752-8345 or stopping by the office located in the College Services Building Room 106.
CASAS Exam for ESL/ELL
For students whose first language is not English (ESL/ELL), extended time on exams may be granted. English Language Learners should first meet with Nara Samuels to determine if CASAS would be beneficial to their coursework at BTC. Schedule an appointment by calling 360.752.8345.
The CASAS exam consists of Reading and Listening. Students that show a need for extended time will receive a letter to share with their instructors to help with extended time facilitation.