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 Accuplacer means a more successful college experience.
No appointment is needed to take the Accuplacer. Just pay the $21 ($25 starting September 1, 2015) fee to the BTC Cashier, Campus Store or Campus Store Online and bring your receipt to your test, alone with 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.
Weekly Accuplacer Assessment Test Schedule:
- Mondays 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (arrive by 6:00 pm)
- Tuesdays through Fridays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (arrive by 3:00 pm)
We recommend you refresh and review your skills before you take the test.
EdReady can help you prepare for the Accuplacer or 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!
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 at 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. Contact this office at 360-752-8345 with further questions, or refer to the Transfer Student tab for more information.
- If you would like to take the Accuplacer test 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.
Once you've completed placement testing, you will sign up for an advising and registration session. Advisors review your test score results with you. For more information, you can also contact the Admissions and Student Resource Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 360-752-8345 or stopping by the office located in the College Services Building Room 106.