Tests and Fees

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We offer a variety of tests needed for admission to some college programs and for enrollment in classes. Some tests charge a fee as stated under each test listed below. Once paid, we cannot refund a fee, but you can reschedule a test if needed for up to two years.


  • ACCUPLACER for English
  • ALEKS for math

We offer these tests online in our test center, or students may take them remotely (off-campus).

Currently, we offer all on-campus testing by appointment only. Use the button below to request an on-campus test appointment.

Cost: Your first English and math placement test fee is included in the general admission application fee.

  • The college charges a $15 retest fee for each additional time you request to retake a test.
  • The ALEKS math placement process requires you to set up an account.
    • Your account stays active for one-year.
    • If your account expires, you must pay a $21 fee to reset your account and take the ALEKS test one additional time. Additional tests require payment of a $15 retest fee.

Click Here to Request English and Math Placement and to Ask for a Test Appointment

This test is available for students who wish to take advanced composition courses such as ENGL& 235, 271 and 201 without taking English 101.

Email testing@bellevuecollege.edu for online options. You must use your BC email and provide your ctcLink ID number in your email.

Cost: $15 (nonrefundable once paid) per test

The math department developed this option based on the final exams given for specific math courses. You can use this option to improve your ALEKS placement.

Email testing@bellevuecollege.edu for online options. You must use your BC email and provide your ctcLink ID number in your email.

Cost: $15 (nonrefundable once paid) per test

You may take the ACCUPLACER Writing Essay exam if your program requires it to meet admission requirements.

To prepare for this exam go to WRITEPLACER EXAMPLES.

To access this exam you must email the office at testing@bellevuecollege.edu. In the Subject line put: Writeplacer Exam. Include your full name and ctcLink student ID number in the body of the email, and write: “I need the Writeplacer for the {indicate the program name} program” 

Cost: $21 per test (nonrefundable once paid)

Retest Options:

  • The Nursing program requires a one-week wait before you can retake the exam.
  •  For other programs you must wait six months for a second and each additional attempt.

This test is required for admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

  • You take this test online.
    • Create your account and register at www.atitesting.com.
    • Select Bellevue College TEAS, as your institution.

Important note regarding TEAS testing with accommodations. To use an approved accommodation set up through the BC Disability Resource Center (DRC) for the TEAS test, you must select a Bellevue College administered Test Date Session. TEAS cannot apply your accommodation if you do not do this.

Additional Important Information about the test at: ATI TEAS EXAM WITH PROCTORIO

Cost: $105 per test

Retest options:  No wait time, and no limit on retests. You must pay the full $105 each time you take the test: www.atitesting.com

The Placement and Testing Services Office does not proctor tests for students who need to take a classroom exam due to missing a scheduled test, or for other reasons.

While the campus transitions back to offering full services, the test room provides limited appointments (on Tuesdays only) for students who need to come to campus to test for English and math placement.

  • Students and instructors must work together to identify a place and time for the instructor to proctor an exam.
    • It is possible for instructors to proctor an exam in the test room on Monday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by appointment. Instructors must set up the appointment by contacting the office.
    • Placement and Testing Services staff can assist instructors in setting up an exam in the test room if needed.
    • Students should note that instructors are not required to offer make-up exams, or to offer an exam on an alternate schedule.
  • Students who need a test accommodation must go through the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for approval.

Last Updated May 12, 2022