Placement Tests

Before you take any of the three placement Tests below, remember to:

  • Apply for Admission to the college and bring your picture ID and your Student identification number to the Placement & Testing Services Office (check the hours of operation).
  • We do not offer placement testing on Fridays.
  • Review the General Test Room Rules on the Home Page.

English/math course sequence chart

  • View this chart to help in planning your educational path.  You receive a printed copy after completing an assessment.

English Placement:

For students who need or wish to take a standardized test for placement into English, we offer ACCUPLACER. To take ACCUPLACER, follow these steps:

  • Prepare to take the ACCUPLACER by using the free practice materials located on the ACCUPLACER
  • You may take the ACCUPLACER more than once.
  • Although we do not time the test, most students complete it in about an hour.
  • English placements are valid for 8 quarters, or about 2 years.

Math Placement:

For students who need or wish to take a standardized test for placement into math, we offer ALEKS.

  • Prepare to take the ALEKS test by going to the Math Department website and accessing sample final exams. These other websites also provide practice options and short instructional videos.
  • FEES:   With every first ALEKS account, students may test twice with no fee. $15 retake fees apply while in the first account. Second account – $21 fee, with one free retake.

Khan Academy

The World of Math Online

  • You may take the test more than once, but after your first test, you must use the ALEKS practice modules prior to retaking the test.
  • Although we do not time the test, most students complete it in about two hours.
  • Math placements are valid for 4 quarters

Chemistry 161 Placement:

  • Complete the prerequisite course, CHEM 140 – or-
  • Prepare to take the CHEM& 161 exam by visiting the Chemistry Department website and click on Topics and Practice Problems.
  • DURING REMOTE SERVICE DUE TO COVID, the CHEM PLACEMENT requirement is waived, to have that done, email  Testing@bellevuecollege.edu
  • We give you one hour to complete 30 questions.
  • You may take the test more than once with a one-week break between tests.
  • Chemistry placements are valid for 4 quarters

 

 

Last Updated June 8, 2020