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Frequently Asked Questions

What must I bring to the Testing Center?
If you are taking an Accuplacer Placement Test, CLEP, Work Keys, or any other Non-BRCC instructed test:

 What is not allowed in the Testing Center?
Items not allowed are:

Do I need an appointment to test?
All testers are required to make an appointment.  The link to the schedule is found on our Testing Center page.  If you walk in without an appointment, you will be instructed to schedule one at a computer station or through your mobile device.  We have limited availability so it is highly recommended that you schedule early.

What will the Testing Center provide for me?
We will provide:

What is the Accuplacer?
The Accuplacer test is an untimed, computerized test which gives our advisers and counselors relevant information that allows BRCC to place students on the most appropriate academic path. Here's an overview of what to expect on the Accuplacer. (BRCC uses the following sections for placement: Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS), Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF), Reading, and Writing. Welding certification should only require READING.

Is the Accuplacer mandatory?
If you have valid ACT/SAT Scores (within the last 5 years) ACCUPLACER Scores (within the last 3 years to the date), we can use them to determine your course placement.  For further information on placement, Academic Advising in the Bienvenue Student Center accepts walk-in appointments to discuss course placement and scheduling assistance.

How much does the Accuplacer Test cost?
Retest for BRCC Students - $30.00 for Full Test*, $10.00 per section.
Test for Non-BRCC Students - $30.00

*New BRCC students are allotted one free Accuplacer attempt. 

Are there any study resources available to help me prepare for the Accuplacer?
ABSOLUTELY! Students are strongly encouraged to review/practice before scheduling an appointment to test.  There are preparatory materials in Word documents located in the Accuplacer Study Resources Tab at the top-left of this page.  Please take time to review these materials prior to testing. Our research shows that students who take time to prepare are far more successful than those who do not. 

I just took the Placement Test and wish to retake it.  What should I do?
If you want to retest, you will be required to meet with staff of the Academic Learning Center prior to retesting and you are only allowed to retest once. Don't waste your first attempt by coming in without preparation. If you are unhappy with your initial scores, be sure to take the time to review our study materials before retaking the Accuplacer Test.  Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance from the Academic Learning Center (also located in the Magnolia Building).  They are here to serve you! 

How do I obtain a copy of my scores?
A copy of your placement test scores is provided upon completion, so please keep up with this copy.  A copy of your results can also be obtained through the ACCUPLACER Student Portal.

Where on campus is the Testing Center located?
We are located on the first floor of the Magnolia Building.