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The Assessment Center staff are not on campus. For assistance please send an email to testing@bhcc.edu or call 617-228-2377.

The Assessment Center offers placement and assessment testing for a variety of exams.

Placement Testing Options at Bunker Hill

Remote Accuplacer testing is available for Summer 2020. In order to attend a remote test session, you must have a desktop or laptop computer with a camera. Check if your computer meets the requirements for the Accuplacer test.

Accuplacer Testing for Math

Accuplacer Testing for English

Make an appointment for your remote placement test

You must have a BHCC student ID number and intend to enroll in classes in order to complete testing. If you have not applied to Bunker Hill Community College or you need to check the status of your application, visit our Apply Now page.

Retesting Policy

Students currently enrolled in Academic ESL, English, Reading, or Math courses may not retest while they are currently enrolled in classes, but they may retest once at the end of the semester after grades have been posted. English, reading and math scores are valid for placement and application purposes for two years.

Accuplacer Scores from Other Schools

  • If you have taken Accuplacer scores at another institution, you can submit them to BHCC for review. If your scores are less than two years old, and if you took the same Accuplacer sections that we require, we can transfer your scores.
  • Obtain a copy of your score report from any institution
  • You can email your scores directly to testing@bhcc.edu, or email us a copy of your score report for us to verify.
  • Please send us an email to notify us that your scores have been sent, and include your BHCC ID number in the email.
English & ELL PlacementMath PlacementInstructions
Score of 22+ within the past two years: Placement into ENG 111

N/A

Send score reports or transcripts to admissions@bhcc.edu.

English & ELL PlacementMath PlacementInstructions

Students with AP scores of 3 or above on the English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition are exempt from the English placement test.

See the Prior Learning Assessment page for information on credits awarded for AP exams.

Students with AP scores of 3 or higher on the Calculus AB, Calculus AB Subgrade, or Calculus BC are exempt from the math placement test.

See the Prior Learning Assessment page for information on credits awarded for AP exams.

For complete information visit the Prior Learning Assessment page.

English & ELL PlacementMath PlacementInstructions

Students with CLEP scores of 50 or above on CLEP College Composition are exempt from the English placement test.

See the Prior Learning Assessment page for information on credits awarded for CLEP exams.

Students with CLEP scores of 50 or above on CLEP Precalculus or Calculus with Elementary Functions are exempt from the math placement test.

See the Prior Learning Assessment page for information on credits awarded for CLEP exams.

For complete information visit the Prior Learning Assessment page.

OptionEnglish & ELL PlacementMath PlacementInstructions
HiSET Math and English Scores

Scores must be from 2018 or later.

HiSET Reading Score 8-14: Placement into ENG 095/111

HiSET Reading Score 15-20: Placement into ENG 111

HiSET Math Score 15-20: Placement into MAT100, 171, 172, 174, 181, and 194 Send score reports or transcripts to admissions@bhcc.edu.
GED Math and English Scores

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Score 145-164: Placement into ENG 095/111

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Score 165-200: Placement into ENG 111

GED Math Score 165-200 (College and Career Ready): Placement into MAT100, 171, 172, 174, 181, and 194

Send score reports or transcripts to admissions@bhcc.edu.
English & ELL PlacementMath PlacementInstructions
2.7 GPA: With a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher, from within the past ten years, a student is eligible to enroll in ENG 111-College Writing I. 2.7 GPA: With a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher, from within the past three years, a student is eligible to enroll in Quantitative Reasoning (MAT 174), Statistics (MAT 181), or College Algebra; courses, based on the program of study.

Students should send official transcripts to
admissions@bhcc.edu

Dual Enrollment: send transcripts to
dualenroll@bhcc.edu.

For complete information visit Placement by High School GPA.

Bunker Hill has students from over 90 countries, and many of our students are multilingual.

Use the questions below to help you decide which type of class may be best for you, English classes or English language learner (ELL) classes

Is English the only language you speak?

Note: Students who need to take a College Placement Test for admission into a selective health sciences program such as Nursing should not take the Guided Self-Placement Survey. Please see the information for taking the College Placement Test. Students who are currently enrolled in or who have completed an English or ELL course are not eligible to take the Survey.

What is Guided Self Placement?

Guided Self Placement is a survey designed to help you determine which introductory English or English Language Learner (ELL) course to enroll. The survey asks you a series of questions to help you reflect upon your academic reading and writing experience and identify your best course placement.

How do I complete Guided Self Placement?

You can access the Guided Self Placement survey by coming to the Assessment Center. Click on the Guided Self Placement option.

Who qualifies to take the Guided Self Placement survey?

New students who have never taken classes at Bunker Hill may take the Guided Self Placement survey. Current Bunker Hill students who have not yet enrolled in an English or ELL course may take the Guided Self Placement survey.

Who does not qualify to take the Guided Self Placement survey?

If you are applying to a selective health program, you do not qualify to take the Guided Self Placement survey. If you are a current BHCC student who has already completed an ELL or English course, you do not qualify to take the Guided Self Placement survey.

Do I need to complete the Guided Self Placement survey, if I have transfer credit?

If you have transfer credit, please submit a copy of your official transcript to admissions@bhcc.edu. You may also contact Transfer Services at transferservices@bhcc.edu to ask about the status of your transfer credit.

Do I still qualify to take the Guided Self Placement survey if I already completed the Accuplacer English and reading tests?

New students who have already completed the Accuplacer tests qualify to take the Guided Self Placement survey. Currently enrolled BHCC students, who have already completed an English or ELL course, do not qualify for Guided Self Placement.

Can I take the Guided Self Placement survey more than once?

If you qualify for Guided Self Placement, you may take the survey up to three times, prior to the end of the ADD/DROP period of the upcoming semester.

If I take the Guided Self Placement survey more than once, which course placement will I be permitted to use when I register?

You can use your most recent Guided Self Placement course placement for registration.

What if I am dissatisfied with the course I selected through Guided Self Placement

On the first day of class, your instructor will assess if you are in the appropriate course. If your course placement is wrong, your instructor will help you to transition into the appropriate course level.

Why should I complete the Guided Self Placement?

Taking the Guided Self Placement survey will help you make an informed decision about which English or ELL course to take.

Whom can I contact if I have questions about the Guided Self Placement survey or my course placement?

You may contact the Assessment Center by sending an email to testing@bhcc.edu. You can also chat in real time with a member of the Assessment Center staff by going to BHCCAssessmentChat.

Whom should I contact if I need help registering for classes?

  • New degree seeking students contact Advising and LifeMap at advising@bhcc.edu.
  • Current BHCC students should log into their BHCCSelfService account to find out the name of their assigned advisor or academic department.
  • Guest (non-degree seeking students) should contact Student Central at studentcentral@bhcc.edu.
  • Students interested in registering for basic English courses should contact Sonia Sharma at Commed@bhcc.edu or call 617-228-2462.
  • To chat with an advisor in real time, log into your BHCCSelfService account.

Students with a TOEFL iBT score of 88 from within the past two years are eligible for placement into ENG-111 (College Writing I)

Score reports should be emailed to the  at international@bhcc.edu