Prospective students to Big Bend Community College take placement exams in English and math to help ensure their success in those subjects.
Placement exams are given by appointment only (based on space availability) following the below scheduled. You can make an appointment by calling the Testing Center at 509-793-2064. Online scheduling may become available in the future and information will be posted to the website.
8:00 & 1:15
8:00 & 1:15
There is a $10.00 fee for each test. Placement testing fees should be paid prior to testing at the BBCC Business Office in the 1400 building (open at 7:30am). Keep the receipt as you will need to present it when you take the test(s). If you have not pre-paid for the test, plan to arrive early so you can be at the testing center on time.
You MUST bring photo ID and receipt of payment to the test.
All personal belongings, including backpacks, purses, wallets, cell phones, books, etc., will be locked in secure storage during testing.
Results for the math tests are available immediately, but the English results are not available until the following Monday.
Placement tests can be taken a maximum of two times in a 12-month period.
WE RELEASE PLACEMENT RESULTS ONLY to the person taking the exam or with written authorization from that person. We cannot release exam scores over the telephone.
We will mail results upon request and if you complete a mailing envelope while at the test center.
Cut Scores As of 1/31/15
|540||20||MATH 099, 107, 146|
|580||22||MATH 141, 147|
The Accuplacer test can be taken in the testing center by appointment. There are three parts to the test. Practice tests and study materials are available online. Scores are good for two (2) years from the test date. The following grid is used for placement.
|Arithmetic||< 35||ABE or MATH 080, take additional paper test|
|Arithmetic||≥ 35||Take Beginning Algebra Test|
|Elementary Algebra||< 50||MATH 094|
|Elementary Algebra||50-69||MATH 098|
|Elementary Algebra||≤ 70||Take College Level Accuplacer Test|
|Course||College Level Accuplacer Test Score Required|
|MATH 098||≤ 39|
|MATH 141||≥ 50|
|MATH 147||≥ 50|
For placement using the Smarter Balanced Assessment see: ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT
Big Bend has agreements with some local high schools that allow placement based on successful completion of specific courses. Please select your school below. If you choose to use this option for placement you will need to bring a copy of your transcript to the Admissions/Registration office in the 1400 Building and specify that it is for English or Math placement.
A good resource for studying math is:
or check out the free Accuplacer web-based study app at:
Another free resource to help study for the Accuplacer math test is:
A good resource for studying the reading portion of the English test is: