Placement Options

Important Note

Official electronic transcripts must be delivered to BBCC directly from the college or university through a secured electronic system. Official paper transcripts must be received in the original sealed envelope. Emailed or otherwise unofficial copies of transcripts will not be accepted for transfer credit. 

High School English & math transcripts, grade reports

Complete the Placement Evaluation Request to determine your placement for English & math. Be prepared to upload documentation of grades

  • most recent grade report
  • unofficial college/university transcripts
  • high school transcripts within 10 years for English and 2 years for math
  • skyward/google grade report

Your name must appear on all documentation!
Please allow 3 to 4 business days for processing all placement documents before your New Student Registration session. Be aware: You may not be able to register for some courses without placement. 

See how grades are evaluated:

English Placement Chart

Math Placement Chart

Standardized tests:

Smarter Balance Assessment (SBAC)

Submit an official copy of your SBAC test scores by completing the Placement Evaluation Request.

Click here to see how your SBAC scores translate at BBCC.

PSAT,  SAT, ACT, CLEP, and  AP/IB/Cambridge test scores

Visit and request an PSAT, SAT, AP, or CLEP score report sent directly to BBCC 

Visit and request an IB transcript sent directly to BBCC for evaluation. 

Contact and have an official score report sent to BBCC.

Other Placement Options
Enroll directly into ENGL 098. 

ENGL 098 provides instruction in college-level reading and writing skills. Students choose this option if they

  • do not place into ENGL 099 or ENGL & 101 through one of BBCC’s English placement options, or
  • would benefit from enhanced instruction and support in ENGL & 101 reading and writing skills.

Guided Placement for English 

Guided Placement for English is an online assessment activity to help inform the a student’s best placement into English courses. This assessment can be completed at home with support from a BBCC advisor. You will need to have access to a computer, the internet, and a place where you can work undisturbed for two hours.

What to Expect: Students will read a short article and write a short essay in response. The advisor will answer any questions you may have about the assessment before you begin. At completion of the assessment, meet with the advisor once again to determine English course placement.

  1. Schedule a two-hour block for your assessment by completing this online form to request an appointment.
  2. Meet with the advisor at your appointed time to go over what to expect during the assessment.
  3. Take the assessment. Read the provided article, read the prompt, and then write the best essay that you can.
  4. Discuss your completed essay with the advisor to determine the best English course placement for you.​


*New students may challenge the English placement they received with their high school grades or GPA by scheduling a Guided Placement for English appointment. 

BBCC Accuplacer Test (math placement) 

The BBCC Accuplacer test is for students intending to enroll in math or a course that requires a math prerequisite and are not able to report high school grades or scores and do not have any previous college experience.

New students may challenge the Math placement they received with their high school grades by taking the BBCC Accuplacer Test


Note: If you have graduated in the past 2 years or are trying to qualify for Running Start, your high school transcript must be evaluated first. Please upload when filling out the Placement Evaluation Request.

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