Testing Center

Welcome to the BCC Testing Center!

Accuplacer® Assessment Schedules

Below are the dates on which the Accuplacer will be given. All testing is by appointment only. Please email the Testing Center (testing@berkshirecc.edu) to make an appointment.

Remote appointments require a desktop or laptop computer with a working microphone and camera, as well as at least fair internet service.

All on campus sessions are held in the Testing Center, room E10 located on the lower level of the Jonathan Edwards Library. Please enter through the door from the outside located behind the BRTA bus shelter. Welcome to Berkshire Community College (BCC).

Remote proctoring is an option for students who would like to test as soon as is possible. To be able to engage in remote proctoring, a student will need a computer or laptop that has a camera. Phones are not recommended. A student will need to provide a full name, date of birth, email, phone number and whether they have taken the test before. To make an appointment, please email testing@berkshirecc.edu.

How to Register

To register, please call 413-236-1655 or email the Assessment and Testing Center at testing@berkshirecc.edu.

If you choose to email us, please provide your full name, date of birth, and telephone number. Please let us know if you have taken the Accuplacer previously.

Notice: Students are required to bring a photo ID to their test session. Those without a picture ID must call in advance of their test session to arrange an acceptable substitute.

  • College-Level Reading and Writing

    A 2.7 cumulative high school GPA will place a student in college-level reading and writing, and that student will not need the Accuplacer for Reading and Writing.

    Any GPA below 2.7 will still need the Accuplacer for Reading and Writing.

    Students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment for the earliest session that they can attend. Practicing before you come to take the Accuplacer is a good idea.

  • Get the Free Accuplacer Study App!

    A free study app is available by visiting the Accuplacer website.

    After registering, check to verify that you see the words "Next Generation Practice tests" at the top of the screen. If not, click on the change version arrow. Reviewing the Reading Comprehension and the math subtests will be useful before you make your appointment to test. Although the Study App does not preview the WritePlacer portion of the test, you will be required to write an essay as part of the assessment.

2024 Testing Information and Dates

  • Accuplacer

    Locations

    Tests are administered at BCC's Main Campus in the Testing Center, room E10 on the lower level of the Jonathan Edwards Library.

    July 2024
    • Tuesday, July 23 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, July 24 at 1 p.m. (remote)
    • Tuesday, July 30 at 9 a.m.
  • HiSet

    The HiSet is a computer based exam consisting of five sub-tests. When all subject tests are passed, it will provide certification that the person has achieved high school-level academic skills. It is approved by the state of Massachusetts as the equivalent to a high school diploma and accepted at most colleges. It may be taken by individuals age 16 and older who are not enrolled in high school and who have not earned a high school diploma. The HiSET is free for Massachusetts residents. Testers must create an account, register their exams on the HiSet website: Scheduling Your HISET Exam (For Test Takers).

    HiSet Test Dates

    HiSet exam dates at BCC:

    • TBA
  • CLEP and DANTES

    In order to schedule an appointment for a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, a student must first purchase an exam voucher at the CLEP website. Double-check that you are choosing the correct exam prior to making your payment.

    Once you save your admission ticket (with its number), call the Assessment and Testing Center at 413-236-1655 or email us at testing@berkshirecc.edu to make your appointment for one of the dates listed below.

    Please be advised that you will need to pay a test administration fee of $30 to Berkshire Community College on the day of your exam; this fee is not included in the payment you make on the website. This fee may be paid by check, cash, or money order only. We are an open test center, serving both our students and those from the greater community.

    All CLEP testing is done on BCC's Main Campus.

    The fee paid to CLEP is $90. The proctoring fee is $30 and is paid to the Testing Center. Cash or money order is preferred.

    CLEP Test Dates
    • TBA

    Testers should have their CLEP ticket numbers when they schedule a date to test at BCC or at another site. Testers pay CLEP directly for their exams and pay the testing center a separate fee per exam for proctoring the day they come in to take their exams. Payment to BCC should be in the form of cash, check, or money order. The current proctoring fee at BCC for CLEP exams is $30. The proctoring fee may be different at different testing sites.

    Send us an email with your request for a CLEP exam date: testing@berkshirecc.edu.

    For questions, please email testing@berkshirecc.edu or call 413-236-1655. The Testing Center is located in room E11 on the lower level of the Jonathan Edwards Library (marked "E" on the campus map

  • General Educational Development (GED)

    The GED tests are a computer based exam that contains a group of four subject tests. When all subject tests are passed, it will provide certification that the person has achieved high school-level academic skills. It is accepted by Massachusetts as the equivalent to a high school diploma and accepted in most colleges. It may be may be taken by individuals age 16 and older who are not enrolled in high school and who have not earned a high school diploma. The GED is free for Massachusetts state residents. Testers must create and account and register for exams at GED.com.

    GED Test Dates
    • TBA
Accepted Advanced Placement Exams

BCC accepts many advanced placement exams. Below is a listing of those exams, and what scores are needed to earn credits*.

BCC CLEP and AP Equivalents

*There may be additional requirements for qualification. Please contact the testing center for more information.