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Drop/Add and Late Start Schedule September 2020

Below are the dates on which the Accuplacer will be given to facilitate student enrollment during Drop/Add Week or into Late Start classes.  All testing is by appointment only. Please email the Testing Coordinator (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 E-10 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.

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 & 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.

Accuplacer®

College Level Reading and Writing:

A 2.7 cumulative High School GPA will place the 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 here: https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login

    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.

Accuplacer® Available Test Dates & Times

The Accuplacer tests have been updated to better measure the skills incoming college students need to succeed.

Locations:

Tests are administered online, except where noted below. Face to face tests are administered on BCC's Main Campus in the Testing Center, Room E-10 on the Lower Level of the Jonathan Edwards Library.

  • January, 2021
    • Tuesday, January 12 at 9:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, January 13 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 & 4:30 p.m. (remote)
    • Thursday, January 14 at 9:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, January 19 at 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, January 20 at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (remote)
    • Thursday, January 21 at 1:00  p.m. (remote)
    • Thursday, January 21 at 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. 
    • Friday, January 22 at 1:00 p.m. (remote)
    • Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

    Classes begin January 25, 2021

    These test sessions fall during the Drop-Add period when students can still register for classes (if space is available and the pre-requisites have been met).

    • Monday, January 25 at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (remote)
    • Tuesday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m.
    • Wednesday, January 27 at 9:00 a.m. (remote)
    • Thursday, January 28 at 1:00 & 4:30 p.m.
    • Monday, February 1 at 9:00 a.m. (remote)

CLEP & 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 & 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 $30.00 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.

Notice: Effective July 1, 2019, the fee paid to CLEP increased to $89.00. The proctoring fee remains at $30.00.

Available Test Dates & Times
  • CLEP Testing Dates
    Date First test time Second test time
    Thursday, January 14 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 2 10:00 a.m. N/A
    Thursday, February 25 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 2 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Thursday, March 25 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
    Thursday, April 15 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
    Thursday, April 22 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.