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Assessment & Testing Schedules

Accuplacer Assessment Schedules

Below are the dates on which the Accuplacer will be given.   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.

**Regularly scheduled Accuplacer testing will begin in early November.  Students who require testing in the interim to start courses beginning in October, may contact us at Testing@berkshirecc.edu or at 413.236.1655 to make an appointment.

  • September, 2021
    • Wednesday, September 1 at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (remote)
    • Thursday, September 2 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 & 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday, September 3 at 9:00 a.m.
    • Tuesday, September 7 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

    • Wednesday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m. (remote)

    • Thursday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    • Thursday, September 9 at 1:00 p.m. (remote)

    • Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m.

    • Monday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. (remote)

    • Tuesday, September 14 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

    • Thursday, September 16 at 4:30 p.m.

    • Monday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. (remote)

    • Tuesday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m.

    • Wednesday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. (remote)

    • Thursday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m.

       

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
    Wednesday, June 16 1:00 p.m. -
    Tuesday, June 29 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
    Friday, July 2 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
    Thursday, July 22 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.