Placement Test Waivers

Students may be exempt from placement testing based on any of the measures below. Please see each section for rules and instructions.

English & ELL Placement

Score of 22+ within the past ten years: Placement into ENG 111. Send score reports or transcripts to testing@bhcc.edu.

Math Placement

Score of 22+ from within the past three years: MAT 099, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 174, MAT 181, MAT 099-194 cluster*
(Students may not register for stand-alone MAT194 classes). Send score reports or transcripts to testing@bhcc.edu.
  • BHCC accepts ALEKS scores from other colleges for math placement.
  • Scores must be less than 2 years old.
  • Send ALEKS score reports to testing@bhcc.edu.

Cut Score (%)

Range (%)

Course Placement

< 14%

0-13

MAT093

≥ 14%

14-29

MAT097 , MAT098

≥ 30%

30-45

MAT099, MAT171, MAT172, MAT174, MAT181

≥ 46%

46-60

MAT194

≥ 61%

61-75

MAT197, MAT231

≥ 76%

76-100

MAT281

English & ELL Placement

Students with AP scores of 3 or above on the English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition are exempt from the English placement test.

See the Credit for Prior Learning page for information on credits awarded for AP exams.

Math Placement

Students with AP scores of 3 or higher on the Calculus AB, Calculus AB Subgrade, or Calculus BC are exempt from the math placement test.

See the Credit for Prior Learning page for information on credits awarded for AP exams.

English & ELL PlacementMath PlacementInstructions

Students with CLEP scores of 50 or above on CLEP College Composition are exempt from the English placement test.

See the Credit for Prior Learning page for information on credits awarded for CLEP exams.

Students with CLEP scores of 50 or above on CLEP Precalculus or Calculus with Elementary Functions are exempt from the math placement test.

See the Credit for Prior Learning page for information on credits awarded for CLEP exams.

For complete information visit the Credit for Prior Learning page.

English GPA Placement

  • GPA must be 2.7 or higher
  • GPA must be from a U.S. high school*
  • GPA must be less than 10 years old
  • Students are eligible for placement into ENG-111 College Writing I.

*Students from English speaking countries outside the U.S. are advised to take the Guided Self-Placement Survey.

Math GPA Placement

  • GPA must be 2.7 or higher
  • GPA must be less than 3 years old
  • If high school was outside the U.S., the transcript must go through an evaluation service.

SpanTran offers evaluations of international high school transcripts. Select the “Course Analysis” option. Fees vary. Please note: Students are not required to submit their transcripts for evaluation. Instead, you are welcome to take the math placement test which is free.

  • Students who receive the GPA math placement are eligible for the following courses:
    • MAT 171 – Finite Mathematics
    • MAT 172 – Contemporary Math
    • MAT 174 – Quantitative Reasoning
    • MAT 181 - Statistics
    • MAT 099/194 Cluster – Intermediate Algebra (099) with College Algebra

Students interested in taking College Algebra (MAT-194), Precalculus (MAT-197), or Calculus (MAT-281) also have the option of taking the Accuplacer test for placement into a higher course.

Required Documentation

  • Submit a copy of your high school transcript that shows the cumulative GPA, or a copy of any other official, signed document from your high school, as proof of the cumulative GPA.
  • High school seniors may submit their current cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher during their senior year when applying to the college for exemption from the placement test. An official and final transcript will need to be submitted after graduation.
  • Dual enrollment students who have completed the 11th grade may use their current cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher to qualify for an exemption from the placement test.

Where to Submit Your Transcripts

  • You can upload your transcript when you submit your application, or
  • Email it to the Assessment Center at testing@bhcc.edu, or
  • Bring it to the Assessment Center in the B-Building, Room B118.
  • Guest Students can email documents to studentcentral@bhcc.edu or can submit them in person to the Student Central desk in the lobby of the B-Building.

HiSET and GED English scores must be from 2018 or later.

Math scores must be less than 3 years old.

PlacementEnglish & ELL PlacementMath Placement
HiSET Math and English Scores

HiSET Reading Score 8-14: Placement into ENG 095/111

HiSET Reading Score 15-20: Placement into ENG 111

HiSET Math Score 15-20: Placement into MAT 099, 100, 171, 172, 174, 181, and 99/194 cluster

GED Math and English Scores

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Score 145-164: Placement into ENG 095/111

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts Score 165-200: Placement into ENG 111

GED Math Score 165-200 (College and Career Ready): Placement into MAT 099, 100, 171, 172, 174, 181, and 99/194 cluster

Send score reports or transcripts to admissions@bhcc.edu

SAT English Scores
SAT: 500+ from within the past ten years, placement into ENG 111
Send score reports or transcripts to admissions@bhcc.edu.

PSAT English Scores
Dual Enrollment Students Only: PSAT: 500+ from within the past two years, placement into ENG 111
Send score reports or transcripts to dualenroll@bhcc.edu.

SAT Math Scores
Score of 540+ from within the past three years: MAT099, MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 174, MAT 181, MAT099-194 cluster. (Students may not register for stand-alone MAT194 classes). Please note: PSAT math scores are not accepted for placement.

Students are eligible for placement into ENG-111 (College Writing I) with any of the scores below. Scores must be less than 2 years old.

  • TOEFL iBT—Score 88-120
  • IELTS—Score 6.5 or above
  • Duolingo—Score 110-160

International applicants should send qualifying score reports to international@bhcc.edu.

Domestic applicants should send qualifying score reports to testing@bhcc.edu.