Assessment and Placement
All certificate and degree-seeking students are required
to have their skills assessed in reading, writing, and mathematics.
The college strongly recommends that students complete
the assessment before the first semester of enrollment. However,
students may register for six credit/billable hours before completing
the assessment if the classes do not require developmental prerequisites.
Placement tests are offered in the Testing Centers on
each campus (Catonsville,
CCBC’s placement test, the Accuplacer, is administered on
a computer. Students with currently documented disabilities are eligible
for test accommodations. When appropriate, students may retest or appeal
placement test results.
Students may be exempt from placement testing if they can provide:
Documentation of enrollment in courses from other colleges or
the results of placement tests administered at other Maryland
recent SAT or ACT scores (within two years of application to CCBC)
Students who audit a class are exempt from the assessment/placement
policy unless the course registration is changed to credit status.
More information: Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex