Office of Testing Services

The Office of Testing Services offers academic placement testing to new students intending to enroll at Bergen Community College.

Step #1 – Check for Waiver

  • Prior to taking the placement test, please review our testing waiver policy accessible at https://bergen.edu/testing/placement-test-waiver-information
    You may not need to take the placement test at all. This does not refer to a fee waiver.
    Waiver results will be sent to the student’s Bergen student email account and the student’s academic records will be updated accordingly, when applicable.
  • To request a waiver please use the form below

Placement Test Waiver Request Form

Step #2 – Study and Prepare

Please refer to study guides, practice materials, and various online instruction resources for the examination posted on the Accuplacer Study Guides Web page.

Step #3 – Request Testing

Students that do not qualify for a waiver and are interested in taking the Accuplacer entrance exam have the following options:

A-In-Person Testing

  • In person testing is available, by appointment only, between 9:30 A.M. and 1:00 P.M.
  • To schedule an in-person testing appointment, please use the following form/portal:

In-Person Exam Appointment Scheduling Portal/Form

  • To take an in-person test/exam, please report to Room S-127, Pitkin Education Center, at the college’s main campus in Paramus, NJ.
  • Bring a valid physical photo ID with you.
  • Pictures of ID card on electronic devices (e.g.cellphone, tablet, camera…) are not accepted as proof of identity.
  • There is no fee.

B-Virtual/Remote Online Testing

  • Virtual/Remote online testing is available for a $25 fee and will be done by appointment. Until further notice, this $25 fee is currently being waived.
  • Please email accuplacervouchers@bergen.edu for further instructions.
  • Notes:
    1. Please send the request from your BCC student email account.
    2. Students are not permitted to use a cellphone to take the placement test.

Challenge testing is now available for eligible students. Online testing fee applies.
For more information please click here /visit the Challenge Tests information Web page.

Step #4 – Take the Scheduled Test

  • Placement test results will be posted to your student academic records account.
  • You should be able to view the results or placement status through the Bergen Portal/Self Service (under…Student Quick Access > Plan and Schedule > View Your Progress/Go to my Program > Progress >Program Notes/Show Program Notes).

Step #5 – Meet with an Academic Advisor

  • You will be able to work with Academic Advising once the placement testing has been satisfied.
  • To meet with an academic counselor or advisor for help with selecting classes, feel free to visit the New Student Advising Web page for details.

Contact Information

  • For questions, further information, or in-person assistance please contact:

Office of Testing Services
Phone: (201) 447-7203.
Email: testingoffice@bergen.edu

  • Testing Mailing address

Bergen Community College
ATN: Office of Testing Services

Paramus Campus, Pitkin Education Center, Room S127
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652.

  • Note to Guidance Counselors, Testing Center Staff, and other School Officials

    1. Please have the students upload the actual waiver request, along with their supporting documents.
    2. The status of the student’s waiver request goes directly back to the student’s BCC email address.