Before scheduling or taking the placement test, we recommend you check if you are eligible for the placement test waiver. You would need to provide the supporting documentation to supplement/verify your waiver request. Please ascertain that both your Bergen Portal & Bergen Student Email are in working order.

Placement Test Waiver Eligibility Requirements

Below are some conditions that can waive the placement test requirement.
Should you have a High School transcript with a GPA of at least 3.0, please submit that transcript for further review by Office of Testing Services personnel to determine possible placement test waiver.

  • A College/University Degree
    • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • A college-level English or Mathematics Course (other than Accounting in the United States)
    • English: a grade of C or higher.
    • Mathematics: a grade of D or higher.
  • A college-level Mathematics Course (other than Accounting at a college/university from a country other than the US.)
  • An SAT (Within five years)
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 500 minimum (as of 3/1/16).
    • SAT Math score of 530 minimum (as of 3/1/16).
  • An Accuplacer Exam (Within five years).
    • Exam taken at another accredited institution. (Further review by Office of Testing Services personnel to determine possible placement test waiver).
  • The CLEP Exam (Within five years):
    • College Composition: a score of 50 or higher.
  • The AP exam (Within five years):
    • English: a score of 3 or higher.
    • Math: a score of 3 or higher.
  • A PSAT Exam ( Within five years)
    • Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: a score of 480 minimum.
  • An ACT Exam (Within five years)
    • English & Reading average score of 20 minimum (as of 3/1/16).
    • Math score of 22 minimum (as of 3/1/16).
  • A PARCC exam (Within five years)
    • English: score of 4 minimum.
    • Math (Integrated Math 2 or 3): a score of 4 minimum.
  • A New York Regents Exam ( Within five years):
    • English: a score of 75 minimum.
    • Algebra 2: a score of 85 minimum.
  • A GED Test (Within five years):
    • Math portion: a score of 170 or higher.
  • A TOEFL Test (within two years):
    • Paper/pencil version: a score of 550 or higher.
    • Computerized version: a score of 213 or higher.
    • Internet based version: a score of 80 or higher.
  • An IELTS Exam (within two years):
    • Academic version: a score of 6.5 or higher.

Placement Test Waiver Request Form/Portal

Health Professions applicants that do not have access to a Portal account, please either stop by the Testing Services office or email testingoffice@bergen.edu for further instructions.

Students will not see the uploaded documents in the final PDF file.

Placement Test Waiver Request Form

To complete this form, you are required to:

  • Check conditions below to see if you qualify
  • Set-up your Bergen Portal account
  • Use the username and password for Portal
  • Upload support documentation/unofficial documents to the waiver form:
    • Use documents with name, test dates, and college/university name, if applicable
    • Provide proof of name change if different from documents
  • Allow a minimum of 1-2 business days for waiver processing.

Placement Test Waiver Results

● Check your BCC student email for results.
● Please do not email or call for waiver results.
● The Office of Testing Services cannot answer specific questions over the phone about a student or the student’s waiver or placement results.
● All students must come to the office in room S-127 with government issued photo identification to receive specific information about their student record.
● Third parties never receive specific information about a student as per The Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For more information about FERPA at BCC go here: https://bergen.edu/student-consumer-information/ferpa/

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