Placement Testing

Ready to start your journey at Beaufort County Community College!

If you have a valid unweighted high school grade point average or have earned your GED from 2014 to the present, you will not need the placement test. Your math and English placement will be based upon your unweighted high school grade point average or your GED scores. If you do not have a valid unweighted high school grade point average (as determined by the Admissions Department) or your GED scores predate year 2014, you can opt to take the RISE placement test. To schedule your RISE placement test and/or explore your options, please contact BCCC Counselor Jamie Cohick at 252-940-6443 or via email at

If you have questions or need further assistance please contact our BCCC counselors and they will happily assist you!

Testing accommodations are available for students with appropriated documentation of their disabling condition. To request accommodations, please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator at 252-940-6252. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance.

Testing Guidelines

  • You MUST complete an admissions application prior to taking any placement tests.
  • A valid photo ID is required for testing (examples include a valid driver's license, BCCC student ID, high school ID card)
  • Test will start promptly at the time stated. Allow ample time for travel.
  • Calculators and dictionaries are not allowed during the placement tests.
  • The test center will provide scratch paper and pencils.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for these tests. Study materials are available on the placement testing website and in admissions.