Admissions - Assessment and Placement


Do You Need to Take the Placement Tests?

If you are taking more than 6 credits of courses which have developmental prerequisites, and
If you have never attended college before, and
If you have SAT scores that are below 550 in Critical Reading, Writing and Math.

Maybe Not
If you have a transcript that shows completion of some college courses, or
You have SAT scores above 550 in Critical Reading, Writing and Math, or
If you have taken a placement test at another Maryland college.
In all of these cases, see an advisor to determine if you need to take the tests.

Definitely Not
If you are taking 6 credits or less of courses with no developmental prerequisites, or
If you are taking courses for audit (you are just sitting in a class without taking tests or receiving credit).
If you have a transcript of a college degree that includes a college-level math course.
In this case, you need to show the transcript to an advisor.

Please use the following study guide to review for the placement test.

Academic assessment and placement testing is required for most students. For more information regarding your academic assessment and placement, please call:

  • CCBC Catonsville, 443-840-4382
  • CCBC Dundalk, 443-840-3816
  • CCBC Essex, 443-840-1901

Testing Centers

CCBC Catonsville

CCBC Dundalk

CCBC Essex


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