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Placement Testing

1. Placement testing is mandatory for all students taking curriculum level
courses with a developmental prerequisite. Placement testing may be waived under the following conditions:

  • The student receives transfer credit for appropriate developmental course work.
  • The student receives transfer credit for ENG 111 and the first required curriculum mathematics.
  • The student has taken the SAT with a score of 500 or higher in critical reading or writing and mathematics (please see admissions).
  • The student has achieved an ACT reading score of 22 or an ACT English score of 18 and an ACT math score of 22.
  • The student holds an associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in which English was the language of instruction.

2. Placement test, SAT, and ACT scores are valid for five (5) years from the date of the test.

3. Students may test twice within a calendar year on all or part of the placement tests.

4. There is a 2 week waiting period between tests.        

Computerized Placement Testing

The purpose of the Computerized Placement Test is to assess your ability levels in English, reading, mathematics, and to determine the courses most appropriate for you at this time.

Types of tests:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Sentence Skills

  • Mathematics

Test Administration:

The Placement tests help to place you in the right course(s). Since the tests measure your capabilities, you will want to do your best. The tests adapt to your individual abilities by selecting questions geared toward your knowledge. The tests are not timed, and no computer skills are necessary.

Testing Schedule:


View the Testing schedule and determine the date and time you prefer to test.

Click here to complete the Placement Test Reservation Form

"Please Submit once"

Email admissions@beaufortccc.edu with preferred appointment.

Be sure to include:
First & Last name
*last 4 digits of Social Security number.
Phone Number
Date & Time of preferred testing

8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. *5:30 p.m. (on select days)

Adaptive Testing:

We have found that each test usually takes students 20 to 25 minutes to complete. However, you may take as long as you need to complete a test. The tests are not timed. Each test is designed using adaptive techniques. This means that the computer automatically determines which questions are presented to you based on your responses to prior questions. This technique "zeroes-in" on just the right questions to ask you without being too easy or too difficult. The greater your demonstrated skill level, the more challenging the questions that will be presented to you.

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