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Placement Information

Application for Admission

Frequently Asked Questions & Upcoming Dates

WHAT DOES PLACEMENT CONSIST OF?

All first time freshmen must complete a Placement Assessment upon acceptance to the College to be registered for classes.  This is an untimed assessment used to place incoming students in appropriate levels of Math and English.  Students are allotted up to 3 hours in one session to complete two components:

  • MATH consists of a web-based placement exam, ACCUPLACER, covering topics in Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra.
  • The ENGLISH assessment consists of reading a short story and responding to a writing prompt, utilizing Microsoft Word to do so.  Non-native speakers of English also take a Reading Comprehension assessment through ACCUPLACER.

Transfer students who wish to transfer credits from an outside institution must submit official college transcripts and should contact the Admissions to determine if taking the Placement Assessment is required.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THEACCUPLACER?

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology’s Placement Staff recommend you take some time to review before coming in for your placement assessment.  There are various ways to prepare:

  • Visit www.accuplacer.org, using the Information for Students link, for more information on the ACCUPLACER.

o   Practice Resources are listed on this site,including review questions for the ACCUPLACER.

  •         Visit Khan Academy (khanacademy.org) Subjects>Math>Arithmetic, Pre-algebra, Algebra Basics.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO COMPLETE PLACEMENT?

A Positive Attitude.  All required materials will be provided to you prior to the assessment, including paper and a writing utensil.  Outside calculators are not allowed.  Cell phones and other electronics should not be used to assist anyone in completing any section of the assessment.

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER?

UPCOMING PLACEMENT DATES:

Tuesday, August 25th, 4pm-7pm
Thursday, August 27th, 10:30am-1:30pm

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