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Placement Testing Information

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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 office of admissions to determine if taking the Placement Assessment t is required.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE ACCUPLACER?

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.

  • ·        Go to www.khanacademy.org, Subjects>Math>Arithmetic, Pre-algebra, and Algebra Basics
  •          Print this practice test PDF

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?

  • To best accommodate all incoming students, please fill out the registration form or contact the office of Admissions at 617-588-1368:
  •   Register online at www.bfit.edu Admissions & Aid>Application Process>Placement Testing Information>Placement Testing Form.
  •  Email admissions@bfit.edu with your name, intended major, and preferred placement date.
  • Speak to a member of the admissions staff by calling 617-588-1368.

UPCOMING PLACEMENT DATES:


Monday, July 27th, 10:30am-1:30pm
Thursday, July 30th, 4-7pm

Tuesday, August 4th, 8:30am-12:30pm

Wednesday, August 5th, 8:30am-12:30pm

Thursday, August 6th, 8:30am-12:30pm

Friday, August 7th, 10:30am-1:30pm

 

For online help and a review click HERE

Sign-up for a Placement Testing Date HERE

If you would like to review your Math skills prior to taking the Accuplacer, please click here (PDF 124.9KB) for a sample test.