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College Placement Testing

General Information

The purpose of the placement test is to measure a student’s academic readiness for the advanced reading involved in college texts, the analytic writing required in college courses, and the complex college mathematics and algebraic skills required when earning a college degree. 

Bay Mills Community College requires all incoming students to take the exam to ensure that students are placed where they will be successful and where they will feel confident about their academic abilities.  Our overriding concern is to make sure no individual is set up for frustration and failure by entering into a course that is too easy or too difficult.

The outcome of the placement test will influence the number of credits you need to graduate; therefore, it is important that you take this test seriously.  Allow sufficient time to complete it without rushing.  You will need to do your best on each section to be placed in courses accordingly.

Taking the Test

Students who plan to attend class on-campus will need to come in to the Bay Mills Community College Library to take the test.  Scheduling a time is not necessary – simply stop by the library during our business hours.  The test is untimed, but generally takes about two hours, so we suggest coming in at least two hours before we close in order to give yourself enough time to finish the test.  The library’s hours are as follows:

Summer  (May – August)
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Fall and Winter (Sept. – April)
Monday – Thursday  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday                        8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday                   10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Students will need to bring a picture ID and their seven digit student ID number in order to test.  On campus students MUST come in to test. 

Online students DO need to schedule to test. Although accommodations are made in order to allow you to test from your location, the test must still be started during our business hours.  Please call (906) 248-8418 in order to schedule a time and date.  The process of testing will be explained to you at that time.

Retesting is available.  Please see below for related fees.

    Taking the Test for admission to BMCC                                           $0.00


     Student wishing to retake the placement exam                             $5.00
    (Fee is the same amount regardless of how many sections
    of the test are taken)

    Student requesting a transcript copy of placement scores           $5.00
    (If student has a HOLD-a copy will not be provided to them)
    Student requesting a copy be sent to another institution              $5.00
    (If student has a HOLD-a copy will not be provided to them)
    Taking the test for admission at another institution                       $10.00
    (Student will need Student ID # from that institution)


**To pay fees, student needs to see the Cashier

**Re-test fee available upon request.