ACCUPLACER Placement Testing

McCormick Center Testing

ACCUPLACER Placement Testing


Have You:

  • Paid BU's required $200 initial deposit?
  • Been contacted by BU's Office of Planning & Assessment?

Please note: There is a 3-day ahead registration window; therefore, you will need to register at least 3 days ahead of your intended test date.


Testing Center Registration


Need to cancel or reschedule?

**For cancelations within 3 days of your scheduled test date, please e-mail,, as there is a 3-day ahead cancelation window, and you will not be able to cancel your test date online.


Testing Services

ACCUPLACER is a test for BU's freshmen, whose reading, writing and math results will determine their readiness for college level work. The results assist BU in determining a student’s strengths, and if there are any weak areas that need to be developed. These strengthening courses (i.e. Intro Algebra, Reading II, Writing II) are developmental in nature and earn the student quality points for their cumulative grade point average, but do not carry college credit towards graduation. ACCUPLACER math results determine enrollment in the appropriate courses for math and science majors.

* ACCUPLACER is only administered on campus

    How Do I Prepare?


      March to June

    • Summer Freshmen
    • Fall Freshmen
    • International Students

      November to January

      • Spring Freshmen
      • International Students

      Contact ACT 101/EOP Office

      • ACT 101 Students

      Contact the Accuplacer Coordinator

      • Transfer Students


      Bring one form of current (unexpired) photo ID:

      • College ID, Driver’s License, High School ID, State or Federal ID
      • Passport, Tribal ID, Naturalization Card or Certification of Citizenship

      Know your six-digit BU ID #:

      Arrive Early: Arrive on campus, at least 15 minutes before your scheduled test date and time, to allot time for the check-in process.


      Students who do not complete the placement test will be automatically placed into the appropriate course(s), and/or may not be able to enroll in particular courses.


      Students are permitted to retake the test once. However, students must wait at least two weeks after their initial test completion date. Please contact the ACCUPLACER Coordinator, (570) 389-2998 or to schedule a date and time to retest. * Do not register online