CUNY Assessment Tests 

Our office provides test scheduling, administration, processing, reporting and preparation services. You will receive instructions if you are required to take CUNY Assessment Tests for admission or for placement into appropriate level courses. You are required to take the CUNY Assessment Tests before enrolling in classes.

Contact Us

Main Office

Phone: 718-289-5760
Email: testing1@bcc.cuny.edu

Nichols Hall [NI], Room 200A

Department Exams
Depending upon your major, you may be required to take departmental exams. For questions, please contact the following departments directly:

Modern Language
Oral or Written Assessment: 718-289-5633

Chemistry
Interview or Written Exam: 718-289-5569

Ability to Benefit Exam (ATB)

The Ability to Benefit Exam must be taken if you have a diploma or high school credentials from a foreign institution and have applied for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for the first time during or after the fall of 2006.

If you are unable to comply with the items listed below, you will not be eligible to receive TAP financial aid.

Students affected are freshmen, transfer and continuing students who:

  • Have a diploma from a foreign school
  • Applied to receive TAP for the first time in or after the fall of 2006
  • Have not earned a GED

Students under ATB guidelines must meet testing requirements in order to receive TAP

Achieving the minimum cut scores on the Ability To Benefit (ATB) tests:

  • Score of 55 in ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
  • Score of 60 in ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
  • Score of 34 in ACCUPLACER Arithmetic

All ATB testing takes place at the College’s test center in Nichols Hall [NI], Room 200A.

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