IMPORTANT UPDATE:

SAT testing is cancelled until further notice.

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic the campus is currently closed.

Please note:

  • ATB – Ability to Benefit (ATB) exams will be administered remotely. Students will be notified via email by the Financial Aid Office on how to schedule exams.
  • CATW – Students who need to take the CATW placement for English courses will be notified via email by The University Testing Office or Admissions on how to take an online Diagnostic Assessment.

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.

Contact Us

Main Office

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

Nichols Hall [NI], Room 200A

ATB Registration

ATB Preparation Resources:

  1. ATB Sample Questions
  2. ATB web App

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