Advising and Testing Center

Advising is mandatory for all degree seeking students at BMCC.

The Advising and Testing Center provides student support services to help a diverse student population successfully achieve their educational goals. These services include academic advising, career advising, academic placement testing, proctor testing, and transfer student services. The Advising and Testing Center is available to prospective students and new students on a drop-in basis, although appointments are encouraged and can be arranged by calling 541-278-5931.


Academic advising is available for every student at BMCC to help you effectively plan to meet your educational goals, but it is mandatory for degree seeking students. Advisors are available to meet with students in person in Pendleton, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, and Baker City. Advising can also be done by phone or other means, particularly for those students who take classes through distance education or attend at any of our outlying centers.

Students attending classes at any BMCC location who need an advisor, or who wish to change advisors, should contact the Advising and Testing Center in Pendleton at (541) 278-5931 or Once assigned, students may contact their advisor directly to make an appointment. You will receive your advisors contact information upon assignment. Students who are new to BMCC will be assigned an advisor upon completion of the online admission and the placement tests. If a student is transferring from another college, they need to complete the online admission, have their official transcripts sent to BMCC and complete a Transcript Evaluation Request form. (Detail about the admissions process is available here.) Once these steps have been completed, the student should contact the Advising & Testing Center at 541.278.5931 to have an advisor assigned.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university can find catalogs, applications, scholarship information, and other helpful information from all Oregon University System schools and other colleges in the Pacific Northwest region by contacting the Advising & Testing Center. Advisors can assist you in using this information to better plan your education.


The following students are required to take the COMPASS placement test:

Students who are degree-seeking, either full-time or part-time, non-degree seeking students taking Math and/or English, and transfer students that have not successfully completed a math and writing course at a prior college or university.

The placement test is a self-paced, computerized test designed to determine the student’s level of ability and is used to assist in course placement. It is not a pass/fail exam. There is a $10 fee for the placement test.

Advising and Testing Center Hours

BMCC Pendleton

In Pendleton, the tests are administered in the Advising and Testing Center in Morrow Hall, Room M-117, at 2411 NW Carden, Pendleton, Oregon.

For information call 541-278-5931 or email

Regular Testing Center hours 2013-2014:

Monday through Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Fridays: CLOSED

The Testing Center is closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. every day.

Summer Testing Center hours 2013-2014:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fridays: CLOSED

The Testing Center is closed for lunch from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. every day.

Staff will be available to assist students with placement testing, admissions and academic advising.


Other BMCC Center Advising & Testing Hours

BMCC Centers and Offices other than Pendleton (Baker, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, and Grant Counties) offer placement testing on a walk-in basis during regular open hours. For more information, please contact the center or office nearest you. Contact information is available at Campuses Locations

GED Testing Times and Dates


Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


To be determined

IMPORTANT NOTE: For ALL testing: Government issued photo ID must be presented at time of testing.

Building Codes & Pesticide Testing: By Appointment Only (Pendleton)

Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00a - 5:00p

Pesticide Testing must call Metro Institute at 877-533-2900 to schedule an appointment and pay for testing.

Other Agency Testing: By Appointment Only (Pendleton) 

The Testing Centers are closed on holidays and campus closed days (please refer tot the BMCC Calendar)

Proctor Testing

The Advising and Testing Center also provides test proctoring services
for distance education students, special accommodations testing, GED testing,
and various tests for professional licenses and certifications. Information
regarding schedules and costs for these testing/proctoring services can
be obtained by calling the testing center at 541-278-5931.

Advising Student Resources

You and Your Advisor:  An Academic Partnership

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Finding Your Advisor

Getting Registered

Registration Procedures

Preparing for an Advising Appointment

Student’s Guide to Preparing for an Advising Appointment

So that the advising appointment will be beneficial, preparation is necessary. Doing the following prior to your appointment should improve your advising experience.

  • Review your BMCC catalog for program/graduation requirements.
  • If you are planning on transferring to a four year institution, gather all program/graduation requirement information for that school to take to your advising appointment.
  • Look over the BMCC term schedule in the flyer that comes to your residence in the mail or go to the BMCC web site, click on College Resources, and then click on Class Schedules.
  • Make tentative class choices before seeing your advisor. Be sure to include alternative selections. Check for prerequisites. You may even want to develop a trial schedule to take with you.
  • Review your academic records by going to the Wolf Web, login, and under “Additional Resources” you can go to “Most Recent Term Grades” or under “Requesting Transcripts” you can print your entire unofficial transcript.
  • Gather all paper resources to take with you to your advising appointment.
  • Make a list of questions to ask your advisor. Think about the concerns you would like to discuss with your advisor.
  • You can print your own degree audit by going on line to Review your graduation requirements or look at “what if” scenarios if you are considering changing majors.