Placement Assessment & Testing

Placement Assessment

Before you may register, in order to ensure that each student has the greatest chance to succeed academically, new students are required to take the Placement Assessment that assesses skill level in Math, Writing, and Reading. The assessment scores are helpful to your Academic Advisor and provide a basis for your educational plan. BMCC's Placement Assessment Scoring Information is available here.

You may not need to take the Placement Assessment at BMCC if you have ever:

  • Taken a placement assessment at another higher education institution.
  • Taken a dual credit class through your high school for college credit through BMCC.
  • Taken a Math, Writing, or Reading course from another higher education institution.

Placement Assessments are generally available on a walk in basis; however this varies by BMCC Location. Contact the location near you for current times.

The placement assessment 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 $25 fee for the placement assessment.  Retake fee is $5. If you are a new student and have paid the New Student Admission Fee, there is no additional charge for the placement assessment.

Haven't take a placement assessment before? Use the following link for prep and sample questions!!

Placement Assessment FAQs

Testing Services

For a list of testing fees, please click here

BMCC Pendleton - Morrow Hall, Room M-117

Contact: 541-278-5931 or email

Fall, Winter, and Spring Testing Hours:

Mon 9:00am - 5:30pm

The Testing Center will be closed for lunch every day from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.  Please plan accordingly.

Special Hours: Friday, Feb. 14th:  Open 8 am - 1 pm &  2 pm - 5 pm

Tue 9:00am - 5:30pm
Wed 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thu 9:00am - 6:30pm
Fri Closed

BMCC Hermiston - Testing Hours

Contact: 541-567-1800

Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm


Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm


BMCC Centers and Offices other than Pendleton and Hermiston (Baker, Milton-Freewater, Wallowa 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

Important note:  All GED students must register in MyGED located at before being able to take their GED test.  To register you must have a valid e-mail address.

All students planning to take their GED test must register in MyGED at least 24 hours in advance.  All fees must be paid 24 hours in advance.


Testing dates for 2014 are:

Thursdays - 3 pm - 7:30 pm

Fridays - 9 am - 1:30 pm


Testing dates for 2014 are still being determined.

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

To receive your GED certificate contact Diploma Sender:

If you need your GED scores sent to a different location or state, please contact the GED state office:

Linda Sozzi, Office Specialist GED® Program

Phone: 503-947-2442

For information on the new 2014 GED test:

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

Tues & Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM 

Pesticide Testing:  Must contact Metro Institute at 877-533-2900 to set up an appointment and pay for testing at least 24 hours in advance.  To reschedule an appointment contact Metro Institue at least 24 hour in advance of testing.  BMCC will no longer be able to accommodate drop in testing.

Other Agency Testing: By Appointment Only (Pendleton)

Tues & Thurs: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM 

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