Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Barton Community College placement testing determines readiness for college level coursework. Students entering college for the first time without placement scores must take the Accuplacer test. Students must submit test scores if they are pursuing a certificate or associate’s degree or are enrolling in a general education class requiring specific test scores. Placement test scores will be used to place students in the appropriate English, Reading, or Math course.

Students should understand the high-stakes nature of these tests in determining their placement in college classes. These tests measure academic capability and should not be confused with tests measuring intelligence or ability. Testing provides both the student and the advisor an effective tool to best position the student for academic success. Through enrollment in proper courses, students are more likely to meet their academic goals. 

Individuals requiring testing accommodations due to disability should contact disabilityservices@bartonccc.edu or call (620) 786-1102.

Taking the Accuplacer Placement Test

Students outside of Barton's service area

Students outside of Barton's service area may arrange to take the Accuplacer test at an approved testing location convenient to them, with proctoring provided by the testing site for which any site-specific proctoring changes will be the students responsibility. These students will receive a voucher. 

Fully-online students outside of Barton's geographic service area may arrange to take the Accuplacer test utilizing virtual proctoring through Examity, for which there is no charge to the student. These students will receive a voucher. 

To receive a voucher, please complete the Barton Accuplacer Voucher Request form. 

Students in Barton's service area

Students residing in Barton's seven county service area (Barton, Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, Russell and Stafford counties) will test at the Barton County campus in Great Bend, KS. Email placementtesting@bartonccc.edu for more information. To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Accuplacer Placement Testing". 

Students attending the Fort Riley or Fort Leavenworth sites may take the Accuplacer test at those locations. Email placementtesting@bartonccc.edu for more information. To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Accuplacer Placement Testing". 

SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET, or COMPASS scores

Barton will accept SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET, or COMPASS scores if they are less than five (5) years old. Scores may be sent to placementtesting@bartonccc.edu

Within this email please include the following information:

  • Please indicate "Placement Scores" or something similar in the subject line of your email. 
  • Barton student ID
  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Primary campus
  • Phone number
  • Course for which you are submitting scores

To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Placement Scores". 

Prior College Coursework

Some college level coursework may be considered to meet prerequisite requirements. These courses must be college level and passed with a grade of C or higher. Determination will be made upon review of a college transcript. For placement purposes, unofficial transcripts may be emailed to prereq@bartonccc.edu  

Within this email please include the following information:

  • Please indicate "Prior College Coursework" or something similar in the subject line of your email. 
  • Barton student ID
  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Primary campus
  • Phone number
  • Course for which you are submitting prerequisite information
  • Course start date/session/semester in which you plan to enroll

To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Prior College Coursework". 

Enrollment In Two Courses Where One Is A Prerequisite For The Other

(EXAMPLE: Enrolling now in English Composition I for an earlier session and English Composition II in a subsequent session)

Students wishing to enroll at the same time for courses where the first course is a prerequisite for the second course will need to contact Barton personnel for enrollment into the later course. If, at the completion of the first course, the final grade does not meet the prerequisite requirement for the subsequent course, the enrollment will be dropped by Barton. For assistance, please email prereq@bartonccc.edu

Within this email please include the following information:

  • Please indicate "Subsequent Course" or something similar in the subject line of your email. 
  • Barton student ID
  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Primary campus
  • Phone number
  • Course for which you are submitting prerequisite information
  • Course start date/session/semester in which you plan to enroll

To ensure we receive the email, please be sure to include a subject line such as "Subsequent Course". 

Technical Requirements for Utilizing Examity Virtual Proctoring
  • A working computer with 1 GB of RAM or higher with ordinary monitor (desktop or laptop.) Mobile devices (phones or tablets) will not work with Examity. For minimum system requirements , see https://examity.com/faqs-students/ 
  • A wired high-speed internet connection (3 Mbps).  A wireless internet connection is not recommended.  
  • Any webcam that Is able to be moved to be able to show the entire working space
  • Working speakers connected to the computer.
  • A microphone connected to the computer (consider a webcam with a built-in microphone).
  • The pop-up blocker in your browser must be disabled for Examity.com.
  • If you have questions or concerns, you can email support@examity.com and arrange to do a system check with someone on Examity’s support team.

 

Preparing for Accuplacer
Additional resources related to placement and prerequisites