Assessment and Testing Center

Welcome to the Assessment and Testing Center. We are dedicated to accessible and accurate placement and assessment services in a supportive, constructive manner for students, the college, and the greater community, enabling people to move forward in realizing their educational and personal goals.

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What types of tests are offered at Bates?

Accuplacer Test   

Students seeking entry into a career education program at the college take the Accuplacer test. This is an untimed, computerized test that will determine your career and academic placement. The test is offered at the Downtown Campus on a walk-in basis.  Individuals must present a valid state/government photo identification and pay non-refundable fee of $25 for the Accuplacer test at the cashier office.

General Education Development (GED)®

Bates Technical College provides General Education Development (GED® ) testing to those who have not completed the requirements to earn a high school diploma and who wish to earn a GED® certificate. Cost for the complete GED® battery is $120, or $30 per test or retest. 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The nationally-recognized CLEP examination program consists of general as well as subject-specific examinations in which students can earn college level credits. CLEP allows students to demonstrate specific knowledge or skills gained through professional training, outside courses, or independent study that is equivalent to what is taught in a college course.  The total payment for each CLEP test is $99.95.