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All associate and baccalaureate degree programs at GBC entail college-level English and mathematics courses. Enrollment in these courses requires one of the following:

  • Qualifying scores on the ACT or SAT.
  • Qualifying scores on a GBC-administered Accuplacer test (CPT).
  • Successful completion of developmental courses. Scores from placement tests above determine which developmental courses may be required, if any. For details, consult the Placement Testing section of the GBC catalog or your adviser.

If you have taken a placement test, you can obtain a quick evaluation of your test scores by filling in the GBC Quick Start form.

Free Placement Testing at GBC: Accuplacer

If you have not taken the ACT or SAT prior to enrolling, GBC offers free Accuplacer testing.

You may take the test, without an appointment, at the GBC Academic Success Center on the Elko Campus or at your nearest GBC Center. Taking both the Math and English sections of the placement test requires two hours; so please arrive in time to complete the test. Hours are published for each location on the linked web pages.

To take practice tests, click here.

For information about the test, including sample questions, please consult the College Board website.

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