Remote Placement Testing
Students who live a considerable distance from the BSU campus (100 miles or greater) may opt to take their math, writing, and reading placement tests remotely, at a qualified institution of their choice. If you live within 100 miles of campus, you must report to BSU to take your placement tests. To take advantage of this service and arrange a remote placement testing session in your area, click on each of the buttons below, review the guidelines, and follow the steps.
Students who choose our remote testing option must schedule their appointment with their designated proctor at least seven business days before their orientation date to allow for processing and mailing. Since a portion of the placement tests is a handwritten essay that must be mailed to us, students must provide their designated proctor with a pre-paid USPS first-class envelope, addressed to:
Bridgewater State University
Academic Achievement Center
10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Students may only take their placement exams remotely at the following types of institutions:
- Community Colleges
- Trade/Technical Schools
- High Schools
- Military Bases
- Professional Testing Centers
We recommend visiting the National College Testing Association's official website and using their Consortium of College Testing Centers lookup tool to attempt to locate a college testing center near you; however, this tool is not a complete list of colleges and institutions that provide this service, so you may need to locate and contact schools individually. If you have any questions, or would like to know if a particular institution is qualified to administer the exam, give us a call at 508-531-1780.
- Research, locate, and schedule an appointment with an acceptable proctor themselves;
- Provide complete, accurate information on the Student Request form;
- Schedule their remote placement testing appointment at least seven business days before their orientation date;
- Present a current, government- or school-issued photo ID to their proctor on test day;
- Pay any administrative fees required by their designated proctor;
- Bring a prepaid USPS first-class envelope to their remote testing session;
- Refrain from using any electronics (including cell phone, calculator, tablet, etc.) and notes during the exams;
- Follow all protocol outlined by the proctor on test day.
- Communicate using an institutional e-mail system (no GMAIL, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.);
- Have computers that are connected to the Internet;
- Use an Internet browser that is able to display pop-ups;
- Be able to scan and e-mail documents;
- Mail the English placement essay no more than one business day after the test;
- Provide a secure, quiet testing space with minimal distractions;
- Provide a proctor who has no conflicts of interest with the test taker (cannot be a friend, family member, etc.)
- Ensure that a proctor is on-duty at all times during the test session;
- Follow all protocol outlined in the Proctor Security Agreement and proctor instructions.
To arrange a remote placement testing session, follow these five steps:
Contact the qualified institution of your choice to determine if they administer remote tests from other institutions, and ensure they can abide by our institution's requirements (see the Student & Institution Requirements section); if they can, schedule your appointment with them (please do not schedule appointments prior to 4/25/15). Your appointment must be a minimum of seven buisness days before your orientation date.
Download, complete, and submit the Student Request for Remote Testing form to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Click here to download the form.
We will then send a Proctor Security Agreement form to the institution you designated on your Student Request form, which they must complete and submit to us. Allow several business days for your institution to process and return this form.
Once we receive the completed Proctor Security Agreement form, we will e-mail the test instructions and administration materials to your designated institution within one business day. We will only release the test instructions and materials once your designated institution has submitted this form.
- Arrive on your scheduled exam date to take your exams, and don't forget to bring a pre-paid USPS first-class envelope with you. Upon completion, your math and reading scores will be stored automatically in our database; your designated proctor will mail the English placement essay to us using the envelope you provide. Once you finish your placement testing, you are ready for orientation.