Placement Test Exemption

You may be exempt from placement testing if:

High School Transcript Review

If you have graduated high school within the past five years with an unweighted overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, your transcripts may exempt you from testing. Please send a copy of your transcript (unofficial can be accepted for this process) to Admissions. If you are currently a high school senior still attending, your transcript needs to include your mid-year grades. These can be mailed or emailed to:

Admissions Office, Butler County Community College
P.O. Box 1203 Butler, PA 16003

You have official scores from the past 5 years for the following:

English Exemption Minimum Score  Math Exemption Minimum Score 
SAT- Evidence Based Reading & Writing  500   SAT- Math  500 (places into MATH 100)
550 (places into MATH 101)
570 (places into MATH 102 or higher)
ACT- English   21 ACT- Math  23
CLEP- College Composition   50 or higher  CLEP- Precalculus or Calculus 50 or higher 
AP- English Language and Composition 3 or higher  AP- Calculus AB or BC or Statistics 3 or higher 

Scores are official if:

  • They are sent directly from College Board or ACT (requested at the time of your testing registration or at a later date for a fee).
  • They are sent directly from your high school guidance office. If your high school collects this, it may be found on your transcript.
  • You can show us your scores during your advising session. Please bring your College Board or ACT username password with you to login.

You may be also be  exempt from placement testing if: