Knowing more about your skills in reading, English and math is an essential part of clarifying academic goals and understanding the expectations of college level courses.
The purpose of the assessment requirement is for students to establish placement levels and course eligibility to make your college experience more successful. With a profile of your present skills, counselors can recommend courses where, with effort, academic achievement is likely. They also can suggest programs that will help you meet your vocational and educational goals.
The Basic Skills Assessment is a multiple choice, computerized evaluation in reading, English and math.
Start learning more about Assessments by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions.
In most cases, the Basic Skills Assessment (BSA) will be held at your high school. Your high school counselor will have the location and dates of the BSA. Contact your high school counselor to find out how to sign up for the test date in advance.
IMPORTANT: On the day of your BSA, you will need your Butte College Student id # and a picture id.
To help you prepare for the Basic Skills Assessment (BSA), there are Study Guides on our web page. These study guides provide an example of the type of questions that will be asked on the BSA. Please go to the following links to review the Study Guides for the computerized evaluations.
If you would like to know your assessment results prior to coming to Butte College, you may view the results by doing the following after you have gotten your Butte ID:
1. Go to MyBC Portal
2. Click on WebAdvisor
3. Click on the small plus sign by Academic Records
4. At the bottom of the menu, click on Assessment Results