BPCC utilizes multiple methods in order to place students into the appropriate Math and English courses. The following measures can be used to determine placement into developmental or non-developmental education courses:
- An unweighted high school GPA (if less than four years from high school graduation)
- ACT or SAT scores
Credit by Exam - an English and/or Math departmental exam may be taken depending upon which program the student is studying.
Students will be required to complete a departmental exam if any of the following apply:
- The student graduated from high school more than four years ago;
- The student completed their last Math and English class more than one year ago; or
- The student has not submitted their high school GPA, ACT scores, or SAT scores.
If you need to complete a departmental exam for English, please send your name, student ID number (L number), and BPCC email address* to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to complete a departmental exam for Math, please send your name, student ID number (L number), and BPCC email address* to email@example.com.
*Important: Student email accounts are required in order to be placed into the departmental exam module in canvas. However, your student email account is not automatically issued when applying to BPCC. You must first register for a class through LoLA which will then generate a student email account. Please give the system 24 hours to create your email account.
A student can attempt the math departmental placement exam a second time in one of the following circumstances:
- The student took the exam over four months ago.
- The student experienced technical difficulties or unforeseen challenges while taking the exam (documentation required).
- The student satisfactorily completed all of the department placement exam prep modules.
BPCC PLACEMENT SCORES
If students have a high school GPA within the following ranges, they may be placed in the courses below:
|High School GPA - Mathematics*|
|3.00 or Higher||MATH 101 or MATH 102 or MATH 124|
|Below 3.0||MATH 102 and MATH 012L, or MATH 124|
|High School GPA - English|
|3.0 or Higher||ENGL 101|
|Below 3.0||ENGL 101 and ENGL 011L|
If students have ACT® scores within the following ranges, they may be placed in the courses below:
|Below 19||MATH 102 and MATH 012L, or MATH 124|
MATH 101 or MATH 102 or MATH 124
|26+||MATH 102 (receive credit)|
|28+||MATH 111 (receive credit)|
|28+||MATH 112 (receive credit)|
|30+||MATH 250 (receive credit)|
|Below 18||ENGL 101 and ENGL 011L|
|28+||ENGL 101 (receive credit)|
|32+||ENGL 102 (receive credit)|
If students have SAT® scores within the following ranges, they may be placed in the courses below:
|Below 510||MATH 102 and MATH 012L, or MATH 124|
|510+||MATH 101 or MATH 102 or MATH 124|
|600+||MATH 102 (receive credit)|
|SAT English Reading/Writing|
|Below 500||ENGL 099 and ENGL 099L|
|620+||ENGL 101 (receive credit)|
|730+||ENGL 102 (receive credit)|
*MATH 102 is preferred for students transferring to a four-year institution. Please discuss with your advisor.
COREQUISITE EDUCATION COURSES
Corequisite courses are provided to students who score below the required BPCC Placement Test scores. These courses include ENGL 011L and Math 012L. These semester length courses may transfer to other post-secondary institutions as equivalent courses but will not satisfy degree requirements.
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION COURSES
Developmental education courses are provided for BPCC students who score below the minimum required BPCC Placement Test scores. Developmental courses include ENGL 099, MATH 098, and MATH 099. These semester-length courses will transfer to other post-secondary institutions as equivalent courses but will not satisfy degree requirements.
Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of its operations. Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
Title VI, Section 504, and ADA Coordinator: Angie Cao, Disability Services Coordinator, Disability Services, F254, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA, 71111, 318-678-6511, firstname.lastname@example.org. Equity/Compliance Coordinator: Teri Bashara, Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Office, A-105, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA, 71111, 318-678-6056, email@example.com.