Assessment and Placement

To ensure course placement leads to students’ academic success, BPCC has developed policies and procedures for placement in college-level coursework, and, in following best practices, has designed a multiple measures approach. The following measures will be used as enrollment guides and thresholds:

  • A questionnaire administered as an initial assessment of preparation
  • An unweighted high school GPA of 2.6, with a high school completion date of no later than four years prior
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • Credit by Exam—Depending upon which program the student is studying, either a Reading, English, or Math departmental exam may be taken

Students who graduated from high school more than three years ago, have not completed their last math and English class within the past calendar year, and who do not meet the GPA, ACT/SAT, or Credit by Exam will be required to complete a departmental exam as the first recommendation for assessment.

If you want to complete a departmental exam for English and Reading, please contact liberalarts@bpcc.edu.

If you want to complete a departmental exam for Math, please contact math@bpcc.edu.


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

2.6 or Higher               ENGL 101

MATH 101 or MATH 102

            2.0-2.59                       MATH 099

                                                ENGL 099

            Below 2.0                    MATH 098

                                                ENGL 099 and ENGL 099L

                                                READ 099

If students have ACT® scores within the following ranges, they may be placed in the courses below:

ACT Math

               0-16              MATH 098

               17-18            MATH 099

               19+               MATH 101 or MATH 102

               26+               MATH 102 (receive credit)

               28+               MATH 111(receive credit)

               28+               MATH 112 (receive credit)

               30+               MATH 250 (receive credit)

ACT English

               0-16              ENGL 099 and ENGL 099L

               17                 ENGL 099

               18+               ENGL 101

               28+               ENGL 101 (receive credit)

               32+               ENGL 102 (receive credit)

ACT Reading

               0-15              READ 099

               16+               No Reading Required

If students have SAT® scores within the following ranges, they may be placed in the courses below:

SAT Mathematics      

               0-450            MATH 098

               451-509        MATH 099

               510+             MATH 101 or MATH 102

               600+             MATH 102 (receive credit)

SAT English Reading/Writing

               0-420            ENGL 099 and ENGL 099L

               420-499        ENGL 099

               500+             ENGL 101

               620+             ENGL 101 (receive credit)

               730+             ENGL 102 (receive credit)


Developmental Education Courses

Developmental education courses are provided for BPCC students who score below the minimum required. Developmental courses include ENGL 099, MATH 098, MATH 099, READ 099, AND CTEC 099. These semester-length courses will transfer to other post-secondary institutions as equivalent courses but will not satisfy degree requirements.


Other Statements

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, acao@bpcc.edu. 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, tbashara@bpcc.edu.