Placement Testing

If you are a new student, a transfer student, or even a continuing student, there are many reasons why you might need to take a math, English, and/or reading placement test. Bossier Parish Community College offers the ACCUPLACER Placement Test. Before you register for classes, read the information about placement tests and developmental education courses found in the Academic Bulletin and Schedule of Classes and the General CatalogWill open new browser window or tab. You should take a placement test if one of the following applies:

  • you did not take the ACT Test™;
  • your official ACT Test™ scores have not been received by the Admissions/Registrar’s Office;
  • your ACT Test™ scores are below 19 in Math, 16 in Reading, and 18 in English;
  • your transcripts from other colleges have not been received.

Note: Math, English and/or reading placement test scores will determine developmental course placement (such as ENGL 099, MATH 098, MATH 099, and READ 099) or college-level course placement (such as ENGL 101, MATH 101, and MATH 102).

  • The ACCUPLACER Placement Test is offered during registration and at designated times throughout the semester.
  • A valid government issued photo ID is required. The applicant’s name as it appears on the ID must match College records.
  • No cell phones are allowed during testing.
  • No unauthorized person – including parents, guardians, children, friends – are allowed in the testing room.
  • Placement tests are administered at no cost to BPCC students. Non-BPCC students will be charged $10 per test.
  • No appointments are necessary for the times listed below.

 

Date Time Location
Friday, November 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. G320
Monday, November 11, 2019 12:15 p.m. G320
Friday, November 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. G320
Monday, December 9, 2019 12:15 p.m. G320
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:00 a.m. G320

For additional information regarding placement tests, contact the Office of Academic Planning at 318-678-6335 or 318-678-6049.A valid photo ID is required for testing. For additional information regarding placement tests, visit www.bpcc.edu/index.php/academics-placementtesting or The Office of Academic Planning at (318)678-6335 or (318)678-6049.

Students with disabilities needing accommodations for Placement Testing should contact Disability Services at 318-678-6539, Angie Cao.

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BPCC Placement Scores

Students who have an English ACT score of 0-16 will be placed into BPCC’s ENGL 099 and ENGL 099L, while those with an English ACT score of 17 will be placed into ENGL 099. An English ACT score of 18 places students directly into ENGL 101-Composition and Rhetoric I.

Students who have a Math ACT score of 0-16 will be placed into BPCC’s MATH 098, while a Math ACT score of 17-18 places students into MATH 099. A Math ACT score of 19 places students directly into MATH 101-Applied Algebra for College Students or MATH 102-College Algebra.

Students who have a Reading ACT score of 0-15 will be placed into BPCC’s READ 099, while those with a Reading ACT score of 16 will not be required to take READ 099.


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, 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.