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GPA Placement Frequently Asked Questions

No, not at this time. To be considered for GPA placement, you must: (1) be a currently enrolled and active student in a Massachusetts high school, or a graduate from a Massachusetts high school in the last three years; and (2) have an overall GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students who graduated from a high school in a state outside Massachusetts are not eligible to be considered for GPA placement at this time.

No, not at this time. Again, to be considered for GPA placement, you must: (1) be a currently enrolled and active student in a Massachusetts high school, or a graduate from a Massachusetts high school in the last three years; and (2) have an overall GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students who graduated from a high school in a state outside Massachusetts are not eligible to be considered for GPA placement at this time.

You qualify if you have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the end of 11th grade.  Please view this table to determine your GPA eligibility and what semester you can apply for.

Yes. Eligibility for GPA placement is open to all students who meet the criteria. You do not have to be accepted or enrolled in a degree or certificate program to be considered for GPA placement. Please view this table to determine your GPA eligibility and what semester you can apply for.

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can be considered for GPA placement into the appropriate math/English course for your certificate program. Please view this table to determine your GPA eligibility and what semester you can apply for.

If you are from a high school in Massachusetts that uses a non-traditional GPA scale (e.g., 6-point scale or 100 point scale), you should reach out to your school’s guidance counselor/department and have your GPA converted to a 4.0 scale. Then submit both your unconverted and converted GPA for evaluation by the Admissions Office.

Yes. You are not required to take both of the English and Math courses that you placed into via GPA placement. You do have the option to take the College Placement Test by going to the Assessment Center. After testing, please bring your placement scores to an advisor in Life Map in E-235 so that you can get properly advised on what math and English course to take. You may also fill out the Declining Participation for GPA Pilot Program waiver form and email a scanned copy or photograph of your completed form to admissions@bhcc.mass.edu.

Yes. You are not required to take the college-level English course that you placed into via GPA placement. You do have the option to take the Levels of English Proficiency Test (LEOP) by going to the Assessment Center. After testing, please bring your placement scores to an advisor in Life Map in E-235 so that you can get properly advised on what ESL course to take.