Placemetn Testing

Central Carolina Community College administers the Accuplacer placement test, which includes the North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement (NC DAP) test. The placement test is given to students enrolled in a curriculum program or to special credit students interested in taking English, Mathematics, or other courses that require an English or Mathematics prerequisite/corequisite. The purpose of the test is to assess a student's ability and readiness for the requirements of the curriculum. Placement test scores are used for academic advisement and course placement, to include developmental courses if needed. Students are highly encouraged to study prior to testing.

All students pursuing a degree or diploma will need to take the placement test unless they have satisfactory SAT, ACT, Asset, or Compass scores and/or official transcripts documenting proper courses allowing testing exemption. Also, there are some certificate programs that require placement testing. All Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) applicants are required to take the Reading placement test.

SAT, ACT, Asset, or Compass Substitution
SAT, ACT, Asset, or Compass scores may be accepted for placement into all programs except BLET. You may have SAT, ACT, Asset, or Compass scores sent to the Admissions Office, or have them included as part of your high school or college transcript. Appropriate scores that are less than five years old may be used in lieu of placement testing. Students who have completed a degree may also be exempt from taking the placement test. If you have questions concerning your SAT, ACT, Asset, or Compass scores, or exemption from placement testing, please contact the Lee County Campus at (919) 718-7471, or 1-800-682-8353 ext. 7471.

Placement tests may be scheduled by contacting the following:

  • Lee County Campus (919) 718-7300
  • Chatham County Campus (919) 545-8029
  • Harnett County Campus (910) 814-8863