Mandatory Placement Testing Policy and Waiver Guidelines

Mandatory Placement Testing Policy and Waiver Guidelines

 

Effective May 1st, 2012, Assessment and Placement is required of all new curriculum students unless exempt by a waiver. The ACCUPLACER Placement Tests assess a student’s skills in English, Reading, and math and identifies which class or classes’ best fit the student’s skill level.

Assessment for both English and math is mandatory. However, you may qualify for a placement test waiver for one (or both) of these areas by the following means:

 

1. Unweighted high school GPA ≥ 2.6 meeting certain college ready requirements.  For additional information, please visit the Student Records Office or call 704-330-6625.

Documentation needed: Official H.S. transcript within 5 years of graduation

 

2. SAT scores of at least 500 on Critical Reading OR 500 on Writing will exempt the student from the reading and English sections of the placement test. SAT scores of at least 500 on Mathematics will exempt the student from taking the math sections of the placement test.

ACT scores of at least 22 on Reading OR 18 on English will exempt the student from the reading and English portions of the placement test. ACT scores of at least 22 on Mathematics will exempt the student from taking the math sections of the placement test.

Documentation needed: Official SAT or ACT scores within 5 years of testing

 

3. Non-degree, special credit students registering for a course that has no prerequisite (e.g., golf, keyboarding, etc.) Check the college catalog for course prerequisites.

Documentation needed: Approval by Campus Registrar, Counselor, or Advisor.

 

4. Successful completion (with a grade of “C-” or higher) of a college-level math and/or English course from a regionally accredited institution.

Documentation needed: College-issued transcript

 

5. Successful completion in Developmental level courses in English and/or math from another North Carolina Community College.

Documentation needed: College-issued transcript

 

6. Appropriate scores on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or College Level Exam Program (CLEP) exams, or the following placement tests: ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, or ASSET. 

Documentation needed: Official test scores or official transcript showing IB and request for transcript evaluation.  ACCUPLACER scores accepted within 5 years of testing.  Scores previously entered in Colleague remain valid.

 

Students who qualify for a waiver must see a Campus Registrar, Counselor, Advisor, Transfer Resource Center staff member, or First Year Experience staff member.

Students who qualify for a waiver in either math or English but not both will need to complete the ACCUPLACER assessment for the skill area not exempted.

Students must present all appropriate documentation when requesting a waiver.

 


 

If you have taken ACCUPLACER at another school within the last five years, have an official copy of your scores mailed or faxed to CPCC,  C/O: Matt Bruining, Director.  Scores must be sent from the educational institution where test was taken.

Mail: CPCC Testing & Assessment Center, Central High 248, P.O. Box 35009, Charlotte, NC  28235

Fax: 704.330.6620

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR MAIL THEM YOURSELF - WE CANNOT ACCEPT UNOFFICIAL COPIES