NC DAP Accuplacer Placement Testing
NC DAP Accuplacer placement test is designed to indicate a student’s academic readiness in the areas of English, reading, mathematics and algebra. Academic advisors use the student’s test results to determine appropriate course placement. Appropriate placement helps to ensure students' success in reaching their educational goals.
NC DAP Accuplacer is a series of un-timed computerized tests. Talk to your advisor, the Enrollment Specialist, or the Director of Counseling prior to testing if you have questions about which sections of NC DAP Accuplacer you need to take.
Who Takes NC DAP Accuplacer?
|Taxidermy students||Reading, Numerical/Pre-Algebra|
|BLET students||Writing & Reading|
|College Transfer students
General Education students
|Writing, Reading, Numerical/Pre-Algebra, & Intermediate Algebra|
|Dental Assisting applicants
Practical Nursing applicants
|Writing, Reading & Numerical/Pre-Algebra|
|Other degree-seeking students||Writing, Reading, Numerical/Pre-Algebra, & Elementary Algebra|
|Special Credit students||Dependent upon course selection|
When do you need to take NC DAP Accuplacer?
It is reccomended for you to take the placement tests before you register on your first term at MCC. Please contacthe Counseling and Career Development Center at 910-576-6222, extension 223, to make an appointment for a test session. You must bring a photo ID to the session. To find out more information about the admissions process, please contact the Enrollment Specialist at 910-576-6222 extension 220.
Applicants for Allied Health programs (Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, and Practical Nursing) should discuss retesting with the Enrollment Specialist. Students in non-allied health programs may retest based upon recommendation of the Counseling & Career Development Center.
Who is exempt from taking the placement test?
|A. Transfer students who have earned a "C" or better on a college credit course from an accredited post-secondary institution:|
|English composition course||exempt from Writing Skills & Reading Skills|
|Reading course||exempt from Reading Skills|
|Math course||exempt from Numerical/Pre-Algebra|
|Algebra||exempt from Numerical/Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra, & Intermediate Algebra|
|B. Students who have completed the ASSET, COMPASS, SAT, ACT, or NC DAP Accuplacer and scored the minimums as listed on the chart below are exempt from placement testing.|
|PLACEMENT TEST CUT-OFF SCORES
(Testing must have been completed within the past 5 years.)
|TEST||ASSET||SAT||ACT||COMPASS||ACCUPLACER||NC DAP Accuplacer|
|Writing||41||500||21||70||86||Composite Score of 151 or higher|
|Nurmerical||41||500||21||47||55||7 (in each of the DMA modules)|
Students who score below minimum cut-off scores must enroll in foundational courses in order to ensure academic success in future college level English and Mathematics courses.
Students may take the placement test twice. (Exceptions: Dental Assisting and Practical Nursing applicants may take the placement test twice each academic year.)
To make an appointment for NC DAP Accuplacer/ASSET testing please call 910.576.6222 ext 223. When you call, be sure to leave your name, telephone number and email so we will be able to reach you if a session must be canceled.
Special Accomodations and additional questions may be directed to the Counseling & Career Development Center at 910.576.6222, ext. 210.
The day of your appointment you will need to bring a valid picture I.D. (example. driver’s license) and arrive 10 minutes early to the Counseling & Career Development Center. We will provide you with scratch paper and pencil and an I.D. number. For the math portion of the test, a computarized calculator is provided for you by the test. There is no reason to bring your own calculator as you will not be permitted to use it.
There is no fee for the placement test.
Placement test may take at least 4 hours. Please plan accordingly.
Visit the following websites to enhance your basic math and writing skills before testing:
www.accuplacer.org (go to "Information for students" then "free sample questions" or download the accuplacer web-based study app, fees apply)
www.montgomery.edu (Library Link: online references, test practice and study guide)
ASSESSMENT INVENTORIES (or PLACEMENT TEST)
The NC DAP ACCUPLACER assessment inventories are given to new students in associate degree programs to determine academic readiness. The results are used for advising and placement purposes.
All associate degree students will be assessed in reading skills, writing skills, numerical skills, and algebra skills. Stand-alone diploma and certificate students may be assessed in reading and numerical skills. BLET students are required to take the reading assessment only. Special credit students are assessed only when necessary to satisfy a prerequisite course requirement.
Students should complete the assessment inventories prior to registration for proper advising and placement. Information about score requirements is available in the Student Services Office. After testing, each student will receive a copy of his/her NC DAP Accuplacer Student Advising Report listing scores obtained and course recommendations based on these scores.
Students needing additional educational preparation will be advised regarding removal of deficiencies. For students enrolled in associate degree programs, deficiencies in writing, algebra, reading, or numerical skills must be removed prior to taking any course work in English composition or mathematics respectively. Additionally, the removal of any reading deficiency must begin immediately or no later than the first term of work after assessment. A reading competency is required for graduation from associate degree programs.
Students meeting the following criteria may be exempted from taking specified sections of the placement test:
Students may retest on NC DAP ACCUPLACER based upon recommendation of the Director of Counseling Services, Special Programs Assistant, or Enrollment Coordinator. A student may test only twice while enrolled at the College whitin a period of five years.
Applicants to any Allied Health Program must take the required assessment inventories to meet entrance requirements. Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Practical Nursing applicants are not exempt from taking NC DAP ACCUPLACER.
Special assessment accommodations for students with special needs are also available upon request along with appropriate documentation. Students with special needs should contact Natalie Winfree, Director of Counseling Services prior to scheduling their placement test to ensure that appropriate accommodations will be provided. The Director of Counseling Services can be reached at 910.576.6222 ext. 210.