Placement Testing

Applicants applying for admission to credit programs must complete the College's placement test for course placement unless otherwise exempted. This is the mechanism by which students are placed into general education courses. When students are placed into developmental studies courses, it is expected they will progress through the designated sequence of courses.

Some programs may require other admissions tests. Exemptions to taking the College's placement test are granted if any one of the following criteria is met:

  • The applicant has attained the minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score or American College Test (ACT) score at the required level for the program in which the applicant plans to enroll.
  • The applicant has earned a grade of "C" or better in appropriate college-level English and Math courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university.
  • The applicant has earned the appropriate score for advanced placement credit in English and/or Math on CLEP and/or AP exams that are recognized by the College.
  • The applicant has successfully completed Central Carolina Technical College's placement test within the previous three years.
  • The applicant has earned at least an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • The applicant is not pursuing an academic award and desires to be admitted to take a specific course(s). The applicant must have met all course prerequisites.

The College's placement test may be taken during the day or evening. A practice website is available for the COMPASS placement test at Sample test questions, a study guide for students and parents for each area of the Placement Test, are included in the link list below.

The Asset Placement Study Guide is available at the following link:

An optional Biology Placement Test may be taken to exempt Biology 100 and allowing the student to take other Biology courses when all other course prerequisites are met. A study guide is available at the following link:


Main Campus Testing Center hours are:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

The Testing Center is located in Building M100 in Room M109. Please contact the Testing Center to schedule an appointment at (803) 774-3306. Other convenient locations are also available for placement testing. Please contact these convenient locations by following the link at

A valid and current photo identification is required (driver's license or College ID) for testing session.

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Date/Time Published:5/22/2015 17:22