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Placement Test Study Guides

It is highly recommended that you prepare for placement testing, so the exams accurately reflect your placement in reading, writing, English, mathematics, and computer courses. The College Board has developed general ACCUPLACER sample questions you can use to also prepare for the NC_DAP placement exam. In addition to the sample questions provided by the College Board, below you will find a compilation of excellent study guides and practice tests from institutions across the country.

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North Carolina Community College System Diagnostic and Placement Test (NC_DAP)

Official Study Guide for English and Reading/WritePlacer/Math provided by The College Board

There is a web-based study app available for free from ACCUPLACER. The study app features “Learn As You Go” practice tests, which provide you with explanations of correct answers for sample questions similar to those you will see on the NC_DAP placement test. The app is accessible from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Download the ACCUPLACER Practice App for free today!

Essay Writing

Reading Comprehension

English & Revising/Editing


Screen Reader Accessible documents for the Aims Community College materials (Reading, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College Level Math) are available.

Computer Skills

For other free online computer tutorials, please visit GCF LearnFree.