Testing Center

Schedule Placement Testing

Before Testing

You must complete an application for admission prior to testing. Placement testing is generally required of all students entering a curriculum program at RCCC. The tests assess your skills in the fundamentals of reading, writing, mathematics, and computer skills. Your scores are used to appropriately place you into courses that will enable you to succeed in your journey. You will be required to present a picture ID and your student ID number at your test session.

If you are completing placement testing for another school, you will be required to pay a $20.00 proctoring fee. Please contact Kathy Hall (kathy.hall@rccc.edu, 704-216-3468) if you require further information.

Scheduling Your Placement Tests

You will need to schedule for the following:

  • Placement Test – NC_DAP: The North Carolina Community College System has implemented the North Carolina Diagnostic and Placement Examination, known as NC_DAP. The NC_DAP consists of four tests (Reading, Revising/Editing, WritePlacer Essay, and Mathematics). Further explanation of the tests is provided on the About the Placement Testing page. NC_DAP is computerized and untimed, with the exception of the essay, which has a two-hour time limit. Students should plan for approximately four hours for testing. It is highly recommended that individuals study prior to taking the examination. Study guides are provided through the link in the navigation pane to the left.
  • Retest – Placement Testing: You are allowed to retest the NC_DAP Placement Test one time within the year following your initial test date. The retest fee is $5.00 per section and is payable at the Navigation Station prior to your retest appointment. If you are scheduled for your retest on a Saturday, you will need to pay your retest fee at the Navigation Station during the week prior to your Saturday appointment. Please bring your receipt with you to your scheduled appointment. If you have any questions regarding retests, please contact Kathy Hall (kathy.hall@rccc.edu, 704-216-3468), Director of Testing Centers.
  • Computer Skills Placement Test (CSP): If you are taking the CSP only, you will select Placement Test – NC_DAP as the Test Type when scheduling your appointment. Upon arrival, please inform the Proctor that you are only taking the CSP portion of the test.
  • If you are taking a placement test with the intention of sending the scores to an out-of-state school, you must inform the testing proctor in advance. NC_DAP scores are not the same as regular ACCUPLACER scores. You will also be required to pay the $20.00 proctoring fee.