Testing Center

Placement Options

Please submit your online SCC application before you schedule testing. Submit your online SCC application.

Placement testing is required for students entering all diploma and degree programs, many certificate programs, and for specific courses with English, reading, or math prerequisites.  Placement must be completed BEFORE students attend New Student Orientation.

Students can meet placement guidelines using several options and may use one or more of the following:

Option 1 – Multiple Measures

Submit an official HS transcript to the Registrar’s office for review.  Placement testing is waived for students who graduated from high school within the last five years with an un-weighted GPA ≥ 2.6 and have completed four eligible math courses.  Current High School students must meet these requirements to be granted a placement waiver. This multiple measures policy is valid for North Carolina High School students only.

Option 2 – Transfer Credit

Submit a transcript from the college at which a pre-requisite course was completed with a grade of “C” or higher. Official transcripts are required for program placement. 

Option 3 – Alternate Placement Assessments

Submit official scores from an alternate placement assessment taken at another institution.  This includes Accuplacer, Asset, Compass, ACT or SAT. 
Option 4 – Accuplacer Testing

Complete an Accuplacer placement test offered at SCC. The assessment is computer based and must be completed in person. Please review Accuplacer Testing information page for more details. Prepare for the placement test by completing a free Accuplacer Prep Session provided by Educational Opportunities.  For more information or to register, please contact Donna Wilson at 339.4272.