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Placement Testing Information
Exemption from the Placement Test may occur if:
EXEMPTION FROM THE PLACEMENT TEST
· SAT scores are 500 or higher in the Critical Reading, Writing (or Verbal) and Math sections of the SAT test. Math scores must be less than 5 years old at the time a student applies to Carteret, or
· ACT scores are 20 or higher in the Reading, 18 or higher in Writing, and 22 or higher in the Math sections of the ACT test. Math scores must be less than 5 years old at the time a student applies to Carteret, or
· A grade of "C" or better in a college-level English, math, or computer literacy course is obtained, or
· A grade of "C" or better in the sequential completion of college prep/developmental coursework is completed.
· A student who has graduated within the last 5 years meets the requirements for exemption based on Multiple Measures.
Multiple Measures for Placement Policy
The cost (time and money) of not preparing for the placement test.
Each pre-curriculum review course you place into will cost you extra time and money to complete. While pre-curriculum review courses are very beneficial in developing strong reading, writing, math, and computer skills, these courses do not count towards your programs graduation requirements. Good preparation leads to good results. By spending time preparing for the test, you can save up to $1,500 and over a years worth of coursework!
Are You Prepared to Take the Placement Test?
The placement test is one of the most important tests you will take at Carteret. The test does not determine if you may attend Carteret (CCC), however, it does determine if you qualify to take college-level courses or if you will be required to complete college-prep (developmental) courses prior to starting your college-level coursework. The test is FREE to all CCC students the first time testing, $2.00 for each retest and $5.00 for the entire test for students taking the placement test for another institution. Students may not take the reading, sentence skills, math, or computer literacy test more than two times in a twelve consecutive-month period. A students major determines what placement tests they need. The placement test can consist of testing in the areas of reading, sentence skills, math, and computer literacy.
Practice Makes Perfect!
We strongly encourage all students to click on the 3 links below to take a sample writing, reading, and math test. This will give you a chance to see what the test is like, and also identify areas you need some review in before taking your placement test. These links will open in a new browser and take you to websites that are not part of the Carteret Community colwebsite.
Below are some other websites that may provide further assistance:
A student should know how to use a flashdrive, manage files, edit in Microsoft Word, and attach and send files through email using Moodle.
How can I prepare for the test?
There are many websites that offer free sample tests or free tutorial services to help students prepare for the test.
The Academic Support Services offers free test preparation for students.
Get a good nights sleep, and schedule the test at a time convenient for you (allow 5 hours to complete the test).
Schedule your placement test:
Complete a Carteret Community College Application for Admission prior to taking your placement test.
Placement testing is offered throughout the week. Use the schedule below to reserve your spot or contact Academic Support at (252) 222-6218 for information on dates and times.
Bring a photo I.D. with you to the placement testing (drivers license, passport, work ID, etc...) and arrive approximately 15 to 20 minutes prior to exam time.
Students must reserve a seat by clicking the day of the test desired in the calendars below. If the college is ever unexpectantly closed for any reason, including but not limited to inclement weather, the placement test for that day will also be cancelled.
Page Last Modified:January-30-2014
Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: (252) 222-6000