ATTENTION: the Math portion of the NCDAP will be implemented on 5/2/14

As a part of the admissions process, Academic Support at Carteret Community College (CCC) administers placement testing to determine academic readiness. The placement test results indicate the appropriate level of study for an applicant in reading, writing, math, and computer literacy.  Placement test scores do not measure intelligence or the likelihood of future success.

In most cases associate degree, diploma, or certificate applicants are required to take the placement test. Special credit, non-degree seeking applicants, may be required to test in order to satisfy prerequisite requirements for courses in which they wish to enroll.

There is no testing fee for students who have never tested, or whose scores are more than five years old for math at the time of application nor is there a testing fee when an instructor requests a retest. However, for student initiated retest requests within the five-year period for math in which scores are considered to be valid, there is a $2.00 per subject retest fee.   Reading and writing scores do not expire, so a retesting fee will always be applied to these sections. For students testing for another college or university, there is a $5.00 fee.


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 night’s sleep, and schedule the test at a time convenient for you (allow 5 hours to complete the test).

Below are some other websites that may provide further assistance:

NCDAP STUDY GUIDE (Math starting May 2nd)

ACCUPLACER Study Guide (Reading and Sentence Skills)

Additional Math
 Computer Literacy

 In order to be prepared for the computer literacy test, a student should know how to use a flashdrive, manage files, edit in Microsoft Word, and attach and send files through email using Moodle.





Page Last Modified:July-23-2014

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