Placement Test Advising
READING AND WRITING PLACEMENT GUIDE
Testing not required with SAT Reading OR Writing 500 (Taken before Mar. 2016) OR SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing 480 (Taken Mar. 2016 and after), or ACT Reading 22 OR ACT English 18, or ENG 111 or equivalent with “C” or better.
Register for your English class based on the guides below:
Your English Placement is based on the Composite Score from the NCDAP English Test (including an Essay).
100-103 = Basic Skills (You must take English test twice). If you have not scored above a 103 after your 2nd attempt, call 910.362.7295 or 910.362.7677 for English Foundations information.
104-116 = DRE096
117-135 = DRE097
151 or higher = ENG-111 (No developmental class needed)
MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT GUIDE
Testing not required with SAT Math 500 (Taken before Mar. 2016) OR SAT Math 530 (Taken Mar. 2016 or after), or ACT Math 22 or credit for the appropriate college math required for your major
Seven (7) or above is the score that demonstrates proficiency on each DMA test:
(A score of 1 on the DMA 010 test ONLY = Basic Skills. You must take the Math Test twice). If you have not scored above a 1 after your 2nd attempt, call 910.362.7295 or 910.362.7677 for Math Foundations information.
If you don’t score a 7 or higher on your DMA tests, then you need to Register for a DMS course.
If you want to take one of the following Math courses, here are the requirements:
MAT-110 = A score of 7 on DMA-010 through DMA-030 Needed
MAT-143 & MAT-152 = 7 on DMA-010 through DMA-050 Needed
MAT-121 = A score of 7 on DMA-010 through DMA-060 Needed
MAT-171 = A score of 7 on DMA-010 through DMA-080 Needed (A score of 7 or higher on DMA-060 will also award credits for DMA 065, DMA-070 and DMA-080)
All placement scores are valid for 5 years.