RCC uses Reinforced Instructions for Student Excellence (RISE) to determine course placement. One of those measures is placement testing. Placement testing is used if the student has graduated high school more than 10 years ago and does not meet any of the other requirements under our RISE policy. Students may be exempt from taking the placement test if their course does not require a math or English prerequisite. Students may also be exempt if they have official placement testing scores less than 10 years old. We accept NC DAP, Accuplacer, COMPASS, ACT and SAT. Please request an official copy of your scores to be sent to us from the issuing institution, if you have already completed a placement test and would like to use those scores.
Students may prepare for the EdReady assessment by visiting https://edready.org.
Testing is used to place students in appropriate level courses rather than for admissions purposes. Students who complete the college’s placement test are allowed only one retest in each English/reading or math tier. Test scores are valid for 10 years.
Testing by Appointment Only
Students must have a current application and official high school/college transcripts on file with our Admissions Department before scheduling to test. You may call our Admissions office at (910) 272-3342 or stop by 1301 in the Fred G. Williams Student Center to schedule a placement test.
If accommodations are needed due to a disability, please contact Ronnie Sampson, Coordinator of Disability Services at (910) 272-3345 so that appropriate arrangements can be made prior to testing.
Permission for Release
Students may request that their scores for tests taken at RCC be transferred to other schools by completing the Permission for Release Form.
Other Test Scores
Robeson Community College accepts other test scores such as the ASSET, ACCUPLACER®, SAT and ACT. All scores must be within five years.
Transfer of Test Scores
RCC applicants who have taken tests at other colleges should request to have their test scores sent to the Admissions Office. “Test Score Request” forms are available in the Admissions Office. Test scores delivered by applicants must be in a SEALED envelope with official signatures across the seal to be valid. Scores may also be mailed directly from the institution to:
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 1420
Lumberton, NC 28359
Health Science Testing
Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS)
The ATI TEAS measures an individual’s ability in mathematics, science, English, and reading comprehension.
ATI TEAS Testing by Appointment Only
Students must register for the test in advance by calling Angelena Hall at 910-272-3358 or visiting the Admissions Office located in the Fred G. Williams Student Center, Building 13.
Prior to testing, students must meet with a counselor to determine if they are eligible to test. Students must have completed or tested out of all developmental coursework before they can register to take the ATI TEAS.
ATI Testing Dates for academic year 2019 – 2020:
October 28, 2019 February 20, 2020
November 18, 2019 April 7, 2020
December 18, 2019 April 9, 2020
February 4, 2020 April 21, 2020
February 6, 2020 April 23, 2020
February 18, 2020