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 Placement Testing is used to determine a student's starting point for English, math, and computer classes.  All students must take the placement test unless they meet the criteria for a waiver (see "Who Needs to Test" below).  It is recommended that students prepare for the placement test to better understand what type of questions will be on it.  Information for review can be found on the Placement Testing website.  The test consists of English (reading and writing sections), math and computer skills.


 PLACEMENT TESTING HOURS


Walk in hours (no appointment needed) Mondays 8 to 8 (last test starts at 6 pm), Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 to 5 (last test starts at 3 pm).  Appointments can be made to test on Wednesdays and Fridays.

*NOTE: Placement Testing Hours will change to an appointment only schedule in August 2013.  Students may schedule an appointment online by visiting the Placement Testing website.

? If a student has a condition that may warrant special testing accommodations (for example: extended time, large print, a reader, or interpreter) that includes but is not limited to visual, hearing, physical impairments, and learning disabilities, students must contact the Disability Services Office at (252) 493-7557. They will work with students to determine the best accommodations for each student.



WHAT TO BRING TO THE TESTING OFFICE


? Students are required to show a valid picture ID (driver's license is fine).

? Students will be required to turn their cell phone off.



WHO NEEDS TO TEST?


? All students need to take the placement test unless they have one of the following:

? Credits that have transferred to PCC in English math and/or (English credits will waive the English part and math credits will waive the math part).

? SAT scores of 500+ in Critical Reading and/or math (Testing MUST have a copy of these scores).

? ACT scores of 23 on the math section and/or an average of 20 on the English and reading sections will waive the related section (Testing MUST have a copy).

? SAT/ACT math waivers will waive students from the math and computer skills placement tests (Testing MUST have a copy).


ABOUT THE TEST


? Students may test a total of twice in any 3 year period.

? Test scores are valid for 3 years.

? All high school graduates do not need a test permit to test.

? Any high school student should be referred to Alton Wadford ( 7745- T23).



TRANSFERRING SCORES FROM OTHER SCHOOLS- SENDING SCORES TO OTHER SCHOOLS


? We accept scores from other NC community colleges by fax or mail as long as:

? The scores are not more than 3 years old.

? Placement Testing will fax and/or mail test scores to other schools once a written request is made by the student to Placement Testing.  Students should visit the Placement Testing website to print and complete a Score Request Form. Placement testing can only send scores for tests taken at PCC.

? PCC students are also required to take a computer skills placement test.  This test was developed by the PCC Information Systems Technology Department and cannot be taken at another school without a student completing a Proctor Verification Form. Visit the Placement Testing website to print a Proctor Verification Form.


Contact for further information:

Sharon Ceres-Spearling

493-7561

sceres@email.pittcc.edu



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