Testing Services


Roanoke-Chowan Community College administers the NC_DAP placement tests free of charge to all students who are entering a program or who are taking courses with a placement test prerequisite.

The NC DAP placement test assesses a student’s skills in English and reading (DREs), and math (DMAs) and identifies which course or courses best fit the student’s skill level.

The tests consist of reading, revising and editing, a writing sample, and mathematics. Students take certain tests, or the whole sequence, depending upon their program or course choices. Students may be exempt from some or all placement testing.

Other tests administered include the TABE applicants for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) I & II, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Phlebotomy, Law Enforcement as well as high school equivalency diploma (GED).

Exemption from Placement Testing.
Exemption from testing may apply to special credit applicants (non-degree seeking), certificate applicants, and transfer applicants.

Other exemptions may be granted based upon the following assessment test scores.

SAT/ACT Test Scores

(Pre March)
(March 2016)
English – 500 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing – 480 English – 18
Critical Reading – 500 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing – 530 Reading – 22
Mathematics – 500 Mathematics – 22

Multiple Measures
The applicant is admitted and registered for classes within five (5) years from the high school graduation date. The applicant has an unweighted high school GPA of 2.6 or higher. The applicant has successfully completed four (4) high school math courses including three (3) Core Mathematics Courses and at least one higher level math course* as recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Note: This option is only available to someone who graduated from a high school that is legally authorized to operate in N.C. and who graduated from that high school within five years of enrollment.

Retest Policy:
Students/applicants are allowed only one retest. If a student retests, the highest score on each section will be used for advisement and course placement. Once enrolled in a developmental course and the course has started, a student may not retest.


Test Preparation Resources:
* NC_DAP Study App

* NC_DAP Placement Test Sample Questions

* NC_DAP WritePlacer – Guide to Sample Essays

* College Level Math (CLM) Sample Questions

Scheduling Placement Test:
Placement tests are given by appointment only by calling (252) 862-1278. A valid photo Id (driver’s license, college Id, passport, etc.) is required to take a test!

Computer Lab Location: Student Services Center (Building H) Room 212C