Placement Testing

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Students enrolling in RCC enter with a variety of skills and academic backgrounds. In order to ensure appropriate course placement, RCC has adopted Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE) placement guidelines.

Students may be placed in one of three different levels for math and English: college level, college level with a required co-requisite course, or the transition center.

RCC will use a variety of sources to place students. These sources include high school GPA, GED/HiSET test scores, ACT test scores, SAT test scores, and coursework from colleges and universities. Students who do not meet the previous criteria will have the option of taking the RISE placement test administered on the RCC campus. Placement for math and English will be evaluated independently. Students may be placed in different levels for math and English.

Students who graduate from an accredited high school will be placed using RISE placement guidelines and will not have the option to take the RISE placement Test. Students who complete high school equivalency or adult high school must take the RISE placement test, unless waived by other test scores.

RCC offers many more courses than just math and English. Each course will have its own placement requirements based on RISE placement guidelines. Once students are placed in the appropriate math and English levels, admissions staff and academic advisors will assist students in selecting suitable courses.

RCC Course PlacementUnweighted HS GPAGEDHiSET
English without a Co-Req2.80 or above165 on all tests15 on all tests and 4 Essay
English with a Co-ReqBetween 2.20 and 2.79145 on all tests
Transition EnglishBelow 2.20
Math without a Co-Req2.80 or above165 on all tests15 on all tests and 4 Essay
Math with a Co-ReqBetween 2.20 and 2.79145 on all tests
Transition MathBelow 2.20
Reinforced Instruction For Student Excellence (RISE) Placement Guidelines

Accommodations Testing & Assistive Technology Equipment

Our Testing Center has assistive technology equipment available for students with disabilities to use as well as designated testing space specifically for students who need extra testing time or an environment that is quiet with low distractions. Our Testing Specialist is on hand in the Testing Center daily to help students use these resources.

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Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

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