Placement Testing

The NC Diagnostic Assessment Placement test (NC-DAP) is administered on campus to all applicants if required for their program of study. This battery consists of tests designed to measure reading, English, writing, and mathematical skills. The College also uses an institutionally-developed assessment to measure computer skills. The results of these tests are used to assist the student and College personnel in planning an appropriate program of study for each student. Testing sessions are scheduled throughout each semester and applicants are scheduled in advance for a test date. Placement test preparation guides can be found on the website at: For individualized test preparation, contact the Academic Skills Center located on the third floor of the Learning Center Building. See website at:

Placement tests for distance education students can be taken at most North Carolina community colleges and many out-of-state colleges. Students with an associate degree or higher, or appropriate college credit, or appropriate ACT/SAT scores, or a North Carolina official high school transcript showing a 2.6 or higher unweighted GPA and 4 state-identified math courses within 5 years of high school graduation may be exempt from taking the placement test. Contact the Office of Admission and Records or Counseling Services. Wayne Community College accepts COMPASS, ASSET, ACCUPLACER or NC-DAP scores taken at other colleges. All scores used for placement must be less than five years old.