The North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement Test (NC DAP) is a custom version of College Board’s ACCUPLACER. This test is used to place students into the appropriate English and/or math courses. If the scores place the student into developmental course work (courses numbered below 100), the student must complete the developmental course work before enrolling in college level English and/or math courses. There are two major components of the ACCUPLACER NC DAP – Reading/English and Math. Both components are administered on a computer.

The Reading/English portion of the test assesses a student’s achievement level in reading comprehension, revising/editing writing, and an essay. A composite score will place students into Developmental Reading & English (DRE) or curriculum English courses. There is a two hour time limit on the essay portion of this test.

Skills assessed on the math portion of the test include: operations with integers, fractions and decimals, proportions/ratios/rates/percentages, expressions, linear equations, graphs, equations of lines, polynomials, and quadratic application. There is no time limit on this portion of the test.

The ACCUPLACER NC DAP is offered Monday through Thursday at 9am and 3pm in Student Services. Applicants must make an appointment for the test and can do so by calling (828) 627-4607. There is no fee for test. Tutoring is available to prepare for the placement test in the Career and College Readiness Department. NC DAP review questions, as well as online Placement Test Preparation resources, are available in Learning Support Services. After testing, the student will meet with a member of the Student Services staff to discuss test results. Please refer to the table below for the ACCUPLACER NC DAP cut scores.

TEST

ACCUPLACER NC DAP

English

151+ on Reading & English NC DAP

Reading

Mathematics

7+ on all portions of Math NC DAP

 

Please read carefully the HCC NC_DAP Placement Test brochure to learn how to you can prepare for the test,  schedule a placement test, check exemption status, test accommodations, retest policy, and remote testing process. If you have any questions regarding placement testing, you can call (828) 627-4607 or email drowland@haywood.edu.

ACCUPLACER NC DAP Study Guides

ACCUPLACER Free Web-Based Study App no longer requires students to “purchase” the free study app or provide an access code from the College Board store to activate their account.   Instead, students will be able to access the Web-Based study app directly by signing up for an account with an active email address at https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login.

Additional Online Resources

The following resources is categorized by content area in mathematics, writing, and english.

To Request Remote Test Vouchers

If you plan to be an online (distance learning) student through HCC and live outside Haywood county, we can generate a Remote Test Voucher for you to take the (NC_DAP) Accuplacer in your service area.  Please call HCC Accuplacer Test Administrator at 828-627-4607 or 828-627-4646 and we will generate a Remote Test Voucher for you to test in your area. After we generate the Remote Test Voucher(s), you will receive an email from the College Board with a voucher number(s) and contact information to schedule an appointment there. After the testing session is complete, we will receive an email from the College Board that you have completed testing and your test report is available to download.

To Request Accuplacer Placement Test Scores

If you need test scores mailed, faxed or emailed to another community college, you may download and complete the Placement Test Score Request Form.  Please fax the form to (828) 627-4513 Attention:  Enrollment Managment or mail the form to:  Enrollment Management Office, Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.

Prerequisite Placement Testing for Chemistry

Students who wish to take CHM 151 must take the prerequisite placement test or transfer a course from other colleges with a grade of “C” or better.  Students must make appointments for prerequisite testing and may do so by calling 828.627.4607

If the scores place the student into developmental course work, the student must complete the developmental course work, CHM 090, prior to enrolling in college levels courses.

Credits earned in developmental courses do not count toward the required number of semester hours for graduation. Accommodations for testing are available for students with disabilities. Contact the Disability Counselor at 828.627.4504 in advance if accommodations are required.

TEAS Testing for Nursing Admissions

Haywood Community College requires the TEAS Admission Assessment Exam as a part of the nursing admissions process.  The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential  Academic Skills) exam is a computerized exam that measures a student’s academic ability in English & Language Usage, Reading, Mathematics, and Science. The Total Adjusted Score that a student receives will be included in the point system for admission to the  Nursing Associate program selection process.  The scores will range from 0% to 100%.  TEAS tesing is available on specific dates (late February and/or early March) for qualified HCC Nursing applicants.

TEAS scores can be used from previous TEAS testing at another institution provided the test was taken in the current admission cycle. An admission cycle is from January 31, 2017 to January 31, 2018. TEAS test scores five years or older will not be accepted. A maximum number of two attempts will be allowed and must be taken 45 days apart.  Scores from the TEAS test will be available to Region A Nursing Consortium.

How to Prepare for the TEAS

The TEAS Study Guide, developed by the publisher of the exam, can be purchased from the publisher (www.atitesting.com) or ATI Testing recommends the ATI-TEAS Study Manual Sixth Edition available in the Haywood Community College bookstore.  Online practice assessments are also available. You are encouraged to review this information.  In addition, we recommend that you download the listing of Helpful TEAS Preparation Links by the Individualized Learning Center.

Helpful TEAS Preparation Links (ILC)

Test Prep Review by Mometrix (free practice tests)

TEAS FAQ

How to Register for the TEAS Exam (to be determined mid-February 2018)

Qualified applicants will receive a letter from the Enrollment Management office regarding the dates the TEAS exam will be administered at Haywood Community College. Generally, notification will be made mid-February. The student will purchase the TEAS test at the campus of enrollment. The cost of the TEAS test will be determined at the time of bulk purchase and made public to the students when scheduling the TEAS test.

If an exam is cancelled due to inclement weather, the Testing Center will contact registered students to reschedule without additional cost to the student. Please refer to HCC’s website for information regarding inclement weather closings.

To Request TEAS Exam Score/Transcripts

Student who have taken the TEAS test at another location during the admissions cycle must request the TEAS test scores be forwarded to the college of application by March 1, 2018.  HCC is unable to accept TEAS exam transcripts directly from students or from another institution. Students who wish to have their official TEAS Exam transcript sent to HCC from another institution or from HCC to another institution must do so through ATI Testing website.   There is a $27.00 fee for each transcript. Click here to request you scores.

 

ATI Testing Contact Information:  Phone number is 800-667-7531; Email: helpdesk@atitesting.com

For General Nursing admissions process, contact the Enrollment Management Office at 828-627-4500.

Contact

Debbie Rowland, Placement Test Administrator
drowland@haywood.edu
Phone: 828.627.4607
Fax:  828.627.4513


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