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Welcome to the Testing Centers at South Piedmont Community College! 

Placement Test Study Guide
Don't forget to bring a picture ID with you when you come to the Testing Center!

Have an iPhone or iPad? Need a study app?
Follow this link for the College Board's Official ACCUPLACER Study App, available for purchase through iTunes!

Please click below for information about locations and contacts, placement testing, and testing for distance learning courses.

  Office Location & Hours
  Placement Testing
  TEAS Information
  Advisor Report/Academic Assessment
  Distance Learning Information

Testing Center Locations, Hours of Operation & Contact


L.L. Polk Campus
Garibaldi Building, room 265
PO Box 126
Polkton, NC  28135
Phone:  704-272-5338
Fax:  704-272-5303
Email:  testing@spcc.edu

Placement Testing Hours:
See the LLP testing calendar below for test session start times. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to posted test session. Priority will be given to students with appointments. Walk-ins will be accomodated if space allows. On Tuesdays, the testing center is open from 10:30 am to 8 pm.

Additional placement test information can be found farther down on this page.

TEAS Test Hours:
TEAS will be given at 8 am and 12:30 pm on Thursdays on the L.L. Polk Campus. Please be aware the TEAS fee has increased to $45. Priority will be given to South Piedmont Community College students.
Please email testing@spcc.edu for an appointment indicating the campus, time and date you would prefer for your appointment.

You must create an account with ATI Testing prior to coming to your TEAS Appointment. Write down your account information and bring with you to your appointment, as well as your proof of payment.

Additional TEAS information can be found farther down on this page.

The calendar below is accurately viewed by clicking the "Week" tab in the upper right hand corner.

 
** Friday testing may be available for those with special circumstances; for more information, please contact the testing coordinator.

 



Old Charlotte Highway Campus
Building B, room 190
PO Box 5041
Monroe, NC  28111
Phone:  704-290-5841
Fax:  704-290-5837
Email:  testing@spcc.edu

Placement Testing Hours:
See the OCH testing calendar below for test session start times. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to posted test session. Priority will be given to students with appointments. Walk-ins will be accomodated if space allows. On Thursdays, the testing center is open from 10:30 am to 8 pm.

Additional Placement Test Information can be found farther down on this page.

TEAS Test Hours:
TEAS will be given at 8 am and 12:30 pm on Wednesday on the Old Charlotte Highway Campus. Please be aware the TEAS fee has increased to $45. Priority will be given to South Piedmont Community College students.
Please email testing@spcc.edu for an appointment indicating the campus, time and date you would prefer for your appointment.

Additional TEAS Test Information can be found farther down on this page.

The calendar below is accurately viewed by clicking the "Week" tab in the upper right hand corner.

 



TEAS Test Information

Students applying to health programs at SPCC are required to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) version V. TEAS scores are valid for two years (beginning in 2014) and can be taken every 3 months. There is a $45 nonrefundable fee for each TEAS test (fee subject to change). TEAS will be given at 8 am and 12:30 pm on Thursdays on the L.L. Polk Campus  and Wednesdays on the Old Charlotte Highway Campus. Please email testing@spcc.edu for an appointment.

Priority will be given to South Piedmont Community College students.

Prior to your TEAS testing appointment, make certain that you go to the atitesting.com website and setup your account. You must have your username and password when you come to take the TEAS test, as well as proof of payment.

TEAS test not taken at SPCC must be officially transferred from ATI Testing and must be the same version used by SPCC. There is a charge to have scores sent from ATI Testing.

 



Placement Testing

The purpose of SPCC's placement test is to enhance student success.

There are five parts to the test:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Skills
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra

Each section will determine a student's skills and with advisor or counselor guidance, will enable the student to start in the appropriate courses for their curriculum. While the test is not timed, students should allot two hours for completion. A CPT Study Guide is available to all students, as well as a variety of other resources to prepare. Students are encouraged to take the test very seriously. Several refresher classes are available and can usually be completed for free. Tutorial videos will be added here by 2014 for students also.

Placement Test Study Guide

Have an iPhone or iPad? Need a study app?
Follow this link for the College Board's Official ACCUPLACER Study App, available for purchase through iTunes!

Students must show a picture ID and have completed an application for admission before their testing appointment.

Placement test scores are valid for two years. The full test is administered without charge to any student who has not taken the test within the previous 24 months. Certain criteria must be met before a retest may be granted. Please see the SPCC Catalog or Testing Center staff for more details. All retests are $2 for each subtest, or $10 for all five subtests.

 



SPCC Advisor Report/Academic Assessment

Placement:

Minimum Required Score

Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skill Combined Score :

Counselor Referral

No minimum score

DRE 096

72

DRE 097

92

DRE 098

129

DRE 099 + ENG 111

146

ENG 111

166

Computer Skills:

 

CIS 070

No minimum score

CIS 110

> 80

Math:

 

Counselor Referral

No minimum score

DMA 010, 020, 030

40 Arithmetic

DMA 040, 050

55 Arithmetic

DMA 060/070/080

55 Arithmetic and 55 Algebra

MAT 140/140A

55 Arithmetic and 55 Algebra

MAT 151/151A

55 Arithmetic and 75 Algebra

MAT 171/171A

55 Arithmetic and 75 Algebra

MAT 172/172A

55 Arithmetic and 95 Algebra and 86 College-Level Math

MAT 175/175A

55 Arithmetic and 95 Algebra and 65 College-Level Math

MAT 271

55 Arithmetic and 95 Algebra and 103 College-Level Math

Exemptions for taking the Accuplacer placement test are as follows:

  • Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher will be exempted from taking the placement test and will be granted exemption for all developmental course prerequisites. Credit for college-level classes taken as part of the degree must meet the time limit requirements as set forth in the “Transfer of Credit” section of the catalog.
    • Although a student may receive a bachelor's degree waiver from Admissions, students wishing to pursue a Transfer Credit Appeal must complete the placement test as the first step in that appeal process.
  • Applicants transferring from another institution (including 2-year colleges) who have successfully completed a transferable freshman English, reading, mathematics, or computer course will be exempt from the placement test subject area.
  • Applicants with the following scores taken within the last two (2) years are exempt from taking the Accuplacer Reading and Sentence Skills tests:
    • SAT = 500 Critical Reading
    • ACT = 21 Reading and 21 English
    • ASSET = 41 Reading and 41 Writing
    • COMPASS = 81 Reading and 70 Writing
  • Applicants with the following scores taken within the last two (2) years are exempt from taking the Accuplacer Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra tests:
    • SAT = 500 Mathematics
    • ACT = 21 Math
    • ASSET = 41 Numerical and 41 Intermediate Algebra
    • COMPASS = 47 Pre-Algebra and 66 Algebra
  • Applicants who are eligible to exempt one or more of the placement tests based on any of the above exemptions must provide the Admissions Office with appropriate documentation. Transcripts are considered to be “official” when issued in a sealed, unopened envelope by the granting institution. If you have questions about whether the transcript you have on hand may be considered as an official copy, contact the Admissions Office.

You must show proof of ID (College ID or driver’s license) before admission to the Testing Center. The Testing Center staff will offer “pre-test” advisement to you regarding the serious nature of the initial test. Resources are available for you before you take your placement test. The Testing Center staff for more details.

Once you have completed the College Placement Test, the Testing Center staff may refer you to a counselor for further assistance.

If you need to have scores transferred to SPCC, a list of codes are listed below:

  • CLEP-4827
  • SAT-0457
  • ACT-3061

 



Distance Learning Course Testing

The Testing Centers at the L.L. Polk and Old Charlotte Highway campuses offer instructors a secure environment in which to have makeup test proctored.  Instructors must use the Test Procotring Form to indicate a date range for the test and to specify what, if any, materials the student may use during the test (such as scratch paper, calculator, etc.)  Completed forms for each request are required before an appointment will be made for the student to take the test.  Please see the Admissions/Testing Specialist on either campus to get copies of this form or download the form on this page.  

**Please note:  TheTesting Department will charge a $20 fee for tests proctored for other institutions.  Fees will be waived for students currently taking classes at SPCC.  If you are a student or instructor from another institution and are interested in having your tests proctored at one of our Testing Centers, contact the Admissions/Testing Specialist (testing@spcc.edu) for arrangements. 

 

You must create an account with ATI Testing prior to coming to your TEAS Appointment. Write down your account information and bring with you to your appointment, as well as your proof of payment.