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Testing & Placement

Placement Tests

Northeastern Technical Colleges requires placement information of enrolling students who wish to enter into a program of study or in any English or math courses. NETC uses the computerized test ACCUPLACER for placement purposes.

Schedule a ACCUPLACER placement test by calling the main campus in Cheraw or one of the college campuses in Bennettsville, Dillon or Pageland.

ACCUPLACER scores are in effect for two years. These tests may be waived for the student who meets one of the three criteria:

  • Has earned a degree from an accredited institution;
  • Has earned appropriate program-level college credit in English, math and/or reading (within 10 years) at NETC or another accredited institution;
  • Has appropriate SAT scores (480 Verbal, 480 Math), or ACT scores (20 Composite).

Sections of the ACCUPLACER may be required if either score is not sufficient. SAT or ACT scores must have been earned within two years of the date of enrollment.

The following is a list of the course placements derived from the ACCUPLACER test scores:

COURSE PLACEMENT                                     SENTENCE SKILLS’ SCORE

                   ENG 032                                                                    20-49

                   ENG 100                                                                    50-80

                   ENG 101                                                                    81+

COURSE PLACEMENT                                     READING COMPREHENSION SCORE

                   RDG 032                                                                    20-67

                   RDG 100                                                                    68-82

                   No Reading Required                                            83+

COURSE PLACEMENT                                     MATH/ARITHMETIC SCORE

                   MAT 032                                                                    20-49

                   MAT 150                                                                    50-79

                   MAT 101/155                                                           80-100

                   Take Elementary Algebra Test                          101+

When counseling or test scores indicate the need for additional preparation to enter the college-level courses, applicants will be offered the appropriate course(s) to provide the needed preparation. Students may also be encouraged to reevaluate their career goals. If the applicant's test scores are below the minimum cutoff scores for the developmental studies courses, he/she will be referred to Adult Education for remediation.

GED Examination Information

All test dates are on Saturday and held promptly at 8 a.m. Official SC ID and social security cards are required. All questions must be directed to GED Testing Office in Columbia. Call (803) 734-8347 or visit the S.C. Department of Education.

Success Center Testing Schedule

View the Success Center Testing Schedule

Advanced Placement

Placement of students in classes at NETC includes helping enrolled students to identify, through assessment, their present levels of education, and to move them toward their goals as efficiently as possible. The College allows a student to enroll beyond the basic courses by allowing college credit for properly documented competencies from previous academic study, examination, or occupational experiences

1. Transfer Credit.

2. Credit by national examination:

  • CLEP—Credit for College Level Examination Program subjects will be accepted. A minimum score of 50 (or ACE recommendation) is required for the award of credit. Grade of "E" is assigned. 51
  • NETC awards credit for military training based on recommendations of the American Council on Education in its Guide to Evaluation of Military Training. Training must be verified through official military documents (DD-214 and DD-295) and credit is awarded with the grade of E, if there are specific equivalent courses.
  • Advanced Placement Tests—AP credit for appropriate tested areas will be awarded for scores of 3, 4, or 5. Grade of "E" is assigned.
  • Official transcripts of examination scores must be on file at the College before credit will be accepted. Students should also be aware that acceptance of these credits by Northeastern Technical College does not guarantee that a subsequently attended institution will accept credits.

3. Credit by local examination.

4. Technical Advanced Placement (TAP)-Graduates of Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon county high school Career/Technology programs are eligible for Technical Advanced Placement, earning college credits for certain high school classes. Information may be obtained through College Admissions Office or high school counselors. A grade of "E" is assigned for those courses.

5. International Baccalaureate: Graduates of International Baccalaureate programs may receive college credit for scores of four (4) or greater on selected International Baccalaureate higher level exams.

6. Credit for life experience: Interested applicants may request procedures for requesting credit for life experience from the Admissions
Office.

Note: No more than 75% of the course work required by the College for graduation will be accepted as transfer credit, as exemption, or advanced
placement credit.

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