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Testing & Placement

Placement Tests

Students that enroll in a degree/diploma or certificate program that requires English or math should take the college Next Generation Placement Test prior to enrolling in an English or math course which will be determined by their advisor. Placement test are administered at all NETC campuses by appointment. Placement scores are valid at NETC for two years from date of examination.

Schedule an appointment for the placement test by clicking the link below.


The placement test will be waived if the applicant meets one or of the following requirements:

  • Graduated from a SC high school within the last 2 years with a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Currently enrolled as a rising Junior or Senior in high school with a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and high school approval.
  • Successfully completed comparable writing and reading and/or math developmental courses at another SC Technical College within 2 years.
  • Achieved the following minimum scores within the last two years: SAT Verbal 480 and SAT Math 480 or ACT Composite 20; and has submitted an official copy to the Admissions Office.
  • Satisfactorily completed a college level English Composition and/or Mathematics course above the developmental level with an earned grade of "C" or better at an accredited college or university.
  • Earned an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Approved transient registration form/letter from another college.

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

COURSE PLACEMENT                                     SENTENCE SKILLS’ SCORE

                   RWR 100                                                                230-236

                   ENG 101                                                                237+

COURSE PLACEMENT                                     READING COMPREHENSION SCORE

                   RWR 032                                                                 200-229

                   RWR 100                                                                 230-236

                   No Reading Course Required                                    237+

COURSE PLACEMENT                                     MATH/ARITHMETIC SCORE

                   MAT 106                                                                 200-248

                   MAT 108                                                                 249-254

                   Take Elementary Algebra Test                                 255+

COURSE PLACEMENT                                     ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA SCORE

    MAT 110/120                                                          250+                       


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.

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

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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