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Placement Test, Catawba Valley Community College

Students applying for degree, diploma, and certificate programs may be required to complete certain placement tests. Test results are used by academic advisors to place students in appropriate courses and thereby maximize their opportunities for success. While placement test scores are not used for determining admission to the college, they may be required to satisfy certain program of study requirements.

CVCC utilizes the NCDAP test (NC Diagnostic and Placement)  an ACCUPLACER test to assess Reading, English and Math skills.
Retest Policy

Students who graduated from high school within the past 5 years may be eligible for a placement test waiver using the Multiple Measures for Placement.

Fundamental computer skills are evaluated using the OPAC test.

Please review the "CVCC Placement Testing for NCDAP/ACCUPLACER" handout given to the student during the admissions process for more details regarding the placement tests. 

 Scheduling Tests:

New Students: See a Student Services Admissions Counselor to schedule an appointment for the placement test. This will ensure that you take the appropriate parts of the NCDAP and/or OPAC tests for your particular educational goals while attending CVCC.

Placement testing is at no cost for CVCC applicants. Non-CVCC students taking the placement test will be charged a $25 proctoring fee. Contact the Testing Center directly at 828-327-7000 Ext. 4048 to schedule an appointment.

NCDAP Testing Schedule:

  • Monday, February 06, 2017, at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017, at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 
  • Monday, February 20, 2017, at 1:00 PM & 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
  • Monday, February 27, 2017, at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 02, 2017, at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 04, 2017, at 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017, at 1:00 PM & 5:30 PM
  • Monday, March 20, 2017, at 1:00 PM & 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM

 Review Help:

NC DAP/ACCUPLACER:

» NC DAP/ACCUPLACER Study Guide

» Free NC DAP Web-Based Study Application

» MATH HELP - calculators are embedded in the math test

» ESSAY HELP

OPAC:

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