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Important Information and Deadlines for Spring 2015

To start school in Spring 2015, you need to complete your application process in our Admissions Department and sign up for testing if applicable! Advising/Registration dates are Monday, November 10th through Wednesday, November 26th.

Placement Testing

All students applying for a program at Robeson Community College are required to take the ACCUPLACER and COMPASS test unless determined exempt. Both test are computer-adaptive testing programs that quickly and accurately assesses students’ skill levels in Reading, Writing, and Math.  This assessment is designed to help you identify your present strengths and determine your academic readiness for your program of interest.  Because the tests are not timed, prospective students are able to work at their own pace; therefore, alleviating the pressure of completing the assessment within a specific time period. The ACCUPLACER math assessment determines academic readiness for a student’s program of study. Calculators can be used on certain items on the math assessment.  This advantage greatly reduces test anxiety for many students who may otherwise feel pressure during timed testing situations.  Testing time is usually three hours, but will vary based upon student ability and experience in reading comprehension, writing and math.  Students obtain test results at the conclusion of the assessment.  All test scores are valid for five years (see test preparation below).

Keyboarding Assessment

In addition you will need to take the OPAC test (a keyboarding assessment to determine if you have the skills necessary to enroll in CIS 110 Intro to Computers). You may practice your keyboarding skills at free online practice sites such as and

RCC Retest Policy
Testing is used to place students in appropriate level courses rather than for admissions purposes. Therefore, retesting is not recommended for regular programs unless it is determined that first test scores are invalid.

Testing by Appointment Only
Students must have a current application, and official high school/college transcripts on file with our Admissions Department before scheduling to test. You may call our Admissions office at (910) 272-3342 to verify that all supporting documents are on file to receive a Permit to Test Form or stop by the Admissions Office, located in the Fred G. Williams, Jr. Student Center in Building 13, Room 1301.

Other Test Scores
Robeson Community College accepts other test scores such as the ASSET, ACCUPLACER, SAT and ACT.  All scores must be within five years.

Test Preparation
Students may visit the COMPASS website for practice and review with reading, writing and math.  Additional websites for math practice are: , and  The new  NC DAP Math  sample questions can be found on  You may purchase the ACCUPLACER Web-based Study App. for the North Carolina Community College System (item#:130095417) with College Board at for $2.99.

Testing Accommodations
If you need accommodations, due to a disability, please contact our coordinator of disability services at (910) 272-3345 so that appropriate arrangements can be made prior to testing.

Possible Test Exemptions
Students who have the appropriate college credits in Math or English may be exempt from placement testing.  Please have an official transcript sent to RCC for review.  Appropriate college credits from other institutions may be transferred to RCC if applicable.

Allied Health Test

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V)
The TEAS V measures an individual’s ability in mathematics, science, English, and reading comprehension.

Testing by Appointment Only
Students must meet with a counselor to review the Allied Health Checklist (Application) to determine if they are eligible to take the TEAS V test.  Students must have the appropriate test scores and coursework to sign up to test.  All developmental coursework with grades of C or better must be completed before a student can register to take the TEAS V.

Other Test Scores
Robeson Community College will accept other test scores.  Scores must be within five years.

Testing Accommodations
If you need accommodations, due to a disability, please contact our coordinator of disability services at (910) 272-3345 so that appropriate arrangements can be made prior to testing.

Permission for Release
Students may request that their scores for tests taken at RCC be transferred to other schools by completing the Permission for Release.  The form can be obtained from Counseling and Career Services.

Transfer of Test Scores
RCC applicants who have taken tests at other colleges should request to have their test scores sent to Counseling and Career Services.  The “Test Score Request” forms are available directly and on-line from the Counseling and Career office.  Test scores delivered by applicants must be in a SEALED envelope with official signatures across the seal to be valid.  The address is:  Counseling and Career Services, P.O. Box 1420, Lumberton, NC  28359

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