2021-2022 Catalog

Course Placement

Western Piedmont Community College uses multiple methods - such as high school grade point average, ACT and SAT scores, GED (since 2014) and HiSET exam scores, placement test scores (all within the last ten years) and/or transfer course credit - to determine whether students need additional preparation before attempting college-level math and English courses as well as some courses in other disciplines. In addition, some programs have requirements that vary from those of the general college and should be explained by a counselor or academic advisor. 

Contact the Director of Career & Testing Services, 828-448-3155, with questions regarding placement testing or see section on Placement Testing.

Exemption to developmental coursework

 

 

English Placement Guide

Course

Unweighted H.S. GPA

ACT

SAT

GED

since 2014 (on every part)

HiSET

(on every part) and essay score

CCRG

English

Grade

Transition English (ENG 002) Grade

NC DAP/Dev. Ed. Completion

RISE Placement Test

Transition English (ENG-002)

≤ 2.199

ENG < 16 or

READ < 20

ENG < 480

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

RISE Placement Test

H.S. GPA over 10 years old

N/A

N/A

< 145

< 15 or

< 4 on essay

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

ENG 111 with Co-Req.

2.2 – 2.799

ENG = 16 or 17 or

READ = 20 or 21

N/A

145 - 164

N/A

B

P1

DRE 097

RISE Tier 1 Test

≥ 70

ENG 111 without Co-Req.

≥ 2.8

ENG ≥ 18 or

READ ≥ 22

ENG ≥ 480

≥ 165

≥ 15 &

≥ 4 on essay

A

P2

DRE 098

RISE Tier 2 test

≥ 70

 


Math Placement Guide

Courses

Unweighted H.S. GPA

ACT

SAT

GED

Since 2014

(on every part)

HiSET

(on every part)

And essay score

CCRG

Math

Grade

Transition Math (MAT 003) grade

NC DAP/DEV. Ed. Completion

RISE Placement Test

Transition Math

(MAT 003)

≤ 2.199

MAT ≤ 19

MAT < 530

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

RISE Tier 1 test

< 70

RISE Placement Test

H.S. GPA over 10 years old

N/A

N/A

< 145

< 15 or

< 4 on essay

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MAT 110 w/Co-Req

2.2 – 2.799

MAT = 20 – 21

N/A

145 - 164

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MAT 110 w/out Co-Req

≥ 2.8

MAT ≥ 22

MAT ≥ 530

≥ 165

≥ 15 and

≥ 4 on essay

C

P1

DMA 10 – 30

RISE Tier 1 Test

≥ 70

MAT 143

w/Co-Req

2.2 – 2.799

MAT = 20 – 21

N/A

145 - 164

N/A

B

P1

DMA 10 - 30

RISE Tier 1 Test

≥ 70

MAT 143

w/out Co-Req

≥ 2.8

MAT ≥ 22

MAT ≥ 530

≥ 165

≥ 15 and

≥ 4 on essay

A

P2

DMA 10 - 50

RISE Tier 2 Test

≥ 70

MAT 152

w/Co-Req

2.2 – 2.799

MAT = 20 – 21

N/A

145 - 164

N/A

C

P1

DMA 10 - 30

RISE Tier 1 Test

≥ 70

MAT 152

w/out Co-Req

≥ 2.8

MAT ≥ 22

MAT ≥ 530

≥ 165

≥ 15 and

≥ 4 on essay

B

P2

DMA 10 - 50

RISE Tier 2 Test

≥ 70

MAT 171

w/Co-Req

2.2 – 2.799

MAT = 20 – 21

N/A

145 - 164

N/A

B

P2

DMA 10 – 50

RISE Tier 2 Test

≥ 70

MAT 171

w/out Co-Req

≥ 2.8

MAT ≥ 22

MAT ≥ 530

≥ 165

≥ 15 and

≥ 4 on essay

A

P3

DMA 10 – 80

RISE Tier 3 Test

≥ 70