Section XII - Student Services

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Enrollment Matters - Placement Assessment

To state the measures used to assess curriculum students’ readiness for college-level courses

The college assesses curriculum students’ readiness for college-level courses according to the Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE) multiple measures for placement guidelines established by the North Carolina Community College System. North Carolina Community College System Office Revisions are effective in accordance with numbered memos.

Placement Test

The placement test does not determine student admission to RCC, but it does determine course placement.  Students that meet one of the multiple measures for placement criteria may be exempt from the placement test requirement.


Students may retest once during the 10 years in which their scores are valid. It is recommended that students meet with a counselor to discuss and review preparation options prior to retesting. If the student is already enrolled in pre-college level courses at the time he or she retests and if the scores on the retest place him or her out of pre-college level, the student will follow the college’s standard withdrawal and refund procedures for tuition and books if he or she chooses to exit the pre-college level course.

Placement Testing for Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations for placement testing. Official documentation verifying the disability and the need for reasonable accommodations should be submitted to the Disabilities Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the placement testing appointment. Accommodations include but are not limited to extended time and/or testing using audio or visual enhancing software.


Adopted: 05/16/2013

Revised: 03/20/2014, 05/15/2014, 07/17/2014, 11/19/2015, 09/15/2016, 01/16/2020