Wake Tech’s Testing Center helps students determine which courses (and level of coursework) will be most appropriate for them. The center offers the ACCUPLACER placement test (previously the COMPASS test), which assesses students’ abilities in reading comprehension, sentence skills, and math.
The placement test does not determine your admission to Wake Tech, but it does determine whether you will take college-level courses or must first complete pre-curriculum (preparatory) courses before beginning a program of study.
Please read carefully the information that follows to learn more about placement testing and how you can prepare, schedule, and sign up for the test – or find out if you are exempt!
You are exempt from the ACCUPLACER Placement Test if you:
Have SAT scores of:
520 or higher in Critical Reading (or Verbal)
600 or higher in Math Scores must be less than five (5) years old at the time you apply to Wake Tech.
Have ACT scores of:
21 or higher in the Reading, Writing, and Math sections of the ACT test. Scores must be less than five (5) years old at the time you apply to Wake Tech.
Have received a grade of "C" or better in a college-level English and math course from a regionally or nationally-accredited institution.
NOTE: Students enrolling in a Health Sciences program must have completed a college-level math course within the past 5 years.