Admissions Placement Criteria

Applicant admission and placement at Wake Tech is based on high school GPA for all who have graduated from a US high school within the last 10 years. The GPA must be verified via receipt of a high school transcript.

Applicants who have graduated from a US high school more than 10 years ago will be required to take the RISE Placement Test unless additional criteria for placement is submitted.

An applicant may submit documentation of any of the following criteria for placement:

Admission Placement Based on High School Equivalency

Applies to applicants who have applicable High School Equivalency scores taken January 2014 or later with scores as shown below:

TEST SCORE
GED 170 or higher on all subject areas
HiSET 15 or higher on all subject areas with a 4 on Essay

Admission and Placement Based on SAT Score

TEST SAT
Pre-12/2011
SAT
1/2012 - 3/2016
SAT
after 3/2016
Reading 510 or higher    
Critical-Reading
-OR- 
Writing
510 or higher   500 or higher  
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing     480 or higher
Math 510 or higher 500 or higher 530 or higher

*Scores must be less than ten (10) years old at the time you apply to Wake Tech. 

Admission Placement Based on ACT Score

TEST ACT
pre-12/2011
ACT
1/2012 – 2/2014
ACT
3/2014 – Present
Math 22 or higher 22 or higher 20 or higher
Reading
- OR - 
English
22 or higher

18 or higher
21 or higher

18 or higher
20 or higher

16 or higher

*Scores must be less than ten (10) years old at the time you apply to Wake Tech.

Admission Placement Based on College Degree Completion or College Level Course Grade

For admission and placement based on college completion of an Associate’s Degree or higher, a transcript showing graduation must be received by admissions

For admission and placement based on college-level coursework, applicants must have received a grade of "C" or better in a college-level English or Math course from an US regionally or nationally accredited institution. 

Admission Placement Based on AP Exam Score

If you have taken an AP English or math exam, scores may be provided for review and determination of waiver. Check the AP credit policy at collegeboard.org.

Admission Placement Based on Prior Standard Placement Tests

Applicants may submit COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, ASSET, NCDAP ACCUPLACER, and RISE Placement scores for consideration of placement, if scores are within 10 yrs. old. 

TOFEL Internet Based test with a score of 88 may waive English placement testing.

Wake Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.  Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wake Technical Community College.