APPLYING FOR FALL?

New Admissions Placement Criteria may exempt you from testing. Review the criteria here before you make an appointment to test.

 

Test Exemptions for Fall 2019

The placement test does not determine your admission to Wake Tech, but it does determine your course placement. Please read the information below carefully to find out if you are exempt from testing or to schedule and prepare for the placement test.


Test Exemptions for Fall 2019

Starting fall 2019, Wake Tech has a new placement policy called RISE that uses unweighted high school GPA to determine placement, instead of testing. If you graduated from a U.S. high school within the last 10 years, you are exempt from taking the RISE Placement Test. You will be placed into courses based on your high school GPA. 

If you graduated from high school more than 10 years ago, you still may be exempt from taking the RISE Placement Test if you meet any of the criteria for exemption listed below:

Test Exemption 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

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. 

Test Exemption 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

*Coursework and GPA must be verified upon receipt of an official high school transcript


Test Exemptions for Summer 2019

Test Exemptions for Summer 2019

The placement test does not determine your admission to Wake Tech, but it does determine whether you will need to take pre-curriculum (preparatory) courses before you begin a program of study. Please read the information below carefully to find out if you are exempt from testing or to schedule and prepare for the placement test. 


You may be exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER Placement Test based on your high school GPA, score on the SAT or ACT, grade in a college-based class, or score on an AP exam. See below for criteria:

Test Exemption Based on High School GPA

Applies to graduates of NC high schools (within the last 5 years) who have an unweighted 2.6 GPA or higher AND have completed Algebra II/Common Core Math III/Integrated Math III AND one of the following: 

  • Advanced Functions & Modeling
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Integrated Mathematics IV
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Statistics
  • Calculus (completed by June 2014)
  • Analytical Geometry (completed by June 2014)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Math
  • International Baccalaureate Computer Science
  • Mindset
  • Probability & Statistics (completed by June 2015)
  • Trigonometry (completed by June 2014)
  • Essentials for College Math (SREB-Math Ready) 

*coursework and GPA must be verified upon receipt of an official high school transcript

Test Exemption Based on SAT Score

TEST SAT*
(before 3/1/2016)
SAT
(after 2/29/2016)
Critical Reading

Writing
scored 500 or higher
- OR -
scored 500 or higher
 
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing   scored 480 or higher
Math scored 500 or higher scored 530 or higher

*Scores must be less than five (5) years old at the time you apply to Wake Tech. 

Test Exemption Based on ACT Score

TEST ACT*
Math scored 22 or higher
Reading

English
scored 22 or higher
- OR - 
scored 18 or higher

*Scores must be less than five (5) years old at the time you apply to Wake Tech.

Test Exemption Based on Course Grade

  • To receive an exemption from the English test, you must have received a grade of "C" or better in a college-level English course from an US regionally or nationally-accredited institution. 
  • To receive an exemption from the Math test, you must have received a grade of "C" or better in a college-level Math course from an US regionally or nationally-accredited institution. 

Test Exemption 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.

If Placement Testing is Required: