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  • Wake Tech administers the North Carolina Diagnostic and Placement Test (NCDAP). Please note the NCDAP ACCUPLACER test was specifically created for the North Carolina Community College System. The NCDAP ACCUPLACER does not transfer outside of North Carolina. (NCDAP).
  • The WritePlacer Essay has a two-hour time limit, and the remainder of the test is untimed. The average time to complete the entire test is 3 hours and 20 minutes. You are allowed four hours to complete the test. If you do not complete the test you will be able to schedule an additional appointment to return and complete the test.
  • This test consists of four parts: WritePlacer, Reading, Revising/Editing, and Math
  • Review Sample Questions
  • Be sure to review prior to testing.
  • Arrive 30 minutes early to allow for parking.
  • No handheld calculators are allowed. A calculator is built into the test.
  • No children are allowed in the testing center.
  • When you register for a test session you are reserving a computer. We will determine which sections of the test you need when you arrive for your appointment.

Check to see if you are exempt, BEFORE registering to take a test.
Select a campus below where you would like to take the placement test

Southern Wake Campus (Main): All programs except Health Sciences programs are available at the Main Campus. For directions and a campus map, go to the Southern Wake Campus (Main) Web Site.

Health Sciences Campus: Nursing, Radiography, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Therapeutic Massage, Medical Assisting, Medical Lab Technology, Emergency Medical Science, Pharmacy Technology, Human Services Technology, and Phlebotomy programs are available at the Health Sciences campus. For directions and a campus map, go to the Health Sciences Campus Web Site.

Northern Wake Campus: Associate of Arts and Associate of Science college transfer programs are available at the Northern Wake campus. For directions, go to the Northern Wake Campus Web Site.

Public Safety Education Campus: Criminal Justice Technology, Latent Evidence Technology, and Fire Protection Technology programs are available at the Public Safety Education campus. For directions, go to the Public Safety Education Campus Web Site.

Western Wake Campus: The Associate in Arts college transfer program is available at the Western Wake Campus. For directions, go to the Western Wake Campus Web Site.
RTP Campus: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Engineering Programs are available at the RTP Campus. Business, Business Analytics, Accounting, Cyber Security, Network Management, Supply Chain Management, Technical Support, and Storage and Virtualization are also all available. For directions, go to the RTP Campus Web Site.