Course Placement Guide


Placement testing is required for all students who plan to enter an instructional program; all special students who enroll in English, mathematics, or other restricted courses; and all high school students taking college courses. The placement test is designed to assess academic abilities in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. Students who do not meet these test scores may be advised to enroll in developmental courses to prepare them for program placement at a later date. Placement test results are good for five (5) years and are used by counselors and academic advisors to place students in the courses that are appropriate to their academic needs. Placement testing is conducted on a walk in basis in the Student Success Computer Lab located in 219 Stone Hall. Students requiring placement testing will be issued a testing ticket upon admission to the college. Submission of SAT or ACT scores taken within five (5) years may exempt a student from placement assessment.

Approved Placement Tests

Sandhills Community College uses the ACCUPLACER® course placement exam for placement into English and mathematics courses or any courses with and English or mathematics course prerequisite or corequisite. The College also accepts scores from the following placement tests: ASSET®, COMPASS®, SAT®, and ACT®. Please use the following link the view acceptable course placement scores required for exemptions from developmental English and mathematics courses.

Required Course Placement Scores – English

Required Course Placement Scores – Math

Accuplacer Crosswalk English ‐ DRE

Accuplacer Crosswalk Math ‐ DMA