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Admissions: Placement & TEAS Testing: Home & E-Resources

Find resources to prepare you for the various entrance exams administered at RCC.

Placement Testing: Reinforced Instructions for Student Excellence (RISE Test)

RCC uses Reinforced Instructions for Student Excellence (RISE) to determine course placement.

Placement testing is used if the student has graduated high school more than 10 years ago and does not meet any of the other requirements under our RISE policy. Students may be exempt from taking the placement test if their course does not require a math or English prerequisite. Students may also be exempt if they have official placement testing scores less than 10 years old. We accept NC DAP, Accuplacer, COMPASS, ACT and SAT. Please request an official copy of your scores to be sent to RCC from the issuing institution, if you have already completed a placement test and would like to use those scores.

Acceptance of Other Test Scores

Robeson Community College accepts other test scores such as the ASSET, ACCUPLACER®, SAT and ACT. All scores must be within five years.

Permission for Release of Scores from RCC to Other Schools

Students may request that their scores for tests taken at RCC be transferred to other schools by completing the Permission for Release Form.

Transfer of Test Scores to RCC from Other Schools

RCC applicants who have taken tests at other colleges should request to have their test scores sent to the Admissions Office. “Test Score Request” forms are available in the Admissions Office. Test scores delivered by applicants must be in a SEALED envelope with official signatures across the seal to be valid. Scores may also be mailed directly from the institution to:

Office of Admissions P.O. Box 1420 Lumberton, NC 28359

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Test)

The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is an entrance exam that measures entry-level skills in four subject areas identified as important for health science students: reading, mathematics, science, and English/language usage.  All nursing and radiography program applicants are required to take the TEAS Test. The TEAS Test is a timed, computerized exam made up of multiple-choice questions in four sections, as follows: 

(% of Exam)
Reading (31%) Key Ideas & Details, Craft & Structure, Integration of Knowledge & Ideas 53 64 minutes
Math (22%) Numbers & Algebra, Measurement & Date 36 54 minutes
Science (31%) Human Anatomy & Physiology, Life & Physical Sciences, Scientific Reasoning 53 63 minutes
English & 
Language Usage (16%)
Conventions of Standard English, Knowledge of
Language, Vocabulary Acquisition 
28 28 minutes
Total   170 questions 209 minutes

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