Placement Assessment

RISE Placement Assessment

Who must test?

  • Students who have earned a high school equivalency or adult high school diploma and have not met the required scores:
    • GED – all subject test scores 170 or higher (2014 to present)
    • HiSET – all subject test scores 15 or higher and a 4 or higher on the essay (2014 to present)
  • Students who have graduated from a high school outside of the U.S.
  • Students who have graduated from a high school in the US do not complete the RISE placement assessment. Placement into courses is based on the student’s unweighted high school GPA.
  • Students who have graduated from an online high school.
HS GPA Placement Description ENG Courses MAT Courses
<2.2 Transition ENG & MAT BSP 4002 BSP 4003

ENG 111 with co-req

MAT with co-reg

ENG 111 & ENG 011 MAT with co-req

ENG 111 without co-req

MAT without co-req

ENG 111 MAT without co-req

RISE Test Information

  • The test is untimed.
  • The test is multiple choice. If you skip a question, you cannot go back to it and it is considered incorrect.
  • Each section takes about an hour to complete.
  • A score of 70 demonstrates mastery (effective September 1, 2020).
  • We will provide paper, pencils, a math formula sheet, and a calculator.

RISE Placement Assessment Schedule

RISE Placement Assessment Practice Tests

English-RISE Placement Test Prep

Math-RISE Placement Test Prep

Calculus I

For placement into MAT 271, Calculus I, please speak with a Student Services staff member.


Accommodations for the RISE placement assessment are available for students with a documented disability. Please see Accessibility Services to request accommodations

Your Next Steps

  1. Schedule an appointment by calling Andrea Rofail 910.788.6358 or booking online here.
  2. Arrive in A-Building Lobby about five minutes before assessment begins.
  3. Please bring a photo identification to the test session.
  4. Cell phones are not permitted during the test session.
  5. Test results are usually available immediately after testing.
  6. If you are not feeling well on the day of testing or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please reschedule the test.
  7. Be well-rested and nourished. Take your time and do your best!