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.
||Transition ENG & MAT
||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
||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
- Introduction to college reading and writing
- Identifying main ideas
- Discovering implied meaning
- Interpreting bias
- Analysis through definition
- Learning across disciplines
- Exploring comparative elements
- Informed opinions through causal chains
- Applied critical analysis
- Using sources in critical reading and writing
- Whole numbers
- Fractions and mixed numbers
- Ratios, rates, and proportions
- Real numbers
- Solving equations
- Exponents and polynominals
- Concepts in statistics
- Systems of equations and inequalities
- Rational expressions
- Radical expressions and quadratic equations
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 Disability Services to request accommodations
Your Next Steps
- Schedule an appointment by calling Andrea Rofail 910.788.6358.
- Arrive in A-Building Lobby about five minutes before assessment begins.
- Please bring a photo identification to the test session.
- Please wear a mask while on campus.
- Cell phones are not permitted during the test session.
- Test results are usually available immediately after testing.
- 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.
- Be well-rested and nourished. Take your time and do your best!