Do I need to do anything before I take the Course Readiness Assessment?
Yes, it will benefit you to “study, study, study” and use the links above to prepare for the test. Studying for the placement tests will lead to a better performance and more class options. By obtaining a better score, you may be able to skip one or more basic math and English classes and get a head start towards your academic goals. Your assessment results will determine into which classes you are eligible to enroll. Avoid having to retest and do your best the first time!
College students - Yes, you will need to apply to Nash Community College to create a unique student identification number. You will need to submit the college admissions application before you can take the course readiness assessment.
High school students - High school students trying to qualify for the College Transfer Pathways of the Career and College Promise program will only need a form of valid, pictured government identification (driver’s license, learner’s permit, high school or college ID, etc.) Students will need to report to Admissions prior to their assessment.
Where do I need to go for the assessment?
Report to Student and Enrollment Services, Building A for a referral form to take the assessment. Assessments are done in the Library, Building A.
When can I take the assessment?
The Course Readiness Assessment (CRA) is available on a walk-in basis Monday - Thursday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. (The CRA is available on Fridays by appointment only). Testing is offered to students planning to attend or currently attending Nash Community College. Individuals wishing to take the test to transfer to another institution will need to pay a $20 fee before testing to do so. *Testing will be offered at extended hours during times of registration.
Do I need to make an appointment for testing?
No appointment is necessary during normal testing hours. Appointments are required if outside of normal testing hours listed above.
What does it cost to take the Course Readiness Assessment?
Testing is free to Nash Community College applicants and students currently enrolled at NCC.
Individuals not attending or planning to attend Nash Community College will be charged a $20.00 fee. During peak testing times priority will be given to Nash Community College applicants and students. The fee must be paid at the Cashier’s Office before proceeding to Admissions to take the assessment.
What do I need to bring to the testing room?
You will need to bring a picture ID. Career and College Promise students need to bring side A of the Career and College Promise enrollment application.
How long will it take to receive results of the course readiness assessment?
Assessment results are available immediately. Following the assessment in the Library you will be referred back to Student and Enrollment Services to meet with a counselor who will interpret the results.
Do my Course Readiness Assessment scores really matter?
Most definitely! Your scores determine whether you are proficient in reading, writing and math and whether you will be able to register for college level coursework. If your scores place you below college level in any areas, you must take the course(s) to help you become proficient.
Can I take the Course Readiness Assessment more than once?
Students may take the Course Readiness Assessment twice within a 12 month period. Prior to taking the assessment for a second time, it is recommended that students study independently to upgrade deficiencies. Students may review sample assessment questions above.
Can I use a calculator or a dictionary?
No, for the math portion of the assessment there are certain questions that allow the use of a calculator and some that do not. For those questions that do allow the use of a calculator, a small calculator icon will appear on the screen for you to use. You cannot use any external help sources, paper or electronic; i.e. calculator, dictionary, or phone.