The North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement Test (NC DAP) is a custom version of College Board’s ACCUPLACER. This test is used to place students into the appropriate English and/or math courses. If the scores place the student into developmental course work (courses numbered below 100), the student must complete the developmental course work before enrolling in college level English and/or math courses. There are two major components of the ACCUPLACER NC DAP – Reading/English and Math. Both components are administered on a computer.

A composite score will place students into Developmental Reading & English (DRE) or curriculum English courses. There is a two hour time limit on the essay portion of this test.


The ACCUPLACER NC DAP is offered Monday through Thursday at 9am and 2pm in Student Services. Applicants must make an appointment for the test and can do so by calling (828) 627-3613. There is no fee for test. Tutoring is available to prepare for the placement test in the Career and College Readiness Department. NC DAP review questions, as well as online Placement Test Preparation resources, are available in Learning Support Services.





151+ on Reading & English NC DAP



7+ on all portions of Math NC DAP


Please read carefully the HCC NC_DAP Placement Test brochure to learn how to you can prepare for the test,  schedule a placement test, check exemption status, test accommodations, retest policy, and remote testing process. If you have any questions regarding placement testing, you may send an email to


Additional Online Resources

The following resources is categorized by content area in mathematics, writing, and english.

To Request Remote Test Vouchers

If you plan to be an online learning student through HCC and live outside Haywood county, we can generate a Remote Test Voucher for you to take the (NC_DAP) Accuplacer in your service area.  Please call HCC Accuplacer Test Administrator at (828) 627-3613 and we will generate a Remote Test Voucher for you to test in your area. After we generate the Remote Test Voucher(s), you will receive an email from the College Board with a voucher number(s) and contact information to schedule an appointment there. After the testing session is complete, we will receive an email from the College Board that you have completed testing and your test report is available to download.

To Request Accuplacer Placement Test Scores

If you need test scores mailed, faxed or emailed to another community college, you may download and complete the Placement Test Score Request Form.  Please fax the form to (828) 627-4513 Attention:  Enrollment Managment or mail the form to:  Enrollment Management Office, Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721.

Prerequisite Placement Testing for Chemistry

Students who wish to take CHM 151 must take the prerequisite placement test or transfer a course from other colleges with a grade of “C” or better.  Students must make appointments for prerequisite testing and may do so by calling (828) 627-3613

If the scores place the student into developmental course work, the student must complete the developmental course work, CHM 090, prior to enrolling in college levels courses.

Credits earned in developmental courses do not count toward the required number of semester hours for graduation. Accommodations for testing are available for students with disabilities. Contact the Disability Counselor at 828.627.4504 in advance if accommodations are required.

TEAS Testing for Nursing Admissions

Region A Nursing Consortium (Haywood Community College and Tri-County Community College) utilizes the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) as the admissions test to enter the nursing program.  The ATI TEAS  exam is a computerized assessment that measures a student’s academic ability in English & Language Usage, Reading, Mathematics, and Science.  It consists of 170 multiple choice questions and must be completed in three and one-half hours. If an applicant requires accommodations for the exam, he/she should contact the disabilities coordinator at (828) 627-4504 two weeks prior to the scheduled testing.  The Total Adjusted Individual Score that a student receives will be reported as a percentage which will be converted to a whole number used in the scoring criteria. For example,  if the applicant makes 75% on the TEAS, 75 points will be added to the Nursing scoring criteria..

The student will purchase the TEAS exam at the campus of scheduled testing. The exam will be administrated during the first week of March 2020 on the campus of scheduled testing. The TEAS exam scores will be valid for three years from the initial exam date. The TEAS exam scores will be due to Enrollment Management by April 1, 2020. It is the responsibility of the student who has taken the TEAS exam at another location or college to have those TEAS scores sent to the college by the due date. Scores from the TEAS test will be available to the Region A Nursing Consortium.

How to Prepare for the TEAS

The TEAS Study Guide, developed by the publisher of the exam, can be purchased from the publisher ( Online practice assessments are also available. You are encouraged to review this information.  In addition, we recommend that you download the listing of Helpful TEAS Preparation Links by the Individualized Learning Center.

Helpful TEAS Preparation Links (ILC)

Test Prep Review by Mometrix (free practice tests)


How to Register for the TEAS Exam (to be determined by mid-February)

Qualified nursing applicants will receive a letter from the Office of Enrollment Management regarding the dates the TEAS exam will be administered at Haywood Community College. Generally, notification will be made mid-February. The student will be provided a link to visit an online webform to register for one of the listed exam dates. The cost of the TEAS exam will be determined at the time of bulk purchase and made public to the students when scheduling the TEAS exam.

If an exam is cancelled due to inclement weather, each qualified applicant will be contacted to reschedule their exam without additional cost to the student. Please refer to HCC’s website for information regarding inclement weather closings.

To Request TEAS Exam Score/Transcripts

Student who have taken the TEAS exam at another location during the admissions cycle must request the TEAS scores be forwarded to the college of application by April 1, 2020.  HCC is unable to accept TEAS exam transcripts directly from students or from another institution. Students who wish to have their official TEAS Exam transcript sent to HCC from another institution or from HCC to another institution must do so through ATI Testing website. There is a $27.00 fee for each transcript. Click here to request you scores.


ATI Testing Contact Information:  Phone number is 800-667-7531; Email:

For General Nursing admissions process, contact the Enrollment Management Office at 828-627-4500.


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