The Accuplacer College Placement Test is offered in room 203 and the Testing Center in the 1500 Building-Student Services. The test consists of three sections and assesses a student’s achievement level in reading comprehension, sentence skills, and math. The Accuplacer test is not a timed test and it is administered on a computer.

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.

Please see the schedule below for Accuplacer test times. Applicants must make an appointment to take Accuplacer and can do so by calling 828. 627.4607. There is no fee for the test. An on-line study guide is available on the HCC website. Accuplacer review questions, as well as online Placement Test Preparation resources, are available in Learning Support Services, and tutoring is available in Adult Education to prepare for the placement tests.

Placement Test Schedule ACCUPLACER, Biology, Chemistry

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30AM room 203     8:30AM room 203  

4PM Testing Center*

4PM Testing Center*  4 PM Testing Center* 4 PM Testing Center*  

*The 4PM testing session is reserved for students taking the Accuplacer in multiple parts and Biology and Chemistry placement testing.  Students may not take the entire Accuplacer placement test during this time period. 

Re-Test Policy


ACCUPLACER Sample Questions for Students.pdf
NC DAP Sample Questions.pdf

Prerequisite Placement Testing for Biology and Chemistry

Students who wish to take BIO 163, BIO 168, or CHM 151 must take respective prerequisite placement test(s) or transfer these courses from other colleges with a grade of “C” or better.  BIO and CHM placement tests may only be taken during the 4 PM testing session.   Students must make appointments for prerequisite testing and may do so by calling 828.627.4607. 

If the scores place the student into developmental course work, the student must complete the developmental course work, BIO 094 and/or 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.

After testing, the student will meet with a member of the Student Services staff to discuss test results. If an applicant scores within the 75 percentile on the Accuplacer, one retest for each section will be permitted. After a two-week period of reviewing the basic skills for those sections, the student may request a retest. Applicants must make appointments to retest by calling 828.627.4607.

Testing for Nursing Admissions * HESI

Haywood Community College requires the HESI Admission Assessment Exam as a part of the nursing admissions process. Interested students should speak to a member of the Student Services staff for more details.

A HESI Study Guide is available in the HCC Bookstore.


Laura Simmons, Placement Test Administrator
Phone: 828.627.4607

Haywood Community College is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.