Applicants to associate level programs of study as well as all Career and College Promise students are required to show competence in English and mathematics. Diploma and certificate
level students are required to take placement testing if any course within the diploma or certificate has English or math prerequisites. Applicants may do one of the following:
• Take the Accuplacer, Computerized Placement Tests (CPT). Students are placed in courses based on their scores.
• Completed transferable college-level coursework in English and math.
• Achieved minimum scores on ACT or SAT.
• A returning student with a completion of English and math courses.
• Received an associate degree or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• Applicants who have graduated high school within five years of college application who meet the following criteria may be exempt from placement testing under the NCCCS Multiple Measures for Placement Policy: Minimum unweighted GPA of 2.6 and four years of high school math including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and an acceptable senior-level math.
• Career and College Promise students may demonstrate proficiency using other approved achievement and/or placement tests. High school students should speak with their guidance counselor for more details.
Mitchell encourages prospective students to ‘review’ before taking placement tests. Counselors can provide information on review opportunities. Placement test scores are valid for five years. New students may retake the placement test one time before enrolling in coursework. Please click here for further information about placement testing and to schedule your testing appointment.