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Placement Test

Students are required to take the placement test if they are pursuing a degree, diploma, or if they are planning to enroll in a course with a pre-requisite.

Surry Community College administers the North Carolina Diagnostic and Placement (NC DAP) test. The NC DAP test is taken via computer and contains four components: WritePlacer Essay, Reading, Revising/Editing, and Math. A fifth component, College-Level Math, may be administered depending on your math score and eligibility will be determined by a Student Success Advisor. The WritePlacer is a timed essay test and students are allowed 2 hours to complete the essay. All other placement test sections are untimed. The average testing time for all four sections is approximately 3 hours.

Before Testing


Placement Test Day


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