Gaston College’s state of the art testing facility, Katherine Harper Testing Center, is located in the CAS Building (Craig Building) upstairs in Room 209. Placement testing, TEAS tests, long distance education proctored tests and GED testing are offered in this testing center.

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Welcome to the Gaston College Katherine Harper Testing Center!

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RISE and Accuplacer tests are being administered in person. TEAS and Predictor tests are administered remotely. Appointments must be made by calling 704-922-2433. Please call the testing center with any questions.


Testing Information

The Katherine Harper Testing Center administers the RISE Placement Test, Accuplacer, and ASSET placement tests for students enrolling in curriculum programs. Students who graduated from high school with a GPA of 2.8 or lower should contact an Admissions Advisor before scheduling a placement test as you may qualify for a testing waiver. Any student who graduated with a 2.2 GPA or lower should schedule to take the placement test. Please see Placement Testing Waiver in links located on the left of this page for more information as to whether or not placement testing is needed as part of the admissions process. Additionally, students apply for select Health Programs like nursing and Veterinary Technology may take the ATI TEAS test to meet additional admissions requirements.

Testing Guidelines

– A photo ID, such as a driver’s license, is required for all testing.
– Cellular phones and pagers are not permitted at any time in the testing area.
– Outside calculators and dictionaries are not allowed during the placement tests.
– Children are not allowed in the testing area while you take a test and may not be left unattended outside the area.

Testing Accommodations

You may qualify for testing accommodations on the basis of a disability (physical disability, hearing impairment, visual impairment, documented learning disability, etc.). Contact the Counselor-Accessibility at 704-922-6224 to discuss testing accommodations and required documentation. Please advise us before you begin any test if you need special accommodations.


For any other questions regarding our testing schedule or the services we offer, please visit the links beside Testing/Placement to the left of this page. If you have additional questions, please dial 704-922-2433. We hope our site provides the information you are seeking.”