Placement testing for admission to Gaston College is available for all student and for students applying to selective admissions programs (BLET, EMS, and Apprenticeship). The Testing Center administers the RISE Placement test for new students who do not meet the HS GPA requirement for placement and the Accuplacer for students seeking admissions to BLET, EMT, Substitute Teaching, and Apprenticeship programs.

College Placement

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Scheduling a Testing Appointment:

After reviewing the Placement Testing Waiver link and speaking with an Admissions Advisor if you need to schedule the RISE Placement Test at the Dallas (Main), Lincoln, or Kimbrell Campus please click on the Schedule Now! button below.

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2022 TESTING SCHEDULE

Students must schedule all testing by calling the Testing Center 704-922-2433.

 

NOTE: Please do not bring anything with you to the testing center except your ID. Please practice social distancing of 6 ft. while on campus. No pocketbooks, backpacks, coats, jackets, or any other item will be allowed in the testing center.

Placement Policy*

  • Students whose unweighted high school GPA is at least a 2.8 is college ready for any gateway English or math course, and any course that has a developmental English or math prerequisite.
  • Students whose unweighted high school GPA is at between a 2.2 and 2.799 is college ready for any gateway English or math course with a required co-requisite course.
  • Students whose unweighted high school GPA is at below a 2.2 will be required to complete a developmental transition course in English and math.
  • Other acceptable ways to place into English and math are listed on the Placement Testing Waiver page

*This policy applies to an individual who has an official transcript grade point average (GPA) from a high school that is legally authorized to operate in the United States. Students who are placed from a high school grade point average (GPA) may take the State Board approved RISE placement diagnostic.