Northeastern Technical College

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Testing Information

Placement Tests

Northeastern Technical Colleges requires placement information of enrolling students who wish to enter into a program of study or in any English or math courses. NETC uses the computerized test COMPASS for placement purposes.

Schedule a COMPASS placement test by calling the main campus in Cheraw or one of the college campuses in Bennettsville, Dillon or Pageland.

COMPASS scores are in effect for two years. These tests may be waived for the student who meets one of the three criteria:

  • Has earned a degree from an accredited institution;
  • Has earned appropriate program-level college credit in English, math and/or reading (within 10 years) at NETC or another accredited institution;
  • Has appropriate SAT scores (480 Verbal, 480 Math), or ACT scores (20 Composite).

Sections of the COMPASS may be required if either score is not sufficient. SAT or ACT scores must have been earned within two years of the date of enrollment.

When counseling or test scores indicate the need for additional preparation to enter the college-level courses, applicants will be offered the appropriate course(s) to provide the needed preparation. Students may also be encouraged to reevaluate their career goals. If the applicant's test scores are below the minimum cutoff scores for the developmental studies courses, he/she will be referred to Adult Education for remediation.

GED Examination Information

All test dates are on Saturday and held promptly at 8 a.m. Official SC ID and social security cards are required. All questions must be directed to GED Testing Office in Columbia. Call (803) 734-8347 or visit the S.C. Department of Education.

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