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ASSET Placement Services

Sampson Community College uses the ASSET Placement Test as part of the
admissions process. The ASSET placement program consist of four tests: one English,
two mathematics, and one reading. The test is designed to help place entering
students in the appropriate courses or curriculum programs, to provide as close a
match as possible between the students' skills and the course requirements. Because
students entering Sampson Community College differ considerably in achievement,
they are offered developmental courses during the first semester of enrollment.
The ASSET placement test is scheduled throughout each semester. Students seeking
admission to the college should select a date from the placement test schedule and
report to the Student Services Division ten minutes before the beginning of the test.
The placement test requires no registration and takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes

Students With Disabilities
Students who have a disability or temporary handicap that prevents them from taking
the placement test under standard conditions may request special accommodations. A
request for special accommodations should be made directly to the Admissions Office
at least one week prior to testing.

Test Waiver
Applicants who present proof of having met one of the following criteria will be
exempted from taking the placement tests:

  • Completion of at least one college level mathematics and English course with a
    grade of ''C'' or better.
  • A score of 920 or more on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SATI) (Verbal 480; Math
  • Graduate of an accredited institution with an Associate Degree or higher.
  • A composite score of 19 or better on the American College Test (ACT) (Verbal
    19, Math 19).

Applicants seeking admission to Associate Degree Nursing or the Practical Nursing
program are required to complete the ASSET placement test, ACT, or the SAT.