Placement Testing

As part of the Admissions process, placement test scores are required. Coastal administers the NC DAP as the official placement test. We also accept official COMPASS, ASSET, Accuplacer/CPT, SAT, and ACT scores earned within the past 60 consecutive months from the month of administration from other institutions. Distance Learning students are encouraged to find an institution near them that offers one of the accepted placement testing options. Placement test scores may be waived by a Counselor if you have previous college credit in English and math.

Effective March 6, 2017
A.D. Guy Business Technology Building – Room 108

Much more than a series of tests, the NC DAP system is a comprehensive testing system:

  • computer-adaptive and Internet-delivered
  • helps place students into appropriate courses
  • maximizes the information postsecondary schools need to ensure student success

Using the latest technology, NC DAP measures students’ skills in essay writing, reading and revising, and mathematics.

  • Picture ID and Coastal Student ID Number required. In order to be assigned a Coastal Student ID Number, please submit a general Admissions Application to the Admissions Office in the Student Center Building prior to testing.
  • No appointment necessary.
  • Walk-in basis only and seats are subject to availability.
  • Placement test can take up to 3 ½ hours. Please plan accordingly.

Morning Sessions
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Check-in between 8:00am – 8:30am

Afternoon Sessions
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Check-in between 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Evening Sessions
Check-in between 5:30pm – 6:00pm

No Testing on the Following Dates:
April 10-13, 2017/Spring Break
April 14, 2017/Good Friday
April 17, 2017/ Easter Monday Break