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Welcome to Coastal Carolina Community College’s placement testing center!  Our staff and faculty are excited that you have decided to begin your educational journey with us, and we are looking forward to assisting you in achieving your career training or academic goals.

As part of the admissions process, placement into college-level classes must be determined.  If you have previous college credit in English and math, or if you have graduated from a United States high school within the last 10 years, an Academic Counselor may waive your need to take a placement test.  If that does not apply to you, placement test scores are required.

The placement test provided by the North Carolina Community College System is the RISE test.  Coastal also accept official Accuplacer, SAT, and ACT scores earned within the past 60 consecutive months from the month during which you took the test.  Distance Learning students are encouraged to find an institution near them that offers one of the accepted placement testing options.

Before Scheduling an Appointment for the RISE Test 

You will need to be able to access your MyCCCC Portal in order to both schedule and complete the RISE placement test.

Students with a documented disability requiring accommodations should contact the Coordinator for Disability Support Services at 910.938.6331.

The RISE test is untimed; however, it may take several hours to complete all sections of the test.  No walk-in appointments are available.  Due to the time constraints required for the RISE test, you may only schedule to take one section (either Math or English) during a single appointment.  You can schedule consecutive appointments on the same day in order to be able to complete both sections in one day.

To schedule your testing appointment, use the button below:

Book an Appointment

What to Expect While Testing

The test is computerized; however, you will be provided paper and a pencil to make notes or do calculations if you choose.  All electronic devices such as cell phones or tablets must be silenced during testing.  We will provide you with a hand-held scientific calculator and a formula sheet when you sign in.

Noise: Because this test is not timed, students will be completing the test at different times.  There may be a moderate amount of noise and activity in the room, so ear plugs are available for your convenience upon request.

Break: Let the proctor know if you need a break.  You are allowed only one 10 minute break during testing, and absolutely no food or drinks are allowed in the testing center.

Please keep in mind that the proctor is not permitted to help you with any test questions.

It is recommended that you do not skip any questions; you cannot go back to previous questions.  Any question that is skipped will be counted as a wrong answer.

Once You Finish

Once you complete your test, your results will determine which English and math courses you will take at Coastal.  All of our courses are designed to help you succeed, so just prepare as best as you can and stay positive!

Test results will be available one business day after you complete the placement test.  You must meet with an Academic Counselor to review your results and discuss registration options.  You may only test twice within a 10 year period.

Students planning to take the RISE Test Virtually must complete the Academic Integrity Agreement before being allowed to take the test. If the Agreement is not received before the testing appointment, the testing appointment will be canceled.
This signed form must be emailed to

CCCC Placement Testing Academic Integrity Agreement