NC DAP (ACCUPLACER) & OPAC
Students applying for degree, diploma, and certificate programs may be required to complete certain placement tests. Test results are used by academic advisors to place students in appropriate courses and thereby maximize their opportunities for success. While placement test scores are not used for determining admission to the college, they may be required to satisfy certain program of study requirements.
CVCC utilizes the NC DAP test (North Carolina Diagnostic and Placement), an ACCUPLACER test developed by CollegeBoard to assess Reading, English and Math skills.
Fundamental computer skills are evaluated using the OPAC test developed by Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.
Please review the "CVCC Placement Testing for NC DAP/ACCUPLACER" handout given to the student during the admissions process for more details regarding the placement tests.
New Students: See a Student Services Admissions Counselor to schedule an appointment for the placement test. This will ensure that you take the appropriate parts of the NC DAP and/or OPAC tests for your particular educational goals while attending CVCC.
Current Students and non-CVCC students: Contact the Testing Center directly at 828-327-7000 Ext. 4138 to schedule an appointment.
» NC DAP/ACCUPLACER Study Guide
*Appropriate calculators are embedded in the math test.
*Retest Policy is located in the CVCC online Catalog