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Exemption From the Placement Assessment

If you can provide specific documentation, you may be waived from taking all or a portion of the placement assessment. Admissions requires official documentation for evaluation of your placement assessment waiver. Following are ways you may be exempt.

  1. High School transcript (no more than 10 years old) will place you in appropriate classes.
  2. Previous ASSET, Compass, or Accuplacer scores no more than 10 years old
  3. ACT Scores (English = 18+, Math = 22+, Reading = 21+) (no more than 10 years old)
  4. SAT Scores from March 2016 and future: (Evidence-based Reading and Writing = 480+, Math = 530+) (no more than 10 years old)
  5. Previous English and math college courses (must be evaluated by ICC) with an official college transcript

Contact admissions at 828-395-1442 if you have any questions about being waived from the placement assessment.

Follow these steps for evaluation:

Have placement assessment scores from another college mailed to Isothermal Community College, PO Box 804, Spindale, NC 28160, Attention:  Admissions.

Request ACT or SAT scores through your high school and have them send a sealed official copy to Isothermal Community College, PO Box 804, Spindale, NC 28160, Attention:  Admissions.

Request official high school transcripts to be sent in a sealed envelope to Isothermal Community College, PO Box 804, Spindale, NC 28160, Attention:  Admissions.

Request official transcripts from the college you previous took English or math courses with and have them mailed to Isothermal Community College, PO Box 804, Spindale, NC 28160, Attention:  Admissions.

Admissions will evaluate your official transcripts to determine if you are required to take the placement assessment.

To request placement assessment scores from Isothermal Community College download and print a request form, complete the form, submit it to the testing coordinator by fax to 828-286-8109, email it to testing@isothermal.edu, or bring it to the Advising & Success Center located in the Student Center. You may also pick up a form at the Advising & Success Center.

Contact for information

Advising and Success Center
Student Center, ASC Suite

Office: 828-395-1436

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.