Isothermal Community College

Advising and Success Center

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. Previous placement assessment scores from another college taken within the last five years.
  2. ACT scores that are no more than five years old with scores that equal or exceed 18 in English, 22 in Reading and 22 in Mathematics.
  3. SAT scores prior to March 2016 and no more than five years old with scores equal to or exceeding 500 in Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Reading.
  4. SAT scores from March 2016 and future with scores equal to or exceeding 480 in Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and 530 in Mathematics.
  5. High school transcripts with an unweighted GPA = or > 2.6 plus four state approved math courses.
  6. Completion of a previous college English or math course from ICC or another institution.

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.