Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence (RISE)
Applicants to the college, beginning the Fall 2020 semester will be evaluated and placed into gateway English and Math course(s) based on the following criteria:
- Graduated from a US High School within the last 10 years, or
- Has earned developmental course credit, or has successfully completed a college-level English or Math course, or
- Has completed an eligible placement test within the last 10 years, or
- Has earned an Associate or Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Graduated from a US High School within the last 10 years
Applicants who have graduated from a US High School within the last 10 years will be placed into gateway English and Math courses using the following high school GPA ranges:
0.0 - 2.199 - Must successfully complete a Transition English or Transition Math course prior to enrolling into gateway English or Math courses.
2.2 - 2.799 - May register for any gateway English or Math course and be required to take the corresponding co-requisite course.
2.8 or higher - May register for any gateway English or Math course.
All high school transcripts, college transcripts, and previous test score reports received must be official documents. Unofficial copies will not be evaluated for placement.
Eligible Placement Tests
Under the RISE guidelines, eligible placement tests are valid for 10 years from the year of application. Previous NC DAP, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS scores may be used for placement.
Associate or Bachelor's Degree
Students who have earned a Bachelor's or Associate Degree, from an institution in which the college would accept credits from, have satisfied the requirements for RISE Pre and Co-requisites.
For questions pertaining to admission to the College, please contact the Office of Enrollment & Student Engagement at (919) 209-2128.