North Carolina Diagnostic and Placement (NC DAP) Assessment
Lenoir Community College (LCC) uses the NC DAP to assess students’ academic skills in English, reading, and math. The results help determine where a student should begin English and math courses at LCC. The NCDAP assessment may take up to four to six hours to complete. Students are encouraged to take the assessment in sections over two or three days because of the length of time required.
The entire NC DAP Assessment consists of:
Multi-paragraphed 300+ word essay on a prompt and corresponding question with a two-hour time limit. Students average taking about one hour to complete this portion of the assessment.
30 multiple choice questions with no time limit. Students average about 30 minutes to complete.
20 multiple choice questions with no time limit. Students average about 30 minutes to complete.
36 multiple choice questions with no time limit. Students average about 45 minutes to complete. If the student “masters” DMA 010-030, then they take DMA 040-060.
- The assessment will be given on a walk-in-basis Monday–Thursday (closed Fridays & weekends) with no appointment needed.
8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (closed from 1 p.m.–2 p.m., final testing begins at 11:30 a.m.)
2 p.m.–5:30 p.m. (closing at 6:30 p.m., final testing begins at 5:30 p.m.)
Testing will not be extended past hours of operation.
- Students must present a valid photo ID to take the placement assessment.
- Students may retake the assessment once in an effort to improve their initial scores.
- If needed for math, the proctor will determine if students must take a secondary validation test in My Math Labs for proper course placement.
- Students requiring accommodations due to a documented disability should contact Aniya Sutton, ADA Counselor, at (252)-527-6223, ext. 331.
- Students are strongly encouraged to review the study guide provided on LCC’s website under “Prospective Students” tab prior to taking the assessment. The LRC’s circulation desk provides students with the opportunity to purchase a hard copy of the study guide for $2.50.
- Upon completion of the assessment, students will receive a summary of their results and will be directed to the Office of Admissions to speak with a counselor to discuss their course placement based on the assessment scores.
- Please contact Rose Sullivan, Assessment Specialist, at (252)-527-6223, ext. 398 or Admissions at ext. 395 for further information.