Northland Pioneer College is sincerely interested in student success and encourages students to choose courses that are appropriate for their skill levels. Most students are required to take a placement exam to determine skill levels in writing, reading and math for course placement.
The following conditions define who must take a placement exam:
A student may be exempt from taking the placement examination based on the following conditions:
The student provides an original ACT or
SAT report or an official high school transcript documenting the following scores:
|18 or Higher|
|Reading||18 or Higher|
|Mathematics||18 or Higher|
*NPC course recommendations determined by test score.
SAT composite score should be 1040 or higher.
General guidelines for a student taking the placement examination are as follows:
Placement scores will be used to assist students in choosing courses of the appropriate level. Students with ASSET scores below Writing - 35, Reading - 35, or Math - 34 may not enroll in General Education courses or courses for which these minimum skill levels have been established unless they co-enroll in a pertinent TLC course. Students with scores below the minimum levels are strongly encouraged to enroll in The Learning Cornerstone (TLC) courses to increase their skill levels for admission into college level courses. Programs and courses requiring specific skill levels are described in the Programs at a Glance and Course Description sections of the catalog.
A study guide for the placement test is available in the Academic Advising Office at each Campus/Center. This guide, which is provided free of charge, describes the purpose of the exam, summarizes test-taking strategies, and includes practice items. The schedule of placement exam days and times is posted at each Campus/Center, offering exams throughout each semester. Students are encouraged to complete testing prior to registration periods. During open and late registration, the placement exam will be administered on a predetermined schedule, based on Campus/Center needs. Times and room locations will be posted in the registration area and with the Campus/Center receptionist.
GED TESTING QUALIFICATIONS
Northland Pioneer College offers GED testing on a regular basis to applicants who qualify.
The applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and have not received a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate. Individuals between sixteen (16) years and eighteen (18) years of age may be tested provided the applicant:
The applicant must pay the appropriate fee, as listed in the Tuition and Fee Schedule.
No individual younger than sixteen (16) years of age may make application for GED testing.
Individuals enrolled in a charter school or a person being home schooled are not eligible to be tested unless that person has officially withdrawn from that educational program. If home schooled, the parent must report to the County School. Superintendent's office that they are not longer home schooling and receive an Official Notice of Pupil Withdrawal (form: ADE 41-123) completed by the County School Superintendent's office.
The GED tests are administered throughout the school year at the White Mountain Campus (Show Low), Little Colorado Campus (Winslow), and Springerville/Eagar Center (Eagar).
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