NC DAP Format

The North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement Test (NC DAP) is a customized state version of the ACCUPLACER. The NC DAP test is administered at all 58 North Carolina Community Colleges.

NC DAP Format

  • Math (multiple choice) – 72 questions untimed
  • Reading (multiple choice) – 30 questions untimed
  • Revising & Editing Writing (multiple choice) – 20 questions untimed
  • WritePlacer (essay) – 2 hour time limit

The NC DAP test assess students’ English, reading, and math college readiness skills. It is not a pass or fail test but it is important to do your best. The results will determine the appropriate level of English and math courses to enroll in at FTCC. NC DAP scores are valid for five (5) years from test date.


  • Current Admissions Application
  • Official Photo Identification (i.e. driver’s license, school, military, passport, or work) that bears your first and last name