Recent High School Graduates    

A recent high school graduate who meets the minimum 2.6 GPA benchmark will be exempt from the NC DAP and will be eligible to enroll in college-level math and English courses based on the following:


Option 1:

Option 2:

Official high school transcript.

A student must obtain the minimum ACT or SAT score to be waived from the NC DAP.

Graduation within 5 years of enrollment at FTCC.

ACT/SAT tests completed within five years of test date will qualify for a test waiver.

Unweighted high school GPA of 2.6 or greater.

ACT Reading 22 OR ACT English 18

Completion of Algebra I, and II, Geometry and a 4th higher math, and English I, II, III, and IV.

SAT Critical Reading 500 OR Writing 500


ACT Math 22 SAT Math 500

Transfer Students
Transfer students may be eligible for a placement waiver, if you:

Are enrolled in another college or university and applied to FTCC as a "special credit" status. An unofficial transcript may be used to substantiate completion of required prerequisite course. 

Attended a regionally accredited institution (RAI) in which English was the language of instruction and completed college-level English and/or math with a grade of "C" or greater.
Completed pre-curriculum courses at FTCC or another college.

Holds a Bachelor's degree or higher from a (RAI) in which English was the language of instruction.

Other Exemptions
A student must obtain the minimum score below:

ACT score of 20 in math, reading, and/or English.

CLEP score of 420 paper version or 50 computer version in English and/or math.

SAT score of 500 in math, reading, and/or English.

IB score of 5, 6, or 7.

AP score of 3, 4, or 5 in math and/or in English.

ACT and SAT scores must be within 5 years of test date.


The Academic Placement & Assessment Office 
Tony Rand Student Center
2201 Hull Road  Fayetteville, NC 28303
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 P.M. (Fall & Spring)
                    Monday - Thursday, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. /Friday, 7:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. (Summer)
Telephone:  (910) 678-8417  Fax: (910) 678-0085