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James Sprunt Community College operates an "Open Door" admissions policy that does not impose restrictive standards for admissions and is open to all those 18 or older or whose high school class has graduated.

Placement Testing

All students applying for admission are required to take the COMPASS and NC-DAP placement test. Students are asked to meet 15 minutes prior to testing in the Strickland commons area. Please contact Amber Ferrell, Counselor, at 910-296-2506 or /placement-testing to register for the test. Students are tested in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. The test is designed to assist counselors in placing students into appropriate classes based upon skill level.

Students Exempt From Testing

  • Students who have previously taken the ASSET, COMPASS, or ACCUPLACER test within five years may request that the official score report be sent to the JSCC admissions office. Test scores over five years old are not accepted.
  • Special students (those not working toward a diploma or degree) may take up to 12 credit hours in areas other than math and English before being tested.
  • Students who have obtained an Associate degree or higher are exempt from testing.
  • Testing is not required with SAT Reading, Math, and Writing scores of 500, or ACT Scores of English 18, Reading 21, Math 22.
  • Students will not be tested more than twice in a 12-month period, and 6 months must elapse between the two test dates.

Study Guides

  • For additional information on Compass Testing: View
  • Math sample questions: View
  • Reading sample questions: View
  • Writing sample questions: View

To request placement test scores, download the Placement Test Scores Request Form (pdf) , complete and mail to:

Amber Ferrell
PO Box 398
Kenansville, NC 28349
p: (910) 296-2506
f: (910) 296-1222
e: /placement-testing

PO Box 398 | 133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349

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