GNTC uses the ACCUPLACER test for admission and placement.
This is a requirement for enrollment into GNTC programs of study, unless you are exempt due to high SAT/ACT scores or have transfered valis credits in English or Math.
What are the score requirements for my program?
The following link will take you to some charts that include information on program-ready score requirements for all of the programs at GNTC. Included are the ACT/SAT requirements that will exempt you from taking the ACCUPLACER placement test; placement in learning support classes if you score below program ready levels; and the program ready cut scores for each program of study. Note that the cut score list is divided into three sections: associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Be sure that you select from the category that you plan to pursue as your program of study. Scores below these levels will require that you take learning support classes in those subjects.
- ACCUPLACER Placement Cut Scores
- COMPASS/ASSET Placement Cut Scores (If you tested before 10/31/16. Scores expire after five years.)
- Provisional and Learning Support Placement Scores - Co-requisite Model
- Course Sequence Charts
The following is required when you come to test:
- A completed application for admission must be turned in.
- The $25 non-refundable Application Fee (one-time fee) must be paid. (This is payable at Administrative Services on the Floyd, Gordon and Polk campuses and at the reception desk on the Walker and Whitfield Murray Campuses.) Retests are $15 per session, regardless of the number of tests taken.
- You must show a picture ID (driver’s license, learner’s permit, official state ID, military ID, or passport.)
When is the test administered?
What subjects does the ACCUPLACER test cover?
- Sentence Skills
- Reading Comprehension
- Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra (If required by your program.)
NOTE: All associate degree programs require an algebra test.
How can I prepare to take the ACCUPLACER test?
Online websites can be helpful. If you don’t have a computer, you can use one at a public library. Some of the testing centers may also have free computer time. Their phone numbers are above. Click on this link to see a copy of the Study Guide and a list of the websites that include both practice tests and tutorials.
What if I need accommodations because of a disability or disorder when taking the placement test?
Potential students should schedule an appointment with a Disability Service Coordinator and provide documentation of a disability prior to placement testing. Contact the Disability Service Coordinator on the campus you will be attending. That person will provide a list of accommodations for the Testing Center.
- Catoosa County Campus - Brittany Elrod
- Floyd County Campus - Sheila Parker
- Gordon County Campus - Sheila Parker
- Polk County Campus - Sheila Parker
- Walker County Campus - Brittany Elrod
- Whitfield Murray Campus - Kevan Watkins
Can I earn credits by taking examinations?
Yes. GNTC now offers CLEP exams from The College Board. Passing an exam on a subject you have mastered allows you to earn college credits without taking the course. The CLEP test is offered only on the Walker County Campus. Click on the following link for more details about how to register and a list of courses for which you may receive credit:
Do the GNTC testing centers proctor tests for other colleges?
The testing centers on each GNTC campus may provide proctoring services to students from other institutions. In order to receive proctoring services at GNTC, students must adhere to the following guidelines.
- GNTC will accommodate test proctoring for other institutions on a space and time available basis. All requests should be referred to the official testing center of the GNTC campus at which the proctoring service is requested.
- The individual or institution will be charged a $20.00 proctoring fee.
- Services will require pre-registration and appointments, and the testing centers reserve the right to refuse service if time, space, and availability of personnel do not permit.
- An individual requesting ADA accommodations must have the ADA coordinator of the institution forward accommodation recommendations to the testing center in advance of the test.
- Proctoring can include but is not limited to:
- Online testing.
- Pencil and paper testing mailed or electronically transmitted.
Proctored Testing Contacts
- Catoosa County Campus - Angela Davis or Leigh Ann Pettigrew
- Floyd County Campus - Becky Turner or David McBurnett
- Gordon County Campus - Sherry Lusk or Johna Jenkins
- Polk County Campus - Marquita Dorsey or Donna Baldwin
- Walker County Campus - Lori Gregor
- Whitfield-Murray Campus - Angela Davis or Adrienne McCurdy