A Message from VGCC’s School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences strives to function in alignment with the mission and vision of the college. In our efforts to explore equitable opportunities for all students, we are delaying the selective admission programs’ (NUR and RAD) application process for the Fall 23 entry. We will begin the application process on August 1, 2022. We understand that some of you are aware of the previous process and ask that you use this time to focus on your academics. Please do not follow the past process. Our advisors and program heads are available if you need assistance.
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VGCC does not process HSE diploma or transcript requests. All High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas, transcripts, and verification requests for GED®, HiSET, and TASC tests are processed through DiplomaSender . Please contact Diploma Sender at DiplomaSender.com or at 855-313-5799 for your transcript requests or queries regarding transcripts or diploma.
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Placement into gateway English and Math courses for new students is determined by the RISE placement policy. RISE uses a student’s unweighted US high school GPA to determine placement rather than requiring placement testing for all new students. Students can only attempt the RISE EdReady placement test 2 times within 10 years.
The following students are required to take the RISE EdReady placement test unless they have transferable credit or placement test scores from other colleges or universities that eliminate the need for placement testing:
- Students who graduated from a foreign high school
- Students who earned an Adult High School Diploma
- Students whose GED or HiSET scores do not demonstrate mastery
Schedule Placement Testing
To schedule an appointment for placement testing, contact the Testing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Placement testing requires a Photo ID!
Placement Testing is available remotely and in-person on a limited basis due to COVID-19. Please note that testing cannot be done on a smartphone.
Please see our Locations for contact information.
Placement test scores may be mailed, emailed, or faxed to VGCC Testing Services. Scores must be sent directly from the testing facility or college administering the test.
VGCC Testing Services
PO Box 917
Henderson, NC 27536
RISE EdReady Placement Test Prep Resources/Practice Tests
TEST PREP RESOURCES
The RISE test consists of two self-paced, multiple-choice English modules that take approximately two hours each to complete.
- Introduction to College and Writing
- Identifying Main Ideas
- Discovering Implied Meaning
- Interpreting Bias
- Analysis through Definition
- Learning across Disciplines
- Exploring Comparative Elements
- Applied Critical Analysis
- Using sources in Critical Reading and Writing
- Informal Opinions through
- Casual Chains
The RISE test consists of three self-paced, multiple-choice Math tiers that take approximately two hours each to complete. The testing center staff will provide a calculator.
- Operations with whole numbers and real numbers
- Relationships between fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals
- Conceptual application problems containing ratios, rates, proportions, and percentages
- Graphical and algebraic representations of lines
- Interpretations of basic graphs
- Applications using U.S. customary and metric units of measurement
- Geometry of all shapes
- Concepts in Statistics
- Solving Equations and Inequalities
- Exponents, square roots, and order of operations
- Polynomial operations
- Systems of Equations/Inequalities
- Rational Expressions
- Quadratic Equations
- Khan Academy
- Visual Fractions
- Math Planet (Algebra I)
- Math Planet (Algebra II)
- MathTV.com (English & Spanish)
PRACTICE TESTS AND RESOURCE DOCUMENTS
EnglishRISE English Placement Practice Test
Answers with explanations are at the end of each test tier. RISE English Tip Sheet
MathRISE Math Placement Test Practice Test
Answers with explanations are at the end of each test tier. Math Formula Charts
DIRECT PLACEMENT INTO MAT- 271
(CRITERIA AS OF JUNE 16, 2020)
A student may place directly into MAT- 271 if the student has met at least one (1) of the following criteria within the past five (5) years:
- A score of 2 or higher on the AP Calculus AB Exam.
- A grade of C or higher in an AP Calculus course and an unweighted HS GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- A score of 90 or higher on the ACCUPLACER College-Level Math (CLM) test.*
- A score of 46 or higher on the trigonometry section of the ACT Compass Math Placement Test.
- A score of 580 or higher on the old (prior to March 2016) SAT Math and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state.
- A score of 600 or higher on the new (March 2016 and beyond) SAT Math and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state.
- A score of 27 or higher on the ACT Math and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state.
- A score of 560 or higher on the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2.
- Local diagnostic exam or challenge exam which demonstrates proficiency in PreCalculus course(s) competencies.*
- An unweighted HS GPA of 3.5 or higher and a grade of C or higher in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Pre-Calculus course or an equivalent course from another state.
*Vance-Granville Community College does not currently offer the ACCUPLACER College-Level Math (CLM) test or a local diagnostic exam or challenge exam which demonstrates proficiency in PreCalculus course(s) competencies.