Placement Testing

The requirement of a placement exam has been suspended for Spring Semester. However, Southeastern Tech will evaluate program readiness in a number of different ways to ensure student success.

The Placement Test is used to determine how equipped a student is for enrollment in college courses. Testing is required for all STC programs. Each program has a set of minimum scores that must be met; failure to reach those scores will result in a student being required to take additional courses called Learning Support courses. The test covers three areas: reading, writing/grammar, and mathematics/algebra. Please refer to the calendar link on the STC website for test dates and times.

Under most circumstances, STC utilizes the Accuplacer Test for placement purposes.  Please refer to the following links for information and practice materials to prepare for the Accuplacer Test.

What is the Accuplacer Test?

Accuplacer Study App

Accuplacer Reading Preparation
Video 1
Video 2

Accuplacer Sentence Skills Preparation
Video 1
Video 2 (Part 1)
Video 3 (Part 2)

Accuplacer Arithmetic Preparation
Video 1
Video 2

Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Preparation
Video 1 (Part 1)
Video 2 (Part 2)
Video 3 (Part 3)

Applicants will be admitted with regular status to an associate degree program with the following scores:

Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER 236 249 245
CLASSIC ACCUPLACER 64 70 57
ASSET 41 40 42
ASSET 41 40 42
COMPASS 79 62 37
SAT* 17 17 21
PSAT (after March 2016) 17 17 21
ACT 16 14 17
GA Milestones ELA 525 525
GED (2014 and after) 145 145
HOPE GPA (after 10th grade) 2.6

If an applicant has earned an AAS/AA/AS or higher, they are eligible for degree level courses.

Applicants will be admitted with regular status to a diploma or certificate program (with the exception of Commercial Truck Driving) with the following scores:

Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER 224 236 229
CLASSIC ACCUPLACER 55 60 34
ASSET 38 37 32
COMPASS 70 32 26
SAT* 16 15 18
ACT 14 13 14
PSAT (after March 2016) 16 15 18
GAHSGT 235 235
GA Milestones ELA 525 525
GED (2014 and after) 145 145
HOPE GPA (after 10th grade) 2.6

If an applicant has earned an AAS/AA/AS or higher, they are eligible for diploma level courses.

The following programs are Entry Level Workforce Certificates.

Administrative Support Assistant, Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder, Air Conditioning Technician Assistant, Auto Chassis Technician Specialist, Auto Climate Control Technician, Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Tech, Auto Engine Performance Tech, Auto Engine Repair Tech, Auto Transmission/Transaxle Technician Specialist, Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder, Commercial Truck Driving, Commercial Wiring, Diesel Engine Service Technician, Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician, Diesel Electrical/Electronic System Technician, Early Childhood Care and Education Basics, Early Childhood Program Administration, Gas Metal Arc Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc Welder, Human Resource Management Specialist, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Microsoft Excel Application Professional, Microsoft Office Applications Professional, Microsoft Word Application Professional, Shampoo Tech, and Wildlife Management Assistant

Applicants will be admitted to these programs if they have met regular diploma or certificate level score requirements or have met the requirements listed below:

Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER 218 222 223
CLASSIC ACCUPLACER 36 30 23
ASSET 29 32 29
COMPASS 46 15 17
High School GPA 2.0
TABE 9-10 (Levels M, D, or A) 461 442
TABE 11-12 (Levels M & D) 501 496
TABE 11-12 (Level A) 536 537
Experienced Worker Must show 2 years of successful work experience in same field

*The SAT was redesigned on March 1, 2016. The scores in the table above reflect scores from SATs taken after that date. For SAT scores before that date, a SAT Math score of 380 or higher for degree programs and 310 or higher for diploma programs exempts placement testing.  For SAT Critical Reading scores before March 1, 2016, a score of 290 for degree programs and 270 for diploma programs exempts placement testing.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Hours vary during holidays and breaks

Vidalia Campus
(912) 538-3100

Swainsboro Campus
(478) 289-2200


 

Admissions Forms

Admissions Application
Other Admissions Forms
Verification of Lawful Presence Requirements

General Reminders

  • Bring a picture ID for entry into the testing lab
  • Do NOT bring cell phones or children with you to the test
  • Allow two to three hours to take test