Benchmarks on Approved Diagnostic Assessment Tests
In addition to the diagnostic assessments, colleges may use the following SAT and ACT scores recommended by the testing companies as benchmarks for college readiness:*
(March 2016 and Future)
*To be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway, students must demonstrate college readiness in English,
Reading, and Mathematics on an approved test or tests. Eligibility may be demonstrated by achieving the required scores
on a single test or by combining test scores from any of the approved assessments. For example, a student may combine
a 19 on PLAN Math with an 86 and an 80 on Accuplacer sentence skills and Reading to demonstrate college readiness.
**PLAN and PSAT scores recommended by ACT and College Board as indicators of college readiness.
***The Reading and English part of the NC DAP is an integrated assessment of Reading and English skills; meeting the
composite cut score for placement into ENG 111 is one way to demonstrate college readiness in order to participate in the College Transfer Pathway.