Admissions Placement Criteria

Applicant admission and placement at Wake Tech is based on the following Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence - RISE Placement Policy Criteria:

High School GPA

For most, placement is now based on US high school GPA with no time limitation, due to the recent COVID 19 exception.  (Pre- COVID applicants who graduated from a US high school more than 10yrs.ago were required to take the RISE placement test, unless additional criteria for placement was submitted.)

An applicant may additionally submit documentation of any of the following criteria for placement:

Admission Placement Based on High School Equivalency

Applies to applicants who have applicable High School Equivalency scores taken January 2014 or later with scores as shown below:

TEST  SCORE
GED 145 or higher on all subject areas
HiSET 15 or higher on all subject areas with a 4 on Essay

Admission and Placement Based on SAT Score

TEST SAT
Pre- 12/2011
SAT
(1/2012 - 3/2016)
SAT
(after 3/2016)
Reading Critical-Reading
-OR- 
Writing
510 or higher

510 or higher
500 or higher
500 or higher
 
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing     480 or higher
Math 510 or higher 500 or higher 530 or higher

*Scores must be less than ten (10) years old at the time you apply to Wake Tech. 

Admission Placement Based on ACT Score

TEST ACT
(pre-12/2011)
ACT
(1/2012 – 2/2014)
ACT
(3/2014 – Present)
Math 22 or higher 22 or higher 20 or higher
Reading
- OR - 
English
22 or higher

18 or higher
21 or higher
18 or higher
20 or higher 16 or higher

*Scores must be less than ten (10) years old at the time you apply to Wake Tech.

Admission Placement Based on US College Degree Completion or College Level Course Grade

For admission and placement based on US college completion of an Associate’s Degree or higher, a transcript showing graduation must be received by admissions

For admission and placement based on college-level coursework, applicants must have received a grade of "C" or better in a college-level English or Math course from a US regionally or nationally accredited institution. 

Admission Placement Based on AP Exam Score

If you have taken an AP English or math exam, scores may be provided for review and determination of waiver. Check the AP credit policy at collegeboard.org.

Admission Placement Based on Prior Standard Placement Tests

Applicants may submit COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, ASSET, NCDAP ACCUPLACER, and RISE Placement scores for consideration of placement, if scores are within 10 yrs. old. 

TOFEL Internet-Based test with score of 88 may waive English placement testing.


Wake Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.  Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wake Technical Community College.