RISE - Placement Policy

RISE is Wake Tech’s policy that considers unweighted high school GPA to determine placement – for all students. DMA and DRE courses are replaced by MAT 003: Transition Math and ENG 002: Transition English.

You can qualify to take your first English and Math courses in a variety of ways:

  • Determine what English and Math courses are required in your program of study. Click on the course block below to review the options available to you for taking the course.
  • If you have not taken any DRE or DMA courses, your unweighted high school GPA may place you into your first Math or English course.
    • Placement Based on Unweighted GPA is as follows:
      • Less than 2.2:  Transition courses
      • 2.2 to 2.8: Gateway Math and English with Co-requisite 
      • 2.8 and up:  Gateway Math and English
         
  • If you have questions or difficulty registering for the course, contact your advisor for help. If you don’t know who your advisor is, log in to Self Service.

ENG 110 – Freshman Composition

If you have … Then you can take …
DRE 097 and/or DRE 098 ENG 110
GPA 2.2 or higher ENG 110
GPA < 2.2 ENG 002

ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry

If you have … Then you can take …
DRE 098 ENG 111
GPA > 2.8 ENG 111
DRE 097 ENG 111 with ENG 011 support class
GPA between 2.2 and 2.799 ENG 111 with ENG 011 support class
GPA < 2.2  ENG 002

MAT 110 – Mathematical Measurement and Literacy

If you have … Then you can take …
DMA 010 – 030 MAT 110
GPA > 2.8 MAT 110
GPA between 2.2 and 2.799 MAT 110 with MAT 010 support class
GPA < 2.2 MAT 003 

MAT 121 – Algebra/Trigonometry I

If you have … Then you can take …
DMA 010 – 060 MAT 121
GPA > 2.8 MAT 121
DMA 010 – 050 MAT 121 with MAT 021 support class
GPA between 2.2 and 2.799 MAT 121 with MAT 021 support class
GPA < 2.2 MAT 003

MAT 143 – Quantitative Literacy

If you have … Then you can take …
DMA 010 – 050 and DRE 098 MAT 143
GPA > 2.8 MAT 143
DMA 010 – 030 and DRE 098 MAT 143 with MAT 043 support class
GPA between 2.2 and 2.799 MAT 143 with MAT 043 support class
GPA < 2.2 MAT 003 

MAT 152 – Statistical Methods I

If you have … Then you can take …
DMA 010 – 050 and DRE 098 MAT 152 
GPA > 2.8 MAT 152
DMA 010 – 030 and DRE 098 MAT 152 with MAT 052 support class
GPA between 2.2 and 2.799 MAT 152 with MAT 052 support class
GPA < 2.2 MAT 003 

MAT 171 – Precalculus Algebra

If you have … Then you can take …
DMA 010 – 080 and DRE 098 MAT 171 
GPA > 2.8 MAT 171 
DMA 010 – 050 and DRE 098 MAT 171 with MAT 071 support class
GPA between 2.2 and 2.799 MAT 171 with MAT 071 support class
GPA < 2.2 MAT 003