Registration Information Station

General Admissions Requirements

Admissions Application

Every prospective student must complete an admission application and return it to the Admissions Office. You may request an application from the Admissions Office, or you may apply online. An incomplete application will be returned to you and will result in a delay in your processing.

Transcripts

Official transcripts must be sent to Forsyth Tech directly from the
high school and previous colleges attended. The transcript request form
is available online or in the Admissions Office. If you received a GED,
you must provide the official GED transcript or scores.

Placement Tests

Placement testing is an integral part of the admissions process.  Some placement testing is required of all associate degree programs and most diploma and certificate programs.  Prospective students should expect to take a placement test unless it is waived, as explained below.

The placement test might indicate that additional classes are required to prepare an individual for college level math and English courses.   Students are advised to study for the placement test, as they would normally prepare for any other important exam.  Testing should then be completed as soon as possible in order to avoid unnecessary delays in the registration process.  Students who wait until the last minute to take the placement test often experience difficulty enrolling in the classes they need.

The placement test is untimed, and can be taken in sections, on multiple days, or all at once.  The average time to complete the entire exam is between 2-3 ½ hours.  Breaks are permitted and a calculator is built into the test on questions where one is permitted.  No hand-held calculators are allowed.

Waiving the Placement Test

Forsyth Tech administers the ACCUPLACER computerized placement test (CPT) for Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills, and the North Carolina Diagnostic and Placement Test (NCDAP) for math.

An individual who has completed college level math and/or English courses with a grade of “C” or higher, may have their placement test waived following a review of their official transcripts.

SAT

ACT

ACCUPLACER

ASSET

COMPASS

Critical Reading
500

Reading
22

Reading Comp.
80

Reading
41

Reading
81

OR

OR

Sentence Skills
86

Writing
41

Writing
70

Writing
500

English
18

SAT

ACT

ACCUPLACER

ASSET

COMPASS

Math
500

Math
22

Arithmetic
55

Arithmetic
41

Pre-Algebra
47

Elementary Algebra
55/75*

Elementary Algebra
41

Algebra
46/66*

Additionally, we will also accept valid SAT, ACT, standard ACCUPLACER, ASSET and COMPASS scores that are less than 5 years old.  Qualifying scores for each exam are listed in the table below.

*Some programs will require the higher algebra score.

Preparing for the Placement Test

It is important to do your best on the placement test.  To assist you in preparing for the exam the following resources are available:

Testing Location

The Testing Center
Allman Center, Room 133 (1st Floor), Main Campus
336.734.7324

Walk-In Placement Testing Schedule

Monday — Thursday 8 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 8 am – Noon
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 8 am - 11:00 am
(The Testing Center closes at 7 pm Monday – Thursday, and 3 pm Friday.)

Testing Is Also Available At The Following Locations

  • Mazie Woodruff Center (Appointment only: 336.734.7950)
  • Grady Swisher Center (Appointment only: 336.734.7903)
  • Stokes County Center (Appointment only: 336.593.5402  ext.1117 or ex.1104)
  • Northwest Forsyth Center (Appointment only: 336.734.7050)
  • Transportation Center (Appointment only: 336.757.3399)

Note: ACCUPLACER / CPTs are not required if credit has been earned for college level English and math. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) scores may be substituted for ACCUPLACER/ CPTs.