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Why do I need placement testing? Placement tests are required for most Greenville Technical College students. These tests ensure that you get started in the right classes for your academic background and your program. Taking a class for which you are not prepared could prevent you from successfully moving forward in your college career. If your test scores indicate that you need additional preparation before you enter classes that count toward your program, you may need to take one or more transitional (developmental) courses.

If you have taken the ACT or SAT test in the last 5 years, you may be able to use those results to place into English and/or courses at GTC. Bring a copy of your valid test results to the Admissions or Testing Office at any campus before you enroll in class or before you take the placement test. Check out some sample questions (pdf) for the placement test. For more information, visit Placement.