Important Academic Information for Poole College Students:
Earning College Course Credit
In order to receive appropriate credit/placement, official transcript(s) and score reports should be sent to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
NC State University - Campus Box 7103
Raleigh, NC 27596-7103
Academic Course Placement
AP exam and placement test scores are used to ensure appropriate course placement at NC State.
If a student took the AP Calculus exam prior to their senior and scored a 3 or higher, they will not need a placement test. If they are taking the AP Calculus exam during their senior year, they will need to complete a math placement test.
If a student took an AP language exam prior to their senior year and score a 4 or higher, they will not need a placement test. If they are taking the AP language exam during their senior year, they will need to complete a foreign language placement test.
All Poole students will take a minimum of two natural science courses to complete their degree. Poole student are not required to take Chemistry placement exam unless they opt to take Chemistry as one of their natural sciences.
Approved Placement Test Options:
NC State Placement Exams:
University-sponsored placement exams are available at no cost to NC State students.
SAT Subject Tests
SAT Subject Tests are another option for academic course placement. In order to ensure that scores are received before New Student Orientation, tests should be taken no later than May 15. Students register for the SAT Subject Tests with their high school counselor or on the CollegeBoard website.
Math: Select "Math Level 2."
Foreign Language: Select the test without the Listening component.
- Information about placement testing options and links to online placement tests can be found on the NC State New Students page.