The Virginia Placement Test

All credit-seeking students must take the Virginia Placement Test so that we can best match your current abilities with the appropriate English and math courses. There is no fee to take the test, but it will require some time.

  • Take the test seriously and give yourself enough time to finish
  • Take the English and math tests on different days to maximize your success. Each test takes about two hours to complete
  • Prepare and do your best! Review these tips and take both the practice English and math tests online

Students with qualifying SAT or ACT scores may be able to waive the placement test.

ESL Placement Testing is required if English is not your native language.

Testing is administered at our Testing Centers and in Newport News at the Southeast Higher Education Center.

Walk-In Testing Hours:

Hampton campus, Wythe Hall, Room 254A

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

If you have any questions concerning this process please call, (757) 825-3540 or (757) 825-2795, Hamptontesting@tncc.edu

Historic Triangle campus, Room 124

  • Monday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Contact: Michelle Ross, (757) 258-6538, HTTesting@tncc.edu

 

Contact Testing Center

Hampton campus, Griffin Hall 209

M 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
T 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
W 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
TH 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
F 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Historic Triangle campus, Room 124A

M 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
T 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
W 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
TH 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
F 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • (757) 825-3540 (Hampton)
  • (757) 258-6538 (Williamsburg)