Dual Enrollment Admissions Requirements

Although high school and home school students are not normally qualified for general admission, colleges may offer admission to those students who meet additional criteria.  Dual enrollment is restricted to high school juniors and seniors and home school students studying at the high school junior or senior levels. Home school students must also provide a copy of a home school agreement approved by the school district or a letter from the local school board or a copy of the letter filed by the parent or legal guardian declaring home school. Documentation of parental permission is required for all dual enrollment students. Because admitting freshmen and sophomores is considered exceptional, the college ready status of each prospective freshman and sophomore student will be treated on a case-by-case basis. Formal approval by the college president is required for admitting freshmen or sophomores. All students admitted under this section must demonstrate readiness for college by meeting the criteria below. Students enrolling in a dual enrollment course must meet all course pre-requisites. Colleges shall not enroll public or private high school students or homeschooled students in developmental courses.

Admission Criteria for Transfer Courses

  Virginia Placement Test (VPT) PSAT SAT ACT SOL
English/ Writing ENG 111 N/A N/A 18 N/A
Reading ENG 111 N/A N/A 18 N/A
Writing/Reading ENG 111 390 480 N/A N/A
Mathematics MTE 1 500 530 22 Algebra I - Pass

Admission Criteria for CTE Courses

  Virginia Placement Test (VPT) PSAT SAT ACT SOL
English/ Writing ENF 1 N/A N/A 18 N/A
Reading ENF 1 N/A N/A 18 N/A
Writing/Reading ENF 1 390 480 N/A N/A
Mathematics MTE 1 500 530 22 Algebra I - Pass
  • SAT scores below reflect requirements as of January 2017
  • PSAT scores reflect requirements as of January 2016

Math Placement

Test scores are valid for two (2) years after the date of the test. Students who take the mathematics placement test are allowed to take one (1) retest within twelve (12) months. Exceptions to this retest policy may be made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with established college procedures.

A student who provides official evidence of one the below test options, taken within the last two years, may be exempt from taking the VCCS mathematics placement test.

  •  a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics section of the SAT
  •  a minimum score of 22 on the mathematics section of the ACT

A placement test may still be required, dependent on the mathematics requirements in the student’s academic plan.

English Placement

Test scores are valid for two (2) years after the date of the test. Students who take the English placement test are allowed to take one (1) retest within twelve (12) months. Exceptions to this retest policy may be made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with established college procedures.

A student who provides official evidence of one the below test options, taken within the last two years, is exempt from taking the VCCS English placement test.

  •   a minimum score of 480 on the English (ERW) section of the SAT
  •   a minimum score of 18 on the English section of the ACT