Virginia Placement Test - Practice Test Instructions | Thomas Nelson Community College

Virginia Placement Test - Practice Test Instructions

  1. Go to the link below and complete the required information.
  2. At the login, click Student Self Registration
    • ​Enter the following on the Student Registration Page:
    • Institution: Select VCCS Practice Test Institution 
    • Site: Select VCCS Practice Test 
    • Site PasswordVirginiapt 
  3. Complete the rest of the Student Registration Form noting the following special exceptions.
    • Student ID: Use “vw” followed by any combination of numbers and letters.
    • Email Address: Do not use your TNCC email address for this field.
    • If available, an alternate email should be used so that you can receive an auto-generated email containing the username and password info to resume the practice test if it is isn't completed in one sitting.
  4. Click Submit 
  5. You will see five practice test links; select the appropriate test for you needs.
    • VPT-English Practice Exam: Addresses the content of English Units 1-6, and 8 
    • VPT-Math Practice Exam 1: Addresses the content of MTE 1-5. 
    • VPT-Math Practice Exam 2: Addresses the content of MTE 6-9. 
    • VPT-Math Practice Calculus without Trig: Addresses Calculus content without Trigonometry. 
    • VPT-Math Practice Calculus with Trig: Addresses Calculus content with Trigonometry
    • Note: The VPT-English Practice Exam does not contain an essay, but please keep in mind you will be required to write an essay when taking the actual VPT-English Assessment.
  6. Click on the blue test name link after completing the practice test in order to view the score report.
  7. Your test results will take the form of a bar graph. Any bar 60 percent or better means you would pass that Unit/Skill on the actual placement test. 

Testing Center

Walk-In Testing Hours

Hampton campus

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.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

S 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

(1st & 3rd Sat. only)


Historic Triangle campus

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. –  5 p.m.