Alternative methods have been created to help you determine placement in English and mathematics classes.
1. Multiple Measures
Multiple Measures for Placement help determine readiness for college-level math and English. Eligibility includes:
- An earned associate's degree or higher
- A grade of "C" or better in college-level math and/or English courses at a regionally accredited institution
- Students who have successfully completed developmental math and/or English (within 5 years) courses at a VCCS institution may be exempt from placement testing
- Students who have successfully completed developmental math and/or English (within 5 years) at a non-VCCS institution can be evaluated for placement
- Satisfactory Standardized Test Scores
- Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Advancement Placement (CLEP), Cambridge International Exams, and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DSST/DANTES) as determined by the College's Advanced Standing Guide
- High School GPA (with appropriate courses) and SAT, ACT, or GED Scores (Valid for 5 years after the date of high school graduation or the date of the test): View Math and English placement guidelines here.
2. VPT Practice Test
Take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) Practice Test to inform your placement decisions. Learn more about how to take the test and score information on the VPT Practice page.