Assessment Center

Assessments are important to your success at DVC. Knowing your appropriate placement in Math and English will help you register for the classes that will be just right for you. Taking the assessments are also an important step to receiving a priority registration date.

Please note: A physical photo ID (such as, a driver's license, passport, or student ID in English) and your DVC Student ID number are required for assessment and all office communication.


Details about the English, math, English as a Second Language (ESL), and chemistry assessments, and who needs to take them. 

Do I need to take an assessment? 

Although it is recommended that all first-time college students take the assessment, it may not be required. Find out if you are exempt. 

Schedule an assessment

Ready to take the assessment? Schedule an assessment in Pleasant Hill or San Ramon. 

Practice questions 

Review our practice questions to get an idea of what to expect. 

Assessment results

Your will be given a physical copy as soon as you finish your assessment and results will be available on InSite.

Course sequences

Learn more about what your placement means and which additional courses may be required toward a degree or in order to transfer. 

Assessment policies

It is important that you review the policies so you know what to bring and what is expected during the assessment. 

Take assessments remotely

We understand that not all of our future students are available to take the assessment on one of our campuses. Find out how to take the assessments from another location. 

Frequently asked questions

Looking for more information? Check out our FAQ page. 

Contact the Assessment Center


Telephone: 925-969-2132


Fax: 925-682-8179

Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor) Pleasant Hill campus map


Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Telephone: 925-551-6215


Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109 San Ramon campus map


Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Closed