The placement process will guide you in selecting the appropriate course for your current skill level in English or ESL (English as a Second Language), and math.  Completing the online placement process is also required for priority registration. 

Chemistry assessment

For students who already have experience in beginning chemistry and would like to skip lower level courses.  During the COVID-19 epidemic we are offering this assessment remotely.  Please e-mail our office at with your name, DVC ID#, date of birth, as well as three dates and times that you would be available to take the assessment.  Limited in-person drop-in appointments available before 2 pm, Monday to Thursday only.  Physical photo ID and mask are required.  

Please note:

  • Assessments/placements are a free service provided to all students who have applied to DVC.
  • You may have to wait up to 48 business hours after applying before you are able to schedule an appointment.
  • DVC only assesses students who are enrolling at DVC in either the present or future term. 

See our assessment policies for more information.  

Contact the Assessment Center

Telephone: 925-969-2132


Fax: 925-682-8179

Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor)
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