English as a Second Language (ESL) Assessment

DVC recommends that every student completes the online placement process that includes math, English, or English as a Second Language.  Please visit and complete this process to be shown the courses most appropriate for your English skill level.

Do I have to take the ESL Guided Self-Placement?

Completing the Guided Self-Placement under the Additional Options tab, will give you, as well as your advisor, the best information to help select the correct ESL level for you to begin your studies.

ESL course sequence

Review our ESL Course Sequence to understand what your placement means and which courses you may be required to take for your program or to transfer.

For more information, please contact the ESL Coordinators.


Contact the Assessment Center

Telephone: 925-969-2132

Email: assessmentcenter@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-682-8179

Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor)
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Telephone: 925-551-6215

Email: auawithya@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109
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