The assessment/placement will place you into the correct course for your current skill level in English or ESL (English as a Second Language) and math. The placements are also required for priority registration.
No. Although, in order to qualify for priority registration you must complete the assessment/placement process, or submit exemption paperwork if you have previously attended college or hold an AA degree or higher. Priority registration also requires you to complete the orientation and educational planning. Learn more about priority registration.
It is not possible to fail any of our assessments. The assessment is meant to place you into the appropriate class for your current skill level.
College Level Math, English and ESL assessments may be taken
twice during the first testing semester, with at least seven days in between assessments, and once per semester thereafter.
The chemistry assessment may be taken once a semester.
The online ISSA assessment may be taken as many times as needed. The ISSA assessment may be taken at home or at the Enrollment Lab.
Please Note: The spring and summer semesters are counted as one whole semester.
If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that you take the ESL assessment to better understand your current skill level.
If you require extra time or other accommodations for a disability, please register with DVC's Disability Support Services office before scheduling an assessment (Student Services Center, room 248, phone: 925-969-2185).
You must make an appointment through our online system. If you come to the office without an appointment, you will be asked to make an appointment and return on a later date.
Arriving late will automatically cancel your assessment appointment and you will be considered a “no show”. You must arrive ten minutes before your appointment time. You may review the Pleasant Hill or San Ramon campus map for directions.
There are penalties for students who fail to properly cancel their appointments:
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you must do so before the start time of your appointment or you will be considered a "no show". Twenty-four hour notice is preferred, but not required. To reschedule or cancel, sign in as you did to make your appointment and click on "View or Cancel Appointments."
DVC accepts results from all California Community Colleges taken between July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2019. You will need to send or bring a copy of your placement to the Assessment Center, along with the class descriptions of the courses you were placed into. You must include your DVC student ID number on all documents. Without your DVC student ID number we will not be able to transfer your placement to our system.
Online placement (formerly Multiple Measures) results from other colleges are not accepted.
No. Placements are only available to currently enrolled students. DVC will not send scores to any other school or others.
Your placement results will be available online on InSite within 24 business hours of completing the assessment. The online placement results (formerly Multiple Measures) will be available in your student record after 24 business hours.
View our placement chart.
Please note: Assessment Center staff cannot give results over the phone, mail, fax, or email.
No, we are unable to use these for placement.
English assessment exemption:
If you took the English Literature or Language Advanced Placement (AP) exam and scored a "3" or higher, you may submit your scores and a completed Prerequisite Form to the Admissions and Records Office.
Math assessment exemption:
In order to qualify for this exemption you must:
Still not sure, if you meet "Standard Exceeded?" Review our CAASPP guide for more information.
Please note: CAASPP scores are valid for two years after your graduation from high school.
Children are not allowed in the Assessment Center and staff will not be able to watch any children while you are in the testing room. It is important that you find accommodations for your children while you are taking the assessment/placement.
No. DVC does not offer proctoring services for other schools or institutions.
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.