The Online Placement process will place you into the appropriate 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.
The English, ESL, and math assessments are based on your high school information as well as your self-evaluation. There is no passing or failing.
The chemistry assessment places you into Chemistry 108 or 120 based on the skills you demonstrate.
The online placement process can be taken once for students graduating from high school during the current year and once after the senior year grades are posted.
The Guided Self-Placement can be taken once.
The chemistry assessment may be taken once a term.
Please Note: The spring and summer terms are counted as one whole term.
If you wish to enroll into Math 192 another option is to complete the CLEP Precalculus Exam and pass with a score of 50 or higher. Please visit the College Board https://clep.collegeboard.org/ for information regarding the exam as well as the process to sign up for it. Results, along with a Prerequisite Equivalency Form, will need to be submitted to the Admissions Office.
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).
In order to make an appointment for the chemistry assessment, please e-mail us at email@example.com. Include your full name, DVC ID# and three possible dates/times that you would like to take the assessment.
Arriving late will automatically cancel your assessment appointment and you will be considered a “no show”. You should arrive about 10 minutes prior to 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 change your appointment for chemistry, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to reschedule please give us an additional three dates and times that you may be available to take the assessment. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate you right away due to other students.
DVC accepts results from all California Community Colleges taken between July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2019. You will need to send, email, 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.