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. Another option is to challenge the course, please visit the following site for additional information: www.dvc.edu/enrollment/assessment/need-assessment.html
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).
Chemistry appointments are held at the Pleasant Hill Campus on a drop-in basis.
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.
Understanding your assessment scores 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:
If you took the Calculus AB or BC 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.
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 any exam.
No. DVC does not offer proctoring services for other schools or institutions.
Your placement result can be found in Insite. Please meet with an academic counselor to determine the appropriate level of math, English or ESL for your educational goal.
Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor)
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