Assessment Center

Assessment/Placement is one of the most important steps in the enrollment process.  At Diablo Valley College, we want to help you succeed and part of your success as a college student depends on enrolling in courses that align with your educational goals.

Get into the math, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), or chemistry classes that are right for you!

If you are a graduating senior (Class of 2019) or have graduated from a regionally accredited United States high school in the last ten years, use our new online placement tool (formerly Multiple Measures) below to enter your transcript information.

New placement process for fall 2019

If you have not yet taken English or math at DVC, you need to know that we are changing the placement requirements for these core classes beginning fall 2019.   The college is offering fewer sections of non-transferable English and math courses.  Please visit the Right Place to Start web page for more information.

 

Select your high school status from the tabs below

Use your high school transcript to report your information

If you have already applied to Diablo Valley College

  • You will need your InSite Portal username and password to log into the tool.
  • Follow the online placement tool (formerly Multiple Measures) prompts very carefully as you will only be able to enter your information one time.
  • After entering your information, you will be prompted to submit your transcript to the Admissions and Records Office for verification.  Please submit transcript copy by email to DVCMMAP@dvc.edu  allow 1-3 business days for your results to be processed. 
  • If you are taking classes during the summer 2019 session, you may take the traditional assessments.  Please schedule an assessment.  We will honor the highest placement. 

    NOTE:
    • Transcript must be from a regionally accredited high school in the United States.  If you attended one that was not accredited, please complete the traditional assessment process.  
    • We are unable to use online placement results from any other school (including Los Medanos College or Contra Costa College).

ENTER TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

Use your high school transcript to report your information

If you have graduated in the past 10 years from a regionally accredited United States high school and already applied to Diablo Valley College

  • You will need your InSite Portal username and password to log into the tool.
  • Follow the online placement tool (formerly Multiple Measures) prompts very carefully as you will only be able to enter your information one time.
  • After entering your information, you will be prompted to submit your transcript to the Admissions and Records Office for verification.  Please submit transcript copy to DVCMMAP@dvc.edu  allow 1-3 business days for your results to be processed. 
  • If you are taking classes during the summer 2019 session, you may take the traditional assessments.  Please schedule an assessment. We will honor the highest placement.

    NOTE:
    • Transcript must be from a regionally accredited high school in the United States.  If you attended one that was not accredited, please complete the traditional assessment process.    
    • We are unable to use online placement results from any other school (including Los Medanos College or Contra Costa College).

ENTER TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

If you fall into any of the categories listed below please use our guided self-placement process.

  • graduated more than 10 years ago
  • graduated from a foreign high school or are an international student
  • have completed a GED
  • earned a high school proficiency certificate
  • completed an adult education program
  • attended an unaccredited high school

Answer the questions as honestly as you can, there are no right or wrong answers. 

GUIDED SELF-PLACEMENT

If you are taking classes during the summer 2019 session, you may take the traditional assessments. Please schedule an assessment. We will honor the highest placement.

 

Do I need to complete the assessment/placement process?

The Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) requires all new students working toward a degree, certificate, transfer, or are undecided about their educational or career goals to complete orientation, assessment/placement, and educational planning.

Assessment/placement of new students is required in the areas of English, ESL (English as a Second Language), and math.  For detailed information, please visit our web page Do I need to complete the assessment/placement process?

Assessment Overview

Diablo Valley College uses ACCUPLACER®, a computerized assessment, for placement into ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. The results of this assessment, your academic background, goals and interests, will be used by academic counselors to place you into a college course that meets your skill level.

Our assessment/placements are only open to students who have submitted their application and intend to enroll at Diablo Valley College.

It is important that you prepare for your placement so your scores will accurately represent your skills and knowledge. Prepare for ACCUPLACER.

The Assessment Center also provides a chemistry assessment to determine your level of readiness for Chemistry 108 or Chemistry 120. This is a paper and pencil based test, which consists of 44 multiple-choice questions.  The Assessment Center has a sample chemistry assessment available to students.

Schedule an Appointment
To book an appointment you will need to have the following items:
  • A completed DVC application
  • Your InSite Portal username and password
  • Select the appropriate assessment you need to take

Once you have all this information handy you can book an appointment online.

On the date of the test, a valid physical photo ID is required (e.g. driver’s license, high school ID, passport, etc.) before you are allowed to take the assessment.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Students who will be taking English or math in the fall 2019 semester should use the online placement tool.

Documented Disabilities/Testing

Any student with a documented disability who would like accommodations made for testing should contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) office located in Student Services Center, Room 248 or call 925-969-2185 prior to assessment.

Please arrange for childcare prior to taking your assessment/placement as we cannot allow children in the Assessment Center during assessment sessions.

Assessment/Placement results

Your assessment/placement results will be posted to your InSite within one business day. To understand your placements, please visit our placement chart.

You may also visit our English and math flow charts to view the sequence of courses.


Contact the Assessment Center

Contact

Telephone: 925-969-2132

Email: assessmentcenter@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-682-8179

Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor)
Pleasant Hill campus map

Hours

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday:  CLOSED

Please note: The Assessment Center is closed during the summer session; June and July. 

 

Contact

Telephone: 925-551-6215

Email: auawithya@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109
San Ramon campus map

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Closed