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.  Please follow the instructions below to use our new online placement process.

If you are a graduating senior or have graduated from a regionally accredited United States high school in the last ten years, select Graduating This Year or Graduating Within 10 Years tabs below to enter your high school transcript information.

If you graduated from a foreign school or country, or graduated over ten years ago, completed a GED or homeschool, Adult Education, earned a high school proficiency certificate, currently enrolled high school students or attended unaccredited high school, select the Additional Options tab below to complete the Guided Self-Placement (no high school transcript needed.

Online Placement Process

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.
  • It is recommended that you have a copy of your high school transcript on hand to enter the information correctly (unofficial transcript is accepted).  How to obtain a copy of your high school transcript?  Contact your school registrar, or counselor, they may be able to send you a copy by email or by mail.  You may also print a copy from your school portal (like Aeries, StuVUE or other).  Ask your parent/guardian, they may have access to your student records.  
  • Follow the online placement tool 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  and include your DVC student ID number in the email.  Placements are loaded in the system four times per day.
  • Print or take a picture of your results.

NOTE:

  • Transcript must be from a United States regionally accredited high school.  
  • If you graduated from a foreign high school that is not regionally accredited by the United States, then select the Additional Options tab from the Online Placement 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.
  • It is recommended that you have a copy of your high school transcript on hand to enter the information correctly (unofficial transcript is accepted).
  • Follow the online placement tool 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 and include your DVC student ID number in the email.  Placements are loaded in the system four times per day.
  • Print or take a picture of your results.

    NOTE:
    • Transcript must be from a United States regionally accredited high school.
    • If you graduated from a foreign high school that is not regionally accredited by the United States, then select the Additional Options tab from the Online Placement Process.  
    • We are unable to use online placement results from any other school (including Los Medanos College or Contra Costa College).
    • Print or take a picture of your results.

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 that is not accredited by the United States 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
  • currently enrolled high school students
  • have not graduated from high school

Answer the questions as honestly as you can; there are no right or wrong answers.  Placements are loaded into the system four times per day.

Please complete BOTH the English or English as a Second Language (ESL) as well as the Math Guided Self-Placement so that you are able to select the courses best suited to you.

Math Guided Self-Placement

English and English as a Second Language (ESL)Guided Self Placement

Remote Drop-In Sessions: General questions about DVC

Have a quick question? Would you prefer an answer from a live person? 
Drop in to one of our live Zoom sessions, meet some of our area experts, and get the answers you need.

For questions about English courses, please contact DVCEnglishDiscipline@dvc.edu
For math questions, please contact DVCMathDiscipline@dvc.edu
For general placement questions, please contact assessmentcenter@dvc.edu

 

 
 
 

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

Please note:  DVC no longer offers the standardized testing for English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and math.  We recommend students to use the new Online Placement Process.

The results of the placement process, 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.

We provide the 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

Please note: DVC no longer offers the standardized testing for English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and math.  We recommend students to use the new Online Placement Process.

Students who will be taking English, English as a Second Language (ESL), or math classes should use the online placement process.

To book an appointment for Chemistry you will need to have the following items:

  • A completed DVC application
  • Your InSite Portal username and password
  • Email assessmentcenter@dvc.edu with three dates and times that you are available to take the placement.  Chemistry testing is done Monday through Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm..

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 AN APPOINTMENT


Documented Disabilities/Testing

Any student with a documented disability who would like accommodations made for testing should contact the Disability Support Services (DSS) 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 the English and math course sequence site.


Contact the Assessment Center

Telephone: 925-969-2132

Email: assessmentcenter@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-682-8179

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

Telephone: 925-551-6215

Email: auawithya@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109
San Ramon campus map 

Office hours

Pleasant Hill campus

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8 am - 6 pm 8 am - 6 pm 8 am - 6 pm 8 am - 6 pm closed


Although DVC’s Student Services are not currently available for in-person transactions – we are still here to support you!  The Assessment Center live chat is available the hours listed above. 

 

San Ramon campus

Fall 2020

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Live chat support hours 9:00 am-1:00 pm
2:00 pm -5:00 pm
9:00 am-1:00 pm
2:00 pm -5:00 pm
9:00 am-1:00 pm
2:00 pm -5:00 pm
9:00 am-1:00 pm
2:00 pm -5:00 pm
Closed