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! 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, use our new online placement process (formerly multiple measures) below to enter your 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, please select the Additional Options tab below to complete the Guided Self-Placement.
Please complete the Online Placement process and print your results. If you have questions regarding your results, we are here to help!
If you have already applied to Diablo Valley College
If you have graduated in the past 10 years from a regionally accredited United States high school and already applied to Diablo Valley College
If you fall into any of the categories listed below please use our Guided Self-Placement process.
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.
For questions about English courses, please contact DVCEnglishDiscipline@dvc.edu
For math questions, please contact DVCMathDiscipline@dvc.edu
For general placement questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Please note: DVC no longer offers the standardized testing for English and math. We recommend
students to use the new Online Placement Process.
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 ESL (English as a Second Language) placement so your scores will accurately represent your skills and knowledge. Prepare for ESL ACCUPLACER.
We also 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.
Please note: DVC no longer offers the standardized testing for English and math. We recommend students to use the new Online Placement Process.
To book an appointment for English as a Second Language (ESL) or Chemistry you will need to have the following items:
Once you have all this information handy you can book an appointment online for ESL or Chemistry.
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.
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
Please arrange for childcare prior to taking your assessment/placement as we cannot allow children in the Assessment Center during assessment sessions.
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