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).
  • 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 regionally accredited high school in the United States.  
  • If you did not graduate from a school in 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 regionally accredited high school in the United States.
    • If you attended one that was not accredited, please 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 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

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.

Additional Options tab instructions are at 07:19 in the video below.

GUIDED SELF-PLACEMENT

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 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.

Schedule an Appointment

Please note: DVC no longer offers the standardized testing for English and math.  We recommend students to use the new Online Placement Process.

Students who will be taking English or math classes should use the online placement process.

To book an appointment for English as a Second Language (ESL) or Chemistry 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 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.

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)
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Telephone: 925-551-6215

Email: auawithya@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109
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Office hours

Pleasant Hill campus

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 7 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 3 pm
Remote services will not be available on Friday, April 3. 

 

San Ramon campus

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
January 2 - May 22 10 am - 9 pm 10 am - 9 pm 10 am - 9 pm 10 am - 9 pm Closed