DVC recommends that every student completes the online placement process that may include math and English or ESL. The chemistry assessment is optional.
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If you have completed a college level math or English course and received a “C” or higher, you can use that class to meet the placement requirement. In order to qualify for this exemption you will need to submit an Assessment Clearance Form. If you wish to use a course to clear the prerequisite for another course, you will need to submit a Prerequisite Equivalency Form.
If you have an associate degree or higher, you will need to submit an Assessment Clearance Form.
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 Equivalency Form.
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 Equivalency Form.
SAT and ACT exams are not used for placement at DVC.
In order to qualify for priority registration you must either complete the online 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 online placement process will provide placement in transfer-level English and math classes. Please select the corresponding tab that applies to your high school status and follow the prompts. You will need to submit copy of your high school transcript by email to DVCMMAP@dvc.edu after completing this process, and you will be able to register in the recommended classes within three hours or on your registration date and time.
homeschool, Adult Education, earned a high school proficiency certificate or attended unaccredited high school. The online placement process will provide placement in transfer-level English, ESL, and math classes. No other action is needed. You will be able to register in the recommended classes within three hours or on your registration date and time.
If you are unable to use a transcript to clear a prerequisite or co-requisite, you
have the right to challenge it if you have met the requirement through a non-traditional way (through work or
life experience). Please visit the Admissions and Records Office website for information on how to complete the process. You will request and submit the Prerequisite
Challenge Form from the Admissions and Records Office.
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