Schedule an Appointment


IMPORTANT: DVC no longer offers standardized testing for English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and math. Please use our Online Placement Process.

Chemistry Assessment information is below.

This message will be updated as changes to the shelter-in-place occur.

If you require extra time or other accommodations for a disability, please register with DVC's Disability Support Services office before scheduling an assessment (Student Services Center, room 248, phone: 925-969-2185).

Please note: 
DVC does not release placement results to other schools.  See our policies for more information.

Pleasant Hill Assessment Center

English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment

Please visit our ESL Guided Self-Placement Process to determine the best classes for you to start at.

Please visit the Learning Center to find out about programs offered to English Language Learners. 

Chemistry assessment

Due to the COVID-19 campus closure we are currently offering our chemistry assessment remotely. 

Individual appointments will be available Monday through Thursday from 10 am - 3 pm. 

To schedule an appointment please e-mail us at  We will need:

  • Your top three dates and times you wish to complete the assessment.  It will take approximately one hour.
  • Your Diablo Valley College ID# and Date of Birth
  • Whether you require DSS accommodations.

To take the exam you will need:

  • Internet Explorer or MS Edge with the pop up blockers turned off (you may run the System Requirements to ensure a smooth assessment).
  • A Webcam
  • A microphone
  • The ability to use Zoom (no virtual backgrounds may be used)
  • Blank scratch paper and a pencil or pen (a basic calculator and periodic table will be provided).
  • Your physical photo id (Driver's License, School ID, Passport)

I need to reschedule or cancel

Email us at to change your appointment.  Please be aware that another appointment may not be available quickly. 

San Ramon Assessment Center

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.

Before using the online placement tool, please make sure you have:

  • submitted a current application to DVC,
  • received a student ID number*
  • completed online orientation.

We are offering the chemistry assessment in the East Building, room 160 on the following dates and times:

Thursday January 9  5pm - 6pm
Wednesday January 15  5pm - 6pm
Tuesday January 21  5pm - 6pm

Schedule an appointment for the chemistry test.

If you have any questions, contact Ann Uawithya at 925-551-6215 or email


Assessments offered:

English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment

The ESL assessment is suggested for students whose first language is not English. For more information on this assessment, visit ESL assessment.

Chemistry assessment

The chemistry assessment is for students who have already taken beginning chemistry courses and would like to skip Chemistry 108 and enroll directly into Chemistry 120. For more information on this assessment, visit chemistry assessment.

Please note: you cannot take the assessment at DVC for use at another college and DVC does not release placements to other schools. See our assessment policies for more information.  


Contact the Assessment Center

Telephone: 925-969-2132


Fax: 925-682-8179

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

Telephone: 925-551-6215


Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109
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