Assessment at San Ramon Campus

Location: San Ramon Campus
Telephone: 925-551-6215
925-242-0856 (Fax)
Contact: Uawithya, Ann
Program Coordinator
Office: West Building - Learning Commons

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IMPORTANT!  At this time we are not setting up appointments for ESL. 

Information regarding the online chemistry assessment is below. 

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

Please note: DVC no longer offers the standardized testing for English and math.

DVC has two campuses, Pleasant Hill and San Ramon. It is very important that you pay close attention when scheduling an appointment as to which campus you made your appointment at. 

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.

In order to complete the assessment test you MUST have each of the following:

  1. A Diablo Valley College application on file with the Admissions and Records Office. (We only test students who are enrolling at DVC in either the present or future term.)
  2. Your DVC student ID number.
  3. Satisfy the online orientation requirement. Print out a copy or take a picture of the certificate to show.
  4. Students must make an appointment to take the assessment tests.

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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.

Chemistry assessment details
Assessment type: multiple choice
Questions: 44 questions
Time limit: 45 minutes
Re-assessment policy: the chemistry assessment may be taken once per term
Math requirements: Math 120 is required for enrollment into Chemistry 120.

Do I have to take the chemistry assessment?
The chemistry assessment is only required for students who wish to skip Chemistry 108.
Students may not be required to take the assessment if they have:taken the assessment at DVC or any other California Community College within the last two years.
Visit Do I need to take an assessment? for more information on how to qualify for the exemptions listed above. 

The Assessment Center has a Chemistry sample questions available to students.  Please review your high school curriculum or stop by the DVC Book Center to review the textbook used in Chemistry 108. 

How do I get my assessment results?
You will be given a printed hard copy of your results after you complete your assessment. Your assessment placement results will be available online on InSite within 24 business hours of completing the assessment.

Log in with your user ID and password
Click on Plan-Progress tile
Click on Assessment Scores
View our placement chart to understand your assessment scores. 

Please note: Assessment Center staff cannot give results over the phone, mail, fax, or email.

What do my assessment results mean?
See our placement chart to understand your results. Your assessment placement result can be found in InSite. 

Schedule an assessment
Schedule an assessment to make your appointment in Pleasant Hill or San Ramon. Please review the “day of assessment” information before scheduling.

Chemistry course sequence
There is no chemistry course sequence guide. You may review the offered chemistry courses in the DVC catalog. 

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