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After you have submitted an application to the College you are required to take placement tests in English (reading & writing) and math. The results of these tests will determine which courses you are eligible to enroll in at VHCC. It is recommended that each student review the Placement Testing Guide before testing. To register for placement testing, call the Testing Center at (276)739-2476.
With appropriate documentation, students who took the ACT or SAT tests and achieved the required scores or have completed college level math or English at other colleges and universities may be exempt from placement testing.
A minimum SAT score of 500 on both the critical reading and writing sections, or a minimum ACT combined score of 21 on English and writing exempts a student from the VPT-English test and all development English courses. (Section 184.108.40.206.2 – English Placement)
An SAT math score of 520 or higher or an ACT math score of 22 or higher exempts a student from the VPT-Math test and all developmental math courses, and allows a student to enroll in MTH 158, MTH 163, or MTH 241. Placement testing is required prior to enrolling in all other math courses. (Section 220.127.116.11.1 – Math Placement)
Students must submit official copies of their ACT or SAT scores to the VHCC Learning Lab prior to enrollment. Test scores are valid for two years.
Refer to the Placement Testing Guide for more information. If you have questions, contact the Student Success Center at (276)739-2438.
VHCC Placement Guide
VCCS Online Resources to Help Students Review for the VPT-English
Test Taking Tips 2012 - VHCC English Department Podcast
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