Dual Enrollment Testing


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Dual Enrollment Critical Testing Information

Many changes have occurred in the Dual Enrollment department, and with it the biggest change was made to the way Dual Enrollment handles the placement tests for Dual Enrollment students. Remember that all student desiring to be tested must first have an SVCC application on file.

Testing graphicKeep in mind that that the testing policy through the Virginia Community College System outlined in our policy manual is as follows:

  • Students enrolling in a dual enrollment course must meet all course pre-requisites.
  • Readiness for college must be demonstrated through test scores on the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) or a comparable source (see below).
  • Students may only be eligible to take the VPT twice in a two year time period with approximately a year wait time in between testing sessions. Ex. A student tests March 15, 2015 and retests in March 2016.
  • Retest requests for extenuating circumstances will be examined on a case-by-case basis that bears the following factors in mind:
    • Performance on previous test must be within a close range of the cut-off requirement
    • Appropriate intervention/remediation through our Comprehensive Learning Center at Southside Virginia Community College
    • Approval by the respective school personnel and the Coordinator of Dual Enrollment at SVCC
    • New students moving into the SVCC service area from an outside division desiring to enter the program will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

 

Admissions Criteria Testing Alternatives: (See VCCS Policy Manual Section 6.0.1.1)

Admissions Criteria for Transfer Courses

 

Virginia

Placement Test

(VPT)

 

Compass

 

 

Asset

 

PSAT

 

SAT

 

ACT

 

SOL

English/Writing

ENG. 111

76

43

N/A

N/A

18

N/A

Reading

ENG. 111

81

42

N/A

N/A

18

N/A

Writing/Reading

ENG. 111

N/A

N/A

390

480

N/A

N/A

 Mathematics

MTE 1

25

33

500

530

22

Algebra 1

Pass

 

 

 

 

 

Admissions Criteria for CTE Courses

 

 

Virginia

Placement Test

(VPT)

 

Compass

 

Asset

 

PSAT

 

SAT

 

ACT

 

SOL

English/Writing

ENF 1

32

35

N/A

N/A

18

N/A

Reading

ENF 1

62

35

N/A

N/A

18

N/A

Writing/Reading

ENF 1

N/A

N/A

390

480

N/A

N/A

 Mathematics

 

MTE 1

25

33

500

530

22

Algebra 1

pass

 

 

 

 

 


Placement Testing Tips & Links

VPT English Testing

VPT Mathematics Testing

General Recommendations

  • Relax! This test is not designed to penalize, but to properly place you in courses where you can experience success.
  • Get plenty of rest the night before and eat before you come to school the day of testing.
  • Arrive on time and be prepared for testing.
  • Review the directions carefully and ask questions is something is not clear.
  • Read each question carefully to ensure you understand the question. Some items require several steps, so be sure to consider all information.
  • Take time to check your answers on each test before moving on to the next segment.
  • Take your time