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Testing Policy

The Virginia Community College System has established the following policies regarding the Virginia Placement Test and other tests that can be used for placement.

VCCS Math Placement Policy
Test scores are valid for two (2) years after the date of the test. Students who take the placement test and who do not enroll in developmental math are allowed to take one (1) retest within twelve (12) months. Students who attempt developmental mathematics will be ineligible for a retest. Exceptions to this retest policy may be made on a case-by-case basis. A student who provides official evidence of a satisfactory mathematics score of 520 on the SAT or a mathematics score of 22 on the ACT taken within the last two years is exempt from taking the VCCS mathematics placement test.)

VCCS English Placement Policy
Test scores are valid for two (2) years after the date of the test. Students who take the English placement test and who do not enroll in developmental English are allowed to take one (1) retest within twelve (12) months. Students who attempt a developmental English course will be ineligible for a retest. Exceptions to this retest policy may be made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with established college procedures. A student who provides official evidence of a minimum score of 500 on both the critical reading and writing sections of the SAT, or a minimum combined score of 21 on both the English and Writing tests of the ACT, taken within the last two years, is exempt from taking the VCCS English placement test.

If a student is planning to use ACT or SAT scores in place of taking the VPT, an official copy of the scores must be sent to the CVCC Counseling Department.

CVCC complies with the requirements of the American Disabilities Act.
CVCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

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Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7800
FAX: 434.386.4681

Located in Amherst Hall, Room 2100