For students enrolling in Summer 2020 courses, TCC uses multiple measures, including placement testing with the Virginia Placement Test, to determine a student's readiness for college-level English and math courses.
For students enrolling in Fall 2020, TCC will use multiple measures and informed self-placement to determine a student's college readiness for college-level English and math courses.Learn More
TCC uses multiple measures and informed self-placement to determine a student’s readiness for college-level English and math courses.
You may want to enroll in college-level English and math courses immediately or you may consider taking one or more developmental education courses, depending on your chosen program of study.
Determining College Readiness
As a new student, you can register for the English and math courses most appropriate to your program of study. To help you pick the proper classes, you might ask yourself the following questions:
- Students who have graduated high school within 5 years should complete the following questionnaire for placement: Recent Graduate Questionnaire.
- Students graduated high school more than 5 years ago should complete the following questionnaire for placement: Informed Self-Placement.
There is no “right” answer when it comes to determining your readiness for college courses and you don’t have to do it alone. After considering your readiness, you will be able to meet with an academic advisor. Your academic advisor will help you select the appropriate courses.
Students placing directly into college-level math and English are strongly encouraged to supplement their learning through the tutoring resources available at the college.