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Placement Testing

Some students will need to complete placement testing with the Virginia Placement Test to determine their readiness for dual enrollment course work, apprenticeships, and certain selective admissions programs.

These are not admission tests. They evaluate your readiness. However, you don’t want to be placed in a course lower than your actual skill level – so it’s important you take testing seriously.

Placement tests are free, and you can take them on any TCC campus.

Planning your tests

Tests generally take between 3-4 hours. You may not start an exam 3 hours or less before the center closes. Make sure you bring a photo ID and your student ID number with you when you take the test!

Taking your tests

We offer dedicated testing centers on each of our four campuses where you can take your placement tests.

Chesapeake

Info & Hours
757-822-5131
Email

Norfolk

Info & Hours
757-822-1310
Email

Portsmouth

Info & Hours 
757-822-2194
Email

Virginia Beach

Info & Hours
757-822-7390
Email

After you’ve taken the placement tests

You will be ready to meet with an academic advisor! Depending on your chosen program of study, your academic advisor will help you select the appropriate courses.

Placement Test Sessions

21 Feb
21 Feb
PLACEMENT TEST REFRESHER COURSE
Virginia Beach Campus
06 Mar
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