Placement testing
Admissions placement testing

In order to complete the assessment test during the times/days listed, you must have each of the following:

A Diablo Valley College application on file with the Admissions Office and Records Office.
Your social security number or your DVC student ID number.
You must show a form of Photo Identification i.e. Drivers License or Student ID to take the test.
Tests will not be processed without the above information. There is no fee for the assessment.

The DVC Assessment Center offers the following assessment tests, which are used to determine a student's placement in ESL, English, Math, and Chemistry.

CELSA (Students may take the CELSA ONCE PER SEMESTER)

English (Students may take the English Assessment TWICE PER SEMESTER)

Math (Students may take each level of the Math Assessment ONCE PER YEAR)

Chemistry (Students may take the Chemistry Assessment ONCE PER SEMESTER)

Once you complete the exam, scores will be available in 5-7 business days. If you do not wish to return to campus you may view your assessment score on our student information system (WebAdvisor). To view the assessment cut-off scores, please click on the following: Assessment Cut Scores for English.

Test scores

Check your scores online using WebAdvisor:

Click the WebAdvisor link at the top of this page
Log into WebAdvisor with your User ID and password.
Click the Test Summary link (located under Academic Profile).
Bring photo ID in for a print out
Transferring to another school? To have scores sent to another school, fill out the DVC Information Release Form. This sheet may be sent in, faxed in or brought into the Assessment Center. Scores will be forwarded within 48 hours.

Still have questions?

Please review the Assessment Center's Frequently Asked Questions
To receive your test results you must come in person and retrieve your results.
Additional links and information:

For information regarding GED testing please refer to the Loma Vista Adult School website.
Receive information regarding Advanced Placement exams

Ability to Benefit Assessment (ATB):The ATB test is a test used to determine eligibility for Financial Aid. This test is not required for all students. The ATB should only be completed at the request of the Financial Aid Office. If you are referred to the Assessment Center to take the ATB test, please call our office to verify hours and availability. Upon completion of the ATB, results are mailed out to be scored and will take 7 to 10 business days. Results are sent directly to the Financial Aid Office.
We offer paper and pencil based Distance Learning Proctoring Exams to DVC and Non DVC Students at a rate of $20 per hour. Please scheduling your appointment two weeks prior to the exam being proctored. Please contact your home institution as to what your instructions are for the day of the test.

If you would like the Assessment Center at Diablo Valley College to release any information to any institutions, you must fill out the DVC Information Release Form.

*Please note: Hours are subject to change throughout the semester.
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