NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, placement testing for dual enrollment students has been suspended for the 2020-21 academic year. The Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System has approved usage of current policy provided in VCCS Policy 6.6.3 for dual enrollment admission and placement in the Admission Criteria for CTE and Transfer Courses below, along with the following additional table.

Dual Enrollment COVID-19 Emergency Admission and Placement Measures

English

Rising Junior or Rising Senior Cumulative High School GPA*

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Eligible for Placement in:

2.00 – 2.99

ENG 115 or ENG 131

3.00 or greater

ENG 115, ENG 131, or ENG 111

 Math

Rising Junior or Rising Senior Cumulative High School GPA*

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Eligible for Placement in:

2.00 – 2.99

MTH 101- 133

3.00 or greater without Algebra 2

MTH 101–133, MTH 154, or MTH 155

3.00 or greater with Algebra 2

MTH 101–133, MTH 154, MTH 155, MTH 161, or MTH 167

*Cumulative GPA may be weighted or unweighted and may be self-reported. 

  • These emergency procedures apply to rising high school and home school juniors and seniors.
  • The Dual Enrollment Emergency Admission and Placement Measures are consistent with VCCS Multiple Measures Policy 6.4.0.2.
  • Exceptional freshmen and sophomores must still be reviewed on a case-by-case basis per individual college-ready status. Please note that most school systems have a formal policy for allowance or non-allowance. Approval must be given by respective school systems in writing and must be provided to the Coordinator of Dual Enrollment before enrollment. Additionally, formal approval by WCC’s President is still required for admittance.

 

Admission Criteria for Transfer Courses - Eligible Transfer Courses

 

Virginia Placement Test (VPT)

 

PSAT

 

SAT

 

ACT

 

SOL

 

Compass

 

Asset

English/Writing

ENG 111

N/A

N/A

18

N/A

76

43

Reading

ENG 111

N/A

N/A

18

N/A

81

42

Writing/Reading

ENG 111

390

480

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mathematics

MTE 1*

500

530

22

Algebra I – Pass*

25

33

 * Students wishing to test into Pre-Calculus I (MTH 161) must test into MTH 161 as part of the specialized Pre-Calculus placement test. If students are planning to take a college Math course other than Pre-Calculus, a score of MTE 1-5 must be earned. If students are not taking a college Math course for dual enrollment purposes, the minimum of MTE 1 or an Alg. I SOL passing score will apply.

* For General Biology qualification (BIO 101), students must have an MTE 1-3 or better on the Mathematics placement (or higher).

 Admission Criteria for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Courses - Eligible CTE Course

 

Virginia Placement Test (VPT)

 

PSAT

 

SAT

 

ACT

 

SOL

 

Compass

 

Asset

English/Writing

ENF 1

N/A

N/A

18

N/A

32

35

Reading

ENF 1

N/A

N/A

18

N/A

62

35

Writing/Reading

ENF 1

390

480

N/A

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

Mathematics

MTE 1

500

530

22

Algebra I - Pass

25

33

 

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