Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Testing Center

Located the first floor of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) - behind West Hall on PHCC's main campus. Also offered at PHCC's Patrick County Site in Stuart, VA.


VPT Testing Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 


Required Materials

  • Your PHCC Student ID Number (assigned to you after you have completed an application for admission).
  • A valid government-issued photo I.D. (DMV issued license, learner's permit, photo ID, Passport, or Military ID


Other Information

  • No appointment required. Tests are administered on a first-come-first-served walk-in basis. Seating is limited.
  • There is no fee to take the test.
  • The test is untimed, but it takes an average of two hours to complete each of the two portions. You may not take both portions of the test (math and English) on the same day.
  • If you need accommodations for the placement test due to a disability or other circumstance, please contact disAbility Resources at (276) 656-0257 or .
  • An application for admission must be on file in the Admissions Office prior to taking the placement test.
  • Tests are computerized - not paper & pencil.
  • At the end of the VPT, students will receive a printout which lists the course(s) they may take, not a passing score.



The VPT is required of all students unless you have already completed college coursework in English and/or mathematics.
Placement testing helps to ensure your success by evaluating college-readiness level in English and math. It is not an admission test. It simply ensures you are placed in the right course(s) for you.


Other Options?

If you graduated from high school within five years of enrolling at PHCC, you may be exempt from taking the VPT. Ask about our Multiple Measures. 


VPT for English
VPT for Math
How to Prepare for the Test


Main Campus: Walker Hall 228 | 276-656-5481 or 276-656-0311

Patrick County Site: 276-694-8778 |