Placement Tests

All students must demonstrate college readiness in order to take a Dual Enrollment Course. Students may meet this requirement though qualifying PSAT, SAT, ACT, SOL or AP results and GPA. Please follow Summer and Fall 2021 Dual Enrollment Placement Policy


As of March 2020, Northern Virginia Community College is not offering Placement Tests refer to placement information above.

Students will be required to take the Virginia Placement Test (English and/or Math) if they do not meet the exemptions.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the FREE online practice tests.

If you need academic accommodations for a placement test at NOVA, please discuss with your counselor and/or transition coordinator at your school. Also visit NOVA’s Disabilities Services website and follow the instructions for requesting accommodations prior to taking your placement test. Please note, it may take up to three weeks or longer to respond to some accommodation requests during peak registration times.