VPT Testing Information

VPT Testing Information 

Students electing to take the program/course(s) for dual enrollment credit must apply to the community college in which the course is offered and take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) by July 1, 2018.  Students who do not complete the testing or achieve the cut scores by the deadline will not be enrolled for dual enrollment credit.  

STEP 1:  Applying to the Appropriate Community College

Students must apply to Dabney S. Lancaster (DSLCC) or Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) online at:  https://apply.vccs.edu/oa/launch.action

Once you have applied to the community college, a unique seven-digit number will be assigned to your student called an EMPLID number.  This EMPLID number will be used during the community college registration process so please keep this number for your reference and records.  

STEP 2:  Taking the Virginia Placement Test (VPT)

The Virginia Community College System also requires placement testing in English and math for all students before they can be enrolled in any dual enrollment course.  The required VPT will be offered at LBHS, JRHS, RMMS, and CAMS to all students requesting to be enrolled in a dual enrollment course.  If your student would like to sign up for one of the testing sessions at the sites mentioned above, please check the Lord Botetourt guidance website for the link to the VPT sign up form.  (Students may test at any of the four schools listed on the form.) Students must apply to the appropriate community college and have their EMPLID number before signing up for testing.  The following url or link may be used to access the form as well

Link: VPT SIGN-UP    URL:  https://goo.gl/forms/snzmrUKkHPXqqldn1

If your student will be unable to test on the dates offered, please make plans to complete the VPT at Virginia Western Community College or Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and submit your results to LBHS byJuly 1, 2018. 

The chart below has more information on courses and score requirements.  Please note that these scores qualify students for year one dual enrollment courses.  A higher score may be required for courses in later years. 

 

Course/Program

English VPT Requirement

Math VPT

Requirement

Courses Offered for DE Credit

Health Science (Year 1)

Apply to VWCC

ENF 1

MTE 1 or

passing score on Algebra I SOL

SDV 100/101 Science Orientation

Engineering/Mechatronics (Year 1)

Apply to VWCC

ENF 1

MTE 1 or

passing score on Algebra I SOL

SDV 100/101 Engineering Orientation

EGR 105 Intro to Problem Solving

IST (Year 1)

Apply to VWCC

ENF 1

MTE 1 or

passing score on Algebra I SOL

SDV 101 Computer Fundamentals Orientation

Welding I

Apply to DSLCC

ENF 1

MTE 1 or

passing score on Algebra I SOL

WEL 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic)

SAF 230 Industrial Safety OSHA 10

 

Feel free to contact the high school counseling office if you have questions about your student’s course requests or questions regarding the requirements for registration in a dual enrolled course.                               

LBHS Counseling Office – 992-5182 
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