• Placement Testing for Dual Enrollment Course

    In order to take a dual enrollment course, a student must meet placement testing criteria set by the participating community college. To qualify, students can take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) in English and/or math. In many instances, students can opt out of having to take the VPT if they have scored high enough on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. In certain circumstances, ESL students may be able to take the Compass or ASSET test as well.

    Students are able to complete placement testing by visiting Blue Ridge Community College. Periodically, we are sometimes able to offer placement testing here at Fort Defiance High School so students should also ask their school counselor for more information. It's important to note that students cannot complete the placement testing until they have completed the online application first.  

      
    Placement Testing Criteria for Non-Math Transfer Courses:
     
    DE English 12A
    DE Western Civilization 
     
      Virginia Placement Test (VPT) PSAT SAT ACT SOL
    English Reading and Writing  ENG 111  (EBRW)
    390
    (EBRW)
    480
    18 n/a
    Mathematics  MTE 1  500 530 22 Algebra 1 SOL - Pass
     
     
    Placement Testing Criteria for Non-Math Transfer Courses:
     
    DE Science: Biology 1
     
      Virginia Placement Test (VPT) PSAT SAT ACT SOL
    English Reading and Writing  ENG 111  (EBRW)
    390
    (EBRW)
    480
    18 n/a
    Mathematics  MTE 3  500 530 22 n/a
     
       
    Placement Testing Criteria for Math Transfer Courses:
     
     
      Virginia Placement Test (VPT) PSAT SAT ACT SOL
    English Reading and Writing  ENG 111  (EBRW)
    390
    (EBRW)
    480
    18 n/a
    Mathematics  
     
      
    Placement Testing Criteria for Career Technical Education (CTE) Courses:
     
    DE Technical Drawing and Design
    DE Architectural Drawing and Design
    DE Engineering Drawing and Design
    DE Floral Design
    DE Horticulture
    DE Landscaping
     
      Virginia Placement Test (VPT) PSAT SAT ACT SOL
    English Reading and Writing  ENF 1  (EBRW)
    390
    (EBRW)
    480
    18 n/a
    Mathematics  MTE 1  500 530 22 Algebra 1 SOL - Pass