Dual Enrollment College Readiness Requirements
High school aged students must demonstrate skill levels in mathematics and English prior to being enrolled in a class on campus or at the high school that indicates their ability to be successful in college level course work.
The chart below shows the Admission Requirements to take any dual enrollment class that does not have a pre-requisite or higher testing requirement.
In addition, some classes may have pre-requisites or higher requirements in mathematics that must be satisfied prior to enrollment. Those additional requirements are listed in the on-college catalog.
If you are a rising 9th grade student, and you do not yet have a high school GPA, you will need a recommendation from your school counseling office to participate in dual enrollment classes. These classes are limited to CTE type programs until a high school GPA is established.
Higher Level Mathematics
Calculus has a pre-req of MTH 167 (Pre-Calc with Trig). If you took Pre-Calc in high school, but did not take the class for dual enrollment, you will need to successfully complete a CLEP examination to demonstrate the skills required for MTH 167. Information about the exam and how to schedule one can be found on the Credit for Prior Learning site.
Students who would like to use alternative testing scores rather than their HS GPA must meet the testing benchmarks noted below.
The charts below show the ADMISSION CRITERIA ONLY that students must meet to enroll in dual enrollment courses. Some courses may have additional pre- or co-requisites. The VWCC catalog is the official source for information relating to placement testing and course requirements. This chart is a guideline that may not represent the most current information found in our online catalog. Please refer to the online catalog when planning for testing or enrollment needs.
Criteria for Participation in Dual Enrollment
|Course Type||High School Transcript*||OR||SAT||OR||PSAT||OR||ACT||OR||VPT|
|Transfer** Courses (except Math)||Current cumulative HS GPA of 3.0 or higher||OR||ERW score of 480 or higher||OR||ERW score of 390 or higher||OR||18 or higher on both English & Writing subject area tests||OR||Placement into ENG 111|
|Career & Technical*** Courses|
|Current cumulative HS GPA of 2.0 or higher||OR||ERW score of 480 or higher||OR||ERW score of 390 or higher||OR||18 or higher on both English & Writing subject area tests||OR||Placement into ENF 1 or higher|
|Math 101-133||Current cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and a 2.0 (C) grade or higher in a high school math course||OR||ERW score of 480 or higher and Math score of 530 or higher||OR||ERW score of 390 and a Math score of 500 or higher||OR||22 or higher on Math subject area test||OR||Placement in MTH 111 or higher (satisfaction of MTE 1-3)|
|Math 154, 155||Current cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and a 2.0 (C) grade or higher in a high school math course||OR||ERW score of 480 or higher and Math score of 530 or higher||OR||ERW score of 390 and a Math score of 500 or higher||OR||22 or higher on Math subject area test||OR||Placement in MTH 154 or higher (satisfaction of MTE 1-5)|
|Math 161, 167****||Current cumulative HS GPA of 3.0 or higher and a 2.0 (C) grade or higher in Algebra II or in a higher level math course||OR||ERW score of 480 or higher and Math score of 530 or higher||OR||N/A||OR||22 or higher on Math subject area test||OR||Placement in MTH 161 or higher (satisfaction of MTE 1-9)|
*Cumulative GPA may be weighted or unweighted and may be self-reported.
** A transfer course is any course that a college offers and will transcript in fulfillment of the requirements for a Degree or Certificate that is designed for transfer (e.g., AA, AS, AA&S, AFA, Uniform Certificate of General Studies).
***A career and technical course is any course that the college offers and will transcript in fulfillment of the requirements for degrees and certificates that are not designed for transfer (e.g., AAS, Certificate, Career Studies Certificates). ****Dual enrollment students who do not have college-level credit for Pre-Calculus with or without Trigonometry may be offered locally-developed assessments to determine eligibility for Calculus.
- Students must have completed their VWCC application before they can take the placement tests.
- Students must provide their Student ID Number (Emplid) at the time of testing.
- Testing can be completed at most high schools. Please check with the high school guidance department for more information.
- Testing can be done at VWCC. Students will need to provide their Student ID Number (Emplid) and a photo ID. In lieu of a photo ID, their parents can assist with the sign-in process.
- It is the student’s responsibility to take a copy of the testing results to their high school guidance department in order to register for the class.
- One retest is allowed within 12 months of the initial attempt of the VPT.
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Dr. Kathryn H. Beard
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Fishburn Hall F125C
3093 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
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