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Do I Need to Take Placement Tests?

Tyler typically offers placement tests to help students determine which level of math or English they are ready to take. Due to COVID-19, placement tests will not be required in 2021. 

You should schedule an appointment with the Advising Center to determine your placement in math and English courses. The following information may assist your advisor with placing you:

  • An unofficial transcript showing prior coursework in math and/or English 
  • PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores
  • Demonstration of completion of required high school coursework, along with your GPA, within the last 5 years

Transcript(s) or score(s) can also be emailed to Admissions and Records. Staff will review your materials and post any exemptions in SIS within 48 hours.

Concurrent/Home-Schooled Students

Concurrent/home-schooled students planning to take transfer courses must test into ENG 111 and MTE 1, while those planning to take non-transfer courses must test into ENF 1 and MTE 1. Developmental classes are not, however, available to concurrent/home-schooled students.

Concurrent students who provide official evidence of a satisfactory PSAT, SAT or ACT scores, taken within the last two years, are exempt from taking the VCCS English and/or mathematics placement test. Learn more about requirements and cut-off scores on our Concurrent Enrollment page.


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