Assessment Center

Assessment is one of the most important steps in the enrollment process. At Diablo Valley College, we want to help you succeed and part of your success as a college student depends on enrolling in courses that match your abilities and skills.

Get into the math, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), or chemistry classes that are right for you!

If you are a graduating senior use our new Multiple Measures Tool below.

Class of 2018--Use your high school transcript to report your information

If you have already applied to Diablo Valley College

  • You will need your InSite Portal username and password to log into the tool.
  • Follow the Multiple Measures prompts very carefully as you will only be able to enter your information one time.
  • After entering your information, you will be prompted to submit your transcript to the Admissions and Records Office for verification.
  • Please allow 1-3 business days for your results to be processed.
    • If you graduated from a foreign high school you will need to make an appointment to complete the traditional assessment process.
    • Transcripts must be from a regionally accredited high school.  If you attended one that was not accredited, please complete the traditional assessment process.


Schedule an assessment

Assessment overview

Diablo Valley College uses ACCUPLACER®, a computerized assessment, for placement into English, math, and ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. The results of the assessment, your academic background, goals and interests, will be used by academic counselors to place you into a college course that meets your skill level.

Our assessment is only open to students who have submitted their application and intend to enroll at Diablo Valley College.

It is important that you prepare for your assessment so your scores will accurately represent your skills and knowledge. Prepare for ACCUPLACER.

The Assessment Center also provides a chemistry assessment to determine your level of readiness for Chemistry 108 or Chemistry 120. This is a paper and pencil based test which consists of 44 multiple choice questions.

Do I need to take an assessment?

The Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) requires all new students working toward a degree, certificate, transfer, or are undecided about their educational or career goals to complete orientation, assessment, and counseling/educational planning.

Assessment of new students is required in the areas of reading, writing, English as a Second Language, and math.

Exemptions to testing may apply to you.

Schedule an assessment

To book an assessment appointment you will need to have the following items:

  • A completed DVC application on file with the Admissions & Records office
  • Your DVC student ID number
  • Your date of birth
  • Select the appropriate assessment you need to take

Once you have all this information handy you can book an appointment online.

Onsite, a valid photo ID is required (e.g. Driver’s License, High School ID, Passport, etc.) before you are allowed to take the assessment.


Documented Disabilities/Testing

Any student with a documented disability who would like accommodations made for testing should contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) office located in Student Services Center, Room 248 or call 925-969-2185 prior to assessment.

Please arrange for childcare prior to taking your assessments as we cannot allow children in the Assessment Center during assessment sessions.

Assessment results

Your assessment results will be posted to your InSite within one business day. To understand your placements, please visit our placement chart.

You may also visit our math and English flow charts to view the sequence of courses.

Contact the Assessment Center


Telephone: 925-969-2132


Fax: 925-682-8179

Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor) Pleasant Hill campus map


Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Telephone: 925-551-6215


Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109 San Ramon campus map


Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Closed