Prepare for the VPT English Placement Test:
The English placement test has two sections: a written essay and 40 multiple choice questions. The multiple choice questions cover topics such as reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and research skills. The English placement test is untimed.
Here are some other tips to help you get ready to test.
Prepare for the VPT Math Placement Test
The math placement test is untimed. The only calculator you can use is the one within the test program.
To review operations with whole numbers, operations with positive fractions, operations with positive decimals and percents and algebra basics, use this VCCS resource.
The VPT Math placement test will cover topics from the courses MTE 1-9.
Practice Test: Students can take a practice test to better understand the format of the test and identify areas for improvement. Go to https://college.measuredsuccess.com and select student self-registration at the bottom of the page. Follow these steps:
- Select VCCS Practice Test Institution from the institution drop down box
- Select VCCS Practice Test
- Enter "Virginiapt" as the password
- Fill in all required fields that have a red asterick
- Click submit and follow the remaining instructions
You can also pick up a set of instructions by e-mailing one of them or stopping in at one of the Centers.
Math Central+ at Reynolds provides coaching and support for math students. Qualified faculty and peer math coaches offer a variety of techniques to support students through developmental and credit-level math courses. Prospective students can use Math Central+ for help in preparing for the placement test. It is recommended that prospective students take the practice math test first and bring the results to Math Central+. See the Math Central+ website for hours and locations.