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John Tyler Community College

Placement Testing Schedules

Placement testing is available on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis.

Important Notes

  • There is no fee for placement tests.  However, you must show Testing Center staff a correct student EMPLID. You receive an EMPLID when you apply for admission to John Tyler.
  • If you have taken SATs or ACTs in the past two years, your scores may exempt you from placement tests.  If you have a score of 500 or higher on the SAT Reading and the Writing tests or 560 (combined score) on the 2016 SAT and 520 or higher on the SAT Math test or 550 on the 2016 SAT, you do not have to take placement tests. If you have a score of 18 or higher on both the ACT English and Reading Test and 22 or higher on the ACT Math test, you do not have to take placement tests. 
  • Practicing before you take placement tests can save you time and money.  Here are some good ways to review:
  • Test scores are valid for two (2) years after the date of the test. Students who take the placement test and who do not enroll in developmental coursework are allowed to take one (1) retest within twelve (12) months. Students who attempt developmental coursework will be ineligible for a retest. Exceptions to this retest policy may be made on a case-by-case basis and addressed to the appropriate director of advising: either Dr. Ruth Varney at Midlothian or Altrice Smith at Chester.
  • Summer applicants are expected to take the placement test no later than May 21, 2016. Those who delay past this date may not be able to enroll in classes for the summer term.

Walk-in Dates and Times for Placement Tests
May 23 – August 20, 2016

Chester Campus
Trailer B1&B2 (behind Moyar and Bird Halls)

Mondays:  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays:  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays:   8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays:   8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fridays:   8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays:   8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Midlothian Campus
T Building - Room T215

Mondays:  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays:  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays:  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays:  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fridays:  8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays:  8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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