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TVCC Admissions Office

Placement Testing
Testing Center - (541) 881-5799

Students must take the Accuplacer math and writing placement exams if they are seeking a college degree or certificate, as these placement exams determine a student's starting point for the math and writing progressions required of their degree or certificate programs. Students who have received credit from TVCC for applicable TVCC writing or math courses after transferring in math and/or writing courses from other colleges or universities will not be required to take the placement exam for that specific subject (math or writing).

The placement exam measures math and language-usage skills. This computer-adapted assessment program was developed specifically for community college students and is used nationwide. Scores will determine placement in writing and math classes. 

The placement exam is free the first time students take it, and there is a $10 fee each time a student retakes a placement exam. Students are encouraged to take the placement exam as soon as possible (once they've completed their admissions application and have been assigned a TVCC student ID number). For more information on placement testing, contact the Testing Center or visit