Placement Testing

All future students who plan to complete any degree program or accumulate nine semester hours of college credit must complete a placement test. The placement test is given on all three Paul D. Camp Community College sites—Franklin, Suffolk, and Smithfield. Future students will be tested on reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency skills. Placement testing also includes the READI test to determine computer competency and readiness.

To sign up for the placement test, please complete the following:

  • Submit an online application
  • Select a testing date and time listed below
  • Call or visit the Admissions office to sign-up for a testing date and time

Franklin Admissions Office, 757.569.6707
Suffolk Admissions Office, 757.925.6313
Smithfield Admissions Office, 757.925.6340

Future students who would like practice test materials may come into the Admissions Office for practice books or may take the online version of the practice test.

Future students, who feel they need additional help after taking the Online Practice Test, may access the following quality resources. Listing of Online Resources for VPT-English provides a wealth of support for language skills and the VPT MathSite will provide greater supplemental support for math skills. The VPT MathSite provides sample math problems and links to online resources that correspond to each section of the math placement test.

June, July, & August 2014 Placement Testing

Franklin Campus

Placement Testing
Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 a.m.
August 11
9:00 a.m.
August 12
9:00 a.m.
June 11
June 18
July 9
July 16
August 13
3:00 p.m.
June 25
July 23
9:00 a.m.
July 31
August 14
9:00 a.m.
June 27
July 11
August 15
9:00 a.m.
August 16

Hobbs (Suffolk) Campus Room 103

Placement Testing
Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
5:00 p.m.
June 23
July 28
1:00 p.m.
June 10
June 17
June 24
July 8
July 15
July 22
July 29
August 5
1:00 p.m.
August 14
11:00 a.m.
May 9

Smithfield Center Room 216

Placement Testing
Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1:00 p.m.
Each Tuesday from June 3 to August 1

Dual Enrollment Testing Dates for Area High Schools

Completed, but re-testing possible.

Instructions for future dual enrollment students.

  • All first time students must submit an online application at www.pdc.edu
  • Students must bring with them their student ID number provided by the application process
  • It is strongly recommended that students review the practice materials. Hard copy practice materials are provided to the schools through the guidance counselors. Online practice materials are provided on this webpage.
  • A calculator is provided with the test. Personal calculators are not permitted.
  • Dual enrollment testing is provided on the site of the high school. However, during the summer months, testing or retesting is administered at the college. Please contact the Franklin campus, 757.569.6707; Suffolk campus, 757.925.6328 or 727.925.6313; and Smithfield Center, 757.925.6343 to sign up for one of the summer testing dates.