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.
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
Testing Sign-up and Contact Information:
Scheduling – Admissions Office………………………569-6707
Questions and scheduling – Mary Ellen Gleason…569-6740
Questions and scheduling – Carol Badeaux……………925-6328
Questions and scheduling – Carol Badeaux……………925-6328
Practice Books, Sample Tests, and Other Resources
Future students are advised to review practice materials for preparation of the placement test. The following materials are available for future students to review the skills needed to successfully complete the placement test:
- Math Practice book
- Reading Practice book
- Writing Practice book
- Listing of Online Resources for English practice
Once these practice materials are reviewed, online testing samples can be accessed by clicking on the following Sample Tests:
Those future students interested in calculus practice resources, may find the following websites useful:
What should future students bring on the testing day? Please bring the following:
- A government issued picture ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
- The seven digit student ID number issued when the application to PDCCC was submitted and accepted. This number is also noted as the emplid at the bottom of the accepted application pdf document.
Placement Testing Calendar
Testing for Fall 2017
Note: Placement Testing dates are subject to change without notice.
Franklin Campus Room 117
Franklin Campus Sign-up
Admissions Office: 757-569-6717
Mary Ellen Gleason: (Office): 569-6740 email: email@example.com
Hobbs (Suffolk) Campus Room 103
Suffolk Campus Sign-up
Admissions Office: 757-925-6312
Carol Badeaux: (Office) 757-925-6328 email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred)
Smithfield Center Room 208
|If another day or time arrangement needs to be made, please contact Carol Badeaux at 757-925-6328 or email her at email@example.com|
Smithfield Center Sign-up
Carol Badeaux: (Office) 757-925-6328 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proctored Exams for Online Classes
Many students who take online classes through PDC, NVCC, TCC, or other community colleges in Virginia may need proctoring for exams.
Those enrolled with the SSDL classes through NVCC
Those enrolled with the ELI classes through NVCC
And all other community colleges, please contact:
Ms. Mary Ellen Gleason, 757-569-6740 or email@example.com for the Franklin campus
Mrs. Carol Badeaux, 757-925-6328 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the Suffolk campus
Mrs. Carol Badeaux, 757-925-6328 or email@example.com for the Smithfield Center
Dual Enrollment Testing Dates for Area High Schools
The college offers various college level and career/technical courses to area high schools through our dual enrollment program. The following high schools participate in the PDCCC dual enrollment program:
- Southampton High School
- Franklin High School
- Southampton Academy
- Nansemond River High School
- Lakeland High School
- Kings Fork High School
- Windsor High School
- Smithfield High School
- Isle of Wight Academy
For those high school students or parents of high school students interested in dual enrollment classes, please contact your high school’s guidance counselor for further instructions. Placement tests are required for all students interested in taking dual enrollment classes. The dates for testing are arranged between the high schools and the college. Please contact the high school guidance counselor to determine when the next placement testing sessions are scheduled.
The PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests are considered alternate tests to qualify for dual enrollment provided the scores meet certain cut-off scores. Please contact your high school’s guidance counselor for more information about alternate testing qualifications.
If you have any further questions about dual enrollment testing, please contact Ms. Mary Ellen Gleason at 757-569-6740 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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. To sign up for testing or retesting for the dual enrollment programs, please contact:
Kaplan Entrance Exam for Future Nursing Students
Kaplan entrance exams are administered September – December and January – February for all perspective nursing students. Please contact Carol Griffin at 757.569.6731 in the Nursing Department to schedule a testing date. Kaplan practice materials are available at the Follett Bookstore on the Franklin and Hobbs Suffolk Campus.