Testing Center

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.

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

Practice Books, Sample Test, and Practice Test

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:

Once these practice materials are reviewed, online testing samples can be accessed by clicking on Sample Test or the practice test can be accessed by clicking on Student Self-Registration in the lower right corner of the webpage. On the Student Registration page, enter the following:

Institution: VCCS Practice Institution
Site: VCCS Practice Test
Password: Virginiapt

Those future students interested in calculus practice resources, may find the following websites useful:

Testing Day

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
October – January Testing for Spring 2017

Note: Placement Testing dates are subject to change without notice.


Franklin Campus Room 117

Placement Testing
Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 a.m.
October 17
9:00 a.m.
December 20
January 3
9:00 a.m.
October 5
November 3
November 16
November 30
December 14
9:00 a.m.
January 7

Hobbs (Suffolk) Campus Room 103

Placement Testing
Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00 a.m.
October 10
November 21
9:00 a.m.
October 26
November 9
December 7
9:00 a.m.
January 5

10:00 a.m.
December 15

9:00 a.m.
January 6

Smithfield Center Room 208

Placement Testing
Placement Testing

Placement Testing

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Walk-in Beginning October 6 through December 22

Contact for sign-up


Dual Enrollment Testing Dates for Area High Schools

Parents and High School Students:

For high school students interested in the dual enrollment program for 2017-2018 who need to test, please be attentive to your high schools notice regarding upcoming dual enrollment during spring 2017 for fall 2017.

Franklin Campus and Suffolk Campus
Ms. Mary Ellen Gleason, 757-569-6740

  • Franklin High School
  • Southampton High School
  • Southampton Academy
  • Kings Fork High School
  • Nansemond River High School
  • Lakeland High School
  • Isle of Wight Academy
  • Windsor High School


Smithfield Center

Ms. Brenda Anyanwu, 757-925-6040

  • Smithfield High School

Each high school will have designated days for dual enrollment testing on their high school campus. In the event, high school students should miss these designated testing times at their high school, they or their parents may call Ms. Gleason at 757-569-6740 if they have questions.

Sign up for testing at the Franklin or Suffolk campuses or the Smithfield Center call

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.

Kaplan Entrance Exam for Future Nursing Students

Kaplan entrance exams are administered September – October 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.