The Testing Center manages and delivers a variety of tests for future students and enrolled students. Those tests are the placement test, online class proctored exams, graduating exams, and placement exams for high school students applying for dual credit classes. 

Graduation

To enroll in classes students must take a math and English placement test.  If you want to sign up for the placement test, please fill out the sign-up form.

Do all future students need to take a placement test?
  No, there are two types of future students who can enroll without a placement test. 

1. If you want to enroll in the following classes, you do not need a placement test:

  • Building Maintenance
  • HVAC
  • Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • EMT
  • Logistics Skills
  • Warehouse Skills

2. If you are a high school graduate or have taken the SAT, ACT, or GED tests in the past five years, you may not need a placement test or all of the placement test. Your total GPA in high school or your tests scores will let us know whether you need to take the placement test. 

Future students, who have any of these results within the past five years, should send an official high school transcript or a copy of their SAT, ACT, or GED score report to the Admissions Office at 100 North College Drive, Franklin, Virginia. 23851. Or they may email their transcript or score reports to transcripts@pdc.edu. The next step is to meet with an Admissions Advisor, who can tell you if you can enroll right away because of your high school transcript or score reports meeting the measures. or if you need the placement test to enroll.

Proctoring for Online Students

The Testing Center also provides exam proctoring for students enrolled in college classes requiring testing throughout the semester. Some of these students are enrolled in classes at CAMP Community College. They may also live in our service area but be enrolled in classes at NVCC or other community colleges throughout the state of Virginia. We also serve students’ proctoring needs in our service area who are enrolled in 4-year colleges in Virginia and outside of Virginia. To set up an appointment for online test proctoring, please contact:  Ms. Mary Ellen Gleason, 757-569-6740 or mgleason@pdc.edu

Core Competency Testing for Graduating CAMP Students

The Testing Center also provides testing for graduating students.  Students will schedule these tests at the end of their last semester before graduating.

College Classes for High School Students

Further testing that the Testing Center supports is placement testing for high school students interested in dual credit classes. Dual credit or dual enrollment classes are classes that earn high school credit and college credit.  These classes are courses that transfer to four-year colleges or provide career and technical training. Testing for these students is made between the high schools and the Testing Center. If you are a high school student who is interested in dual credit classes, contact either your Guidance Counselor or our Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Judy Wachsmann jwachsmann@pdc.edu  


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:

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:


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 Camp was submitted and accepted. This number is also noted as the emplid at the bottom of the accepted application pdf document.

Testing for Spring 2020


Franklin Campus Room 117

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    9:00 a.m.
February 5

1:30 p.m.
February 12

9:00 a.m.
March 11
March 18
April 1
April 15
April 22
     

Franklin Campus Sign-up Admissions Office: 757-569-6717 Mary Ellen Gleason: (Office): 569-6740 email: mgleason@pdc.edu


Hobbs (Suffolk) Campus Room 103

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2:00 p.m.
February 3

1:00 p.m.
February 17

10:00 a.m.
March 9
March 16
  1:00 p.m.
February 26

10:00 a.m.
March 25
     

Additional dates and times are available. Please contact Mary Ellen Gleason: (Office): 569-6740 email: mgleason@pdc.edu Suffolk Campus Sign-up Admissions Office: 757-925-6313 Mary Ellen Gleason: (Office): 569-6740 email: mgleason@pdc.edu


Smithfield Center Room 216

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
           
If another day or time arrangement needs to be made, please contact Mary Ellen Gleason: (Office): 569-6740 email: mgleason@pdc.edu

Smithfield Center Sign-up Admissions Office: 757-925-6340 Mary Ellen Gleason: (Office): 569-6740 email: mgleason@pdc.edu


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 Camp dual enrollment program:


Franklin High School
  • TBA

Southampton High School
  • TBA

Southampton Academy
  • TBA

Lakeland High School
  • Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Nansemond River High School
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020

Kings Fork High School
  • Friday, April 10

Isle of Wight Academy
  • TBA

Windsor High School
  • TBA

Smithfield High School
  • TBA

Pruden Center
  • TBA

Suffolk Christian Academy
  • By Appointment

Home Schooled Students
  • By Appointment

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 mgleason@pdc.edu


Instructions for future dual enrollment students.

  • All first time students must submit an online application
  • 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 four-function calculator is provided within 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, high school students may sign-up on this page selecting the campus and times offered throughout the summer months.

If the times offered on the sign-up form do not suit the students’ schedule, they may contact:

Our Dual Enrollment Coordinator is Judy Wachsmann, who can answer any questions about dual enrollment and advise throughout a student’s program. Her contact information is 757-569-6081 and jwachsmann@pdc.edu