All students entering a scheduled program of study which requires math or English courses must meet placement requirements for these courses.

All students entering a scheduled program of study which requires math or English courses must meet placement requirements for these courses.

Placement Tests

Placement might be determined by senior school transcripts and GPA, SAT and/or ACT scores, and GED scores; all of these are valid for 5 years. Additionally, students that are enrolled at another advanced schooling institution or four-year college may submit their college transcripts for placement determination. Students who do not fulfill the placement requirements based on these multiple measures has to take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT).

Students must submit their applications for admission to New River before you take the placement tests. Placement testing needs to be completed prior to ending up in an academic adviser to establish a program schedule.

Students can retake the placement test one time within one year of the initial attempt of the VPT. Placement test scores are valid for five years.