Placement Testing

Students must meet minimum Math and English admission requirements to dual enroll, regardless of the course taken. 

  • Students must apply to the college before taking placement tests.
  • Most courses have additional prerequisite requirements that must be met before a student can enroll in a course.
  • Appropriate SAT or ACT scores may be used to satisfy course prerequisites.


  • If a student does not have the required SAT or ACT test scores they will need to take a Virginia Placement Test (VPT) in Math and English.
  • VPT MATH – There are several, different, math placement tests.  Students need to indicate what class they are looking to take to ensure they take the right math placement test.
  • There is no fee for Virginia placement testing.
  • Placement tests can be taken at your public high school or closest LFCC testing center.
  • Students can only take the placement test twice in a 12 month period.
  • We do not recommend taking both placement tests on the same day.
  • Students must complete placement tests before they can register for courses, or have appropriate SAT’s or ACT’s waivers.
  • Students should CLICK HERE and take a practice placement test before taking the actual test.
  • Home school and private school students should contact the High School Outreach office at 540-868-7210.


LFCC policy allows for one retake within a twelve month period for each placement exam. Retakes may be completed one week after the initial testing date.


  • Students must present a photo ID at time of testing (driver’s license, passport or high school photo ID). 
  • For testing center hours please click here or call:
    • Middletown Campus: 540-868-7140 (or 800-906-5322, ext. 7140 toll free)
    • Luray-Page County Center: (540) 843-0722
    • Fauquier Campus: (540) 351-1575


  • Public school students should contact their High School Guidance Counselor or Career Coach to schedule taking a placement test. 
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