Students Who Must Take the Test
You are required to take the English Language Placement Test on campus or online if:
- You want to study in the English Language Program.
- You are admitted to VCU but need to satisfy the English language requirement.
The test is very important because it determines a student's initial placement in the English Language Program.
The test is given online and can be taken from anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to a computer with a camera and microphone and a reliable internet connection.
English Language Program students: You will automatically be registered for the test once you are accepted to the program and have paid the $170 application and testing fee.
Students accepted into academic programs: Please complete the appropriate registration form. The cost of the placement test is $100 USD.
The English Language Program uses the Versant™ English Test for the placement test. It is computer-based, and it takes about 50 minutes. Sample test questions can be found on the Versant website.
Placement test results are typically available within 24-48 hours of taking the test.. Your class schedule will be based on your placement test scores.