The following assessments will help determine the appropriate
initial English and Math courses for you based on your current
You may opt out of the English Assessment if
you have earned a grade of C or better in a credit-bearing,
college-level English composition course at a regionally accredited
U.S. institution. Contact your academic advisor for assistance.
Please keep in mind that you may take each assessment
only once. You will be notified immediately of the
Access to the English Assessment
The English Assessment consists of writing an original essay.
The essay must consist of at least one 5-sentence paragraph
with a minimum of 125 words. Note: The maximum word count
is 1000 words, and you will have up to 45 minutes to complete the
Access to the Math Assessment
Foundational Courses (MAT 003 and ENG 002)
Foundational courses are non-credit courses. (Foundational
courses DO count as 3 semester hours each for financial aid
purposes.) If you are required to take a Foundational Course, we
recommend you enroll in at least one foundational course your first
Foundational courses do not count toward the 4-class limit prior
to matriculation; however, Foundational courses DO count as 3
semester hours each for financial aid purposes.
Under Federal Regulation 38 USC 3672, 3675, 3680A: VA will not
approve payment of benefits for remedial courses offered
Please contact your academic advisor if you have any
questions about the assessments.