The following assessments will help determine the appropriate initial English and Math courses for you based on your current skill level.
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 results.
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 essay.
Complete the User Details form. Make sure to include your Student ID number.
You will also create your log-in and password on this page.
After you log in, select “Find classes open for registration.”
Select the Math Assessment and register.
Click on Math Assessment and select Assessment 1.
To move from question to question, select “Next.” After completing the assessment, select Grade.
Business majors with a score of 14 or greater on Assessment 1 should enroll in MAT 141. If you score below 14, you should enroll in MAT 003.
Assessment scores are reported to the Center for Online Learning.
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 term.
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 online.
Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions about the assessments.