DCC Admissions and Records

Welcome to DCC!

The mission of Danville Community College’s Admissions and Records Office is to provide support during the admissions process, effectively communicate enrollment procedures, and ensure accurate record keeping for internal and external constituencies.

The Admissions Office Staff is available to assist students through the admissions and registration processes.


How To Become A Student at Danville Community College


Online Application

Online Application Help


      Curricular Admission:

      (Applies to program-placed students)


Non-Curricula Admission:

(Applies to non-program-placed students)

    1. Complete an application for admission online at  http://www.danville.edu/BecomeaStudent.
    High school transcripts may be required for admission to the college and certain programs. Home school graduates must provide a graduation date and may be required to provide documentation of coursework. 
    2. Demonstrate readiness for program placement.
       A. Take the Virginia Placement Test.
       Call 434.797.8460 or email dcc_placement@dcc.vccs.edu to make an appointment. For more information on the testing schedule, making appointments, and taking the practice test, please click here http://www.danville.edu/studentServices/Admissions/PlacementTesting.htm.
       B. Request a Placement Waiver. (See Placement Waiver Options below.)

    Placement Waiver Options

    VPT Waiver

    In determining students’ readiness for college-level English and math courses, DCC will use the following means and measures.  Transcripts and test scores should be sent to the Student Support Services Office for review.
    1. Any student who has earned an associate degree or higher or who has earned a C or better in college-level courses in math and/or English at a regionally accredited
    institution will be exempt from placement testing provided they meet the prerequisites for the respective courses in their chosen program of study.  Students must provide transcripts for approval.
    2. Any student who has successfully completed current developmental courses at a VCCS
    institution will be exempt from placement testing in those areas.
    3. Any student who has successfully completed developmental courses at a non-VCCS
    institution will have their coursework evaluated for placement.  Students must provide transcripts for approval.
    4. Students enrolling in Career Studies Certificate programs may be waived from Placement testing, unless a course in the program requires a reading, writing, or math prerequisite.
    5. A recent (within past 5 years) high school / homeschool graduate may submit a high school/home school transcript or an approved test score for placement evaluation.

    Placement will be based on the tables found at this link.

    Placement Testing Policy

    Students who take the Math and/or English Virginia Placement Test and who do not enroll in developmental courses are allowed to take one (1) retest within twelve (12) months. Students who attempt a developmental course will be ineligible for a retest. Exceptions to this retest policy may be made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with established college procedures.


1. A completed application for admission including the Domicile Determination Form which is available online at www.danville.edu/BecomeaStudent.

2. Acceptance by the College does not ensure admission to a specific curriculum or course. Non-curricular students must satisfy all required course prerequisites or placement testing requirements before enrolling in specific college-level courses.

3. Non-curricular students may request to meet with a DCC counselor to review course options.




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Evonda Thornton

Education Support Specialist III




Cathy Pulliam

Coordinator, Student Recruitment & Enrollment



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