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

1.  Complete a Danville Community College Admissions Application and Virginia Residency form.

There is no application fee.


Online Application

Online Application Help

View a slideshow here for instructions about applying to DCC

For Curricular Applicants:

(Program placed-seeking a degree, diploma, or certificate)


For Non-Curricular Applicants:

2. Taking the Placement Test

  • Contact the Counseling Office at 434-797-8460 for an appointment.

  • Appointments are mandatory in order to take the placement test. You must have an application with DCC in order to register for the test.

  • Placement Practice Tests
  • For the Math, Writing, and Reading placement practice tests and tutorials, please click here.

  • Testing Schedule

     Appointments required

    Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

    Thursdays at 9 a.m.

    Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.

    Please arrive on time as our session times are limited. If you are unable to complete the entire test in one sitting, you will need to schedule a time to come back and finish it.

    You will need to bring a picture I.D. & your Social Security number.

    • All students are required to take the Placement assessment for placement in a program or have qualifying SAT/ACT scores, taken within the past two years. Please see below for more information.
    • You must have a current admissions application on file to take the assessment.
    • The Placement assessment is given in the Wyatt Building Room 201 on DCC’s main campus and at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston.
    • Appointments are required. To make an appointment call 434.797.8460 or email DCC_Placement@dcc.vccs.edu.
    • If you are a student who will be requesting accommodations to take the Placement assessment, please contact the ADA Coordinator at 434.797.8572.
    • A calculator will be supplied. No outside calculators will be allowed.

    3. Meet with a DCC counselor.

    • Your counselor will discuss your placement test scores and place you in the program of your choice.

    • Counseling Homepage

    • Counselors are available at DCC Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and at the Southern VA Higher Education Center in South Boston.

    • To make an appointment with a counselor call the Counseling Office at DCC at 434-797-8460 or the Southern VA Higher Education Center at 434-572-5456.

    4. Meet with an advisor to register for classes.

        (or, visit our Online Registration Site!)


2. Meet with a DCC counselor (if needed).


3. Register for classes.



Admissions Office Directory:


Evonda Thornton

Education Support Specialist III




Cathy Pulliam

Coordinator, Student Recruitment & Enrollment



More information regarding the VPT Placement Test:

Per VCCS Policy Manual, the following policies are in effect for the Virginia Placement Test:
Test scores are valid for two (2) years after the date of the test. Student who take the Mathematics or English placement test and who do not enroll in developmental math and/or English are allowed to take one (1) retest within twelve (12) months. Students who attempt a developmental math and/or English are ineligible for a retest. Students who provide official evidence of SAT and/or ACT test scores that meet the minimum score requirements and were taken within the last two years, are exempt from taking the VCCS placement test.

Minimum score requirements are as follows:
  • Mathematics: SAT 550 or above, ACT 22 or above.
  • English: SAT Reading 500 or above, SAT Writing 500 or above OR the Combined Writing/Reading score of 560 or above. ACT combined score of 21 or above on both the English and Writing tests of ACT.
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