What is Direct Enrollment?
The goal of Direct Enrollment is to maximize the opportunity for success in college-level math and English by allowing each student to enroll in the course(s) for which they are most adequately prepared, based upon placement measures such as high school GPA, SAT/ACT scores, GED scores, etc. As a result of Direct Enrollment, high school graduates and GED recipients are no longer required to take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) to determine readiness for college-level math and English courses.
How does it work?
The graphic below describes the direct enrollment process. The questionnaire is not a test but rather a tool that your advisor will use to help you enroll in the correct course for your chosen major.
English Direct Enrollment
After completing the college application and the advising questionnaire, students will receive one of the following placements:
- Direct enrollment into ENG111
- Direct enrollment into ENG111 with the co-requisite EDE 11
- Enrollment in EDE 10
Mathematics Direct Enrollment
The gateway college-level mathematics course required in a student’s program of study varies depending upon the program chosen. After completing the college application and the advising questionnaire, students will receive one of the following placements:
- Direct enrollment into the proper college-level mathematics (MTH) course
- Direct enrollment into the proper college-level mathematics (MTH) course with the corresponding co-requisite mathematics (MDE) course
- Enrollment in the proper developmental mathematics (MDE) course
After completing the advising questionnaire, students should meet with an advisor or counselor to create an academic plan and enroll in appropriate courses.
Students who graduated from high school or received a GED more than five (5) years prior to applying to the college may self-place into English and mathematics courses based upon completion of the advising questionnaire and the student’s own self-assessment of familiarity with basic concepts that are essential to success in the college-level English or mathematics course required in their chosen program of study.
After completing the advising questionnaire and reviewing the English and mathematics questions to evaluate readiness for college-level courses, students should meet with an advisor or counselor to create an academic plan and enroll in the appropriate courses.