Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for English

Students will not be allowed to use a dictionary, a thesaurus , or any other writing guide/resource when taking the VPT English test.

Prepare for the VPT English Test

Students preparing to take the VPT English test should review writing mechanics including organization; focus, development, and support; vocabulary; sentence structure; and mechanics. In addition, students should practice reading comprehension skills.

Review Resources by Topic

(Prepared by the Virginia Community College System)

Additional Assessments and Practice Tests

Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

The Writing Process

Grammar and Mechanics

Editing and Proofreading

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Handouts and YouTube presentations