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Why attend SWCC?

1. Expert faculty dedicated to student achievement:
Faculty encourages critical thinking and problem solving needed in any career pursuit.
Outside experts bring lectures to the classroom exposing students to new ideas and career   opportunities.
2. Outstanding science facilities and technology
New to the department are the outdoor classroom and virtual cadaver lab.
Great academic advisement with mentoring and encouragement.
3. Classes are small
Students are known by name.
The department offers exciting field trips from local areas of scientific interest to the Baruch  Institute in South Carolina to study estuary and marine animal life and their ecosystems.
4. Students are treated as part of a caring community
SDV 101 Orientation to Science allows students to foster friendships with students of a common interest area.
Friends are quickly made in the classroom.
5. Excellent transfer rate
The faculty prepares students for entry into universities or professional schools.
Most importantly the students are successful upon transfer.
SWCC has many articulation agreements with colleges, universities and professional schools

PLUS! A university education at a community college price!
Earning an Associate Degree lowers cost of housing and living expenses. It is the best education at the best price.

If you are new to college, your very 1st step is to fill out the free application & complete a few other Admissions activities. Click here to find the application link and other steps to complete to get started at SWCC!

Part of the admissions process is providing assessment scores for your class placement prior to class registration. The content on this page will help you with that!

Virginia Placement Test for Mathematics (VPT Math)

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For more information & VPT Math practice tests go to the SWCC Assessment & Testing page and the VCCS Mathsite at or review the credit for prior learning information.