Placement Options

Do I need a placement test?

Maybe; maybe not.  IVCC recommends all students take math placement tests.  If you have standardized scores, high school coursework and GPA, or high school equivalencies, you may not need to do testing in reading and/or English. Placement testing is offered in person or virtually through a third party proctor.  Please select the links below to learn more about these options and making appointments.  If you need additional assistance, you may call (815)224-0542 or e-mail  

IVCC uses the following for placement:

  • Official PSAT 10 or NMSQT (EBRW/Math) subscores
  • SAT (EBRW/MATH) and ACT (Reading, English, Math) subscores 
  • Final High school GPA (unweighted)--Official transcript must be on file with IVCC  (graduating seniors)
  • High school equivalency scores (GED or HiSET)
  • Successful completion of developmental courses
  • Placement testing
  • Official AP Scores
  • Final grade from High School Transitional Math and/or English coursework

In-Person Placement Testing

Visit this page to learn how to register for in-person placement testing. 

Online Placement Testing

Visit this page to learn how to register for online placement testing.

Use the IVCC Placement Indicator Tool to determine your placement options.  You will need test score, coursework, and GPA information.

Placement Guides

Individualized Education Plans

Students who had Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 Plans in high school should contact the Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity coordinator for assistance with going through the placement process. 

Official Scores and Transcripts

Placement based on unofficial scores and transcripts must be confirmed by IVCC receiving official scores and transcripts. Students must request official reports and transcripts to be sent to IVCC, Admissions and Records; 815 Orlando Smith Road; Oglesby, IL 61348. If official transcripts are not received prior to the start of the semester, courses will be dropped from a student’s schedule.

Placement Testing

What's on the placement test?

Placement Testing Overview 

Accuplacer Placement Testing Practice/Review