Placement Testing 


Visit www.registerblast.com/ivcc to schedule your placement appointment.  You will need to have your IVCC ID number and Knumber on hand.   An appointment is required to take the Placement Test. Please bring a photo ID with you, and arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled testing time. Testers arriving late will not be admitted to the testing session.

I took a college entrance exam (ACT, PARCC, SAT)-- Do I still have to take IVCC's Placement Test?

Placement Grid (PDF)

IVCC will accept scores from ACT, PARCC and SAT that are submitted to the admissions office directly from ACT or SAT or on an official high school transcript. Please direct questions to the appropriate academic dean, the Assessment Center or Counseling about using other college entrance exams for placement. 


 Please contact the dean of English, Math and Education at (815)224-0233 to have SAT scores evaluated if SAT was taken before March 2016 and are less than two years old.


IVCC accepts a PARCC score of a 4 or 5 as placement into College Level gateway courses (for example, ENG 1001 or MTH 1008).  Students receiving a score of 3 in Math will need to take the Accuplacer placement test.  PARCC scores are valid for 5 years.

****Students that are unsure what math may be appropriate for their career choice, and students interested in taking Finite Math (MTH 1006), Business Calculus (MTH 1007) or Calculus (MTH 2000) should take the math placement test, regardless of math ACT or SAT score. 
IVCC counselors will look at ACT, PARCC, SAT, and IVCC placement test scores and work with each individual student in selecting the appropriate courses.

***** ACT and SAT scores are valid for for a two year period. Students with scores over two years old will need to take the IVCC Placement tests.

****** ACT and SAT scores can be sent directly to the IVCC Admissions Office at 815 N. Orlando Smith Rd, Oglesby, IL 61348

What is the Test?

Required tests in reading, English,  and math. Currently the test consists of:
     ** a sentence skills test, and the possibility of a written essay
     ** a vocabulary and reading comprehension skills tests
     ** a math test (calculators can not be used on the math placement test)

You should take this test seriously because IVCC uses the results of this assessment to place you into your courses. Some students will be required to take developmental classes to improve their basic skills and prepare them for college level courses including English and math. Do your best to assure that you are properly placed. There is no charge the first time you test.

An appointment is REQUIRED for all Placement Testing.  A minimum of twenty-four hours is required for scheduling placement testing.

Who Must Take the Test?

All first-time, full-time students. Additionally, any student who wants to take a writing or math course.

When Can It Be Taken?

Placement Testing Hours:

Main Campus (Oglesby)

Tuesday        10AM
Wednesday   10 AM and 4 PM

Thursday       4 PM

Ottawa Center

Tuesday         4:30 PM
Wednesday    9:30 AM

Thursday        1:00 pm  *Offered in fall and spring semester or  before the start of semester*


Please go to www.registerblast.com/ivcc or  call 815/224-0542 to set up your placement testing appointment for either location.