IVCC and the Assessment Center will be closed Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.


Oglesby Campus

Location: E-215
Phone: (815) 224-0542
Fax: (815) 224-0572

  MONDAY            8 AM - 7 PM

TUESDAY            9 AM - 7 PM                      *Placement Testing at 10 am

WEDNESDAY     8 AM -  7 PM                     *Placement Testing at  10 am and 4 pm

THURSDAY         9 AM - 7 PM                      *Placement Testing at 4 pm

FRIDAY                8 AM - 1 PM


Ottawa Center

The Assessment Center hours are changing at the Ottawa Center! We are pleased to add additional hours on Thursday afternoons from noon until 4:00 pm beginning the week of August 11th.   We are implementing this change for fall semester only at this time (August 11-December 19).


Our hours are now:

Tuesdays             3:00 pm-7:00 pm (Placement testing at 4:30 pm)

Wednesday        9 am -12:30 pm (Placement testing at 9:30 am)

Thursday             Noon-4 pm (Placement testing at 1:00 pm)


This is to offer students another opportunity to have Assessment Center resources at the Ottawa Center.   Since hours have been added, the Ottawa Center front desk staff will no longer be proctoring tests for the convenience of the student or instructor.   All tests must be taken during Assessment Center hours.  At the Ottawa Center, students are required to make an appointment for all testing.

Please plan your testing times appropriately. No tests will be given/started within one hour of closing time at either center. 

Placement Testing

Call the Assessment Center at (815) 224-0542 to schedule your placement testing appointment. An appointment is required to take the placement test. Please bring a photo ID with you, and arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled testing time. Testers arriving late will not be admitted to the testing session. No calculators or other resources are permitted during testing.

Placement testing is offered at the Ottawa Center. Please call (815) 224-0542 to schedule your testing time and indicate that you wish to test at the Ottawa Center.

Students are tested in the subject areas of Reading, English, Math and Computer Skills. Most students spend approximately 2 to 3 hours testing. However, because the test is untimed, it will vary by individual.



Sarah Trager, Assessment Center Coordinator
Mary Shea, Assessment Center Assistant

Beth Hickey, Assessment Center Assistant                                                                                                                      
Danyelle Higgerson, Assessment Center Assistant

Amy Woods, Assessment Center Assistant

Janell Blanco, GED/Pearson Vue Proctor

Services Provided

Placement Testing
Instructor Make-Up Tests
Independent Study Course Tests
Telecourse Tests
Online Courses Tests
Blended Course Tests
Computer Aided Instruction for LPN and RN Programs
Tests for Courses at Other Colleges and Universities
CLEP Tests
GED Tests
Computer Proficiency Examinations

General Policies

  • Students must sign in and show a photo ID before testing.
  • An appointment is required for CLEP tests, telecourse, online, and other university course tests.
  • An appointment for a make-up test is strongly advised.
  • Tests cannot be started within one hour of closing.
  • Students should come to the Assessment Center knowing the name of their instructor and class.
  • Academic Integrity is expected of all students.  Students are encouraged to review the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook.
  • All electronic devices must be turned off while students are testing.
  • Special accommodations are available for placement and make-up tests. Arrangements must be made in advance. Please contact the Disability Services office at (815) 224-0284 for more information.
  • Coats and bags are not allowed into testing rooms.
  • Children are not allowed into any testing area or to be left unsupervised while individuals are testing.