It is in your best interest to make an appointment for all testing


IVCC is closed on Fridays June 14- August 2nd.  Please go to www.registerblast.com/ivcc to schedule your appointment with current  hours for both Assessment Center locations.

Oglesby Campus-

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

Please note:  July 8th-11th  the Assessment Center in Oglesby will be open 8 am -4:30 pm.  

Monday        8 am - 7 pm  `
Tuesday        8 am-  7 pm   Placement Testing at 10 am
Wednesday   8 am - 7 pm  Placement Testing at 10 am and 4 pm
Thursday      8 am - 7 pm   Placement Testing at 4 pm


Ottawa Center--

Tuesday        2 pm- 7 pm     Placement Testing at 4:30 pm
Wednesday  9 am - 2 pm    Placement Testing at 9:30 am                                                                                    


Thursday hours are offered during fall and spring semesters.  During the summer months, the Assessment Center in Ottawa has hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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

Once you have received your admission letter from IVCC, schedule your placement test!  You will need to use your  IVCC ID number and K-number that can be found on the top corner of your letter.  Visit www.registerblast.com/ivcc to schedule your 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 Oglesby and the Ottawa Center. Appointments for either location can be made online at www.registerblast.com/ivcc

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


Staff-- for all correspondence please use the email address assessmentcenter@ivcc.edu  or ocassessmentcenter@ivcc.edu (Ottawa Center Assessment Center)

Sarah Trager, Assessment Center Coordinator

Amanda Coleman

Erin Lewis

Lacey Meyer

Jill Thompson




Certain tests administered by IVCC Assessment Center may require a specific form of ID in order to take the exam.   Acceptable forms of ID will need to have student's first and last name, be valid, and have individual's picture.  There are no exceptions to this policy. Those without identification will not be permitted to test.  Reproductions or photocopies of identification will not be accepted.

Preferred Identification:

IVCC Student ID

Other school ID with name and photo (either recently graduated from that school or currently attending that school)

U.S. State Picture Driver's License

U.S. State Picture ID Card

U.S. Passport

U.S. Military Picture ID

Federal Picture ID

Alien Registration Card

Any other valid, government-issued photo ID (issued by any government)

Company ID (where currently employed)

Police ID




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--* Proctor Fee is Charged*

ACCUPLACER Placement Testing for other institutions- $25 

Testing for other institution course - $15 per test

Proctor Services for Community/Certification Testing- $20 per test

CLEP Tests
GED Tests
Computer Proficiency Examinations

 Pearson Vue Testing* Registration and scheduling for Pearson Vue testing can be done online through the testing service websites 

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  and stored 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.