*NEW HOURS BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER  21*                                                                                                                                                                                      

Times may be subject to change during this period of time.                                                                                                                                                                                            

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

Oglesby Campus

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


MONDAY            8 AM - 7 PM

TUESDAY            9 AM - 5 PM                      *Placement Testing at 10 am

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

THURSDAY         9 AM - 5 PM                     

FRIDAY                8 AM- 1PM  

Ottawa Center


WEDNESDAY      9 AM -12:30 PM                *Placement testing at 9:30 am

THURSDAY           NOON-4:00 PM                *Placement testing at 1:00 pm

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

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.


Staff-- for all correspondence please use the email address assessmentcenter@ivcc.edu
Sarah Trager, Assessment Center Coordinator

Kathleen Finklea

Danyelle Higgerson

Jessica Johnson

Amy Woods



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 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.