Placement Retest Procedure

IVCC placement test scores, ACT scores, and SAT scores will be valid for a period of 2 years (Math) or 3 years (English/Reading) from the initial testing date. Individuals who have taken an IVCC placement test will be allowed to retest in any or all of the three testing areas, English, Mathematics or Reading, twice in a 12-month period.

There will be no charge for placement testing the first time. Individuals choosing to retest will be charged the following fees: Reading $10, Math $10, and English $15.

After retesting, the score that will be valid will be the higher of the scores.

Placement results from IVCC or any other college are not valid after a 2 or 3 year period(depending on subject), unless you have successfully completed coursework in the particular subject.

Any individual wanting to take a retest must contact the IVCC Assessment Center at (815) 224-0542, schedule their appointment online at, or stop in Room E215 to schedule an appointment to retest. Payment is to be made at the time of appointment or if using a virtual proctor, payment must be made before voucher is issued. 

Retest questions not covered by this procedure should first be directed to the Assessment Center Coordinator at (815) 224-0552. Issues, which cannot be resolved through the Assessment Center Coordinator, will be referred to dean in the appropriate division, whose decision will be final.

IVCC Assessment Center is currently offering the option of having placement testing proctored virtually by a third-party service. If interested, please go to and complete the placement voucher request form.