Accuplacer Placement Testing

Getting Started with Accuplacer

  1. Complete an SVCC Student Information Form and obtain your Student ID Number. Forms are available at the College and on the College website at edu/apply [Apply Now].
  2. Determine Placement:
    Meet with an Admissions Specialist or Academic Advisor to discuss placement testing requirements. Course placement for English and math is determined through multiple measures including ACT scores, SAT scores, GED Scores, high school transcripts and/or college transcripts; send official transcripts to Admissions & Records. Accuplacer placement test scores are used if the above are not available, valid, or the student is attempting to improve placement options.
  3. Get the Study App!
    Visit studentportal.accuplacer.org to get your FREE practice app. and access sample math, reading,  sample writing prompt responses, and other study material.
  4. Schedule your appointment:  Contact the Testing Center by calling (815)835-6530 or by emailing  testing@svcc.edu to schedule an appointment.
  5. Take the placement exam/s:  A valid photo ID and SVCC ID number are required for all testing. The exams are computer-based and there is no time limit. A built-in calculator is provided. Results are immediate. The 1st attempt is free. One free retake is available.  Any additional retakes will be assessed a $25 fee per test (limited to 1 retake per test per annual year).  Scores are valid for 3 years and have a maximum limit of 3 valid scores at any time.   Please pay the $25 retake fee in the Testing Center or Business Office.  
  6. Access Your Score Report:  Use the Accuplacer student portal to view and print your test results.