Placement Testing Overview

At MCC, placement can be determined through a variety of ways: College Placement Exams, GPA, SAT, and ACT.

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View them here: MyMCC> Self-Service> Academics> Student Planning> Test Summary

You can contact Advising for more information at (815) 479-7565

  • College Placement Tests (Free)
  • Placement by GPA
    English
    GPA Course
    2.7+ ENG 151
    Math
    GPA Course
    3.2 MAT 165
    2.9 MAT 161, MAT201, MAT 150, MAT 120
    2.6 MAT 099
    2.2 MAT 095, MAT090
  • Placement by ACT and SAT
    English 151 Score
    ACT PSAT SAT
    19 English and 19 Reading 480+ 480+
    Math Score
    Course ACT PSAT SAT
    MAT 165 22-27 530 530
    MAT161 22-27 530 530
    MAT 201 22-27 530 530
    MAT 150 22-27 530 530
    MAT 120 22-27 530 530
    MAT 099 22 530 530
    MAT 095 22 530 530
    MAT 090 22 530 530
  • Placement by GED College Ready Score?

    Students who present GED credentials with a GED® College Ready score of 165 or higher demonstrate the skills needed to start college-level courses.

  • Placement Options
    • Students who have a minimum of 12 hours of college credit may be placed based on their college GPA rather than high school GPA. International students’ credentials will be evaluated, and students will be placed accordingly.
    • Placement measures are good for five (5) years for English and three (3) years for math.

Eligible incoming students may request accommodations for placement testing. Contact Access and Disabilities.