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Course Placement

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges recognizes that student success in college coursework is directly related to appropriate course placement. Therefore, IECC uses multiple measures to determine student placement in college‐level courses and admission to a degree or certificate program.

Multiple measures for placement are used to determine students’ readiness for college level courses and programs. The results of these measures will improve the quality of education and enhance student success through academic advisement, assessment of students’ academic skills and provision of needed support services.

Multiple measures for placement includes analysis of:

     1.  Nationally standardized test scores such as ACT, SAT, ACCULACER, ASSET, COMPASS, PARCC, etc.
     2.  Analysis of high school or college transcripts including course work completed and grade point average;
          and remedial and/or previous college coursework completed.
     3.  
If 1 and 2 are not available or meet the course placement requirements, additional placement testing may be required.

The colleges administer ACCUPLACER for course placement and admission into to select degree and certificate programs. ACCUPLACER is a placement test used to determine student’s skill level in Reading, English, and Math and assists in placing students in the appropriate courses. Additional ACCUPLACER information, free resources, and sample test questions are available at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students.

Students may sign up to take ACCUPLACER by calling the college of their choice. There is no charge for the first test. A schedule of testing dates and times may be found in the current schedule of classes or on the advisement tab at www.iecc.edu. A review and analysis of the multiple measures for placement and placement testing is necessary before full‐time registration and prior to enrolling in English or math classes.

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