Who Needs to be Assessed?
All students new to LLCC must be assessed unless they meet one of the following conditions:
- Hold a degree at the bachelor’s level or above;
- Have achieved grades of a C or better in a college-level English course (EGL 101 , its equivalent, or above) and a college-level mathematics course (MAT 104, its equivalent, or above) from any accredited college or university; or
- Have earned an SAT score of 480 or better in the writing/reading and 530 or better in math sections and/or have an ACT score of 18 or better in English, ACT score of 22 or better in mathematics or
- High school GPA
Placement Testing Facts
The information below is for those who choose to complete ACCUPLACER testing for entrance:
- There are five possible components to the test: reading, Write Placer Plus (essay), arithmetic, quantitative reasoning algebra and statistics as well as advanced algebra and functions.
- A student can expect to spend an average of 30 minutes on each portion of the test. However, the placement tests are not timed. It is common for a student to spend 1-1/2 hours completing the entire assessment.
- Placement testing is offered at the Springfield campus as well as the Outreach Centers in Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville.
- All testers ARE REQUIRED to present valid identification, such as a state drivers license, that contains a current picture.
- There is no charge to students for this service.
- LLCC utilizes computer-based testing, so your scores are available immediately upon completion of the tests.
- You may not use a calculator or dictionary on the assessment.
- Students are permitted to retest once with permission from a student success coach or placement and testing staff.
- Students wishing to retest must obtain written permission from an authorized individual in student success or the testing center staff.
How Can I Prepare for the Placement Test?
You are strongly encouraged to do some preparation before taking the placement test. This is particularly important if you have not taken a math course within the past year. The following links have study guides or materials that may be helpful in your preparation.
- Khan Academy – Videos for Math Preparation
- WritePlacer Plus (ESSAY) Study Guide
- Next Generation Reading Study Guide
- Next Generation Writing Study Guide
- Next Generation Arithmetic Study Guide
- Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
- Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions
- Ed Ready Quick Start