Placement Testing

New students must complete English composition, reading and math placement testing prior to attending an orientation program.

Accuplacer Testing
Fall and Spring Semesters
Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m. -7 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Summer Semester
Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Sat. 9-11 a.m. (Note: Saturday testing will not be available during off-semester hours. Please call for details.)
Please note: Hours are subject to change during off-semester hours and breaks.

Registration and payment for the Accuplacer placement test can be done online or in-person:
Use  MVConnect: Login using your assigned username and password. On the Self-Service menu, click Registration. Select Search, Register, and Pay for Non-Credit classes. Select Placement Testing in the Topic Code drop-down box and click Submit. Click the box next to the section you would like to register for and click Submit. Continue through remaining screens and submit your payment.

In person: You may choose to register for any scheduled placement test session that will be offered Monday-Friday. Stop by the Registration Office, Bldg. S, Room S103, to register. Payment of $25 is due at the time of registration. Please proceed to the Casher’s Office, Bldg. S, Room S105. Bring your receipt with you when you come in to test.

A photo ID is required to test. You may bring scratch paper, and a pencil for the math portion of the test. Accuplacer is untimed, but you should allow two hours to complete the tests.

Learn more about the Accuplacer text including how to prepare, test exemptions, and re-testing policies through Moraine Valley Testing Services.

Attend EdReady Sessions to prepare for the math portion of the placement test. EdReady lets you assess your readiness for college math, see study options, and get a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps.

Where: Moraine Valley Education Center at Blue Island, 12940 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL
When: Thursdays, 3 – 5 p.m.
Reserve a Seat: (708) 974-5300

Placement Test Exemptions

Previously Earned College Credit
If you’ve previously earned college credit, you may be exempt from some or all of the placement tests. Just submit a college transcript or grade report showing a “C” or better in a college-level (101 or higher) English composition/rhetoric course and/or mathematics course to the Academic Advising Center, Bldg. S, Room S201.

Act Scores
An ACT score of 20 or above in English, reading and mathematics may be used in place of some or all of the placement tests. To qualify for an exemption, students need to bring a copy of their ACT scores to the Academic Advising Center.
• A score of 20 or above in English and reading exempts you from the English/reading placement test.
• A score of 20 or above in mathematics exempts you from the mathematics placement test.

Make-Up Testing

Test Proctoring at Education Center at Blue Island

Spring and Fall Semester Schedule
Mon.-Thurs. – first test 9 a.m., last test 8 p.m.
Fri. – first test 9 a.m., last test 3 p.m.

Summer Semester Schedule
Mon.-Thurs. – first test 9 a.m., last test 8 p.m.
Fri. – first test 9 a.m., last test 10 a.m.
Sat. – first test 9 a.m., last test 11 a.m.

Testing Center Policies

• A current Moraine Valley Photo ID is required to test.
• No food, drinks, or personal items are allowed in the testing center. All personal items must be stored in a locker provided by the college, including electronic devices.
• Scratch paper and calculators may be used if allowed by instructor.

Questions regarding testing services at the Education Center? Please call (708) 974-5300.