Rock Valley College

Nursing Assistant (NAD 101) Pre-Admission Testing

Students wishing to enroll in NAD 101, Nursing Assistant, may contact the Nursing Division at (815) 921-3261 to obtain general information about the Nursing Program at Rock Valley College.

Testing Procedures

  1. Submit a completed RVC Enrollment Information Form
  2. Meet NAD 101 (Nursing Assistant) Placement Requirements

Option 1

Complete the ACCUPLACER Placement Test. When contacting the Testing Center 815/921-2380 to schedule your testing appointment, please indicate your desire to enroll in NAD 101. We can then answer any questions more effectively.  A photo I.D. is required to take any test in the Testing Center.

Students will be tested in both Reading and Math.

ACCUPLACER Reading Score                                                                                                          237 or above
ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Score                         227 or above*
*Or successful completion of MTH 088.

Information about available test times, test content, sample test questions, and links to test preparation websites can be accessed through the RVC Placement Test Home Page. If you have taken the Placement Test in the past, please contact the Testing Center at 815/921-2380 to verify your placement. 

Option 2

Submit SAT, ACT, GED scores or previous college transcripts. These submissions can be made to the Records & Registration office on the second floor of the Student Center.

Contact the RVC Records and Registration Office at (815) 921-8319 for further information.

SAT* Test Scores (within the last 3 years)
Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (sub-score)               480 or above
Math (sub-score)                                                                                      470 or above

*For questions regarding the SAT (test given prior to March 2016) Score Acceptance Policy please contact the Testing Center (student Center, lower level) at (815)- 921-2380.


ACT Test Scores (within the last 3 years)
Reading (sub-score)                                                                               19 or above
Math (sub-score)                                                                                      18 or above


GED Test Scores (within the last 3 years)
Reasoning Through Language Arts (sub-score)                        165 or above
Mathematical Reasoning (sub-score)                                             165 or above


Registering for NAD 101, Nursing Assistant

After successful completion of the ACCUPLACER placement test, or upon verification of required SAT, ACT or GED test scores and attending the mandatory Admission Prerequisite Session students will be eligible to register for NAD 101 either through Online Services or in person at the Record and Registration Office (Student Center). Students should review the current Rock Valley College Credit Course Schedule for NAD 101 course times and start dates.