All new students enrolling in credit classes are required to meet placement requirements prior to registering for credit courses and must submit a completed application to RVC prior to testing.
No appointment is needed for Walk-In Placement Testing (Monday -Thursday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.). Call (815) 921-2380 if a 5:30 p.m. appointment is needed (Tuesday and Wednesday).
A photo ID is required for all placement testing.
Placement is required for the following individuals:
|Reading Required||English Required||Math Required||Geometry Required|
|New Full-time or Part-time Students.||Yes||Yes||Yes||*Yes|
|Students Transferring from an accredited institution with college level course work.||**Yes||**Yes||**Yes||*Yes|
|Students wishing to only take a math course.||Yes||No||Yes||*Yes|
|Student wishing to only take an English course.||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Student wishing to take any non-math or non-English course.||Yes||No||***No||No|
|Students wishing to enroll in NAD 101 (CNA) or the Phlebotomy Technician Program.||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Students wishing to enroll in WLD 150 and/or 152.||Yes||No||No||No|
*Geometry may be waived by submitting a high school transcript showing one year of geometry with a "C" or better.
**Post-secondary transcripts/degrees from institutions accredited by recognized regional agencies may be submitted for placement test waivers or exemptions.
***Certain science courses have math prerequisites.
Programs with limited enrollment that require additional application steps include Aviation Maintenance Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Graphic Arts Technology, Fire Science, Early Childhood Education, Data Assurance and IT Security, Criminal Justice, Computer and Information Systems, Dental Hygiene, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Care, Automotive Service Technology, Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Sustainable Energy Systems, Office Professional, and Web Programing and Design.
Placement at RVC will be determined through the best combination of any of the following:
Regular RVC Testing Center Hours:
Monday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Select Saturdays*: 8 a.m. - 12 noon
*Please note: Friday, Saturday, and evening hours are subject to change during interims, summer, spring break and between fall and spring semesters. Please contact the Testing Center to verify hours of operation during these periods.
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Evening testing by appointment
RVC Main Campus
Student Center, ground floor
Phone: (815) 921-2385
Fax: (815) 921-2389