Rock Valley College

Placement Requirements

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.

RVC promotes multiple methods of

determining student placement, including:

  • Overall High School GPA of 3.0 or above (after seven semesters)
  • ACT (19+ Reading & English, 18+ Math)
  • SAT (480+ Evidence Based Reading & Writing; 470+ Math)
  • GED (165+ Reasoning Through Language Arts; 165+ Mathematical Reasoning); or
  • College Transcripts
  • AP, CLEP, and International Baccalaureate (IB) transcript(s)


If none of the above-mentioned placement methods provide sufficient placement, the College is deferring placement testing during the COVID-19 health crisis.  Learn more about applying for the deferment.