Rock Valley College


Rock Valley College uses ACCUPLACER for placement into appropriate coursework.

  • The test is computer-based
  • Immediate scoring is available
  • The test is untimed
  • The ACCUPLACER placement test is comprised of three sections:
    1. Reading- 20 questions
    2. Writing (English)- 25 questions
    3. Math – 12- 20 questions
      • All new students will take the Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS)  test; based on score, some students may also take an Arithmetic or Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) test. Each test will have 12-20 questions.
      • Calculators Prohibited

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Placement Test Times


  • A photo ID is required for all testing programs and services.
  • Calculators, cell phones and any type of electronic devices are not permitted. Lockers are provided for these items and all other personal belongings.
Walk-in Testing

No appointment necessary. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Placement Test by Appointment

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.; Select Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Call (815) 921-2380 for more information about testing by appointment.

Please Note: Hours are subject to change during interims, summer and spring break. Please contact the Testing Center to verify hours of operation during these periods.


  • One (1) re-test in each subject area is permitted. There is a $5 fee for each subject area re-tested.
  • Without study and preparation, it is unlikely that placement will change. Get the ACCUPLACER Study App.
  • View the complete Rock Valley College Re-test Policy

Confidentiality: Your test scores and the information you provide when taking the tests will only be provided to the College Board, to Rock Valley College, and to the state to meet state information requirements. The information may be used for counseling, advisement and placement purposes and may be used to document whether or not you have met state testing requirements. It may also be used by the College Board for research and training purposes. Your test information will not be disclosed for any other purpose without your permission. If you have any questions about confidentiality, please see your test administrator.