Rock Valley College

Refreshing Your Skills

Do any of these situations sound familiar?

  • I’m starting college after being away from math for a while. How can I brush up?
  • I’m trying to get ready for the math placement test and/or the Geometry Competency Test. How do I prepare?
  • I didn’t do as well on my placement test as I’d hoped. How can I study for a retest?
  • I’m taking or will be taking a college level course (such as Trigonometry or Business Calculus) and can’t remember my algebra.
  • I’m taking or will be taking Calculus and need to improve my algebra and trig skills.

What is MyMathTest?


MyMathTest is an online program like MyMathLab. It’s inexpensive and easy to use. It will give you a practice test and then plenty of problems to improve where you need help. For $15, you get up to 16 weeks of access to the program.  For a small fee now, you can save hundreds of dollars later. It has videos, examples, animations, and other help aids to guide you if you get stuck. Read on to get started…

1. Registering for MyMathTest

  • If you don't have an access code, you can purchase access for $15 at  This gives you 16 weeks of access.

  • If you are on financial aid, in the dislocated workers program, or have a reason that could prevent you from being able to purchase the code with a credit card, please contact the division office  (815-921-3471) for free access to the program.

  • To register, go to the for MyMathTest, click the Register button, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

2. Enrolling in a test prep or refresher program

  • Enter one of the following program ID's:

  • For Placement Test Prep, Geometry Competency Test Prep, or High School Math Review, the program ID is: XL43-K1S9-201Y-1EV2

  • For College Level Math Review, the program ID is: XL43-K1SF-201Z-00W2

  • Note: There are zeros, not the letter O, in the program IDs.

3. Getting Started

  • After signing in with your username and password, follow instructions in the Announcements at the top of the webpage.

  • RVC students can visit the Math Lab (JCSM-0210) for help from math instructors.