Placement Testing

All degree-seeking students and/or students planning to enroll in a math or English course must have ACT/SAT or Lake Land College placement test scores on file. Students will be mandatorily placed in appropriate courses based on placement test scores or ACT/SAT scores, whichever is higher, and chosen program of study. If a student’s record includes more than one set of scores, the highest scores recorded are used for placement. One retest is allowed in each of the three areas with a retest fee of $5.00 per test – limit of two sets of scores within a four-year period.

To schedule a test or for more information, call 217-234-5301 or email assessment@lakelandcollege.edu. Students who have a documented disability can make arrangements for test accommodations by contacting the Office of Student Accommodations at 217-234-5259.

Placement testing is high stakes. Students are encouraged to review the placement test study guide in order to prepare for the test. The study guide can be downloaded below.

Download Download the Placement Test Study Guide

Interpreting Test Scores

To determine placement in reading, English and math, match your score on the ACT/SAT or LLC placement test with the appropriate range of scores below. Counselors will review this information with you at your orientation/advising appointment. To discuss your placement scores or for additional information regarding degree requirements, please call Counseling Services at 217-234-5232.

If placement test scores require enrollment in a reading course, students must enroll in the required course for their first semester at Lake Land College.

Reading Requirements

ACT
SAT
NEXT – GEN ACCUPLACER  CLASSIC ACCUPLACER Required Course
0 – 11 200 – 360 200 – 222 20 – 40 RDG 007
12 – 15 370 – 400 223 – 231 41 – 55 RDG 009
16 – 18 410 – 470 232 – 251 56 – 78 RDG 050
19+ 480+ 252 – 300 79 – 120 None Required

English Requirements

ACT
SAT
NEXT – GEN ACCUPLACER  CLASSIC ACCUPLACER Required Course
0 – 11 200 – 360 200 – 228 20 – 40 ENG 005
12 – 18 370 – 470 229 – 249 41 – 63 ENG 007, 119
19+ 480+ 250 – 300 64 – 120 ENG 120

Math Requirements

ACT
SAT
NEXT – GEN ACCUPLACER  CLASSIC ACCUPLACER Required Course
0 – 18 200 – 490 QAS 200 – 249 Elem Algebra 20 – 56 MAT 005
0 – 21 200 – 520 QAS 200 – 262 Elem Algebra 20 – 96 MAT 008
Math Literacy – for placement into MAT 116 or 125
19 – 21 500 – 520 QAS 250 – 262 Elem Algebra 57 – 96 MAT 006, 009, 090
Courses with Elementary Algebra prerequisite
0 – 21 200 – 520 QAS 200 – 262 Elem Algebra 20 – 96 MAT 115, 124
Courses with Intermediate Algebra integrated
22+ 530+ QAS 263 – 300
AAF 200+
Elem Algebra 97 – 120
College Level 20+
MAT 116, 118, 125
Courses with math literacy (116/125 only) or Intermediate Algebra prerequisite
22 – 24 530 – 610 QAS 263 – 300
AAF 200 – 249
Elem Algebra 97 – 120
College Level 20 – 59
MAT 130
Course with Intermediate Algebra prerequisite
25 – 26 620 – 640 AAF 250 – 275 College Level 60 – 102 MAT 132, 210, 211
Courses with College Algebra prerequisite
22 – 26 530 – 640 QAS 263 – 300
AAF 200 – 275
Elem Algebra 97 – 120
College Level 20 – 102
MAT 140
Course with Intermediate Algebra prerequisite
27+ 650+ AAF 276 – 300 College Level 103-120 MAT 241
Courses with College Algebra and Trig prerequisites

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