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Testing Requirements

​​Placement test scores demonstrate your readiness for college-level writing, reading, and math courses.  Your scores:

  • Determine your​ starting level in KCC courses.
  • Are required to register for an English or math course.

Do I need to take a placement test?

You may be able to opt-out of a KCC placement test if you meet certain requirements via recent SAT/ACT/GED scores and/or high school GPA. Please view the following charts to determine if you qualify:

Understand your math scores
Understanding your English/reading scores

For questions or to speak with an advisor regarding testing eligibility, contact Student Services at 815-802-8500.

If you are eligible to opt-out of a placement test, you must bring a copy of your test scores and/or high school or college transcripts to your Cav Day or advising appointment.

Preparing for the placement test 

If you need to take the KCC placement tests, please take them seriously and prepare beforehand.​



 Test preparation help


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