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Placement Testing

Online Resources

Compass Test Taking Strategies

Interactive Math Compass
questions linked to instructional videos

Interactive Math Compass
questions linked to similar examples

Sample Compass Math
Worksheets and Solutions

Topic Based Math Help

More Topic Based Math Help when directed to choose a book, choose Universal Course: College Readiness

Study Guides

Reading Placement Test

Math Guides
To place into transfer level math
Algebra Placement Test

To place into MATH 222 - Calculus I
Calculus Placement Test

To satisfy their Geometry requirment
Geometry Placement Test

Special Circumstances

Students interested in the Registered and Practical Nursing Programs will need to successfully complete the HESI Admission Assessment(A2) BEFORE submitting their application for their respective program. For further instruction and registration information

Entrance into Biology 205 is dependent upon successful completion of the Anatomy and Physiology placement test (or successful completion of both CHEM 115 or higher and BIOL 111 or BIOL 160). Study information is available.

Other placement tests are available but not required for individuals with background knowledge in Spanish, Music Theory and Engineering. For information call the Testing Center at (309) 694-5234.

Academic placement testing in reading and math are required of all full time students. However, if you have an ACT Reading subscore of 18 or higher, you will only need to take the math test.


Illinois Central College uses a computer-adaptive testing system from American College Testing (ACT) called COMPASS which includes two tests: math and reading. The testing is used as a guide for placement in the appropriate level of class and is not pass/fail, but a tool to assure your educational success. As this test is adaptive, each student receives a different number of items. After you respond to each item, COMPASS then selects another item for you of appropriate difficulty. COMPASS is designed for individuals with little or no computer experience.

Retest Policy

You can take each of the tests over one time. You may consider retesting if you have taken the test once, time has elapsed and you have studied or gained more information, and you strongly feel that your scores could improve

How do I sign up?

COMPASS testing is available at all ICC campuses. Reservation is required. To make an appointment, follow the link below and please follow these instructions. If you need assistance, please call us at (309) 694-5234.

Make an Appointment

COMPASS Scores Request

Some colleges and universities will not accept scores delivered by individual students.

The processing of the COMPASS Scores Request Form [pdf] is completed by the East Peoria Testing Center only upon written request from the student. The signed release must include the following information:

Requests are normally processed within 2-3 business days but may take longer during peak periods.

By Mail

Students may download and complete the COMPASS Scores Request Form [pdf] and mail to:

Illinois Central College
Testing Center Room L220

1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001

Online Requests

Please attach the complete COMPASS Scores Request Form [pdf] and send all the information to [email protected]

In Person

Students may come to the Testing Center in East Peoria (Room L220), the Perley Main Office in downtown Peoria, or ICC-North Cedar Hall with a completed COMPASS Scores Request Form [pdf] and a picture ID to have their COMPASS scores sent to other colleges and employers.