Placement Testingen Español
Placement testing helps determine whether or not you are adequately prepared to take certain college level courses and you have completed prerequisites for your concurrent enrollment classes. Once you have been admitted to SLCC and received your S Number, your are eligible to take the SLCC Placement Process test.
About Placements Tests
ACT and SAT: ACT and SAT are national college entrance exams that are offered at high schools and other testing sites. If you wish to use ACT or SAT scores to meet placement requirements, make sure that SLCC has an official copy of your scores by requesting that the scores to be sent to SLCC when you take the test.
Turn around time for SLCC receiving the test scores varies from one to two weeks. In rare instances, however, scores do not make it into our system because of technical issues. In these cases you should call the Concurrent Enrollment Office with the batch number and date of payment. The CE office will then work with the testing center and ACT to get the issue resolved. This process could take a couple of weeks to resolve. You can help speed up this process by contacting ACT with your batch number at (319) 337-1270 or using the “live chat” or “send a question by email” tools on ACT’s website.
You will not be penalized for registration delays this process may cause. If you have submitted your scores by the deadline, and the scores meet the prerequisite for the course you are trying to register for, the CE Office will make sure you are able to register after the deadline has passed.
SLCC Placement: Many students use the SLCC Placement Process to meet placement prerequisites. The test is administered remotely, online, on a computer (not a cellular phone) and the results are added to your SLCC records within 24-48 hours. The cost of the first test is included in the admission fee. For more information about the SLCC Placement Process test visit the SLCC Testing Center Website.
Expiration of Tests and Prerequisites
Placement test scores need to be current. While college credit is permanent, using the course as a prerequisite has a time limit. Math tests or pre-requisite courses are valid for one year. Students who have completed a math course prerequisite with a grade of 'C' or higher within one year may register for the next level math course without retaking the placement test. English test scores do not expire. Students who have completed an English course prerequisite with a grade of ‘C’ or higher within 10 years may register for the next level English course.