River Valley Community College is a certified testing center for Accuplacer®, TEAS (nursing placement), as well as many other professional and licensing exams.
Most students who wish to register for credit bearing courses at the college will be required to take the Accuplacer® assessment or provide official SAT results. The Accuplacer® is used to determine a student's level of proficiency in sentence structures and reading. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with the student's academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place the student in the appropriate courses.
Please note: In some cases, students who have taken college level courses at other accredited higher educational institutions may have their college transcripts evaluated and that course work may exempt students from taking sections of the Accuplacer® assessment. Please contact an academic advisor at the College if you believe you may not need this testing to register for classes.
Mathematics Course Placement – Upon admission to RVCC, all students should meet with their academic advisors to begin the mathematics course placement process. Placements are based upon multiple measures, including SAT scores and other test scores (if available), high-school transcripts, work experiences, previous college-level work, and academic focus areas. Advisors follow the Academic Advising Guide for Mathematics Courses and may subsequently refer students to a mathematics advisor for final course placements if mathematics waivers are requested.
for free sample questions that can be used as a review tool before taking the Accuplacer®
For more information or to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer® assessment call 603-542-7744 x5412 or register online by completing the form on the right and a Student Success Center representative will reach out to you to schedule the assessment. The cost to take the assessment is $20 and proof of identity (photo ID such as a driver's license) is required at the time of the test.
Individuals with documented disabilities who require accommodations to take assessments mush submit official documentation to the Disabilities Coordinator (603-542-7744 x5421) prior to scheduling the assessment.
The Nursing program requires TEAS Assessment.