ACADEMIC PLACEMENT


Academic Placement

East Peoria Campus • L220 • (309) 694-5234
ICC Peoria • Arbor Hall, A103 • (309) 690-6990

To support your success, we want to make sure you start college in classes that you're ready for. If you will be starting at ICC right after high school, we can use your high school GPA to determine your starting point. If it's been a while since you left high school or if you think your GPA doesn't reflect your readiness for college, we can use test scores and other information. Check out the tables below for more information and contact your Student Success Advisor if you have questions.

Additional placement tests are available for specific courses or subjects. Direct placement into BIOL 205 is dependent upon successful completion of the Anatomy and Physiology placement test. Other placement tests are available but not required for individuals with background knowledge in Spanish and Music Theory.

If you require reasonable accommodations for testing, please contact Access Services at (309) 694-5749 to discuss the documentation you will need to submit.

HIGH SCHOOL GPA

MEASURE

PLACEMENT

Unweighted/Cumulative Minimum HS GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 GPA

ENGL 110, MATH 110, 111

Important information regarding the use of HS GPA for English and Math placement:

  • Must provide an official transcript with 7 or 8 semesters and a cumulative HS GPA of 2.7 or higher and successful completion ("C" or better) in English and/or Math all semesters

  • HS GPA's will not have a expiration date

  • ICC will evaluate all official HS transcripts

  • Only unweighted/cumulative GPA will be accepted

  • HS transcripts must be sent to Enrollment Services. If you are in high school or a recent graduate, ask your high school to email these records to transfertranscripts@icc.edu or mail to:

    Attn: Enrollment Services

    Illinois Central College

    1 College Drive

    East Peoria, IL 61635

ACT AND SAT PLACEMENT SCORES

mEASURE

MINIMUM SCORE

PLACEMENT

REGISTRATION TERM

ACT READING

18

College Ready

ACT/SAT scores have no expiration date

SAT - EBRW

480

College Ready

ACT/SAT scores have no expiration date

ACT Math

22

MATH 110/111/130,

BUS 120, CHEM 110/115/120,

AGBUS 118

ACT/SAT scores have no expiration date

SAT Math *

520

MATH 110/111/130,

BUS 120, CHEM 110/115/120,

AGBUS 118

ACT/SAT scores have no expiration date

ACT Math

25

MATH 115/120/130

SAT Math *

580

MATH 115/120/130

* For SAT Math scores prior to 3/1/2016, verify with your Student Success Advisor.

GED PLACEMENT SCORES

MEASURE

MINIMUM SCORE

PLACEMENT

REGISTRATION TERM

Reasoning Through Language Arts

165

College Ready

GED scores have no expiration date

Math

165

MATH 110/111/130,

BUS 120, CHEM 110/115/120,

AGBUS 118

GED scores have no expiration date

* For GED scores prior to 2015, verify with your Student Success Advisor.

PARCC PLACEMENT SCORES

MEASURE

MINIMUM SCORE

PLACEMENT

REGISTRATION TERM

Grade 11 English LA/Literacy

4

College Ready

PARCC scores have no expiration date

Algebra II or Integrated Math III

4

MATH 110/111/130,

BUS 120, CHEM 110/115/120,

AGBUS 118

PARCC scores have no expiration date

COURSES THAT WILL REQUIRE A PLACEMENT TEST IF NO OTHER SCORES ARE AVAILABLE

courses

MATH 115, 120, 190, 122, 134, 135, 137, 165, 211, 222

BUS 203

CHEM 130

BIOL 160

CREDIT USING AP, CLEP AND IB SCORES

MEASURE

SCORE

CREDIT RECEIVED AT ICC

AP English Language

3 to 5

Credit for ENGL 110 *

AP English Literature

3 to 5

Credit for ENGL 110 or LIT 110 *

AP Calculus AB

3 to 5

Credit for MATH 222

AP Calculus BC

3

4 to 5

Credit for MATH 222

Credit for MATH 222 & 223

AP Statistics

3 to 5

Credit for MATH 111

CLEP College Composition

50 +

Credit for ENGL 110

CLEP College Algebra

50 +

Credit for MATH 115

CLEP Pre-Calculus

50 +

Credit for MATH 165

CLEP Calculus

50 +

Credit for MATH 222

IB English

4 to 5

6 to 7

Credit for ENGL 110 & General Education Humanities (3 hrs)

Credit for ENGL 110 & LIT 110

IB Mathematics (Standard)

4 to 5

6 to 7

Credit for MATH 110

Credit for MATH 110 & 111

IB Mathematics (Higher)

4 to 5

6 to 7

MATH 122 & 222

MATH 122, 222 & 223

* See your Student Success Advisor for more details on placement into your desired course.

Testing Center

East Peoria Campus • L220 • (309) 694-5234• testing@icc.edu
ICC Peoria • Arbor Hall, A103 • (309) 690-6990• peoriatesting@icc.edu

To help students succeed, the College gives math and reading placement tests to learn which classes are most appropriate. Advisors will evaluate transfer and part-time students on an individual basis to determine testing needs. For more information see additional information online at https://icc.edu/admissions/academic-placement/.

Academic placement testing is available at the two campuses listed. Other placement tests are available at the East Peoria and Peoria Campus Testing Office for individuals with limited background knowledge in biology, Spanish, music theory, and engineering.

In addition, an instructor may have their exam proctored at a Testing Center in the case of special needs, make-up exams, and online classes. Some certification exams are administered through the Testing Center. Credit by examination information is available at the East Peoria and Peoria Testing Centers. You must have an application on file in order to test. All testing requires an ID and is by appointment.

Evaluation of Transfer Credit

Students pursuing a degree or certificate at ICC who are interested in receiving credit from college-level coursework taken from another institution should have their official transcripts sent directly to Illinois Central College as early as possible for evaluation. Once ICC receives an official transcript(s) it is evaluated in the order in which it is received. Information regarding the date the transcript was received is available in the student’s MyICC account. Keep in mind that your credits may transfer, but individual grades will not be factored into your ICC cumulative grade point average. Once completed, a student’s transcript evaluation summary will be available to view in the student’s MyICC account.

Transfer of credit may be considered for lower division coursework that has been successfully completed from the following categories of academic institutions:

Regionally Accredited: Degree-granting public, private, nonprofit, two- and four-year institutions in the United States conferred by the Higher Learning Commission, and/or parallel accrediting agencies in other regions of the United States.

Non-Regionally Accredited: Specialized institutions in the United States, including distance learning providers recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Non-United States Institutions: Institutions that hold accreditation through the home country’s Ministry of Education to award professional degrees, certificates, and licensures. Coursework from non-United States institutions must be evaluated by an approved agency such as World Education Services (WES.org) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ece.org).

Military/DANTES: Credit achieved through military training or examination may be considered for transfer according to the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services by the American Council on Education (ACE). Additional information on evaluation of transfer credit can be obtained from Enrollment Services, L211, (309) 694-5611.

Credit for Prior Learning

Several methods are available for students to test their knowledge/prove their learning about a variety of subject matter in which the student feels proficient and thereby earn non-traditional college credit. Credit for prior learning can save a student valuable time needed for other subjects, in addition to being a financial savings. Credit for prior learning can be a jump-start to a college certificate or degree. Examples of credit for prior learning accepted at Illinois Central College are:

  • Military credit

  • CLEP exams

  • Advanced placement exams

  • Early College

  • Transfer credit

  • Departmental proficiency exams

College Credit by Examination

Students may apply a maximum of 30 credit hours towards a degree through College Credit by Examination. Students pursuing a certificate must complete a minimum of 30% of their credits towards their certificate at Illinois Central College.

Credit for Service and Education in the Armed Forces

ICC Veterans Affairs • East Peoria Campus • Room L208 • (309) 694-5562

Illinois Central College recognizes certain training experience in the U.S. Armed Forces for college credit.

To have military education credits evaluated and posted to Illinois Central College records, official transcripts from The Community College of the Air Force or Joint Services Transcript (JST) must be sent directly to the College. It is the student’s responsibility to request the transcript be sent directly to Illinois Central College.

Any other military education for which students wish to receive consideration for credit must be listed on the DD-214. Students must bring a copy of their DD-214 to Enrollment Services. Eligible veterans, as outlined below, may receive six hours of Transfer Credit (TC) upon submission and review of their DD-214.

To be consistent with federal guidelines, an “eligible veteran” is defined as one who meets the following criteria:

  1. Served on active duty for a period of at least 180 days or;

  2. Was released/discharged from active duty because of a service connected disability, or;

  3. Served as a member of a reserve component under an order of active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized. (Reference Public Law 102-127).

To ensure maximum veteran education benefits, please contact the ICC Veterans Affairs at (309) 694-5562 or in Room L208 on the East Peoria Campus.