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Testing Center

Schedule Your Testing Appointment Here

The Testing Center is located in the Baker Administration Building on our Ina Campus. We offer a range of testing services, including placement tests, general test proctoring and testing for outside agencies. You can even take examinations for college credit. View the information below to get started with Testing Center services at RLC.


 ACCUPLACER is a series of untimed computerized placement tests developed by American College Testing (ACT). Students need to take the ACCUPLACER test if they plan to take a class with a math, English and/or reading prerequisite.

1 Enroll at RLC      2 Call to set up your test 618-437-5321 Ext. 1266

note icon Students are exempt if they scored at least a 20 in English, a 20 in Reading and a 22 in Math on the ACT; or a 480 in English and a 530 in Math on the SAT. ACCUPLACER testing takes place on a daily basis on campus with other testing dates and times scheduled as needed. Test scores are valid for five years. Students are allowed to take the ACCUPLACER test a maximum of two times after the beginning of their senior year in high school.



Why should I take the ACCUPLACER Test? - To evaluate the student's educational abilities for advisement and placement in areas that are important in college: Writing, Reading and Math. 

Who must take the ACCUPLACER Test? - Students seeking to register for a course requiring a math, reading and/or English prerequisite score. Test results are valid for 3 years and can be taken twice after the beginning of the student's senior year. Students who already hold college degrees, students with special testing needs or students with other special testing considerations should contact test administrators prior to testing.

Who is exempt? - Students with the following ACT scores: ENGLISH = 19, READING = 19, MATH = 22. Students with the following SAT scores: ENGLISH = 480, MATH = 530.

How many times can I test? Students may retest one time. The highest score will be used for placement.

Where should I test? The ACCUPLACER test is given in the RLC Testing Center, Baker Administration Building Room 116.  To schedule a placement test please visit then select the 'Virtual Testing Appointment' option.  

What are the costs? Students are not charged a fee to take ACCUPLACER.

What should I bring? Your social security number.

What are the tests like? Although testing is done on a computer, no computer experience is required. Directions are clearly stated, and help is available. Your test is highly individualized and tailored to your skill. There is no time limit. Most students complete the testing in about 2 hours. Scores are available as soon as testing is complete.

For more information, contact the RLC Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321 Ext. 1266 or 1268.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Academically talented students can demonstrate mastery of certain courses or subject areas and receive college credit. 

RLC awards credit for CLEP scores of 50 or more in these subject areas:

CLEP Test … Receives credit for RLC course …
College Mathematics MATH 1107
College Algebra MATH 1108
Calculus MATH 1121
Macroeconomics ECON 2101
Microeconomics ECON 2102
Biology BIO 1100
Chemistry CHE 1101
American Government POLI 2101
American Literature ENGL 2111 and ENGL 2112
Educational Psychology PSYC 2103
English Composition (With essay) ENGL 1101
English Literature ENGL 2109 and ENGL 2110
History of the United States I HIST 2101
History of the United States II HIST 2102
Human Growth & Development PSYC 2102
Humanities HUMT 1105
Psychology PSYC 2101
Sociology SOCI 1101
Spanish SPAN 1101, SPAN 1102, 2101 and 2102
Western Civilization I HIST 1101
Western Civilization II HIST 1102
Information Systems & Computer Applications CSCI 1101

$15 RLC test proctoring fee. $87 CLEP exam fee. See CLEP website for more info



Illinois State Police (ISP)

Illinois State Police

 We are a testing site for the Illinois State Police Merit Board, which serves applicants for becoming an Illinois State Trooper.


Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)

MSSC testing is managed through RLC's Community and Corporate Education division. Interested in taking a certification exam? Contact RLC Community and Corporate Education to set up a time to take the exam in our Testing Center.

MSSC Assessments tested at RLC include Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes and Production, Maintenance Awareness, and Green Production.

note icon Get prepared for MSSC tests with training through RLC Community and Corporate Education.

 $60 one-time setup fee. $50 per exam. Call Community and Corporate Education 618-437-5321 Ext. 1380.


Certiport Testing

RLC is a Certiport Testing Center where students can test for the Microsoft Professional Certifications in Academic Advisement. This allows students in the Office Systems Technology, IT Systems Assistant, and IT Systems Specialist programs to get their Microsoft certifications. The certifications give students an advantage when an employer is looking to hire someone with Microsoft skills.

General Test Proctoring

Do you need to take a test for a class at another institution? We offer convenient test proctoring with a representative of RLC's Testing Center. There is a $15 fee for each test. Call to schedule. 618-437-5321 Ext. 1268.



Testing & Placement Specialist
Phone Extension: 1266
Building: Administration
Office: 115
Testing Specialist
Phone Extension: 1268
Building: Administration Building
Office: 116
A.A. Rend Lake College | A.A.S. Kaskaskia College

Testing Center
Department Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1268
Department Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Testing Center
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Testing Center