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We need to determine your reading, writing and math skills in order to make sure your classes are the right fit for you. During the Ivy Tech assessment process, we can measure this in several different ways, including ACT, SAT or PSAT scores, high school GPA, previous college credit you've earned, or through an assessment tool called ACCUPLACER!*

If you have test scores, high school transcripts or college transcripts to send, you can upload them when you apply. If you don't have them at the time you complete the application, don't worry! You have until the end of the term for which you applied to return to your application and upload your assessment documents.

*If you are planning to attend our Connersville, Richmond or Rushville locations, please visit our Express Enrollment Office. Additional information available in the drop down box below. 

For printable information about assessment, click here!

You can complete assessment in any of the following four ways:

ACT, SAT or PSAT scores

Have you already taken the ACT, SAT, or PSAT? In most cases, scores of 27 in Writing and Language, 460 in Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing, 25 in Reading and 500 in Math or higher on each section of the SAT*; 26 in writing, 25 in reading (460 Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing) and 24.5 in math or higher on each section of the PSAT**; or 17 in English, 18 in reading, 18 in math or higher on each section of the ACT can be accepted for your assessment if they were completed within the last four years. *SAT scores based on tests taken in 2016 and beyond.  **PSAT scores based on tests taken 2015 and beyond.  Older test scores may also be accepted.  Check the table for older SAT and PSAT score ranges.


High School GPA 2.6+

Generally, a high school cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale will meet the assessment requirement if this was your final GPA at the time of graduation, and if you completed high school within the last four years. You must have graduated with a Core 40, Technical Honors, or Academic Honors diploma or equivalent. High school seniors who have not yet graduated can use the cumulative GPA after four high school semesters have been completed.

Previous college courses or Associate degree

Have you already earned college credits (reading, writing, or math) or an Associate degree at another college or university? If so, an Associate degree or general education courses taken at another regionally accredited institution, with a grade of "C-" or higher, may be used to complete the assessment requirement.

ACCUPLACER assessment*

If you do not have previous college credit, an ACT, SAT or PSAT score, or a cumulative high school GPA that satisfies the assessment requirement, you will need to take the ACCUPLACER skills assessment. Your scores on the ACCUPLACER determine which writing, reading, and math classes you'll take first. You must meet certain scores in order to place into college-level classes. The ACCUPLACER is free, and after the initial assessment in reading, writing, and math, you may retest two additional times per year free of charge to try and increase your score. Your score will be accepted up to four years after you take the assessment.

Learn more and schedule your ACCUPLACER Assessment.

How to submit your SAT/ACT/PSAT scores, high school transcript or college transcripts for assessment

Step 1 – Click the link below to return to the General Admissions Online Application page.


Step 2 - Click the link under “Need to return to an incomplete application or upload assessment document?”

Step 3 – Enter the email address you submitted on your application to have a link sent to you.

Step 4 – Retrieve the email sent to you and click on the link to return to you application.

Step 5 – Select that you have transcripts or test scores to upload, and proceed with submitting your documents.

Step 6 – Wait for your email, text and letter letting you know that your scores or transcripts have been reviewed.  The process should take less than a week.

These documents for assessment do not need to be official, so you are able to send in a variety of formats.  However, please make sure your documents clearly display the following information:

  • Student's Name
  • Name of Institution (for high school and college transcripts)
  • Degree Awarded (for college transcripts)
  • Coursework and Grades (for high school and college transcripts)
  • Cumulative GPA (for high school transcripts)
  • Date of Test (SAT, ACT, and PSAT scores)
  • Test Scores (SAT, ACT and PSAT scores)

After you've completed your assessment, it's time to meet with your advisor. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, visit IvyTech.edu/Advising.

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Schedule Your Testing Appointment Now

Can't make it in to take the test? You can also take the assessment online, simply select "Remote Accuplacer" in the dropdown menu above.

Visit our Testing Services pages for more information on exam testing.

Prepare for Your ACCUPLACER Assessment

On the day of your ACCUPLACER, please allow up to three hours to take the test. Bring your photo ID and student number (C#).

The higher you score, the fewer classes you'll have to take, which will save you time and money in the long run. To prepare for your exam, review the following links: 

Other Information
  • Not permitted when taking exam: Cell phones/pagers (must be off and away), children, calculators
  • Prospective students with a documented disability should contact Disability Support Services for accommodations on the assessment
  • Each student will receive an individual report with their assessment scores and course placement information. Any questions about course placements should be directed towards your advisor.
  • The ACCUPLACER may not be taken more than three times in one year. 

To help students maximize their chances of being placed directly into their chosen program path, Ivy Tech Community College has developed a resource called Ivy Prep. Ivy Prep is designed to make it more likely you'll perform well on the ACCUPLACER assessment, whether you're taking it for the first time or trying to improve. For more information, visit ivytech.edu/ivyprep.