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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 previous college credit you've earned, SAT/PSAT or ACT scores, high school GPA or through an assessment tool called ACCUPLACER!* If you have test scores or transcripts to send, you can upload them when you apply. If you don't have them when you complete the application, don't worry! 

*If you are planning to attend our Connersville, Linton, Terre Haute, Richmond or Rockville locations, please check your campus dropdown below for additional assessment options.

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, 510 in Enhanced Reading and Writing, 25 in Reading and 500 in Math or higher on each section of the SAT*; 26 in writing, 25 in reading 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 six high school semesters have been completed. Send a copy of your high school transcripts to the address listed below.

Previous college courses or Associate degree

Have you already earned college credits or an Associate degree at another college or university? If so, see below for information on where to submit your college transcripts. General education courses taken at another regionally accredited institution, with a grade of "C-" or higher, may be used to complete the assessment requirement.

Send a copy of your transcripts to the address listed below. Please note, that if you would like to have your transcripts evaluated for transfer credit also, once you are admitted you will need to submit an official copy to your local Student Records - Registrar's office for evaluation.

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.


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.

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

Step 1 - Print out and complete the Assessment Cover Sheet.

Step 2 -  Print out your SAT/ACT/PSAT scores, high school transcript or college transcript.

Step 3 - Send the Assessment cover sheet and your scores or transcripts by mail to:

Ivy Tech Community College
ATTN:  Central Office - Admissions Processing Center
50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy. North Dr.
Indianapolis, IN  46208

Step 4 - 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 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)

Please note that if you would like to have your transcripts evaluated for transfer credit also, once you are admitted you will need to submit an official copy to your regional Registrar's office for evaluation.  An official transcript will need to come from the Registrar at your former institution in a sealed envelope to be considered for transfer credit.

More Information By Campus

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.