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Matriculation:

Retest Policy

English or English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment exam

Students are allowed to retest for English or ESL once during the calendar year. The retest must be a minimum of two weeks after the initial test. Additionally, students may also complete a writing sample once every six months to challenge their results. 

Math assessment exam

Students may retest after the very first assessment, but it must be a minimum of two weeks later.  Then students may retest, but only once per semester.

To sign up for a math or English retest appointment, visit: http://admissions.ivc.edu/matriculation/Pages/assessment.aspx

Challenge Options

The English and Math assessments are designed to assess your math and writing skills. A low score on your assessments may require several semesters of developmental Math and/or English coursework and could increase the amount of time you need to spend at IVC in order to complete your degree and/or to transfer to a 4-year university.

We encourage you to take advantage of our challenge options. Challenging your placement does not require that you wait the mandatory re-test wait periods.

English:

Take the Writing Sample! Challenge your English course placement by completing a Writing Sample administered in the IVC Assessment Center.

A writing sample cannot be completed until after taking your initial placement exam.  If you choose not to complete the writing sample your next option is to wait 6 months after your initial assessment test to retake the exam. The Writing Sample is highly recommended. To sign up, click here.

Math:

Participate in Math Refresher! If you placed into Math 351 or Math 353, consider attending our 2-day Math Refresher to refresh your math skills and improve your IVC Math placement. Students see improvements after attending at least 3 topics and students who attend all 6 topics see the most improvement in their placement scores. Note: Math Refreshers are only offered to students that placed into Math 351 or Math 353.

Math Refresher Workshops 

  • 2017 Workshop dates to be determined!

Space is limited. Please click here to reserve your spot.

Topics

Workshop Day Times Topics
Day 1 9 - 11 AM Review of arithmetic: fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, order of operations, & rules of exponents
Day 1 11:30 AM - 1 PM Solving linear equations & word problems
Day 1 2 - 4:30 PM Percent & other word problems (motion, mixing problems)
Day 2 9 - 10:30 AM Graphing
Day 2 11:00 AM-1 PM Polynomials & factoring
Day 2 2 - 4:30 PM Rational functions

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