student taking a test in the testing lab

Placement Testing

Placement tests help identify your academic skill level so you are placed and enrolled in the correct courses to achieve academic success. Students may be able to bypass math, reading and writing placement tests by showing proof of prior coursework at COD or another college or submitting a qualifying score.

Select a Placement Topic to Learn More

femal student studying

Math Placement Testing

Math placement requirements can be met using a prerequisite college math course, a proctored ALEKS PPL score, submitting a minimum ACT or SAT score or by achieving an A, B or C in transitional math.

Learn More
male student in library

Reading and Writing Placement

Reading and writing placement requirements can be met by meeting a certain grade point average, submitting a minimum ACT or SAT score, having a prior degree or college-level credit, transferring an ACCUPLACER test or through guided self-placement. Placement testing is available for non-native English speakers.

Learn More


Contact Information

Academic and Specialized Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A06/2A08
(630) 942-2401
Testing Hours and Locations