Lakeshore Placement Testing

Our required placement tests are computerized assessments designed to help identify your basic skill level in math, reading and English. The math assessment is administered through the ALEKS PPL test, and the English and reading comprehension test is administered through Accuplacer. The Levels of English Proficiency Test is only required for permanent residents of the US whose first language is not English. These placement tests identify your strengths and weaknesses in these subjects, and help us determine which math and English courses you are ready to take. The placement tests are not pass or fail, but the results will determine which math and English courses you will take and placement is mandatory.

Walk-in testing available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A photo ID is required at the time of testing; there are no exceptions to this policy.


Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

  • Current driver's license
  • State approved ID
  • College ID
  • Current passport
  • Tribal ID card
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship


Walk-in testing hours and location:

  • Mondays at the Thompson M-TEC between 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fridays at the Thompson M-TEC between 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Mondays - Fridays at the Midtown Center between 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Children are not allowed in the testing area, nor can they be left unattended while you take the test. Please make arrangements prior to your test date. 

The testing schedule may change when classes are not in session. 

You may also call to schedule an appointment: Thompson M-TEC 616-234-2200 or Midtown Center 616-234-4054


Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call the Placement Testing Office at 616-234-4865 or the Enrollment Center at 616-234-3300.