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Placement testing helps us assess your skills in reading, writing and math.

Who needs to take the test?

You are required to take our English placement test for enrollment if any of the following apply:

  • SAT was taken before February 2016
  • GRCC's placement test before October 2018 and you haven't previously taken and passed EN 101
  • Transferred in fewer than 12 college credits and/or college GPA is below 2.0

You must take our math placement test (ALEKS) before enrolling in a math course if:

  • Your ALEKS scores are older than 12 months or
  • You haven't previously taken or transferred in a math class within the past year

Please note: Effective Fall 2024, ACT will not have enforced expiration dates

Before testing

Before taking your placement tests, please review all the ways to receive placement levels without testing.


If you have questions regarding any of our placement tests, please email or call (616) 234-4865.

Schedule Your Placement Testing

Testing Accommodations

We are accessible and welcoming to students of all abilities, please contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at (616) 234-4140 if you need assistance or accommodations. Please connect with DSS before completing your test.

Testing Locations & Hours

Main Campus

Located at 143 Bostwick Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 

Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, first floor in Student Services.


  • Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Schedule testing at the Main Campus

Lakeshore Campus

Located at 12335 James Street, Holland, MI 49424.

Check-in: room 101

Parking is free.


  • Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Schedule testing at the Lakeshore