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Placement & Academic Testing

Notice: Due to COVID-19, all admission testing has been waived for Academic Year 2020-2021. Please contact your advisor or the Enrollment Center to begin scheduling your courses. Advisors may place you in your courses based on high school GPA, transcripts, and/or previous testing scores.

Placement Policy

In Fall 2001, the Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education mandated placement assessment completion before admission into any state college. The purpose of this mandate was to better ensure student success in college through appropriate placement in basic academic skills courses (reading, writing, and mathematics).

All students planning to attend Madisonville Community College are required to take the TABE and KYOTE assessments unless ACT scores exempt them.

Minimum ACT Scores Required:

  • English 18
  • Reading 20
  • Math 19

The ACT is a national test covering English, reading, math, and science with an optional writing component. Visit the ACT website to register online and find information about cost, testing dates, and locations.

Placement Testing

The TABE is a computerized assessment which measures skills in reading and writing. Students may take the full assessment or individual sections.

Time Needed to Test:

  • 60 minutes per section for Reading and English

Cost for TABE Testing:

  • First attempt is free.
  • Additional attempts within four years are $10 per test section or $20 for the entire exam.

To register for the TABE, please schedule online or contact the MCC Assessment Center at (270) 824-1703.

The KYOTE is a computerized assessments designed to measure math skills. Students must pass the KYOTE College Readiness exam in order to progress to the next level exam to attempt to test into MAT 150.

Time Needed to Test:

  • The KYOTE is not timed. Average testing times last around 60 minutes per section.

Cost for TABE and KYOTE Testing:

  • The KYOTE is free.

To register for the TABE and/or KYOTE please schedule online or contact the MCC Assessment Center at (270) 824-1703.

Academic Testing

Some KCTCS Online and Distance courses require proctored exams. The MCC Assessment Center offers proctored exams for KCTCS students at no charge Monday through Friday beginning at 8:30 AM. Appointment scheduling is available up to 90 days in advance. 

You may schedule your KCTCS proctored exam online or call the MCC Assessment Center at (270) 824-1703.

Proctored Exams for Non-KCTCS students are offered by appointment Monday through Friday with start times between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM depending on the length of the exam.

Non-KCTCS students pay a $25 proctoring fee* per exam taken with the MCC Assessment Center.

Please make sure you have notified your home institution of your MCC appointment time so they have ample time to send all needed exam information.

Please visit our online schedule for available dates and times.

*Exams lasting more than four hours will have an additional $15 proctoring fee added.

The CLEP exam is offered Monday through Friday by appointment with start times between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. College Board offers over 30 exams for undergraduate credit by examination. Most exams last 90 minutes unless candidates choose to add written portions.

For more information about CLEP exams or to purchase exam vouchers, please visit College Board prior to testing appointments. 

Please visit our online schedule for available dates and times.

HESI A2 exams offered Monday through Friday by appointment with start times between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM. The HESI A2 exam is for candidates who have never taken Nursing courses or who have not earned an Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) degree. Candidates should budget at least four hours to complete the exam. 

Exam sections required by the MCC Nursing Program:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Math
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Personality Styles
  • Learning Styles

Per MCC Nursing Program guidelines, candidates may take the HESI A2 exam twice in a three year period.

Admission and Testing Deadlines:

  • April 15th for Fall Semester
  • October 15th for Spring Semester

Please visit our online schedule for available dates and times.

NACE Foundation of Nursing Exams are offered by appointment Monday through Friday with start times between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM. The NACE exam is required for application to the MCC Integrated Nursing Program for those candidates who have completed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) degree.

Test Information:

  • Four hour time limit
  • 200 Questions
  • Calculator allowed

Per MCC Nursing Program guidelines, candidates may take the NACE exam twice in a three year period. Candidates must wait six months between exam sessions.

Admission and Testing Deadlines:

  • April 15th for Fall Semester
  • October 15th for Spring Semester

Please visit our online schedule for available dates and times.

NOCTI Exit Exams are available by appointment Monday through Friday with start times between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Students are responsible for covering the cost of their exam code and must notify the MCC Assessment Center at least two weeks in advance of taking their exam to ensure testing codes are available on desired test dates.

NOCTI Exit Exams are required for students in the follow Associate of Applied Science Degree fields:

  • Advanced Integrated Technology (AIT)
  • Biomedical Technology Systems
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Information Technology
  • Welding

Please visit our online schedule for available dates and times.

For more information please contact:

Casey Young
casey.young@kctcs.edu
Phone: (270) 824-1701