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Placement & Academic Testing

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 EdReady 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 EdReady is a computerized assessment which measures skills in reading and English. The first attempt of this exam must be proctored in the MCC Assessment Center.

Time Needed to Test:

  • Approximately 60 minutes

To register for the EdReady Diagnostic at the Assessment Center, 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. This is a proctored exam with the MCC Assessment Center and can be taken a maximum of 3 times per semester.

Time Needed to Test:

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

Cost for KYOTE Testing:

  • The KYOTE is free.

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

Academic Testing

All online students with courses that require proctored exams are now required to test via the ProctorU online proctoring system. If you have issues with this system. Please contact your course instructor.

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. 

Fees: 

  • Voucher Fee: Paid directly to College Board
  • Proctoring Fee: $25 paid to MCC Assessment Center

Please visit our online schedule for available dates and times.

PAX exams are offered Monday through Friday by appointment with start times between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. The PAX exam is for candidates who have never taken Nursing courses or who have not earned a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) degree. This exam is timed and lasts 2 hours.

Exam sections required by the MCC Nursing Program:

  • Section 1- Reading Comprehension and Word Knowledge (60 questions)
  • Section 2- Math (40 questions)
  • Section 3- Science (60 questions)

Fee: 

  • $70 Test fee per exam includes your NLN voucher and proctoring fee.

Retake Policy:

Students may take the PAX two times, then they will be required to wait six (6) months before taking it a 3rd time. After the 3rd attempt, students will have to wait 12 months before taking the exam again. 

Admission and Testing Deadlines:

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

Due to potential delays in score reporting, candidates are strongly encouraged to test at least one day prior to the application deadline.

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 at 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.

Test Fee: 

  • $105 testing fee per exam includes your NLN voucher and proctoring fee.

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
  • HVAC
  • Medical Information Technology
  • Welding

Test Fees: 

  • Different fees are required based on test section. Please contact the MCC Assessment Center for more information.

Please visit our online schedule for available dates and times.

For more information please contact:

Jayde Marsh
jayde.marsh@kctcs.edu
Phone: (270) 824-1701

MCC Assessment Center
(270) 824-1703 or (270) 824-1702