Kellogg Community College

Testing & Assessment/Placement

The lobby of the Testing and Assessment office on the North Avenue campus in Battle Creek.Stay up to date with campus safety measures by reviewing the KCC Campus Reopening Plan and view the current status of campus services.

*KCC campuses will be closed at noon on Fridays May 13th, 20th, 27th, then closed entirely on Fridays June 3rd through July 29th, then will be closed at noon on Fridays August 5th, 12th, and 19th.

*KCC campuses will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on May 30th, and Independence Day on July 4th. 

Assessment Testing/Placement

NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER® is a series of computer-adaptive placement assessments. NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER® does not determine admission status with Kellogg Community College but can be used to meet course pre-requisites as can also be met with transcripts or other test achievement scores. There are three sections of the NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER®: reading, writing, and math. Sections are not timed, but students generally spend 30-45 minutes on each; expect to spend about 2 hours for all three sections.

Choose In-Person or Remote Placement Testing with Next Gen Accuplacer Tests for:

    • MATH

                   For practice help, visit NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER.

To test you will need to:

    • Complete the KCC Admission Application
    • Provide a current picture ID: (Student ID or government issued ID, Driver’s License, State ID, or Passport)
    • Allow 1-3 hours for testing depending on the number of sections you take.
    • Complete KCC’s free Online Learner Orientation (KCCS-C100)
    • In person testing is free UNLESS it is a retake. Retake fees are $5.00 per test section; due before testing. Students must wait a full 24 hours from the time of finishing a test, to retest. Retest fees may be paid ahead of time by phone with a credit/debit card by contacting the Registrar’s Office at 269.965.5522 or when you come in to complete the test.

ATTENTION – If you have not provided your high school transcript and/or ACT/SAT/PSAT scores that are less than 5 years old to KCC, do so prior to testing. Sufficient test scores or final high school transcripts with a cumulative, non-weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher may eliminate or reduce your need for placement testing. Also, send your official college/university transcript(s) because an evaluation may determine transfer credits and/or may reduce or eliminate the need to complete testing. 

Send documents to: [email protected].

Direct questions to Assessment Testing at 269.965.4136 or [email protected].

  • *Students with a documented disability may submit documentation, identifying your accommodation need to, the Center for Student Success so that we can assist your testing experience.

In-Person Placement Testing

  • Appointments are strongly recommended and walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated in order to maintain social distancing.

Click a link below to schedule an In-Person Accuplacer Assessment/Placement Test at one of our locations:

Remote Online Placement Testing

  • Convenient remote testing with a live proctor/representative.
  • A proctoring fee of $25 (plus tax) is paid online to the 3rd party agency Accuplacer/Examity when you schedule an appointment.
  • You must also have a computer (no cell phones) with camera/audio capability to test remotely. 

To test remotely/online, please email your online testing request with the following detail to:[email protected]

  • Test sections (Reading, Writing, Math, Full Assessment, etc.)
  • Your full name
  • Your K-ID number

A voucher number will be generated and instructions to register/schedule a test session with Examity will be sent to your Kellogg student email account.

After Testing

      • KCC will verify that your scores have uploaded to your student record
      • Contact Advising at: [email protected]
      • Verify your address with the Registrar’s Office
      • Complete KCC’s free Online Learner Orientation (KCCS-C100) so that you may register for classes

Contact the Testing & Assessment/Placement office at [email protected]  or 269-965-4136 for assistance with specific questions.

For placement information for Fall 2021, please refer to this Placement Equivalency Chart.

For placement information for Spring 2022, please refer to this      Placement Equivalency Chart.

Location & Contact Information

The Testing & Assessment Center is located at the 450 North Ave campus in Battle Creek, in the Ohm Information Technology Center, Room 108. Direct questions to 269.965.4136 or [email protected].

Assessment Testing office hours are: Mon-Thur 9:00am-5:00pm, (latest test start 3:30pm) with phone coverage until 6:00pm, and Fridays from 9:00am-4:00pm (latest test start 2:00pm) with phone coverage until 5:00pm.


Department Contacts

Andy Roath : Department Assistant, Testing and Assessment
Andy Roath
Department Assistant, Testing and Assessment
Email Andy Roath
Gino Ughetti : Department Assistant, Testing and Assessment
Gino Ughetti
Department Assistant, Testing and Assessment
Jon Versluis : Manager, Registration and Assessment Testing
Jon Versluis
Manager, Registration and Assessment Testing


Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality education to enrich our community and the lives of individual learners.


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