The Assessment Testing Center is located in room B200/202 on the Napier Avenue Campus. The Bertrand Crossing Campus assessment is located in room 100. Assessment at the South Haven Campus is located in room SH220. Assessment hours can be found in the current class schedule. Must bring valid photo ID. Questions may be addressed to LMC’s Assessment Coordinator at (269) 927-6173.
The Assessment Center at Lake Michigan College provides a variety of testing services including new-student assessment services as well as out-of-class testing.
Lake Michigan College uses the assessment process to measure your skill level in reading, writing, and mathematics. It has no effect on your admission to the College. Certain levels of performance are necessary in these skill areas for success in college-level courses. College advisors use the results to help place you in the proper courses. There are several exemptions that allow you to opt out of the assessment process as listed in the Assessment and Placement Policy.
For course placement purposes, all students new to Lake Michigan College will be required to complete an assessment of writing, mathematics, and reading skills prior to registration, per the Assessment and Placement Policy, unless an exemption applies based on current procedure.
English, mathematics, and reading basic skills prerequisites for College classes are listed in the course description section of the College catalog as E-English, M-Mathematics or R-Reading. Students whose assessment scores do not meet or exceed levels set for E, M, R prerequisites must successfully complete appropriate Transitional Studies courses prior to registration in courses with these prerequisites.
There is no charge for the assessment. The initial assessment is completed as a unit; however, students may retake each portion once. If you have not enrolled for five consecutive years, you must take the assessment unless an exemption applies.
Upon request, students with disabilities, with documentation on file in the Student Resource Center, will be provided special testing accomodations. Students may request disability-related test accommodations through the Student Resource Center at (269) 927-1000 ext. 5191 or 5192.
Note - Additional assessment is required for Health Science Applicants.