Rock Valley College

Preparing for Math Placement Tests

Getting ready for the placement test, retest, or Geometry Competency Test

Preparing for placement tests can save you time and money by allowing you to start higher in the math sequence.  But studying on your own can be intimidating.  Try the online method described below to prepare.  For a small fee now, you can save hundreds of dollars later.

MyMathTest is an online program like MyMathLab.  It’s inexpensive and easy to use.  It will give you a practice test and then plenty of problems to improve where you need help.



1. Registering for MyMathTest

If you don't have an access code, you can purchase access for $12 at  This gives you 16 weeks of access.

If you are on financial aid, in the Dislocated Workers Program, or have a reason that could prevent you from being able to purchase the code with a credit card, please contact the division office (815-921-3471) for free access to the program.

To register, go to the for MyMathTest, click the Register button, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

2. Enrolling in the placement test prep program

The program ID for the program is: XL3I-R15K-001Y-3EV2

NOTE:  There are zeros in the program ID, not the letter O.

3. Getting Started

After signing in with your username and password, follow instructions in the Announcements at the top of the webpage.