Lakeshore Placement Testing

Upon enrollment, you are required to take one to three placement tests.

Placement tests are not pass or fail; the results are used to ensure you are enrolled in courses that match your skill level and subject knowledge. These assessments can also determine if you are eligible to bypass courses not required for your degree or pathway.

We provide three placement tests: Accuplacer, ALEKS PPL, and Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP), to determine your strengths and weaknesses in subjects including:

See which test you are required to take, and take your test when it is convenient for you.

Walk-in testing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A photo ID is required at the time of testing; there are no exceptions to this policy.


Acceptable forms of photo identification

  • Current driver's license.
  • State approved ID.
  • College ID.
  • Current passport.
  • Tribal ID card.
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship.


Walk-in testing hours and location

Day(s) Time Location
Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thompson M-TEC
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Midtown Center
Friday 8:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Midtown Center

You may also take your test(s) on our Main Campus in Grand Rapids.

Children are not allowed in the testing area, nor can they be left unattended while you take the test. Please make arrangements prior to your test date. 

The testing schedule may change when classes are not in session. 


Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call the Placement Testing Office at (616) 234-4865.