Lakeshore Placement Testing

Our required placement tests are computerized assessments designed to help identify your basic skill level in math, reading and English. The math assessment is administered through the ALEKS PPL test, and the English and reading comprehension test is administered through Accuplacer. The Levels of English Proficiency Test is only required for permanent rsidents of the US whose first language is not English. These placement tests identify your strengths and weaknesses in these subjects, and help us determine which math and English courses you are ready to take. The placement tests are not pass or fail, but the results will determine which math and English courses you will take and placement is mandatory.

Walk-in testing 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 include:

  • 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:

  • Mondays at the Thompson M-TEC between 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fridays at the Thompson M-TEC between 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Fridays at Midtown between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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. Free parking is available the day you test in the student parking ramps.

You may also call to schedule an appointment: 616-234-2200

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call the Placement Testing Office at 616-234-4865 or the Enrollment Center at 616-234-3300.