Testing Requirements

Testing Services for Registration

American College Test (ACT) scores or the ACCUPLACER assessment are used to place students at their demonstrated level of academic achievement. Advisers assist students in enrolling in appropriate courses based on the student's scores.

  • 2012 and subsequent graduates who score in the lowest level of placement in two disciplines will be limited to 14 hours in their first semester at ICC.
  • 2012 and subsequent graduates who are placed in the lowest level of developmental courses, and who are full-time, must take the prescribed developmental courses during their first semester.
  • Part-time students must begin the developmental sequence no later than when 12 credit hours have been earned.
  • Online courses will be available through ICC for each developmental course.


ACCUPLACER is a computer-based assessment administered at no charge to students. Placement testing, which is used to determine the strengths and needs of students in English, mathematics and reading, assists with selection of the most appropriate program and course options. Courses requiring scores for placements are all biology, English, history, mathematics, physical science and reading.

The ACCUPLACER assessment is available on both the Fulton and Tupelo campuses. For additional information concerning ACCUPLACER, call 662.862.8039.

  • Fulton Campus - eLearning 11 (Monday-Friday - 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment 662.862.8266)
  • Tupelo Campus –Advanced Education Center (Monday-Thursday – 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday – 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment 662.620.5353)

Students are encouraged to take the ACCUPLACER assessment prior to open registration dates. Only the first score for each segment is used in determining placement.

American College Test (ACT)

The National ACT is administered on the Fulton campus, and the Residual ACT, on the Fulton campus.

Students desiring to take the Residual ACT will be required to pay a testing fee of $45 at the Business office at their campus of choice (Tupelo or Fulton) at least one day before the test date. On the day of the test, students who have paid should report to the Language Building Room 22 on the Fulton campus.

Requirements, that students should bring:

  • I.D. - Current official photo I.D., school identification letter or notarized statement with photo.
  • #2 Pencils - No mechanical pencils allowed.
  • Receipt of payment.
  • Must be applying for Admission to ICC.
  • Calculator (optional) - Visit www.actstudent.org for list of prohibited calculators.

Note: Very Important!

  • If you have taken the Accuplacer, the ACT is also required to meet admission requirements if you are 23 years of age and younger.
  • The Residual ACT is accepted for Admission at ICC only.
  • The Residual ACT does not qualify for MTAG, MESG or various County Tuition Assistance Grants.
  • You must wait at least 60 days between each Residual ACT.
  • Dates and cost may change without notice.
ACT Residual Test Dates Fulton Campus
November 7, 2017 12:30-4:30 p.m.
December 5, 2017 12:30-4:30 p.m.
January 9, 2018 12:30-4:30 p.m.
February 6, 2018 12:30-4:30 p.m.
March 6, 2018 12:30-4:30 p.m.
April 3, 2018 12:30-4:30 p.m.
No Test in May  
June 5, 2018 12:30-4:30 p.m.
July 17, 2018 12:30-4:30 p.m.
August 7, 2018 12:30-4:30 p.m.
September 4, 2018 12:30-4:30 p.m.
No Test in October  

National ACT testing dates are established by the American College Testing Services. Advance registration is required. Students taking the National Test should report to the Fulton campus by 7:45 a.m. to prepare for testing which begins at 8 a.m. Students should bring an admission ticket and proper identification. Testing time is approximately four hours.

For additional information on the Residual or National ACT, contact the Admissions office on the Fulton campus.

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Admissions/Registrar Office
Itawamba Community College
602 West Hill Street
Fulton, MS 38843

Phone: 662.862.8034
Fax: 662.862.8234
Email: admissions@iccms.edu