Math and English Placement Assessment

Placement at NIC

All first-time freshman students must provide placement information to be admitted to North Idaho College.  Only admitted students can register for classes. Placement is based on:

  • ACT, SAT, or COMPASS scores within the last two years and/or 
  • NIC English and ALEKS math assessment.  

Key questions:

  • Taken the ACT, SAT, or COMPASS within the last two years?
    Send your scores to the Admissions Office
    By Mail:
    North Idaho College Admissions
    1000 W Garden Ave
    Coeur d’Alene ID 83814

    By Fax:
    Fax: (208) 769-3399

    For additional questions please refer to the Admissions Website

  • ACT Math below 20, SAT Math below 470, or RSAT Math below 510?
  • Not sure or want to potentially raise your placement?

    Take the NIC English and ALEKS math assessment  

    NIC will use the highest placement information from the ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or NIC Placements to help you register.  

After completing the NIC placements:  

Any required next steps will be sent to you by email, so check your NIC Cardinal Mail for more information.