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Placement Assessment Information

If you haven’t taken the SAT/ACT or a Placement Assessment within the last four years or if you have not taken and received college credit for Math and/or English Composition courses at another college/university, then you will need to take the Math and English Placement Assessments. 

Placement is based on:

  • ACT or SAT scores completed within the last four years and/or 
  • The Write Class English assessment and ALEKS math assessments.  

ALEKS Placement Interpretations

TWC Placement Interpretations 

For more information about placement, contact Admissions.

If you have taken the ACT or SAT within the last four years, send your scores to Cardinal Central by mail:

North Idaho College
Cardinal Central
1000 W. Garden Ave.
Coeur d’Alene ID 83814

or by fax at (208) 769-3399.

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.

  • NIC uses The Write Course (TWC), a free, unproctored placement assessment for English courses.

More about English Placement

  • NIC utilizes the ALEKS system to assess a student's readiness for enrollment in college level math courses.  

More about Math Placement