Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in getting started at Black Hawk College. We hope this website is a useful resource for you as you navigate the college application process.

Here you will find answers to some of the questions that students frequently ask us. If you have questions that are not answered here or elsewhere on our website, please contact us.


Placement Testing

You must bring a signed permit from a Black Hawk College advisor, or a copy of your ACT or SAT report to the test. If you do not have documentation with you at the time of the test you will be required to take the ENTIRE test. If you haven’t had your ACT or SAT scores sent to Black Hawk College, you will need to do so. To request an additional score report, go to ACT’s web page at www.act.org or SAT’s web page at www.sat.org and have one sent to:

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL 61265

or

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College – East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL 61434

Some students may be exempt from parts of the ACCUPLACER test under two conditions:
– Students who have taken the ACT or SAT test within the past two years and scored appropriately in the individual English, Reading or Math tests do not have to take the corresponding ACCUPLACER test:

  • ACT 22 or higher in English, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER writing test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Reading, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER reading test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Math exempts you from the ACCUPLACER pre-algebra test, however you are required to take the ACCUPLACER Algebra test.

– Students who have completed courses, or taken a placement test such as ASSET or ACCUPLACER at another college or university may be exempt from portions of the ACCUPLACER test. These students should first see an advisor or counselor before taking the ACCUPLACER test. Documentation is required and must be reviewed by an advisor to determine which portions of the ACCUPLACER test are needed for course placement. You will need to bring an unofficial copy of your college transcript or ASSET/ACCUPLACER scores when you come to the Advising Center to see an advisor. Without documentation, students will be required to take the entire ACCUPLACER test for course placement. Placement test scores from other colleges and universities that are not ASSET or ACCUPLACER scores cannot be used for course placement at Black Hawk College.

You are encouraged to review and study for ACCUPLACER testing. For sample tests and more information of topics that are covered in the ACCUPLACER test click here, where you will find sample ACCUPLACER test questions.

You may take the ACCUPLACER test free of charge one time per academic year (Sept. 1 – Aug. 31). If you wish to retake the ACCUPLACER test during the same academic year, the cost is $15.00 per individual test or $30 for the entire test. Payment in cash (exact change) or check at the time of testing is accepted. NO CREDIT CARDS are accepted.

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Placement Testing

You must bring a signed permit from a Black Hawk College advisor, or a copy of your ACT or SAT report to the test. If you do not have documentation with you at the time of the test you will be required to take the ENTIRE test. If you haven’t had your ACT or SAT scores sent to Black Hawk College, you will need to do so. To request an additional score report, go to ACT’s web page at www.act.org or SAT’s web page at www.sat.org and have one sent to:

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL 61265

or

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College – East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL 61434

Some students may be exempt from parts of the ACCUPLACER test under two conditions:
– Students who have taken the ACT or SAT test within the past two years and scored appropriately in the individual English, Reading or Math tests do not have to take the corresponding ACCUPLACER test:

  • ACT 22 or higher in English, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER writing test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Reading, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER reading test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Math exempts you from the ACCUPLACER pre-algebra test, however you are required to take the ACCUPLACER Algebra test.

– Students who have completed courses, or taken a placement test such as ASSET or ACCUPLACER at another college or university may be exempt from portions of the ACCUPLACER test. These students should first see an advisor or counselor before taking the ACCUPLACER test. Documentation is required and must be reviewed by an advisor to determine which portions of the ACCUPLACER test are needed for course placement. You will need to bring an unofficial copy of your college transcript or ASSET/ACCUPLACER scores when you come to the Advising Center to see an advisor. Without documentation, students will be required to take the entire ACCUPLACER test for course placement. Placement test scores from other colleges and universities that are not ASSET or ACCUPLACER scores cannot be used for course placement at Black Hawk College.

You are encouraged to review and study for ACCUPLACER testing. For sample tests and more information of topics that are covered in the ACCUPLACER test click here, where you will find sample ACCUPLACER test questions.

You may take the ACCUPLACER test free of charge one time per academic year (Sept. 1 – Aug. 31). If you wish to retake the ACCUPLACER test during the same academic year, the cost is $15.00 per individual test or $30 for the entire test. Payment in cash (exact change) or check at the time of testing is accepted. NO CREDIT CARDS are accepted.

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Placement Testing

You must bring a signed permit from a Black Hawk College advisor, or a copy of your ACT or SAT report to the test. If you do not have documentation with you at the time of the test you will be required to take the ENTIRE test. If you haven’t had your ACT or SAT scores sent to Black Hawk College, you will need to do so. To request an additional score report, go to ACT’s web page at www.act.org or SAT’s web page at www.sat.org and have one sent to:

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL 61265

or

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College – East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL 61434

Some students may be exempt from parts of the ACCUPLACER test under two conditions:
– Students who have taken the ACT or SAT test within the past two years and scored appropriately in the individual English, Reading or Math tests do not have to take the corresponding ACCUPLACER test:

  • ACT 22 or higher in English, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER writing test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Reading, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER reading test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Math exempts you from the ACCUPLACER pre-algebra test, however you are required to take the ACCUPLACER Algebra test.

– Students who have completed courses, or taken a placement test such as ASSET or ACCUPLACER at another college or university may be exempt from portions of the ACCUPLACER test. These students should first see an advisor or counselor before taking the ACCUPLACER test. Documentation is required and must be reviewed by an advisor to determine which portions of the ACCUPLACER test are needed for course placement. You will need to bring an unofficial copy of your college transcript or ASSET/ACCUPLACER scores when you come to the Advising Center to see an advisor. Without documentation, students will be required to take the entire ACCUPLACER test for course placement. Placement test scores from other colleges and universities that are not ASSET or ACCUPLACER scores cannot be used for course placement at Black Hawk College.

You are encouraged to review and study for ACCUPLACER testing. For sample tests and more information of topics that are covered in the ACCUPLACER test click here, where you will find sample ACCUPLACER test questions.

You may take the ACCUPLACER test free of charge one time per academic year (Sept. 1 – Aug. 31). If you wish to retake the ACCUPLACER test during the same academic year, the cost is $15.00 per individual test or $30 for the entire test. Payment in cash (exact change) or check at the time of testing is accepted. NO CREDIT CARDS are accepted.

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Placement Testing

You must bring a signed permit from a Black Hawk College advisor, or a copy of your ACT or SAT report to the test. If you do not have documentation with you at the time of the test you will be required to take the ENTIRE test. If you haven’t had your ACT or SAT scores sent to Black Hawk College, you will need to do so. To request an additional score report, go to ACT’s web page at www.act.org or SAT’s web page at www.sat.org and have one sent to:

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL 61265

or

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College – East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL 61434

Some students may be exempt from parts of the ACCUPLACER test under two conditions:
– Students who have taken the ACT or SAT test within the past two years and scored appropriately in the individual English, Reading or Math tests do not have to take the corresponding ACCUPLACER test:

  • ACT 22 or higher in English, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER writing test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Reading, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER reading test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Math exempts you from the ACCUPLACER pre-algebra test, however you are required to take the ACCUPLACER Algebra test.

– Students who have completed courses, or taken a placement test such as ASSET or ACCUPLACER at another college or university may be exempt from portions of the ACCUPLACER test. These students should first see an advisor or counselor before taking the ACCUPLACER test. Documentation is required and must be reviewed by an advisor to determine which portions of the ACCUPLACER test are needed for course placement. You will need to bring an unofficial copy of your college transcript or ASSET/ACCUPLACER scores when you come to the Advising Center to see an advisor. Without documentation, students will be required to take the entire ACCUPLACER test for course placement. Placement test scores from other colleges and universities that are not ASSET or ACCUPLACER scores cannot be used for course placement at Black Hawk College.

You are encouraged to review and study for ACCUPLACER testing. For sample tests and more information of topics that are covered in the ACCUPLACER test click here, where you will find sample ACCUPLACER test questions.

You may take the ACCUPLACER test free of charge one time per academic year (Sept. 1 – Aug. 31). If you wish to retake the ACCUPLACER test during the same academic year, the cost is $15.00 per individual test or $30 for the entire test. Payment in cash (exact change) or check at the time of testing is accepted. NO CREDIT CARDS are accepted.

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Placement Testing

You must bring a signed permit from a Black Hawk College advisor, or a copy of your ACT or SAT report to the test. If you do not have documentation with you at the time of the test you will be required to take the ENTIRE test. If you haven’t had your ACT or SAT scores sent to Black Hawk College, you will need to do so. To request an additional score report, go to ACT’s web page at www.act.org or SAT’s web page at www.sat.org and have one sent to:

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL 61265

or

Enrollment Services, Black Hawk College – East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road, Galva, IL 61434

Some students may be exempt from parts of the ACCUPLACER test under two conditions:
– Students who have taken the ACT or SAT test within the past two years and scored appropriately in the individual English, Reading or Math tests do not have to take the corresponding ACCUPLACER test:

  • ACT 22 or higher in English, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER writing test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Reading, or SAT 480 or higher in Reading, exempts you from the ACCUPLACER reading test
  • ACT 22 or higher in Math exempts you from the ACCUPLACER pre-algebra test, however you are required to take the ACCUPLACER Algebra test.

– Students who have completed courses, or taken a placement test such as ASSET or ACCUPLACER at another college or university may be exempt from portions of the ACCUPLACER test. These students should first see an advisor or counselor before taking the ACCUPLACER test. Documentation is required and must be reviewed by an advisor to determine which portions of the ACCUPLACER test are needed for course placement. You will need to bring an unofficial copy of your college transcript or ASSET/ACCUPLACER scores when you come to the Advising Center to see an advisor. Without documentation, students will be required to take the entire ACCUPLACER test for course placement. Placement test scores from other colleges and universities that are not ASSET or ACCUPLACER scores cannot be used for course placement at Black Hawk College.

You are encouraged to review and study for ACCUPLACER testing. For sample tests and more information of topics that are covered in the ACCUPLACER test click here, where you will find sample ACCUPLACER test questions.

You may take the ACCUPLACER test free of charge one time per academic year (Sept. 1 – Aug. 31). If you wish to retake the ACCUPLACER test during the same academic year, the cost is $15.00 per individual test or $30 for the entire test. Payment in cash (exact change) or check at the time of testing is accepted. NO CREDIT CARDS are accepted.

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