Moraine Valley Community College || Admissions || High School Counselors

High School Counselors--FAQs

Is an ACT score required to get into Moraine Valley Community College?
No. Placement tests are needed if a student did not score above a 20 in the math, English or reading sections of the ACT.

Is an entrance exam required to get into Moraine Valley?
Yes, if the student did not score a 20 or above in the math, English or reading sections of the ACT. Students can study at

Is there someone to help students pick their classes?
Yes, we have an Academic Advising department with specialists in this area. They can be contacted at (708) 974-5721.

Are students automatically accepted into Moraine Valley?
Moraine Valley has an open-admissions policy to those who:

  • have graduated from an accredited high school, OR
  • have received a GED Certificate, OR
  • are at least 18 years of age, or
  • are a high school graduate at least 16 years of age who has submitted an approved high school permission form.

Can a student receive Moraine Valley credit while still in high school?
Yes. A student may already be receiving CTE Dual Credit through an agreement with his or her high school. If students want to know if they're receiving CTE Dual Credit, they should consult their school counselor.

Can students start at Moraine Valley and then transfer to another school?
Yes. We have academic advisors who will help students choose the proper classes for transfer to a four-year college or university. Moraine Valley is the perfect place to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree.

Why do students have to take the placement tests?
The placement tests allow Moraine Valley to properly place students in the correct level class.

Where can students take the placement tests?
The placement tests are held in the Testing Center in B101. The cost of the tests automatically will be added to your tuition bill. Call (708) 974-5309 for the Testing Center's hours of operation.

How old does a student have to be to take a class at Moraine Valley?
16 years old.

Do you have housing on campus?
Moraine Valley does not have housing on campus.

What sports teams do you offer?