Advanced Testing

Remote Testing

Remote testing is available; see below for more information on how to access ReadingWriting, and Math placements. To see if other tests are available remote, email

On-Campus Testing

If you do not have access to complete testing remotely, we offer limited, appointment-only testing on-campus. Register for on-campus testing. The Testing Center is located at 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123, Building B, Room 115.

Currently, Testing Services does not offer test preparation workshops but offers asynchronous prep materials. For questions, please contact or call 847-214-7150.


Your bright future could be closer than you realize.

Earn your degree and reach your career goals faster. At ECC, you can earn up to 50 percent of the credit hours for your degree or certificate by demonstrating prior knowledge through proficiency.

Advanced Placement Tests

If you took AP tests at your high school, you may be able to fulfill ECC course requirements and earn credit. Check our AP credit charts for details.

College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of nationally standardized tests offered by appointment at the ECC Testing Center during regular hours. These computerized tests are usually best suited for those with considerable academic and life experiences.

CLEP Testing Details

ECC Proficiency Program

If you’ve earned proficiency credit at another accredited institution, ECC may accept those credits if:

  • The credit applies to the degree or certificate you intend to complete at ECC, and
  • The institution recorded the proficiency credit on your official transcript.

Modern Language Proficiency

If you are a heritage speaker and/or you have previous knowledge of the language, you are encouraged to consider seeking proficiency credit. Talk to an academic advisor about which language courses you need. If you are not sure which courses to seek proficiency credit for, you should take the WebCAPE first for an initial placement assessment.

Download proficiency request form to learn more.

IB Diploma Programme (DP)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme subject tests may be used to fulfill ECC course requirements in a variety of areas. Download a guide to assessment to learn more about your IB diploma and college admission.

State Seal of Biliteracy

A State Seal of Biliteracy designated on a high school transcript may be used to earn proficiency credit in a language other than English. The State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes the completion of two years of high school language coursework. The courses for which a student can receive college credit based on the Seal of Biliteracy is denoted with a proficiency code in the catalog.