Placement Tests

On-Campus Testing

On-campus testing is available by appointment only. Schedule your testing appointment.

Remote Testing

Remote testing is available for ECC placement exams. Learn how to access Reading, Writing, and Math placements exams.

Taking placement tests helps you enroll in the right courses at Elgin Community College. Each test measures your academic skill levels, ensuring you sign up for classes at the right academic level.

ECC is currently offering Writing, Reading, and Math placement tests remotely.

Remote testing is now available for Math, Geometry, Reading, and Writing placement.

Math and Geometry

Get more information about the math and geometry placement tests.

Reading and Writing Placement

Taking the Reading and Writing test remotely will require you to have a PC, Mac, or Chromebook with a webcam and download software called LockDown Browser® and Responus Monitor®, or use HonorLock®, a Google Chrome extension.

If you do not have access to a device with the requirements listed above, email