Placement Tests

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.

Placement Test Types

The testing center offers the following placement tests:

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

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