Math Placement Test

Testing Services is currently offering the math placement test remotely.

Only students that have not already completed a math class at ECC are eligible to complete placement testing. Taking this assessment remotely will require you to register with ALEKS®, our placement provider, and download software called LockDown Browser® and Responus Monitor®.

You must complete the remote testing setup below the day before you sit down to take your test.


Remote Testing System Requirements

Please expect to spend up to 30 minutes setting up your account and downloading the software.

LockDown Browser® and Responus Monitor® will work on PCs, Macs, and iPads. Download software and review specific system requirements.

LockDown Browser® and Responus Monitor® do not work on Chromebooks or smartphones. If you do not have access to a device that is supported, please get in touch with testing@elgin.edu.

Student Instructions

To download this file, you must be signed in to your ECC student email (@student.elgin.edu).


Limited On-Campus Testing

We offer limited, appointment-only testing on-campus if you do not have access to complete testing remotely. Register for on-campus testing.

Math requirements vary greatly based on your major, degree, or certificate and the requirements of your intended transfer institution. Speak with an academic advisor during new student orientation or before registering to ensure the correct math course is chosen. To demonstrate college-ready math skills, review the testing scores summary to determine if you need to take placement testing.

Math Placement Test FAQ