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Testing Services

Testing Center at elgin community college

ECC’s Testing Center offers placement tests, make-up exams, and more.

On-Campus Exam Registration

Remote Placement Testing Instructions

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Testing can help you take the right classes and prepare for your next step. ECC's Testing Center can assist you with placement tests, make-up tests, certification exams, and more. Most services are for incoming ECC students, but we also offer high school students tests and certification exams and are open to the broader community.

Testing Scores Summary

Makeup Exams

We offer makeup exams for students with an instructor-accepted excuse for not testing during an on-campus exam. However, the ECC Testing Center cannot currently service online exam proctoring. 

If an instructor approves, students can take an exam missed in class in the Testing Center. To do that, the instructor must submit the proctoring exam instructions. The student must schedule a makeup test appointment 24 hours before testing through this Register Blast Exam Registration link

Before You Take Your Test

  • You need a valid photo ID, such as a driver's license, passport, government ID, military ID, or school ID with your picture on it.
  • Please leave electronic devices, mechanical pencils, and personal items outside the testing room and put them in a locker before you start.
  • You can use calculators for certain tests. If you bring your own, it will be checked before the test.
  • Talking is not allowed in the testing room.
  • Open book/open note testing is only permitted for authorized tests.
  • Once a test is issued, you must complete it in one sitting.
  • Tests will not be administered 90 minutes before closing.
  • You must turn in all tests and materials at least 15 minutes before closing.
  • Acts of dishonesty are subject to disciplinary actions.
  • The Testing Center is under video surveillance at all times.

Restricted and Prohibited Items

The following items are only allowed with approval from the assessment center and may be inspected by the proctor:

Prohibited Items

  • Cell phones, Bluetooth devices, MP3 players, iPods, headphones
  • Hooded or pocketed shirts, coats, scarves, hats (non-religious)
  • Food, drinks, gum
  • Watches, fitness trackers, large jewelry, and sunglasses.
  • Children
  • Keys, wallets, purses, backpacks, briefcases
  • Pens, mechanical pencils

Restricted Items

  • Books
  • Scratch paper
  • Notes
  • Pencils
  • Calculators

Accommodated Testing

If you have a documented accommodation and need to arrange for testing, visit the Student Access & Disabilities Services webpage for more information and the next steps before scheduling your testing appointment. Students with accommodations, please follow these steps:

  • Extra Time:
    • Schedule the test/quiz at the ECC Testing Center two business days before the test/quiz through this Register Blast Exam Link
      • Students must use the instructions from the Student Access and Disabilities Services office to ensure accommodations are applied to the testing appointment. 

  • Reader/scribe/assistive technology on the computer/private room:


Testing Center

Building B, Room B115
Fax: 847-608-5474

Exam Registration

Monday through Thursday: 8 am to 7 pm
Friday: 8 am to 3 pm
Saturday: 9am to 3pm

*Note: The Testing Center is closed Tuesdays from 2 to 3 pm for a department meeting. All tests and materials are collected 15 minutes before closing.