Placement Tests

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.


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 a 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

Remote Reading and Writing Testing Form

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