Placement Tests

Information regarding Testing Services.

Testing Services is offering remote testing for ReadingWritingMath, and Geometry placement. Use the remote testing form on the placement tests page to select the test or tests you would like to take.

Limited On-Campus Testing

If you do not have access to complete testing remotely, we are offering limited, appointment-only testing on-campus. Register for on-campus testing.

Testing Center

Due to COVID-19 the ECC Testing Center is not offering test preparation workshops but is offering asynchronous prep materials. For questions, please contact or call 847-214-7150. Placement testing is available remotely and on campus by appointment. If you'd like to make an appointment for a placement test, please use RegisterBlast.

Taking placement tests helps you enroll in the right courses at Elgin Community College. Each test is designed to measure your academic skill levels. This will help make sure you sign up for classes at the right academic level.

ECC is currently offering remote Writing, Reading, and Math placement tests. Taking the Reading and Writing test online requires you to have a PC, MAC, or Chromebook with a webcam. You will also need to download a software called LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor, or an HonorLock Chrome extension if you do not have access to a device with these requirements, email

Prepare Yourself

Research shows students who brush-up on their skills before taking a placement test do far better than those who do not prepare. If you’re taking placement tests, we strongly encourage you to prepare by taking practice tests or sign up for our workshops. Taking a preparation workshop can save time and money.

View Workshops

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 using HonorLock®, a Google Chrome extension.

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

Remote Testing Form

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