The Assessment Center administers a wide variety of exams for Parkland students and members of the community.
Hours of operation for Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 3pm, due to valuable staff training.
No Placement Testing on Holidays
-July 4th, 2016
Hours of operation for Summer Semester (Closed on Fridays from June 17th-August 5th)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday 7:30am - 3pm, due to valuable staff training.
Friday the College is closed.
Starting August 1 and going through August 11th Walk-In appointments for Assessment Testing are allowed.
Room: U203 (click for directions
New students: You must take placement tests in reading, writing, mathematics, or English as a Second Language so that we can match you with courses that are appropriate for your skill level. Accurate placement is essential for success in your college courses. Sometimes your ACT, SAT, or TOEFL scores can exempt you from placement testing in reading, writing, or English as a Second Language. New students might also might also be required to assess their non-cognitive skills as part of their orientation. New students will be able to do this in the Assessment Center after taking their placement tests.
- We also administer certification exams through Pearson Vue, Castle Worldwide,NTN, and PSI. See their websites for details and registration.
- Board exams, and standardized tests such as the GED, CLEP exams are also given in the Assessment center.
- Online learners can request proctoring for their paper and computer-based exams.
Appointments are required for all assessments and cannot be made the day of the desired test date. A valid photo ID must also be presented to test. For more information or appointments, call 217/351-2432.