Assessment Center

Assessment Center
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The Parkland College Assessment Center is located in Room U203. We are open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Also, on Fridays during the Spring and Fall semesters, we close at 3pm for valuable staff training. We open at 8am and begin testing at 9am, make sure you have a valid photo ID in order to test. Listed below are some facts and information as it pertains to a wide variety of testing. During the Summer Semester the Assessment Center is open Monday - Thursday from 7:30am to 5pm and testing begins at 8:30am.
  • Students that wish to enroll for Spring classes may begin placement testing in November.
  • Placement Testing for the months of November - December will be by appointment only, appointments require 48 hour advance notice. 
(Beginning in January, Placement Testing only will be done on a walk in basis only)
  • Do you need to Assess in Reading, English, and/or Mathematics?
    • Standardized test scores, ACT and the NEW SAT, can be used for placement into Reading, English, and Math as long as they have been submitted to the Admissions Office.
      • If you scored a 20 or higher on the ACT Reading Section, 480 on the NEW SAT *EBRW, or 570 on the OLD SAT Reading test and your score is less than 3 years old, you do not need to take the Reading Placement test. If you need to take the test, please click here
      • If you scored a 20 or higher on the ACT English Section, 480 on the NEW SAT *EBRW, or 470 on the OLD SAT Writing test and your score is less than 3 years old, you do not need to take the English Placement test. If you need to take the test, please click here.  
      • If your ACT or NEW SAT Math score is less than 2 years old, you may not need to take the ALEKS math placement test. For more information on your placement or if you want to improve your placement by taking the ALEKS math test, please click here.

                              *NEW SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing                 

    • If you need to take an assessment test(s), then
      • Schedule an appointment at the Parkland College Assessment Center, click here.
        • Be sure to bring a valid photo ID
      • To schedule a placement test off-campus send the following information to the Assessment Center email address:
        • Your Name and Parkland ID#
        • The name of testing center (subject to approval)
        • The name and email address of the proctor (subject to approval).
        • Off-campus placement testing requests could take up to 48 hours to process.
        • If it is a re-assessment, please indicate which test you would like to take.
        • Appropriate testing information will be sent to you and the proctor identified in your email.
    • If you do not need to assess, your next step in the registration process is to sign up for orientation;
      • IF, you are seeking a degree or certificate and have less than 15 hours of credit
      • IF, You have all of your scores turned into Admissions and Records
      • IF, you need to sign up for orientation, please click on the the link; SOAR Online Registration
  • 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, mathematics,  English as a Second Language.

  • Nursing Academic Skills Testing will be using the Kaplan Admissions Test, for more information go to
  • The Assessment Center administers a wide variety of exams for Parkland students and community members.
  • Appointments for tests or exams that require proctoring services can be made by calling 217-351-2432.
  • 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 and CLEP exams are also given in the Assessment center.

  • Online learners can request proctoring for their paper and computer-based exams.
  • The Assessment Center is located in room U203 (click for directions). Park in the B parking lot just off the Bradley Avenue entrance.


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