Test Scheduling

Registration information

Assessment/Placement Testing Assessment/Placement Testing is available on the campus on a walk-in basis*.

All testers must show a physical, valid photo identification.

While typically not limited, occasionally testing may not be offered due to other commitments. We suggest calling before coming to campus, to verify testing will be available.

Call 217/351-2432 with questions or for more information. Reference Placement Tests for information about the individual assessments.

Office/Campus Closures:

  • May - 27
  • June - ALL FRIDAYS
  • July - 4 and ALL FRIDAYS
Assessment/Placement Testing off campus To schedule a placement test off-campus please follow the following instructions

BE ADVISED: When selecting an institution, the proctoring office should be contacted... do not assume they will proctor our exams.

Proctor requirements

  • Must be an approved testing institution (Subject to Approval). (high schools are not accepted)
    • While any institution can be submitted for review, institutions in the NCTA Proctoring Network are always approved.
  • Proctors cannot be a family member, employer, friend, co-worker, or someone with whom the student has any personal relationship.
  • Proctors also cannot be an adjunct faculty member, teaching assistant, athletic coach, or student worker.
  • Exams may not be proctored at the home of the student or proctor, or using a personal computer provided by the student.
  • Proctor must follow basic Proctoring Network Guidelines, as set by the NCTA. Including but not limited to:
    • Physical ID check/confirmation
    • Active monitoring during the testing session
    • Provide a dedicated testing area, with acceptable test-taking conditions

Requesting Service

Once you have found a qualifying institution, complete the Remote Testing Request Form to request this service. 

Contact the Assessment Center via email at  assessmentcenter@parkland.edu or call 217/351-2432 with any questions.

Licensing or Certification Testing For most licensing and certification testing, contact the vendor or company that sponsors the test.

You will make the payment and schedule your appointment through your testing vendor. 

To test with us, make sure to choose Parkland College as your testing center.  

For more information please visit our web page Professional Testing Services.

Supplemental Testing Please contact your instructor. The instructor will make the appointment on your behalf.

Instructors will need to complete a Supplemental Testing Form for all students needing this service.

If you have any questions please email the Assessment Center at assessmentcenter@parkland.edu

Proctoring Services The Assessment Center offers proctoring services for students who need to have an authorized individual administer and supervise an exam under secure conditions.


For proctored testing, appointments are required and cannot be made the desired day of the appointment. 

Appointments can be made 24 hours in advance, after all of the required testing materials have been delivered to the Assessment Center. Appointments cannot be scheduled until the Assessment Center has the exam on site if it is a pencil/paper exam or the proper proctoring instructions/passwords if it is an online exam.

Complete our Proctoring Services Request Form online to request an appointment. 

Contact the Assessment Center via email at  assessmentcenter@parkland.edu or call 217/351-2432 with any questions. 

Note: If there are any forms that we need to complete for your institution, send them to assessmentcenter@parkland.edu with notes explaining what is needed.

Policies and Fees

We ascribe to the policies and standards of the National College Testing Association (NCTA). These include the need to verify the identity of every test-taker, to keep all testing materials secure, and to administer exams under conditions that are conducive for every test-taker to perform to the best of his or her ability.  All individuals are required to show a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license) and to follow all Assessment Center rules (such as turning off and turning in your cell phone and any other electronic devices).

Parkland College is also an approved Accuplacer and ALEKS Remote testing site. Parkland College Accuplacer and ALEKS remote testing administration fee is $25.

All other proctored tests have a fee of $25.

Testing Accommodations If you have been admitted to Parkland College and you wish to request adjustments or accommodations for your placement testing,

You need to submit the proper documentation to Accessibility Services, room U260. Documentation is required before an accommodation plan may be implemented. Eligible students may receive one or more of the following:

  •     assistive technology
  •     large print
  •     reader
  •     scribe/writer
  •     low-stimulus environment
  •     extended time testing