NIU's Math Placement Exam

The NIU Math Placement Exam is required of students pursuing particular academic majors. Refer to the New Student Testing Brochure available online at to determine if you need to take this exam. This exam may be taken on NIU's DeKalb, IL main campus as a paper/pencil exam. Refer to the Current Testing Schedule available online at for on campus test dates and locations.

Students also have the option instead to take the Math Accuplacer exam at any of the following community colleges. Examination times, availability, and fees will vary between schools. When contacting these colleges, identify yourself as an NIU student needing to take the NIU Math Accuplacer exam. The exam administered off-campus is a computer-based exam and test scores are available immediately following the exam. If these locations are not convenient, contact NIU Office of Testing Services (815-753-1203 or for additional options including inquiries to take the exam at other community colleges and high schools.

Please note: The Math Placement Exam may only be taken ONE time, whether taking the paper/pencil version at the DeKalb campus or the Math Accuplacer off-campus.

Black Hawk Community College
Michele De Grauwe
Testing Coordinator
6600 34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265-5899
For testing hours:

College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn Campus Only
Testing Center
Berg Instructional Center, Room 2407
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Appointments are necessary. To register:

College of Lake County
Grayslake Campus:
Dan Gorman
Lakeshore Campus (Waukegan):
Joann Jacobs
Southlake Campus (Vernon Hills):

Danville Area Community College
Assessment Center
Sarah Isaac
Assessment Specialist
2000 E. Main Street
Danville, IL 61832

Elgin Community College
Victoria Roush
Testing Coordinator
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123

Harper College
Testing and Assessment Center
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067

Heartland Community College
Kim Kelley
Director of Testing Services
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

Illinois Valley Community College
Sarah Glascock
Assessment Center Coordinator
815 N. Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692

Oakton Community College
Paula Garcia
Testing Monitor
7701 North Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077

Parkland College
Assessment Center

2400 West Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821

Richland Community College
Priscilla Palmer
Testing Specialist
Donna Barnes
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
217-875-7211, Ext. 309

Rock Valley College
Testing Center (Student Center; lower level)
3301 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114-5699

Sauk Valley Community College
Sasha Wolfe
Testing Center
173 IL Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021

St. Louis Community College
Judy Ash
11333 Big Bend Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122