Applicants to NIU's School of Nursing

Effective immediately, nursing applicants must successfully achieve a reading comprehension score that is in compliance with the School of Nursing’s standard. Applicants with an ACT Reading Score of 24 or higher are considered to be in compliance with this standard. Applicants with an ACT Reading Score of less than 24 may take the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Exam. It is the policy of the School of Nursing that students may take this exam twice with no minimum interval between administrations. If a student takes the exam more than twice, only test scores from their first two administrations will be used in making admissions decisions.

The ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Exam measures your ability to understand what you read. It is administered on computer and should take less than one hour. Applicants may register to take the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Exam at NIU's Testing Services (815-753-1203) for a fee of $20. Applicants may also register to take the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Exam at any of the following community colleges. Examination times, availability, and examination fees will vary between schools.

Black Hawk Community College
Michele De Grauwe
Testing Coordinator
6600 34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265-5899
309-796-5171
Ilctesting@bhc.edu
For testing hours:
http://www.bhc.edu/tests

College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn Campus Only
Testing Center
Berg Instructional Center, Room 2407
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-942-2401
testing@cod.edu
Appointments are necessary. To Register:
www.cod.edu/testing

College of Lake County
Grayslake Campus:
Dan Gorman
847-543-2875
dangorman@clcillinois.edu
Lakeshore Campus (Waukegan):
Joann Jacobs
847-543-2121
jjacobs@clcillinois.edu
Southlake Campus (Vernon Hills):
847-543-6544

Danville Area Community College
Assessment Center
Sarah Isaac
Assessment Specialist
2000 E. Main Street
Danville, IL 61832
217-443-8708
sisaac@dacc.edu

Elgin Community College
Victoria Roush
Testing Coordinator
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
847-214-7219
vroush@elgin.edu

Harper College
Testing and Assessment Center
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067
847-925-6541
testing@harpercollege.edu

Heartland Community College
Kim Kelley
Director of Testing Services
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
309-268-8057
kimberly.kelley@heartland.edu

Illinois Valley Community College
Sarah Glascock
Assessment Center Coordinator
815 N. Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, IL 61348-9692
815-224-0552
assessmentcenter@ivcc.edu

Oakton Community College
Paula Garcia
Testing Monitor
7701 North Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
847-635-1446
proctor@oakton.edu

Parkland College
Assessment Center
2400 West Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821
217-351-2433
assessmentcenter@parkland.edu

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

Rock Valley College
Testing Center (Student Center; lower level)
3301 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114-5699
815-921-2385
rvc-testing-center@rockvalleycollege.edu

Sauk Valley Community College
Sasha Wolfe
Testing Center
173 IL Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021
815-835-6530
testing@svcc.edu

St. Louis Community College
Judy Ash
Secretary
11333 Big Bend Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
314-984-7698