Northern Illinois University

Testing Services

NIU Testing Programs

Click below for printable listings of Important Testing Services documents.

New Student Testing Brochure - This document contains important and detailed information about placement and proficiency examinations you may be required to take.  Please read this document before registering to take any exams.
New Student Testing Schedule - This document contains the current test schedule.  Please check back often for updated exam dates and times.

Credit by Examination (CBE) Brochure - This document presents an an overview of NIUís Credit by Examination program and includes important information about the Advanced Placement Program, the College-Level Examination Program, the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests Program, International Baccalaureate Program, and NIU proficiency examinations. 
Nursing Applicants - Nursing applicants must successfully achieve a reading comprehension score that is in compliance with the School of Nursingís 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. 
A student needing special testing accommodations must register with NIU's Center for Access-Ability Resources (CAAR).  Phone (815) 753-1303. 

You may need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents.