Reading Accuplacer for Nursing - NIU - Testing Services

Student Testing and Exams

NIU Testing Services

Adams Hall 128
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

815-753-1203
815-753-3701 (fax)
testing@niu.edu

Regular Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- noon
1- 4:30 p.m.

Finals Week Office Hours

Monday, December 11 -Thursday, December 14
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
(open during lunch)

Friday, December 15
8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
(open during lunch)

Reading Accuplacer for New Nursing Students

Effective immediately, NIU 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 or a SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing Score of 570 or higher are considered to be in compliance with this standard. Applicants with an ACT Reading Score of less than 24 or a SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing Score of less than 570 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 by registering on-line for a fee of $25.

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 College
First, call NIU testing at 815-753-1203 and request a voucher to test at Black Hawk College.
Then contact:
Bruce Storey
6600 34th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265-5899
309-796-5129
storeyb@bhc.edu
For testing hours:
http://www.bhc.edu/admissions/compass/

 

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
dngorman@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
Lisa Rudolph
Assessment Specialist
2000 E. Main Street
Danville, IL 61832
217-443-8708
lrudolph@dacc.edu 

 

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

 

Harper College
Workforce Certification Centerr
650 E. Higgins Road, Suite 2W
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847-925-6066
wcctesting@harpercollege.edu

 

Heartland Community College
First, call NIU testing at 815-753-1203 and request a voucher to test at Heartland Community College.
Then contact:
Kaitlyn Zwaga
Coordinator of Testing
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
309-268-8018
Kaitlyn.Zwaga@heartland.edu

 

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

Joliet Junior College - Main Campus
First, call NIU testing at 815-753-1203 and request a voucher to test at Joliet Junior College (please indicate which JJC site you want to test at).
Academic Skills Center, A-1138
1215 Houbolt Rd.
Joliet, IL 60431
815-280-2261

Joliet Junior College-City - Center Campus
First, call NIU testing at 815-753-1203 and request a voucher to test at Joliet Junior College (please indicate which JJC site you want to test at).
Academic Skills Center, JCTR-6002
235 North Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
815-280-1301

Joliet Junior College-Morris Education Center
First, call NIU testing at 815-753-1203 and request a voucher to test at Joliet Junior College (please indicate which JJC site you want to test at).
Academic Skills Center, MORRIS-119
725 School Street
Morris, IL 60450
815-280-2261

Joliet Junior College-Romeoville Campus
First, call NIU testing at 815-753-1203 and request a voucher to test at Joliet Junior College (please indicate which JJC site you want to test at).
Academic Skills Center, RMA-1039
West 135th Street
Romeoville, IL 60446
815-280-7785

Kennedy King-City Colleges of Chicago
Catrina Anderson
Testing Specialist
6301 S. Halsted Street W-Building Room 251
Chicago, IL 60621
773-602-5522
kktesting@ccc.edu

 

Lincoln Land Community College
Stephanie Cummings
Testing Coordinator
5250 Shepherd Rd.
Springfield, IL 62794
217-786-2246
Stephanie.Cummings@llcc.edu
For Testing hours:
www.llcc.edu/student-services/placement-testing
Testing is done by appointment only

 

Parkland College
Assessment Center

2400 West Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821
217-351-2432
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