About Testing Services

We're proud to offer comprehensive testing services to the NIU community and surrounding areas. In addition to offering a range of tests for our students and the public, we support faculty and staff by managing NIU course and instructor evaluations, as well as assisting with exam processing.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our services.

Student Testing

We provide the following exams:

  • Placement exams for new students.
  • Credit by examination for new and current students.
  • Foundational Studies competency exams for new and current students.
  • Additional exams for certain majors and students.

Placement Exams

Students new to NIU may need to take placement exams. They’re required for certain majors and help students enroll in the appropriate NIU courses. We provide the following placement exams:

Credit by Examination

We offer several ways for students to get college credit by taking exams and/or test out of taking certain courses. Referred to as credit by examination, these programs help students finish their degrees faster and save money on tuition:

Additional Exams

Contact Us

Testing Services
Peters Campus Life Building 120


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

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