Tests for New Students

Placement Exams

Placement exams are required of select new students and must be taken prior to orientation for first semester courses. These exams provide information to help students select courses that correspond to their levels of achievement. 

Please review each placement exam offered. Once you have determined what you need to take, you may register online to test.

Testing Accommodations

If you have a documented disability and need testing accommodations, contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 815-753-1303 or by email at drc@niu.edu to make an appointment several weeks before your test date to determine your eligibility for services.

If testing accommodations are appropriate, you may take your test at the Disability Resource Center. You must be registered with the DRC before your test date. Make an appointment with the DRC several weeks before you plan to take your placement exams.

Available Placement Exams


Contact Us

Testing Services
Campus Life Building 120
Phone: 815-753-1203
Email: testing@niu.edu


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

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