You're required to provide a current photo I.D. and comply with the Testing Center regulations when using the Testing Center.
Select a type of test for specific instructions
- Blended Courses
Meet on-campus for a reduced amount of time and experience the rest of the course online. Tests may need to be taken in the Testing Center.
Register online to schedule your tests.
- Online Courses
MCC online exams are proctored exams for students enrolled in McHenry County College's online classes.
Register online to schedule your exam.
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing offers the opportunity to earn college credit for information you already know. Visit http://clep.collegeboard.org for more information.
- Create an account at https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount
- Fill out demographic information, choose a testing location, a score recipient institution, and purchase study materials.
- Register and pay the fee for your CLEP exam at this site. Note, this does not reserve your appointment date or time.
- If you are active duty, reserve military or an eligible civilian, you may be eligible for a DANTES-funded CLEP exam.
- Once you have paid the fee, print your registration ticket and bring it to the Testing Center in A245 the day of the appointment along a signed government-issued photo identification (see detailed identification requirements).
- Schedule Your Appointment
- Create an account at https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) testing is done to certify Basic Nursing Assistant Training students.
- MCC students who are CNA candidates register for exams in their class through Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
- All CNA scheduling is done through SIU. Exams are administered once monthly.
- For more information on the CNA testing or program
- High School Equivalency Exams (GED) including U.S. and Illinois Constitution
We offer the GED™ exam which is a computer-based exam. The General Educational Development (GED) tests can give you the opportunity to earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate, by taking four subject exams: science, social studies, mathematics and reasoning through language arts. In addition, you'll need to take the U.S. and Illinois Constitution exam in order to receive your High School Equivalency certificate. See information on HSE/GED preparation classes.
To register for and schedule GED computer-based tests:
Go to www.GEDtestingservice.com and follow the appropriate links to create an account, choose your exam and pay your fee. Enter your zip code to find the most convenient testing site.
On the Day of Your GED Test
- Be early. You will not be able to test if you arrive late, and you'll need to pay the testing fee again.
- Bring a current government-issued ID with photo and signature, such as a driver’s license or a State I.D. No one will be allowed to test without proper identification.
- If you have selected MCC as your GED Testing Site, report to the Testing Center in A245.
To register and schedule for the U.S. and Illinois Constitution Exam:
In order to complete the requirements for the High School Equivalency Certificate, you must pass the U.S. and Illinois Constitution Exam if a high school transcript is not available. Appointments are required for this exam. There is no fee for this exam. Results are available immediately after testing if you choose to take the exam online. For more information please visit the Regional Office of Education in Woodstock, Illinois. www.co.mchenry.il.us/county-government/regional-office-of-education/services/ged.
What to bring with on the day of your U.S. and Illinois Constitution exam appointment:
- Current government issued ID with photo and signature
- Current address
- Social security number and/or assigned GED number
- Completed Online U.S. and Illinois Constitution Demographic Form. Please note: A student will not be able to test if they do not bring this form completed ahead of time-If you need a copy of this form, please contact the MCC Adult Education Department (815) 455-8752.
Register online to schedule your online U.S. and Illinois Constitution test
- Makeup Exams
Makeup exams are exams given when a student has missed a test in class, or is a documented Access and Disability Student.
- Makeup exams are given by permission of the instructor.
- Makeup exams do not require an appointment.
- You must know your instructor's name and provide a current photo ID to take a makeup exam.
- Your instructor provides the last date to test on each exam. If that date has passed, your instructor must notify the Testing Center for permission to take the exam.
- It is the student’s responsibility to arrange to take an exam in the Testing Center, find out the minimum time required, and the last day the exam will be given.
The Testing Center staff must abide by the instructor’s directive regarding the time required to complete the exam. Therefore, if the amount of time remaining before closing time is less than the time required to complete the exam, we will not administer the exam. You must contact the instructor to obtain the minimum time requirement for each exam.
- Placement Testing
- Before taking placement exams, new students who have never applied to MCC are required to complete an application for admission, pay the $15 fee, and allow two business days before testing.
- Eligible incoming students may request accommodations for placement testing. Contact Access and Disabilities.
- Initial placement tests are free; all subsequent English placement tests cost $5 each.
- We recommend that you schedule your English and math placement tests. Walk-ins are available on a limited basis. Students who register for their tests will be given preference over walk-in test takers. Schedule your English | reading | math placement tests
- You'll need to provide a photo I.D. before you begin your testing.
- See details about Math Placement Testing | ALEKS® PPL including preparation and study resources
- See details about English Placement Testing | ACCUPLACER® including preparation and study resources
Allow at least the following amounts of time before the Testing Center closes in order to complete these placement exams:
- 3 hours for English Placement Testing | ACCUPLACER (includes an essay and a reading exam)
- 2 hours for Math Placement Testing | ALEKS PPL
- 1 1/2 hours for a geometry placement, if required
- 1 1/2 hours for the reading exam only
- 1 1/2 hours for modern language placement exams, if required
- Placement tests do not have a maximum time limit.
The math and English placement exams are computer-based. There is a non-graphing calculator inside the software and we provide scratch paper for your placement testing.
- Proficiency Exams
Proficiency exams give MCC students a way to demonstrate knowledge of the information taught in a class, by passing an exam similar to a final.
- Proficiencies are offered for math, business and administrative office management (AOM) and select others. More proficiency exam information »
- Download the proficiency exam request form »
- Pay the $25 fee at Registration, A258.
- Note: all proficiencies require appointments.
- Visit the Testing Center, A245, to schedule your exam with your completed Proficiency Exam Form with the required signatures.
- At the time of your exam, bring your completed Proficiency Exam Form and a photo ID. Turn that form in to the Testing Center at the time of your exam.
- We offer proficiency exams on Monday and Thursdays. Please allow three hours for all proficiency exams.
- Please call the Testing Center at (815) 455-8984 for an appointment time and additional details.
- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)®
Students wishing to enroll in the nursing program will need to take the TEAS® test for entrance. TEAS® testing at MCC is currently only available for MCC students and is made by appointment. Please visit the Nursing website ADN Program Preadmission Testing Guidelines for additional details. At MCC, we offer TEAS® testing sessions in the fall and early spring. In order to schedule your exam, please Register online starting August 22 at 9 a.m.