Exam/Testing Information

Select a type of test for specific instructions

  • Accommodated Course Testing and Makeup Testing

    Makeup exams are exams given when a student has missed a test in class, or is a documented Access and Disability Student.

    • Student should always talk to their instructor regarding testing in the Testing Center.
      • For Accommodated Course tests, students will request from their instructor the test be sent to the Testing Center.
      • For Make-up tests (non-accommodated course testing), permission is granted by the course instructor to test in the Testing Center.
    • Makeup exams require an appointment. Schedule at www.registerblast.com/mchenry or use the register button below. Contact the Testing Center for access code to schedule the beginning of each semester
    • When scheduling for Accommodated/approved Makeup Testing, choose the "Access & Disability Course Exams"–this will take you to the calendar to schedule.
    • Please schedule at least 24 hours before your requested appointment time–if you don't see the time you need, call us at 815 455 8984 or email us at testingcenter@mchenry.edu or stop by A245.
    • You must know your course and instructor name, MCC ID# and provide a current photo ID to take any 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 with their instructor 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.
    • If a student needs to discuss a request for accommodations, please reach out to the Access & Disability Department at 815 455 8766 or visit www.mchenry.edu/access for more information
    • Any questions, call us at 815 455 8984 or email us at testingcenter@mchenry.edu or stop by A245.

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  • 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.

  • CLEP

    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.

    1. Create an account at http://clep.collegeboard.org
      • 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.
      • 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).
    2. Schedule Your Appointment
      • Register online to schedule your test and pay the $20 fee.
      • If you miss your scheduled appointment, you forfeit your $20 fee.
      • You may cancel your CLEP appointment at least 48 hours in advance without forfeiting your money by calling the Testing Center directly at (815) 455-8984.
    3. CLEP Exams with Remote Proctoring Now Available!

    What credit could I earn for my CLEP scores?

  • CNA

    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)

    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.
  • Online Courses

    MCC online exams are proctored exams for students enrolled in McHenry County College's online classes.

    Register online to schedule your exam.

  • Paraprofessional Certificate Testing

    This is the exam that will allow you to work with children from kindergarten through high school as a teacher's aide, library aide, computer aide, special needs aide, or one-on-one aide.

    Visit the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to see the eligibility requirements to be a paraprofessional (you may already be eligible) as well as the scores needed to apply for your Educator License with ISBE after testing.

    If ACT Workkeys testing is required, contact your Regional Office of Education with your test results.

    Paraprofessional Certificate testing consists of two parts:

    1. Applied Math Exam
    2. Workplace Documents Exam

    Testing takes place in Building A, Room 245. Plan for two and a half hours to complete both exams.

    Paraprofessional Certificate testing costs $35

    Register online to schedule and pay for your Paraprofessional Certificate 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.

    • 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. 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.

    Register for TEAS

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