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Testing (Bldg B)
Bldg B, Room B115, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7150
Fax: 847-608-5474
testing@elgin.edu
Hours: M-Th 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sa 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. *Closed Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays June - Aug.

Testing (Bldg K)
Bldg K, Room K120, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-6977
Hours: M-Th 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. *Closed Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays June - Aug.

No tests will be administered 45 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time.
No placement tests will be administered 60 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time.


Advanced Testing

Looking for ways to speed up the completion of your degree and career goal? Up to 50 percent of credit hours required for a degree or certificate can be earned through profiency exams. Here's how.

Advanced Placement Tests

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) tests may be used to fulfill ECC course requirements in a variety of areas. They are nationally standardized, subject-specific tests taken at your high school after completing an Advanced Placement course. ECC courses which may be proficiencied by successfully completing Advanced Placement exams are shown here along with the AP score required for credit.

Advanced placement testing overview
AP Test Score ECC Course Credit
U.S. Government & Politics 3 POS 150 (3)
U.S. History 3 HIS 151 (3)
4 HIS 151 & 152 (6)
Art Studio/Drawing (w/portfolio) 3 ART 101 (3)
Biology 4 BIO 110 (4)
Chemistry 3 CHM 142 (5)
4 CHM 142 & 143 (10)
Computer Science A 3 CIS 110 (3)
Computer Science AB 2 CIS 110 (3)
3 CIS 110 & CIS 121 (7)
English Language/Composition 4 ENG 101 (3)
5 ENG 101 & 102 (6)
English Literature/Composition 4 ENG 101 (3)
5 ENG 101 & LIT 215 (6)
European History 3 HIS 101 (3)
4 HIS 101 & 102 (6)
French, German, Spanish Lang. 3 FRN, GRM or SPN 102 & 201 (8)
4 FRN, GRM or SPN 201 & 202 (8)
5 FRN, GRM or SPN 202 & 261 (7)
French, German, Spanish Literature 4 FRN, GRM or SPN 202 & 261 (7)
Economics (Macro) 4 ECN 102 (3)
Economics (Micro) 4 ECN 103 (3)
Calculus AB 3 MTH 133 (4)
Calculus BC 3 MTH 133 & 134 (9)
Statistics 3 MTH 102 (3)
Statistics 4 MTH 120 (4)
Music Theory 3 MUS 128 & 129 (8)
Psychology 4 PSY 100 (3)

CLEP Testing

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The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a group of nationally standardized tests offered by appointment at the ECC Testing Center during regular hours. These computerized tests are usually best suited for those with considerable academic and life experiences. Students may take as many CLEP tests as they wish, most tests requiring 90 minutes to complete. Instructionstesting fee form

Useful Links & Literature

Call Academic & Transfer Advising for an appointment to discuss whether these tests are appropriate for you – building B, room B120, ECC Campus, 847-214-7390. Call the Testing Center in advance of when you want to take a CLEP test to make an appointment – building B, room B115, ECC Campus, 847-214-7219.

ECC Proficiency Program

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Proficiency credit earned at other accredited institutions is accepted at ECC if it applies to the degree or certificate the student intends to complete at ECC, and the institution recorded the proficiency credit on the student’s official transcript. Proficiency request form | cost & fees»

This program is a series of measures created by ECC to evaluate the equivalency of your experiences, knowledge and talents to college courses. Contact the dean and instructor of the appropriate academic department at the college to explore ECC proficiency credit. In addition to written exams, some of the other ways you may earn credit are detailed as follows.

Auditions

Vocalists, musicians, actors may perform for credit.

Native Language Proficiency

If English is your second language, you may test your native language, providing ECC has a qualified instructor, to earn college credit.

Portfolio Review

Graphic designers, artists and writers may have their bodies of work, exhibition experience, and published or purchased materials reviewed.