The Testing Center at College of DuPage administers a variety of tests to advance your education. Most exams are available at all testing locations. Some exams are available on a walk-in basis, while others require an appointment. A photo ID is required for all testing.
ACCUPLACER Reading and Writing tests are used to evaluate students skills in reading and writing. ACCUPLACER tests are required for students applying to the Respiratory Care program. Students applying to the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs may need to complete these exams. Refer to the program packet for specific requirements. ACCUPLACER testing is available on a walk-in basis in the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Testing Center in the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A06 and the Addison, Carol Stream, Naperville and Westmont Learning Commons.
- American College Testing (ACT Test)
The ACT is administered at College of DuPage multiple times a year. Visit to actstudent.org for test dates and registration information. For information on preparation classes, contact the Youth Academy at (630) 942-2208.
- Addictions Counselor Certifications
- ALEKS PPL and Geometry (Math Placement Test)
- Career Assessment Inventories
- Certiport Examination
Certiport is dedicated to helping people succeed through certification. Certiport's globally recognized credentials are aimed at enhancing individual productivity, marketability and value. College of DuPage offers Microsoft Office Specialist and Intuit QuickBooks Certiport testing within a variety of Account, Computer and Information Science and Office Technology classes. College of DuPage also offers Microsoft Office Specialist and Intuit QuickBooks Certiport testing to the community at a discounted rate. Certiport accounts must be made in order to sit for this exam. Register through the Certiport before you register for an exam.
- Classroom Make-Up Testing
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- COD Online Testing (NET)
- Credit by Proficiency Exams
- Distance Testing
Students who live over 50 miles from the Glen Ellyn campus and are enrolled in an online course requiring on-site testing can make arrangements to have their tests administered in an approved testing facility. Complete the required Proctor Request Form for approval prior to scheduling your exam appointment. The Testing Proctor Request Form must be completed no later than two weeks prior to the first exam date and preferably before the start of classes. If a Proctor Request Form is submitted less than two weeks before the first exam date, the College of DuPage Testing Center cannot guarantee the proctor will receive the exam in advance of the testing deadline.
- DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
- HESI A2 (Health Education Systems Inc Admission Assessment)
- High School Equivalency (HSE) Test
- High School Equivalency Constitution Test
- Meazure Learning
Meazure Learning provides testing and training design, development, and delivery services to certification and licensure organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and trade and professional associations.
- Online Testing
Some online courses may require students to take their tests at the Glen Ellyn Testing Center or one of the off-campus Learning Commons locations. Check to see if your course requires on-site testing. Remote testing is available in the Virtual Testing Center (VTC). If you are interested in taking a test in the VTC for a COD course, prior approval from your instructor is required. Once your instructor has approved your request and submitted test information to the VTC, you will receive an email on how to prepare and register. Note : No registration will be valid without prior instructor approval.
- Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT Test)
The SAT Test is administered at College of DuPage multiple times a year. Visit the College Board for test dates and registration information. For information on preparation classes, contact the Youth Academy at (630) 942-2208
- Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
The TABE is an adult basic skills assessment used to determine readiness for success on the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Scores are used for placement into appropriate High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation classes. TABE testing is available on a walk-in basis in the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Testing Center in the Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A06 and the Addison, Carol Stream, Naperville and Westmont Learning Commons, located within the COD Centers.
Academic and Specialized Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A06/2A08
Testing Hours and Locations