Testing Services

In addition to offering placement testing for students, select certification testing and specialized testing is available for community members.

Testing Services Mission Statement

Testing Services actively participates in Joliet Junior College’s overarching mission to promote lifelong learning by adhering to high standards when facilitating course placement, offering accessible and relevant testing services, furnishing an appropriate and consistent testing environment, providing courteous customer service, and continuously evaluating and improving upon existing policies and procedures. To that end, JJC’s Testing Services adheres to the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines, and strives to attain meaningful certifications and credentials.

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Testing Services will be closed Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11 in observation of Veterans Day.

Romeoville Testing Services will close at 4:30pm on Monday November 20 and Tuesday November 21. 

Please review our Hours, Locations, and Parking on this page for the most up-to-date information on hours at each campus.

Placement Tests

Do I Need Placement Testing to Take JJC Classes?

It depends. You may be able to bypass placement testing due to JJC's permanent and temporary alternative placement measures (effective Fall 2020 until further notice). In other words, if you have a high enough High School GPA or ACT/SAT/PSAT score, you may not need placement testing. Please view the charts below. On-Campus placement testing is on a walk-in basis.

All testers should review JJC's COVID Information for up-to-date information on campus operations.

  • Charts: Find Out If You Need Placement Testing

    ACT, SAT, and PSAT Placement Scores

    MeasureScorePlacementRegistration Term
    ACT English19+English 101 or English 130


    ACT/SAT scores are valid for 48 months


    PSAT scores are valid for 24 months

    (PSAT 10 or NMSQT/11 Only)

    *Requires geometry prerequisite

    SAT – EBRW480+
    ACT Math22+Math 119*, 123*, 127, 128, 131*, or 138* 
    SAT Math530+
    ACT Math23+Math 142* 
    SAT Math590+
    ACT Math28+Math 170
    SAT Math660+
    PSAT (10 or NMSQT/11) - English480+English 101
    PSAT (10 or NMSQT/11) - Math510+Math 127 and Math 128
    PSAT (10 or NMSQT/11) - Math530+Math 123*, 131*, and 138* 
    PSAT (10 or NMSQT/11) - Math590+Math 142* 
    PSAT (10 or NMSQT/11) - Math660+Math 170

    Temporary Alternative Placement Measures

    MeasureScorePlacementRegistration Term
    ACT Math28+Math 150 and Math 153

    Fall 2020 through Summer 2024 

    ACT/SAT scores are valid for 48 months
    SAT Math660+
    PSAT (10 or NMSQT/11) - Math660+Math 150 and Math 153

    Fall 2023 through Summer 2024

    PSAT scores are valid for 24 months

    High School GPA

    MeasurePlacementRegistration Term
    H.S. GPA 3.0 Unweighted/Cumulative (Please read important information about using GPA below)English 101

    ALL TERMS (Effective September 1, 2021)

    HS GPA is valid for 48 months

    *Requires geometry prerequisite

    Math 119*, 123*, 127, 128, 131*, and 138* 

    Important Information about using high school GPA for English and math placement:

    • Must provide an official transcript with 7 OR 8 consecutive complete semesters AND unweighted/cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher AND successful completion (C or better) in English and/or math in all semesters. The 8th semester will only be evaluated when the final transcript is received.
    • JJC will evaluate all official high school transcripts using the unweighted/cumulative GPA at the time of submission. GPAs will not be retroactively evaluated using past semesters. Students with a "P" grade in either English or math due to remote learning may submit additional official proof from their high school that can document appropriate letter grade of C or higher was received within the course. All other criteria and timeframes still apply.
    • Only total unweighted/cumulative GPA will be accepted. Semester or Yearly GPA will not be accepted.
    • High school transcripts must be sent to the Admissions Office. If you're in high school or are a recent graduate, ask your high school to email these records to admissions@jjc.edu or mail them to:
      Attn: Admissions
      1215 Houbolt Rd
      Joliet, IL 60431


    ***High School GPA will be designated on the student's JJC record using the following codes:

    • GPAE = English
    • GPAM = Math
    • 999 = Meets
    • 111 = Does Not Meet


    Last updated on September 1, 2023.

  • How to Take Your Placement Test

    No appointment necessary! All placement testing is available on a walk-in basis at the Main, Romeoville, or City Center campuses.

    If you would like to take a remote placement test only, you must make an appointment. To do so, you must:

    1. Complete steps 1-5 on the Admitted Students page
    2. Submit a Remote Placement Testing Request Form found on the Placement Testing page

Certification & Specialized Testing

You can take any of the following exams on campus at JJC: 

  1. ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Testing
  2. ATI TEAS (Nursing and Allied Health) Testing
    • TEAS tests will take place on-campus only. To take a TEAS test, students must first register with ATI. See our Tests Administered: TEAS page for more information.
  3. CLEP Testing
  4. Illinois Nurse Assistant (CNA) Testing
  5. Pearson VUE Testing (including GED)

Testing Information

  • Hours, Locations, and Parking


    Hours vary by location. Please review each location below.

    Please note the Testing Services Main Campus will be closed from 8am - 9am on the following Fridays for staff meetings:

    • Friday, November 17, 2023
    • Friday, December 1, 2023


    Main Campus 

    Room A-1138 

    • Monday to Thursday
      • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
        • Testing ends at 7:50 p.m. 
    • Friday
      • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
        • Testing ends at 4:20 p.m.
    • Saturday
      • 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
        • Testing ends at 11:50 a.m.
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.
    • Testing Services is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. 


    Main Campus Parking
    Drive to Building A. Park in lot E1 or E2. No parking pass required.

    Romeoville Campus

    Room RMA-1039

    • Monday to Thursday
      • 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
        • Testing ends at 6:20 p.m. 
    • Friday-Saturday
      • Closed
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.
    • Testing Services is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. 

    Romeoville Campus Parking
    Drive to Building A. Park in lot 1. No parking pass required.

    City Center Campus

    *Please note, the City Center testing center will be closed on Tuesdays until further notice.

    Room JCTR-6002

    • Tuesday
      • Closed until further notice
    • Thursday 
      • 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
        • Testing ends at 4:20 p.m.
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
      • Closed
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.
    • Testing Services is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. 


    City Center Campus Parking

    • Option 1: Park in the JJC Student Parking lot, located at the corner of Benton Street and Chicago Street. To park in this student lot, speak with the JJC Security Officer located at the City Center's front desk. Inform the officer you are completing a test with Testing Services and present photo ID. Once verified, the officer will provide you with a temporary parking pass. Display this temporary pass in your vehicle to prevent receiving a parking ticket. IMPORTANT: Please make sure you park in a designated JJC Student Parking Lot. Parking anywhere else may result in your vehicle being towed or you receiving a parking citation. 
    • Option 2: Use a parking meter. View downtown Joliet parking options.


    Remote Placement Testing

    By Appointment Only.

    All on-campus placement testing is on a walk-in basis. If you would like to take a remote placement test, you must make an appointment.

    Submit a Remote Placement Testing Request Form to get started.

  • Testing Accommodations

    Request Accommodations

    If you have a documented disability affecting your ability to take a test, you can receive accommodations. Visit our Tests Administered page to learn more about accommodations available for each test.

    Tests Administered Page


    Call JJC Disability Services at 815.280.2613 or email disabilityservices@jjc.edu

    Learn More About Disability Services

  • Testing Guidelines

    All testers must follow these guidelines:

    • Cell phones, iPods, smart watches and all other electronic devices are prohibited. Lockers are available for these items. If a tester is caught with a device, their test may be confiscated, and the incident will be reported. The tester may be banned from Testing Services for a period of time.
    • Food and beverages are not allowed. These items must be disposed before entering Testing Services.
    • Backpacks, books, paperwork, electronic devices, hats, scarves and all other personal items are not allowed. Lockers are available for these items. If items do not fit in a locker, they must be stored elsewhere.
    • Jackets and Coats are not allowed in the testing centers.
    • Children are not allowed in the testing centers.
    • No talking or distractions allowed in the testing centers. 
    • Testers must present appropriate photo ID. There are no exceptions to this rule. Individuals without a photo ID will not be allowed to test. A picture of a photo ID will not be accepted. 
    • Calculators and ear plugs are provided upon request. Note: Calculators are not permitted for all exams. Calculators are not permitted for the ALEKS placement exam (effective Sept. 1, 2019).
    • No tests will begin within one hour of Testing Services' closing.
    • All testers must schedule their exams to allow for enough time to complete testing. For example, if a student has a two-hour exam, the student must schedule accordingly.
    • Exams must be completed in one sitting. The exception to this rule is non-writing placement testing. Testers may complete a section or sections of the test and then take a break.
    • Homework will not be accepted by Testing Services. Testers must make arrangements with instructors to submit homework assignments.
    • If a tester is observed cheating, all testing and unauthorized materials will be confiscated. The Dean of Students, the tester's instructor, institution, company, or test producer will be notified immediately. The tester may be banned from Testing Services for a period of time.
    • Items left in Testing Services will be given to Campus Police.
    • All testers must follow the JJC Student Code of Conduct
    • Mechanical pens and pencils are not allowed. Testing Services will provide standard pencils for testing.
    • All scratch paper and notes are collected at the end of an exam. 


    Cleaning and Safety Measures

    • Testers are encouraged to use hand sanitizer before and after testing within the computer lab
    • Workspaces cleaned regularly 
    • Social distancing encouraged
    • Masks optional at all common areas and in the testing lab
    • Hand sanitizer provided campus-wide
    • All testers should review JJC's COVID Information for up-to-date information on campus operations.

    Last updated August 30, 2023.

  • FERPA Guide for Parents

    Test Scores and FERPA

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was designed to:

    • Protect the privacy of a student's educational records
    • Establish the rights of students to review their own educational records

    Once a student turns 18, or attends school beyond high school, parents no longer have the right to access student records. This includes students that are dually enrolled in high school and college. This means that all academic information (GPA, transcript, academic warnings, academic probation or discipline records) regarding your college student goes directly to the student. This also includes test scores and testing information, such as appointment details, testing accommodations and specific test details.

    How to Access to Your Student's Records

    Student must give specific, written permission to have their information released to their parents, guardians, or other individual. For more information about FERPA and resources for students and parents, contact the Student Rights and Responsibilities office.

    See the FERPA Guide for Parents & More

  • Testing Services Staff

    Each staff member of Testing Services is trained to deliver any of the center's hundreds of exams. 

    • Corey Orsini, Testing Services Manager
      Office: A-1137
      Phone: (815) 280-2220
      Email: corey.orsini@jjc.edu
    • Miriam Barajas, Testing Specialist
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261 or (815) 280-1301
      Email: mbarajas@jjc.edu 
    • Cathy Carson, Lead Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-7785 or (815) 280-2261
      Email: cacarson@jjc.edu 
    • Maura Lopez, Lead Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2840
      Email: mlopez@jjc.edu
    • Vacant, Testing Associate
      Office: A-1138
    • Kim Feigel, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: kfeigel@jjc.edu
    • Elizabeth Kanady, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: elizabeth.kanady@jjc.edu
    • Nicole LaVarier, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: nicole.lavarier@jjc.edu
    • LaMar Murphy, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: lamurphy@jjc.edu  
    • Tim Nelson, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: tinelson@jjc.edu 
    • Jamiah Sanders, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: jamiah.sanders@jjc.edu 


    Last updated August 30, 2023.

  • Scheduled and Unscheduled Closures

    Scheduled and unscheduled events may force Testing Services to close. Please review the links below.