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Testing from a Remote Location

Students looking to take the Illnois State University COMPASS Math Placement exam at a location that is NOT Illinois State University, will need to first register for the exam with the Illinois State University Testing Office before arriving to their preferred remote test location.

Steps to completing the ISU COMPASS exam at a remote location

1. See below for a list of testing centers that offers the Illinois State University COMPASS exam. Click the Register button at the end of the page to complete the pre registration form. Registration is required by all incoming students per each exam attempt. To take the exam at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, please contact our office directly to schedule. No registration is required.

2. Once our office completes your registration, an email from is automatically sent to your provided email address with specific information needed for testing at the chosen location. It will provide the following for you:

  • Exam registration number
  • Exam registration deadline
    • Registration numbers are valid 45 days from the day our testing staff completes your submitted registration.
    • If you miss the deadline, please contact our office again for a new registration number before arriving to your testing location. You will not be able to test without a valid registration number.
  • Phone Number and Hours for your chosen test center
  • Instructions on how to make an appointment, if required
  • Fee amount and acceptable forms of payment, if required
  • All additional information provided by their testing office regarding parking, directions, etc.

3. After recieving the registration email, contact the remote testing center and schedule an appointment if required. You MUST take the following items with you to your scheduled appointment:

  • Copy of your confirmation email with registration number
  • Valid Photo ID (must include a photo)
  • Testing fee, if required at site.
  • Make sure to inform the remote testing center staff that you are an Illinois State University student and are registered to take the Illinois State COMPASS exam.

Please Note: Remote locations hours and available appointment dates and times vary by location. Scheduling appointments at remote locations is handled individually by each remote site. You will receive the remote location's contact information and hours, appointment availability in the registration email.

City Location Name Fee Amount
Canton, IL Spoon River College $15
Carmi, IL Southeastern Illinois College-White Country Center $0
Carol Stream, IL College of DuPage-Carol Stream Regional Center $25
Champaign, IL Parkland College Assessment Center $30
Chicago, IL Chicago State University $30
Crystal Lake, IL McHenry County College Test Center $20
Dixon, IL Sauk Valley Community College $10
East Peoria, IL Illinois Central College $20
East Peoria, IL ICC North $20
Edwardsville, IL Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville $54
Freeport, IL Highland Community College $20
Galesburg, IL Carl Sandburg College $0
Galva, IL Black Hawk College-East Campus $30
Glen Ellyn, IL College of DuPage $25
Godfrey, IL Lewis and Clark Community College $15
Harrisburg, IL Southeastern Illinois College $0
Havana, IL Spoon River College $15
Joliet, IL Joliet Junior College $25
Kankakee, IL Kankakee Community College $25
Macomb, IL Western Illinois University $15
Macomb, IL Spoon River College-Macomb $15
Malta, IL Kishwaukee College $20
Moline, IL Black Hawk College $20
Mt. Carmel, IL Wabash Valley College $15
Naperville, IL College of DuPage-Naperville Regional Center $25
Quincy, IL John Wood Community College-Main Campus $15
River Grove, IL Triton College $0
Robinson, IL Lincoln Trail College $25
Romeoville, IL Joliet Junior College $25
Rushville, IL Spoon River College-Rushville Campus $15
Schamburg, IL William Rainey Harper College $30
South Holland, IL South Surburban College $25
Springfield, IL Lincoln Land Community College $15
Sugar Grove, IL Waubonsee Community College $20
Sugar Grove, IL Waubonsee Community College -Aurora Campus $20
Sugar Grove, IL Waubonsee Community College- Plano Campus $20
Watseka, IL Kankakee Community College $25
Westmont, IL College of DuPage-Westmont Regional Center $25
St. Louis, MO Kinkel Center at Fontbonne University $20
St. Louis, MO St. Louis Community Center, Meramec Assessment Center $25
St. Louis, MO Ranken Technical College $25
Janesville, WI Blackhawk Technical College $10
La Crosse, WI Western Technical College $20
Pewaukee, WI Waukesha County Tech College $30

Additonal out of state locations are available, please call our office for those options and registration.




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