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Assessment Instructions

ASSESSMENT TEST GUIDELINES

The information below will help you prepare for your assessment test appointment. These instructions will NOT be covered on the day of your test, so you MUST read them completely in order to understand all of the policies before coming to the assessment. 

Click here if you would like to download all test instructions and information.

Before the Assessment

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Please arrive 10 minutes before your reservation!

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Remember to bring your HawkCard or Passport and Admission Letter.

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Use the restroom before assessments.

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Turn off cell phones before entering the test room!

During the Assessment

no touching Wait for instructions before touching the computer!
no talking Shhh! No talking to others.
no internet No accessing the internet!
headset with microphone Use your headset for all tests to cancel noise!
computer mouse Move the mouse during the test to keep computer active!
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  • if you have a question.
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  • if you want to change the volume.
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  • if a problem occurs with the computer, headset, or test.
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  • if you want scratch paper (for the writing section only).
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  • when you finish the test(s).
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After the Assessment Tests (Placement and Registration)

Placement and registration is different for each student type.

Undergraduates

  • You will receive an email within 2 business days with your results.
  • You will be registered administratively if you have no other holds or course conflicts. Placeholder course, PESL 001, converts to the courses you need.
  • Courses begin 1 week later than Illinois Tech courses.

Graduates

  • You will receive an email within 2 business days with your results.
  • If you have a hold, it will be removed 24 hours after you have completed all tests.
  • You will be registered administratively if you place into courses and have no other holds or course conflicts. Placeholder course, PESL 000, converts to the course you need.
  • Courses begin 1 week later than Illinois Tech courses.

Stuart School of Business Graduates

  • You will be registered administratively if you place into courses. Placeholder course, PCA 500, converts to the course(s) you need.
  • PCA courses begin the same week as Illinois Tech courses. (T/R or W/F)
  • Courses are at the Downtown Campus. Buy books at the Downtown Campus bookstore.

Intensive English, International Certificate, and Pathway Program Students

  • When you arrive, you will register for IEP 000, which is a placeholder course.
  • You will receive your placement at orientation after you have taken the test.
  • You register yourself for courses during orientation. You will need to drop the placeholder course, IEP 000, when you register for the courses you need.