Placement Test Registration

Placement testing is currently primarily remote, with limited in-person testing.In addition to addressing placement testing, please be sure to continue through as many of the important Next Steps for Admitted Students as possible.

Which testing format is right for me?

  • Do you have a computer (laptop or desktop)?

  • Do you have a reliable high speed internet connection?

  • Do you have a quiet place in your house where you can take the test?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you can test remotely.

If you answered no to any of the questions, you should register for in person testing, which will take place on campus. If you require accommodations due to a documented disability, let us know and contact Student Disability Services at sds@neiu.edu.

How do I register to take a placement test?

Fill out and submit our questionnaire. You’ll receive an email within 1-3 business days with information about the English survey and about scheduling your Math placement test.

Steps to register for placement testing:

Math Placement

We're primarily testing remotely using our proctoring partner, which offers flexibility in test times to accommodate your schedule.

Within 1-3 business days, you'll receive information about how to sign up for remote math testing with our partner as well as your voucher code (the email will be from Accuplacer with the subject "Remote Voucher Notification"). In addition, you may prepare and take a practice test by going to our test preparation page.

Once you receive that email, follow the steps below to schedule your test:

Make sure you have your voucher code ready when registering and testing. Important: Make sure you have downloaded the latest version of Google Chrome browser and use Chrome when creating your account, scheduling, and testing. If you don't have Chrome, you can get it at this link.

If your only computer is a Chromebook, be sure to inform us via our questionnaire and/or by emailing testingservices@neiu.edu. We will issue you a different type of voucher for Proctortrack.

The complete list of requirements to test remotely via Proctortrack can be found here.

Steps to schedule your math placement test:

  1. From within that email, click the Proctortrack link to create an account with Proctortrack: testing.verificient.com/accuplacer
  2. At registration, you will be prompted to enter in your first name, last name, voucher code, date of birth, email address and a password for the Proctortrack account.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email from Proctortrack.
  4. Log in to Proctortrack with the registered email and password, and continue with the rest of the steps described in the Student Quick Guide.

If you have technical issues, please contact support@verificient.com and let them know the issue. You can also use their toll free number or chat here: proctortrack.com/support/

The test is untimed (there is no time limit). Be sure to set aside at least 2 hours to complete your math placement test. For more information about the test itself and preparation materials, click here.

English Placement

New students with a high school GPA of 3.25 or higher do not need to take an English placement test/survey. If you fall into this category, your placement is English 101 and you will not need to take a Reading course. Students with a high school GPA below 3.25 need to take the Reading and Writing (English) placement survey.

Not sure if you need to take the survey?

  1. Log in to NEIUport.
  2. Click the Current Student tab.
  3. In the Registration Tools channel, click “View Test Scores.” If you have an NEIU Reading Placement and Writing Placement score, you do not need to take the survey.

The Reading and Writing Survey is used to help place you into an appropriate reading and/or composition course. The survey consists of several questions about your writing and reading skills, and a short essay. Here is the link to the Reading and Writing (English) placement survey.

Although the survey is untimed, you cannot save and return to the survey (the entire survey, including essay, must be completed in one sitting). Therefore, it’s suggested that you take the survey when you have 30 minutes or more to dedicate to completing it.

Next Steps

It typically takes about 5-7 business days from the time you complete your test for your placement scores to be processed and available in NEIUport under Registration Tools. Once your scores are available, you should contact your advisor to help you choose and register for classes.

Though the placement tests are untimed, students generally complete the full battery of tests in two to three hours, so please plan your time accordingly.

Preparing for the Test

It is highly recommended that prior to the test, you prepare by using our Placement Test Preparation page as a study resource.

Questions?

If you have any problems registering, contact Testing Services at (773) 442-5293 or testingservices@neiu.edu.