Placement Test Registration

Completing placement tests will help determine which courses are the best fit for you. Remote and in-person testing are available. To test remotely, you will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with a webcam and audio capabilities.

Specific details on remote placement testing can be found below. If you would like, sign up for in person testing. For in person testing, please arrive at the chosen location and time with a valid photo ID, your NEIU student ID number, and a face mask.

Check out the detailed information below and our fact sheet on placement testing. 

How do I register to take a placement test?

Fill out and submit our questionnaire. You’ll receive an email within a week with information about the English survey and about scheduling your Math placement test.

First Year Students

Remote and in person testing are available. To test remotely, you will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with a webcam and audio capabilities. Sign up for in person testing. For in person testing, please arrive at the chosen location and time with a valid photo ID, your NEIU student ID number, and a face mask.  

Math Placement: You should receive a voucher code for the remote Math test within 2 weeks of receiving your admissions letter. If you do not receive a voucher within this time frame, please sign up for Placement Testing and you will receive another voucher within a week.

English Placement: Students with a high school cumulative GPA below 3.25 who have not already taken a college-level English course need to take the Reading and Writing (English) placement survey.

Continuing and Transfer Students

First, sign up for Placement Testing. Remote and in person testing are available. To test remotely, you will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with a webcam and audio capabilities. Sign up for in person testing. For in person testing, please arrive at the chosen location and time with a valid photo ID, your NEIU student ID number, and a face mask.  

Math Placement: You should receive a voucher code for the remote Math test within a week of signing up.

English Placement: Students with a high school cumulative GPA below 3.25 who have not already taken a college-level English course need to take the Reading and Writing (English) placement survey.

International Students

Remote and in person testing are available. To test remotely, you will need a computer (desktop or laptop) with a webcam and audio capabilities. Sign up for in person testing. For in person testing, please arrive at the chosen location and time with a valid photo ID, your NEIU student ID number, and a face mask. 

First year International students: You should receive a voucher code for the remote Math test within 2 weeks of receiving your admissions letter. If you do not receive a voucher within this time frame, please sign up for Placement Testing and you will receive another voucher within a week.

Continuing and Transfer International Students: Sign up for Placement Testing. You should receive a voucher code for the remote Math test within a week of signing up.

English Placement: Students who have not already taken a college-level English course need to take the Reading and Writing (English) placement survey.

Which testing 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. You should find and follow the steps for remote placement testing accordingly with the information provided in the specific drop boxes. 

If you answered no to any of these questions, register for in person testing, which will take place on campus. For in person testing, please arrive at the chosen location and time with a valid photo ID, your NEIU student ID number, and a face mask. 

Students requiring a disability-related testing accommodation must first contact Student Disability Services at sds@neiu.edu and follow intake procedures before signing up for placement testing. 

In Person Placement Testing

Sign up for in person testing. For in person testing, please arrive at the chosen location and time with a valid photo ID, your NEIU student ID number, and a face mask. 

Remote Placement Testing

Math Placement

First Year Students will receive two emails within two weeks of admission: the first email with information about how to sign up for remote math testing (from testingservices@neiu.edu, email subject: Schedule your Placement Test Today) and the second email with your voucher code (from Accuplacer, email subject: Remote Voucher Notification). 

Continuing and Transfer Students will receive two emails within a week after signing up for placement testing: the first email with information about how to sign up for remote math testing (from testingservices@neiu.edu, email subject: Thank you for signing up for Placement Testing) and the second email with your voucher code (from Accuplacer, email subject: Remote Voucher Notification).

Once you receive both emails, you can move forward to registering and scheduling your math placement test. Make sure you have your voucher code ready, and download the latest version of Google Chrome browser and use Chrome when creating your account, scheduling, and testing. 

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.

View the complete list of requirements to test remotely via Proctortrack.

  1. Open this link in Google Chrome to create an account with Proctortrack.
  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. Open the link in that email. Once confirmed, log in to Proctortrack with the registered email and password, and continue with the rest of the steps described in the Student Quick Guide. You will then be able to choose a date and time to take your math placement test. 
  5. Complete the test on your scheduled day and time.
  6. After you have completed the math placement test, you will receive your test score on the next screen. Take a screenshot or photo. Scores will appear in NEIUport within a week.

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.

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

English Placement

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.

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.
  4. If you do not have an NEIU Reading Placement and Writing score, you can click this link to take the Reading and Writing (English) placement survey.

If you need to take the English Placement Test/Survey, follow these steps: 

  1. Ensure you have at least 30-60 minutes to complete the survey and essay section.
  2. Click here to take the Reading and Writing (English) placement survey.
  3. Complete the survey and submit (be sure to complete all of the survey questions and essay portion and submit each section.)
  4. Once completed, it will take 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. 
  5. Once your scores are available, you should contact your advisor to help you choose and register for classes.

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.

When and where will you see your placement test results?

Directly after finishing the math placement test you will see your result on the screen. You may take a screenshot of your results. The results will be uploaded to your account within 1-3 business days. Writing tests are graded by multiple individuals and take a bit longer. Writing results will be available 5-7 business days after taking the exam.

All test scores will be posted on NEIUport. Please follow the steps below to locate them:

  1. Log in to NEIUport
  2. Click the Current Student tab
  3. In the Registration Tools channel, click “View Test Scores”

View information on interpreting your test scores.

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.

In addition to addressing placement testing, please be sure to continue through as many of the important Next Steps for Admitted Students as possible.

Questions?

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