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ACT Residual - For enrolled or admitted students who were unable to test on a national test date. Results are reported only to the college administering the test (in this case, EIU). No Student Reports or High School Reports are generated, and no Additional Score Reports will be generated to report scores to any other institution.
Test Fee: $60
Test Date(s): By Appointment Only (217.581.5986)


CLEP - EIU has suspended this exam administration until further notice.

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 34 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships. Additional Information available at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html.

For information on criteria for earning CLEP credit at EIU as well as minimum score requirements, click here.

Our department has a 2015 CLEP Study Guide available for anyone interested in borrowing it! Please contact our office at the number below!
CLEP has also developed several tools for CLEP test-takers:

CLEP Tutorial - Testing Platform: Video tutorial guides test-takers through the internet-based testing platform to help become familiar with the testing tools, the types of examination questions and the types of calculators that will appear in a CLEP exam. http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation

CLEP Exam Registration video - My Account
This video demonstration guides test-takers through the CLEP exam registration process, including: identifying an institution that accepts a CLEP policy, purchasing exam and study materials, registering on the  My Account portal and scheduling an exam with a test center. http://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam

Beginning Friday, September 16, 2016 - CLEP administrations at EIU have been suspended until further notice.

Test Fee: Vary per test 

Test Date(s): By Appointment Only (217.581.5986)


Constitution & Health - EIU students seeking to graduate under catalogs PRIOR to the 1992-93 catalog, can choose to satisfy their Constitution and/or Health graduation requirements by passing the appropriate competency exam. Call for additional information.
Test Fee: $10
Test Date(s): By Appointment Only (217.581.5986)


 DSST (formerly DANTES)

EIU has suspended this exam administration until further notice.

It’s Your Life, Take Credit for It.  The DSST credit by exam program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for life experience as a form of prior learning assessment. Recommended for credit by the American Council on Education, the 38 exams are offered in diverse subject areas such as health, ethics, finance and technology.  The DSST program is owned by Prometric, the global leader in testing and assessment, and has been placing students on the fast track to college degrees since 1974.  For more information go to www.GetCollegeCredit.com.

Beginning Friday, September 16, 2016 - DSST (Dantes) administrations at EIU have been suspended until further notice.

Test Fee: Vary per test
Test Date(s): By Appointment Only (217.581.5986)


GMAT - The GMAT exam is a standardized assessment, delivered in English, that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Registration and additional information available at:http://www.mba.com/us

EIU is NOT a GMAT testing facility, click here to find a Test Center near you!

Test Fee: $250
Test Date(s): Offered year round. Varies by Testing Center.


GRE - The GRE tests measure skills that assist graduate schools, business schools and departments with admissions activities, guidance and placement, program evaluation and selection of fellowship recipients. Registration and additional information available at:http://www.ets.org/gre/

EIU is NOT a GRE testing facility, click here to find a Test Center near you!

Test Fee: Click here for fee information.
Test Date(s): The GRE General Test is offered year-round at computer-based test centers in the United States, Canada and many other countries. It is offered at paper-based test centers in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available. See which format is available in your area.


Illinois Licensure Testing System - The Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) site has up-to-date registration and testing information, test preparation materials, and services that enable you to register and obtain unofficial test results online. Includes important announcements as well as test dates and registration deadlines. http://www.il.nesinc.com/

EIU is an authorized Pearson Vue Center offering most of the ILTS exams, including the APT.  We do NOT offer the following exams on campus:
IL115 (ILTS Mathematics)
IL143 (ILTS Music)
IL300 (ICTS Basic Skills)
IL400Z (ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)- WE DO OFFER THE IL 400 TAP TEST)

EIU offers paper-based testing on a limited basis!

The Regional Office of Education (730 7th Street - Charleston, IL) is also an ILTS testing site.  Contact that office at 217-348-0151 for more information.


Math Placement Exam - The Math Placement Exam is used to determine math placement level at EIU. Referral by an advisor or instructor is required. Additional information is available at: http://www.eiu.edu/advising/studentresources.php
Test Fee: None
Test Date(s): By Appointment Only (217.581.5986)


MAT - The MAT (Miller Analogies Test) is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. Additional information available at: http://psychcorp.pearsonassessments.com/haiweb/Cultures/en-US/site/Community/PostSecondary/Products/MAT/mathome.htm


Test Fee:
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TOEFL - The TOEFL® test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) measures your ability to communicate in English in colleges and universities. Additional information available at: http://www.ets.org/toefl


Test Fee: $185 (subject to change without notice) Check website for any fee changes
Test Date(s): Registration information including test dates and deadlines available online. Scroll down to United States, Illinois, Charleston - click here


Writing Competency Exam (WCE) - No longer offered. Contact Certifying Officer in your college for options/information. WCE Alternative Information available upon request. This requirement has been replaced by the Electronic Writing Portfolio (EWP).