Testing Services (formerly Academic Skills Center)


Important Update: Testing Services will now provide placement testing and select certification and specialized testing by appointment only with limited capacity at the Main and Romeoville campuses. Students can now request on-campus test appointments. Please review the following information on how to request an appointment.
Please note, all testers must have a confirmed appointment before coming on campus to take any test, including placement testing.

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***Effective immediately, Joliet Junior College will employ temporary alternative placement measures to support the virtual enrollment experience. The following chart outlines all temporary alternative measures for course placement starting for fall 2020 enrollment:

Temporary Alternative Placement Measures

Measure Score Placement Registration Term
ACT English 18 Developmental English Courses: ENG 099 & ENG 021 Fall 2020 through Summer 2022
SAT – EBRW 460
ACT Math 19 Developmental Math Course: MTH 098
SAT Math 460
ACT Math 22 Meets JJC’s Geometry Requirement (places out of  Math 095)
SAT Math 530
ACT Math 28 Math 150, 153, and 170
SAT Math 660
PSAT English 480 English 101
PSAT Math 510 Math 127 and Math 128
PSAT Math 530 Math 123, 131, and 138
PSAT Math 590 Math 142
PSAT Math 660 Math 170
PSAT 10th and 11th grade only -  Valid for 24 months
H.S. GPA 3.0 Unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with four successful years of English and/or Math (earning a C or higher in all semesters) English 101 Fall 2020 through Summer 2022 (GPA for Spring and December 2020 and Spring 2021 high school graduates only)
Math 119, 123, 127, 128, 131, and 138

Important remote and on-campus placement testing information: In order to request an appointment to take a remote or on-campus placement test, students must complete mandatory preparation steps and submit a Virtual and On-Campus Placement Testing Request form. Please visit Placement Testing for more information. 

Important on-campus certification and specialized testing information: For important information and to request an appointment to take any of the following exams at the Main or Romeoville testing centers, please visit Tests Administered:

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Testing
  • ATI TEAS (Nursing and Allied Health) Testing
  • CLEP Testing
  • Illinois Nurse Assistant (CNA) Testing
  • Pearson VUE Testing (including GED)

Important TEAS testing information: All TEAS tests will be administered on-campus at the Main testing center. In order to request an appointment to take a TEAS test, students must register with ATI. Please see Tests Administered: TEAS for more information.

Please visit the TEAS Exam section for important information on JJC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography TEAS testing.

Please continue to check the JJC website for updated information.

Testing Information

  • Hours, Locations, and Parking

    Hours vary by location.  Please review the information below to select a location that best meets your needs, keeping in mind that some testing services are limited to a particular location.

    Important Update: Testing Services will now provide placement testing and select certification and specialized testing by appointment only with limited capacity at the Main and Romeoville campuses. Students can now request on-campus test appointments. Please review the following information on how to request an appointment.

    Please continue to check the JJC website for updated information.

    Main Campus: Room# A-1138 
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm
      • Testing ends at 7:50pm to allow time to close lab.
    • Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
    • Saturday: Virtual Services Only
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.
    • Testing Services is closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. 

    Main Campus: Parking
    Drive to Building A; park in lot E1 or E2; no parking pass required.


    Romeoville Campus: Room# RMA-1039
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm
      • Testing ends at 7:50pm to allow time to close lab.
    • Friday-Saturday: Closed
    • Last test administered no later than one hour prior to closing.

    Romeoville Campus: Parking
    Drive to Building A; park in lot 1; no parking pass required.
     

    City Center Campus: Room# JCTR-6002
    • Limited testing; call for availability

    City Center Campus: Parking

    • Option 1: If space is available, park in Joliet Junior College Student Parking lot, located at the corner of Benton Street and Chicago Street next to Chicken-N-Spice Restaurant.  To park in this student lot, speak with the JJC Security Officer located at the front desk within the City Center building; inform this officer you are completing a test with Testing Services and present photo identification.  Once verified, the officer will provide you with a temporary parking pass.  Display this temporary parking pass in your vehicle to prevent receiving a parking ticket. 
      Please Note: the Chicken-N-Spice parking lot is NOT available for testers; parking in this lot may result in your vehicle being towed or you receiving a parking citation. 
       
    • Option 2: If there are no available spaces within the JJC Student Parking lot, you will need to find a space next to a parking meter.  View City of Joliet Downtown parking options including a map and applicable fees.

       

  • Testing Accommodations

    Individuals seeking testing accommodations can locate the accommodation request process under each test listed within the "Tests Administered" webpage.  Individuals may also contact Disability Services at 815-280-2230, or disabilityservices@jjc.eduClick here to view the Disability Services webpage. 

  • Testing Guidelines

    To provide high quality and consistent service, Testing Services requests all patrons abide by these testing guidelines.  

    • Cell phones, I-Pods, and all other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing rooms.  These items must be locked up in one of the lockers.  If a tester is caught with one of these items, his/ her test may be confiscated and the incident will be reported to the instructor as well as the Dean of Students.  The tester may be banned from Testing Services for a period of time following the incident.
    • Due to the release of Smart Watches (watches that communicate wirelessly with cell phones, tablets, or computers), no watches will be allowed in the testing rooms.  Added fall 2013.
    • Food and beverages are not allowed in the testing rooms.  These items must be disposed before entering Testing Services.
    • Backpacks, books, paperwork, electronic devices, hats, scarves, and all other personal items must be stored in a departmental locker; these are not allowed in the testing rooms.  If items do not fit within a locker, they must be stored elsewhere.
    • Coats, jackets, or sweaters that button or zip in the front are not permitted.  If the article of clothing zips, buttons, or opens in front it must be placed in a locker.  Testers are allowed to wear sweatshirts and sweaters that do not zip or button.
    • Children are not allowed in the testing rooms.
    • Testers must present appropriate photo identification; these requirements are clearly articulated by the test provider.  There are no exceptions to this rule.  Individuals without photo identification will not be allowed to test.
    • Calculators and ear plugs are provided upon request; please note calculators are not permitted for all exams. Calculators are not permitted for the ALEKS placement exam (effective September 1, 2019).
    • No testing may begin within one hour prior to Testing Services closing.
    • All testers must schedule their exams to allow themselves enough time to complete testing (i.e. if a student has a two-hour exam, the student must schedule accordingly).
    • Exams must be completed in one sitting.  The exception to this rule is non-writing placement testing; testers may complete a section or sections of the test and then take a break.
    • Homework will not be accepted by Testing Services.  Testers must make arrangements with instructors to submit homework assignments.
    • If a tester is observed cheating, all testing and unauthorized materials will be confiscated.  The Dean of Students, and the tester's instructor, institution, company, or test producer will be notified immediately.  The tester may be banned from testing from Testing Services for a period of time following a cheating incident.
    • Items left in Testing Services will be given to Joliet Junior College Campus Police.
    • All testers must adhere to the Joliet Junior College Student Code of Conduct
    • Mechanical pens and pencils are not allowed in the testing rooms.  Testing Services will provide standard pencils for testing.
    • All scratch paper and notes are collected at the end of an exam. 

     

    Last updated August 8, 2019.

  • Testing Services Staff

    Each staff member of Testing Services is trained to deliver any of the center's hundreds of exams. 

    • Amber Carlisle, Testing Services Supervisor
      Office: A-1137
      Phone: (815) 280-2220
      Email: acarlisl@jjc.edu
    • Miriam Barajas, Testing Specialist
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261 or (815) 280-1301
      Email: mbarajas@jjc.edu 
    • Vianney Calderon, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: vcaldero@jjc.edu
    • Brandon Carson, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: bcarson@jjc.edu
    • Cathy Carson, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-7785 or (815) 280-7786
      Email: cacarson@jjc.edu 
    • Kim Feigel, Testing Assistant
    • Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: kfeigel@jjc.edu
    • Brittany Gamboa, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: bgamboa@jjc.edu
    • Robyn Henderson, Testing Assistant
    • Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: rhenders@jjc.edu
    • Maura Lopez, Testing and Tutoring Clerk
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2840
      Email: mlopez@jjc.edu
    • Merry Majchrowski, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: mmajchro@jjc.edu
    • Donna Moran, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: dmoran@jjc.edu
    • LaMar Murphy, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-6674
      Email: lamurphy@jjc.edu  
    • Tim Nelson, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2284
      Email: tinelson@jjc.edu 
    • Melissa Vicente, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: mvicente@jjc.edu
    • Stephanie Wright, Testing Assistant
      Office: A-1138
      Phone: (815) 280-2261
      Email: stwright@jjc.edu

    Last updated March 26, 2021.

  • Scheduled and Unscheduled Closures

    Scheduled and unscheduled events may close the testing center.  Please review the links below to learn about these closures and plan your visit accordingly.

    • Academic Calendar
    • Winter Weather Info
    • Important Update: Testing Services will now provide placement testing and select certification and specialized testing by appointment only with limited capacity at the Main and Romeoville campuses. Students can now request on-campus test appointments. Please review the following information on how to request an appointment.