SVCC Testing Center

The Testing Center supports the mission of Sauk Valley Community College and abides with the best practices’ guidelines established by NCTA Professional Standards through:

  • Protecting the confidentiality and rights of privacy of examinees and staff, defined by FERPA and other regulations
  • Maintaining adequate physical facilities suitable to meet the requirements of the test center and the needs of examinees, which includes compliance with minimum legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Protecting the integrity of the test by following appropriate exam handling and storage procedures and by ensuring vigilant proctoring
  • Treating examinees in a fair, courteous, professional, and non-discriminatory manner
  • Making referrals to other campus offices and testing resources, as needed, to provide students and clients with the most appropriate services of the institution and community
  • Evaluating the programs of the test center in an ongoing, systematic, and comprehensive manner
  • Promoting student achievement and success by administering placement testing

The SVCC Testing Center provides services for both SVCC students and the local community.  We offer a wide variety of testing and provide a large distraction-free testing environment.  Our center offers space for 20+ students to test.  It includes space for paper/pencil tests as well as 21 computers for online testing. 

We charge for SOME proctored tests. Please refer to individual test pages for more details. Proctoring services are free to all Sauk students testing for Sauk classes.  For more detailed information click the Testing Fees link below.

All examinees are required to schedule an appointment for testing until further notice.

Scheduled appointments take priority over walk-ins. 

Scheduled appointments are required for all non-SVCC examinees.

To schedule an appointment please call (815)835-6530

News and Announcements

Fee Change July 1, 2018

As of July 1, 2018, all test proctoring fees will be $15 per exam.  Additional fees may be collected by the testing body.

These exams include but are not limited to:


Accuplacer/ALEKS retesting



Distance Education






All Exams Need to be Submitted 10 Minutes Before Closing

Starting January 12, 2015 the Testing Center will require all students to submit their exams 10 minutes prior to the closing time of the Testing Center. This is to allow time for the staff to clean, put away exams, without interrupting the student's exam.

This means if a student needs to take a one hour timed exam and we are closing at 7:00 p.m.. They will not be allowed to start any later than 5:45 p.m..

Office Hours

Summer Hours

8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue - Thu
8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri - Sun

Spring and Fall Hours

Mon - Tue
8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed - Thu
8:00am - 4:30pm
9:00am - 2:00pm
Sat - Sun

COVID-19 Accommodations

Mon - Fri

The Testing Center currently is operating by appointment only during posted service hours. Masks are recommended while testing in the Testing Center. Please call (815) 835-6530 if you have questions or need to schedule CLEP or DSST testing. Pearson Vue tests may be scheduled online at https://home.pearsonvue.com/. Please contact the Student Services Center for placement testing recommendations at (815) 835-6273.

Contact Information

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Staff Listing

Highbarger, Becky  S.Testing Center Specialistbecky.s.highbarger@ svcc.edu
Lopeman, Tanda  M.Testing Center Specialisttanda.m.lopeman@ svcc.edu
Starbuck, Rose  M.Testing Center Coordinator815-835-6 530
or ext. 530
1G06rose.m.starbuck@ svcc.edu