Admissions Office; Testing & Academic Services Center

Admissions Office; Testing & Academic Services Center


The Admissions and Registration Office provides walk-in student registration, telephone registration, and student schedule changes for students enrolled for less than twelve credit hours. Additionally, Admissions and Registration provide students with general information about the College and makes available various informational items such as brochures and maps. The Admissions and Registration Office is located on the first floor of the Administration Building (Vermilion Hall) and can be reached by calling 217-443-8800.


The Testing & Academic Services Center administers a variety of tests, including placement tests for new students, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, Spanish and French placement tests, alternative delivery course tests, and proctored exams for students at other educational institutions. In cooperation with the College’s Corporate and Community Education division, the Center also serves as a testing site for local businesses administering WorkKeys exams. It also serves as a Pearson Vue Authorized Test Center that administers a variety of certification and licensing test requirements. Please note, appointments and a Photo ID are required to take any test/assessment. NO cell phones or other electronic equipment will be allowed in the testing/study areas.

For prospective students who live outside of DACC’s college district but wish to enroll in online courses offered by DACC, please contact the Testing Center for information on how to take the ACCUPLACER or ALEKS placement test at a proctored off-site location. Test scores are accepted from other institutions. Please have the institution send the scores to DACC to be evaluated by DACC staff for possible use.

If academic accommodations are needed for students with disabilities, please contact Disability Services at 217-443-8809 or the Testing Center at 217-443-8708.

The staff administers a variety of assessments/tests for DACC students and community members. Other tests include:

  • ACCUPLACER ( A College Board assessment designed to evaluate students' skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.)
  • AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
  • ALEKS (Math assessment and learning system)
  • Castle Worldwide (Certification & Licensure Tests)
  • CLEP (College Level Examination Program) in which college level credit is given for successful completion of a test. $87 for test and $20 for non-student proctoring.
  • CNA – Illinois Nurse Assistant/Aide Competency Exam (INACE)
  • GED (for Illinois)
  • HESI (for Nursing)
  • HiSET – alternative high school diploma credential
  • Nocti Business Solutions (Pre-employment Testing & Prior Learning Assessments)
  • Paraprofessional (for Teachers’ Aide Certification)
  • Pearson VUE tests (DACC is an authorized testing center)
  • Proctoring Services: The Center serves as an official testing site for students of other educational facilities who need a proctor for an exam. ($20 fee for every 2 hours for non-DACC students)
  • Spanish Proficiency tests (Placement in Spanish 101, 102, 103 or 104)
  • TEAS Nursing Placement Test
  • WorkKeys: In cooperation with the College's Corporate and Community Education division, the Testing Center serves as a testing site for local business.

Testing Center Schedule:

Appointments are required to take a test and a picture ID must be presented each time a student comes to test. Please call and make an appointment 2 days in advance of the day you want to test or schedule a test online at Enrolled students should have their Student ID number available when scheduling an appointment. Appointments should be made at least two (2) days in advance of desired test date.

Normal Business Hours for the Testing & Academic Services Center:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
**Additional schedules are made for mid-term week and finals week. Please consult the Testing Center web pages at the link noted above for up-to-date information each semester.

For more information about the Testing & Academic Services Center (Cannon Hall, Room 103), to learn about all the various tests administered.