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The Testing Center is open by appointment.

All in-person appointments must follow Heartland's Standard of Care which includes wearing a mask during the duration of your visit.  Online placement testing is still available; click on the Placement Testing drop-down below for details.

Ways to schedule:

  1. Through your myHeartland account on the Appointments tab
  2. Email 
  3. Call 217-735-1731 and leave a message with your name and call back number 

On-campus Testing hours by appointment:

Monday - Thursday  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Friday  Closed 

NOTE: GED exams are only delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  • Fulfill placement testing requirements for new Heartland students. 

    1. Submit an HCC application. 
    2. Determine if you can waive your placement test based on previous transcripts, high school GPA, or an ACT/SAT score report. 
    3. If your ACT/(P)SAT scores are less than 3 years old, please send a copy of your score report or high school transcript to so we can determine what tests you need. 
    4. Make an appointment for your exams. You have the choice of taking your exam at home through a proctoring service called Examity (request a voucher), or on campus during Testing Center hours of operation.
  • Work with your instructor to take a make-up exam, or take a test for your online or hybrid course. 

    1. We can administer exams at the request of the instructor. 
    2. Make sure your instructor knows you plan to take the exam in Lincoln and that the Testing Center has availabe hours prior to the instructor's deadline.
    3. You should know your course and instructor's name to sign-in for testing. 
  • Place into high level courses and earn college credit through examination. 

    1. Additional placement exams are available for BIOL 99, CHEM 99, CSCI 101 and MATH 161.  If you successfully complete these exams, you can waive the prerequisite requirement and enroll in higher-level courses. 
    2. Other proficiency exams could give you Advanced Placement or earned credit by completing them. 
    3. For details on all the exams available, visit the main Testing Center page.
  • Schedule a proctored exam at the Lincoln Testing Center. 

    1. Our Testing Center is available to community members who wish to have a test proctored, including those in open learning and distance learning (online) programs. 
    2. Additional fees may apply if a test is from a non-Heartland institution. 
    3. Appointments required and must be requested from the instructor or institution responsible for the exam.  
    Proctored by another institution  No cost  /
    GED  $120 for all exams (4) GED website at time of registration 
    Accuplacer Literacy (non-Heartland)  $25 Card or Check at time of appointment 


Mondays and Wednesdays: 8am to 4:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8am to 8pm
Fridays: Closed-Zoom by Appointment 

Contact Us

HCC Lincoln
2201 Woodlawn Rd.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-735-1731
Fax: 217-735-1352

Kristi Powell

Director, HCC Lincoln 
Phone: 309-268-8973

Jennifer Kirby

Associate Director, HCC Lincoln
Advisor, HCC Lincoln 
Phone: 309-268-8971

Val Conrady

Coordinator of Adult Education,
HCC Lincoln
Phone: 309-268-8975

Kelsi Edwards

Program Assistant, HCC Lincoln 
Phone: 309-268-8974