The Basic Skills Assessment helps determine what classes are appropriate for you.

HCC requires all new students take the assessment, which includes writing, reading and mathematics. Make sure to submit an HCC application before you take the assessment.

After testing is complete, all new students must contact Advisement and meet with an academic advisor as part of the enrollment process.

What to bring

  • Your Heartland ID number (to log into the test system)
  • A photo ID
  • A calculator (if you are taking the math portion). Some calculators, such as the TI-89, are not allowed.

Assessment waiver

You can waive all or part of your assessment based on your ACT/PARCC scores or previous college courses. Learn how to waive the assessment here.

Contact Assessment

Normal Campus

Kaitlyn Zwaga, Coordinator of Assessment
Phone: 309-268-8018

Lincoln Center

Phone: 217-735-1731

Pontiac Center

Phone: 815-842-6777