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Placement Testing

Determine the best courses for your success at Heartland.

  1. Submit an HCC application. 
  2. Determine if you can waive your placement test.
  3. Click on Make an Appointment to choose whether you will complete the placement test remotely or in-person. 
  4. After your testing appointment, a Heartland staff member will review your results with you based on Heartland's placement ranges (PDF)
  5. After testing is complete, all new students must contact Advisement and meet with an academic advisor as part of the enrollment process. This step does not apply to College NOW students taking Heartland courses through their high school.

ACCUPLACER is a computer-adaptive placement test to help determine what classes are appropriate for you.

Summer 2021 Placement Deadline

In order to enroll in your desired course, the Testing Center recommends completing placement testing by the indicated date. Please refer to the class schedule for more information about the courses.

Course Start Date Recommended Placement deadline
6 week (1), 4 week (1) May 17 May 10
8 week (1), 6 week (2) June 1 May 24
6 week (3), 4 week (2) June 14 June 7
6 week (4) June 28 June 21

Fall 2021 Placement Deadline

In order to enroll in 16-week or 1st 8-week fall course(s), the last day to complete placement testing, including the proctored writing sample is Friday, August 13th. 

Releasing and Protecting Your Educational Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects your educational reocrds.  It requires your written consent before protected information can be disseminated.  Also, it allows you to prevent the College from sharing Directory Information without your consent.  Click here for additional information and forms for FERPA. 

To release your official ACCUPLACER score report to another institution, fill out the Score Release Form

To view your ACCUPLACER score report, enter your information on the ACCUPLACER Student Portal

Student Resources

Contact Us

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Heartland Community College
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8077
Lincoln: 217-735-1731
Pontiac: 815-842-6777

Hannah Mathes

Associate Director, Testing Center
Phone: 309-268-8041

Stephanie Johnson

Program Assistant, Testing Center
Phone: 309-268-8011

Lincoln Center

Kelsi Edwards

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

Pontiac Center

Tracy DiNardi

Program Assistant, HCC Pontiac
Phone: 309-268-8951