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3 students testing in testing centerThe following tests are offered through KCC's Testing Services Office, which is also an authorized Pearson Vue and Castle Worldwide testing center.

Test Description Fee
ALEKS ​Math placement test used by KCC. Replaces the ACT Compass test as of May 18, 2017. Students are able to both prepare for and take the test using this educational software. Results are used  to place students in appropriate course. ​No fee for the initial test for the first five tests. There may be a fee for additional retests.
Accuplacer ​Reading placement test used by KCC. Replaces the ACT Compass test, as of April 4, 2016. Results are used to place students in appropriate KCC courses No fee for initial test. There may be a $10 fee for retests.
Remote Placement Available to those planning on attending another college. $25 
GED General Educational Development high school equivalency exam. Visit MyGED fees, registration & scheduling info
HiSET ​High school equivalency test ​Visit HiSET fees, registration & scheduling info
Exam Make-up Course make-up exams No fee
Correspondence Students who are taking a class at another school and need a proctored environment.


American College Test (ACT) National achievement test required for admission to many college and universities.

 Fee information

A2 Entrance Exam Entrance exam for KCC's competitive-entry health careers programs.  $54
NATCEP Written competency exam for nurse aides required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Fee information
NABCEP Photovoltaic and solar heating installation certification. Fee information
​WorkKeys ​The ACT WorkKeys assessments include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills tests that enable you to compare your strengths and abilities to the skills require in the workplace. No fee​
​ParaPro Assessment ​The ParaPro Assessment is a test developed by Educational Testing Services to test the knowledge and skills of education paraprofessionals.