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Place into Higher-Level Courses

Additional placement exams are available for certain classes.

Placement exams are available for BIOL 99CHEM 99, and various language exams. If you successfully complete these exams, you can waive the prerequisite requirement and enroll in higher-level courses.

Cost

There is no charge for these exams.

Credit

No credit is awarded for passing the placement exams. View the list of exams that can award credit for more information.

Schedule an appointment

Appointments can be made online through the Appointments tab in your myHeartland account. A photo ID is required when you take your placement exam.

Placement Exams Offered through the Testing Center

Additional language placement exams may be available through the academic departments.

Course Exam Format Time Limit Percent Needed to Pass
BIOL 99 Biology for Health Careers

Required
: Must be at the appropriate math, reading and writing levels to be eligible for this test
  • Computer-based
  • 100 multiple-choice, true-false and matching questions
  • Study guides are available in Academic Advisement
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
70%

CHEM 99 Preparatory College Chemistry

Required: Students must be at the appropriate math, reading and writing levels to be eligible for this test

  • Paper/pencil
  • 20 multiple-choice questions
  • Information about the test is available in Academic Advisement
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
55%
French Placement Exam
  • Computer-based
  • 60 multiple choice questions
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
  • 0-20 (FREN 101)
  • 21-37 (FREN 102)
  • 38-46 (FREN 201)
  • 47-52 (FREN 202)
German Placement Exam 
  • Paper/pencil
  • 50 multiple choice questions
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
  • 0-15 (GERM 101)
  • 16-31 (GERM 102)
  • 32-39 (GERM 201)
  • 40-45 (GERM 202)
Japanese Placement Exam
  • Paper/pencil
  • 50 multiple choice questions
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
  • 0-15 (JAPN 101)
  • 16-31 (JAPN 102)
  • 32-39 (JAPN 201)
  • 40-45 (JAPN 202)
Spanish Placement Exam
  • Computer-based
  • 50 multiple choice questions
No time limit
(average time used is about one hour)
  • 0-15 (SPAN 101)
  • 16-31 (SPAN 102)
  • 32-39 (SPAN 201)
  • 40-45 (SPAN 202)

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
EmailTesting@heartland.edu

Kelsi Edwards

Associate Director, Testing Center
Email: Kelsi.Edwards@heartland.edu
Phone: 309-268-8035

Jodi Chambers

Program Assistant, Testing Center
Emailjodi.chambers@heartland.edu 
Phone: 309-268-8045

Lincoln Center

Rebekah Baughman

Program Assistant, HCC Lincoln 
Email
: Rebekah.Baughman@Heartland.edu 
Phone: 217-735-1731

Pontiac Center

Dawn Shay

Program Assistant, HCC Pontiac
Email
: Dawn.Shay@heartland.edu 
Phone: 309-268-8951