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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 the location where you will complete the placement test.
  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.

Summer 2022 Recommended 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 Completion
12 week, 1st 6 week, 1st 4 week May 16 May 9
8 week, 2nd 6 week  June 6 May 27
2nd 4 week June 13 June 6
3rd 6 week June 20 June 13
4th 6 week June 27 June 20


Releasing and Protecting Your Educational Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects your educational records.  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 or ALEKS 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

Dawn Shay

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