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Testing Services

Testing Services

For online/distance students: please contact your local community college to arrange a proctored placement exam. A fee may be involved. For questions or assistance, please contact Lisa Hansen.

For more information, contact:

Alysse (Lisa) Hansen
Manager, Student Success Center and Testing
Office 2635
Phone: (708) 709-3507
Email: ahansen@prairiestate.edu

Maria Villanueva
Testing Coordinator
Office 2505
Phone: (708) 709-3558
Email: mvillanueva@prairiestate.edu

Please Note: The Business Office and Admissions Office are closed on Saturday. If you need to pay for a retest,  you need to make a payment with the Business Office prior to taking the exam.

GED Testing

PSC is an approved Cook County GED testing site. GED testing information, instructions, and application are available at http://www.cookcountyged.org/.

Proficiency Testing

Proficiency exams are designed for students who have substantial knowledge (without college credit) in a given area. PSC students interested in pursuing college credit in lieu of taking a class at PSC can apply for proficiency testing.  More information on proficiency tests available, as well as policies and procedures is online at prairiestate.edu/pdf/proficiencybook.pdf.

Proctoring Services

Proctoring services are available for students from other colleges or universities, who live in the area and wish to have an exam proctored.  There is a fee associated with this offering. For more information, contact testing services at (708) 709-3558 or e-mail mvillanueva@prairiestate.edu.

Pearson Vue

PSC is a Pearson VUE Authorized Test Center offering exams for ACSM, Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, Evaluation Systems, and more. For more information and registration, visit pearsonvue.com. There is a fee associated with this offering. For more information, contact testing services at (708) 709-3558 or email mvillanueva@prairiestate.edu.


Students interested in enrolling in the Nursing Program at PSC must first take the HESI A2 exam. The test is administered by Testing Services. Information on the exam and tips on how to study and prepare are available at http://www.nursingexamprepinfo.com/. For more information, contact testing services at (708) 709-3507 or e-mail mvillanueva@prairiestate.edu.