Testing Center

The Testing Center offers placement testing, test proctoring services, and selected standardized testing for individuals and groups for selective program admission and certification. Throughout the year, the college offers placement testing in the areas of math, reading, and writing; counselors use the results to assist students in determining appropriate courses for their academic career. Test proctoring is offered for students enrolled in online classes or those taking a make-up exam.

Additionally, students may earn credit through Prior Learning Assessment. Prior Learning Credit is defined as credit awarded for demonstrated college-level learning gained through work, traditional and nontraditional educational experiences, and other life experiences. The learning must be relevant to the student's selected course of study at Triton College. Prior Learning Credit may be awarded through one of more of the following means:

  • Advanced Placement
  • College Level Examination Program
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests
  • Military Experience
  • Portfolio Evaluations
  • Proficiency Examinations
  • Transfer Credit

The CLEP allows students to earn up to 30 hours of credit in the five general areas of English; humanities and fine arts; mathematics; physical and life science; and social and behavioral science/history. The DSST program gives students the opportunity to receive proficiency credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. As a fully funded DSST Center, active duty military personnel are exempt from DSST fees for the first administration of each test. Proficiency credit and portfolio development allow students to pursue the option of earning credit or placement for their learning experiences. Triton College partners with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to provide credit for prior learning/portfolio evaluations. For additional information about CAEL, please visit their website at www.learningcounts.org. Additional information may be found under the section, Acceptance of Academic credit. For more information, visit www.triton.edu/priorlearning.

WorkKeys is the group of assessments used to measure the skills needed to obtain the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).

For more information about our testing program, contact the Testing Center at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3252 or go to www.triton.edu/testingcenter.