Welcome to NIU Testing Services

New students must take required and/or optional exams as early as possible, before they attend new student orientation. Students cannot test on their orientation date.

See Current Testing Schedule for dates and times

To register for New student exams and for the A.Q.E.
click on the button below:

Registration Button


  • Monday, December 8 - Thursday, December 11, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    (open during lunch)
  • Friday, December 12, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (open during lunch)
  • Saturday, December 13, Testing Services will be closed.

Testing Services provides comprehensive testing and evaluation support services for Northern Illinois University students, faculty, staff, administration, and individuals or agencies in the University's service region. Located in the historical section of NIU's Campus in Adams Hall, Room 128.  Testing Services office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM until 4:30 PM.

Due to extensive technical difficulties with the CLEP Online Examination program, NIU Testing Services is suspending the administration of all CLEP exams until further notice. We will continue to accept CLEP scores for credit as outlined in our credit by Exam Brochure.

Phone: (815)753-1203 
Fax: (815)753-3701
E-mail: testing@niu.edu
Mail: Testing Services, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2854