University Counseling Center

National Tests

The following tests are given at the University Counseling Center, by appointment only, at specific times during open business hours. Plese contact Amy Howe at for additional information.

American College Testing (ACT) Residual Testing

  • Results are reported only to Western Illinois University. No Student Reports or High School Reports are generated, and no Additional Score Reports will be generated to report scores to any other institution.
  • 3 - 3 1/2 hour test, must wait 60 days before taking again.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)


  • The nationally recognized DSST Program helps you receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom  through a suite of  more than 30 exams  in college subject areas such as Social Sciences, Math, Applied Technology, Business, Physical Sciences and Humanities.
  • A form of prior learning assessment, DSSTs offer students a cost effective, time saving way to use their knowledge acquired outside of the classroom (perhaps from reading, on-the-job training, or independent study) to accomplish their educational goals.
  • Click here for more information:

MAT (Miller Analogies Test)

  • A high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. An excellent option for candidates applying to any of the hundreds of graduate programs that accept MAT scores for admission.
  • 60 minute computer test, can be taken again immediately.


The following tests are not given at the University Counseling Center, but the Western Illinois University campus does serve as a testing site on reserved dates. See the listed website for test dates and registration information:

American College Testing (ACT) National Testing

  • The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • The ACT is administered on five test dates - in October, December, February, April, and June. In selected states, the ACT is also offered in September.
  • Click here for more information:

CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)

GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

  • The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in eight specific fields of study and can help forecast a candidate's potential for success in graduate school.
  • The GRE® is for any prospective graduate school applicant. Any accredited graduate, business or professional school, or any department or division within a school, may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both.
  • Click here for more information:

LSAT (Law School Admission Test)

  • The LSAT is a standardized test required for admission to LSAC-member law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved law schools. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.
  • The LSAT is a half-day test, and is administered four times a year at hundreds of locations around the world.
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SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)


The following tests are not given on the Western Illinois University campus. See the listed website for test dates and registration information:


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University Counseling Center
Memorial Hall 1st Floor
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Please call to schedule an appointment. Appointments cannot be made through email.

Phone: (309) 298-2453
Fax: (309) 298-3253