Program Exams

  • High School Equivalency Testing

    The State of Illinois has adopted three exams to serve as assessment tools for measuring high school equivalency - GED, HiSET and TASC.  Candidates can now select which exam they prefer to take to attain this credential.  Morton College has elected to offer both the GED and HiSET exams for individuals seeking to attain their high school equivalency credential.

    Please note that these exams are only administered in a computerized format at this institution.  Candidates who prefer a paper test version will need to locate an alternate test center offering the paper format. The computerized versions of the GED and HiSET are offered most Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year. Testing takes place in the Testing Center - Building C, 2nd floor - Room 233C. Candidates must self-register at the respective websites indicated below.

    General Education Development (GED)

    For more information about the GED exams visit the GED Testing Service website.

    High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)

    For more information about the HiSET exams visit the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.

    Constitution Exam

    Morton College offers a computerized version of the Constitution Exam. This exam is available most Wednesdays and Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. Testing is limited to select Wednesdays during the summer or by special appointment. Computerized Constitution Exams are only available between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. On-site registration is required. All candidates must present a valid photo ID in order to test. Results will be available upon completion of the exam.

    To verify if Constitution testing will be available on a specific date, please email the Testing & Assessment Specialist at

    Nursing Admission Exams

    In order to be eligible for admission into the nursing program, prospective nursing students are required to demonstrate a certain level of English and math ability on the mandatory admission exam. Applicants are allowed two (2) attempts to achieve the minimum scores on the exam.

    Interested students may download an ACCUPLACER Study Guide (PDF) that includes sample questions.

    Nursing Admission exams are administered on specific dates listed in the Nursing Application Packet. Please refer to the Nursing Application Packet or attend the mandatory Nursing Information Session for more specific information.

    Certified Nursing Assistant Exams

    CNA Program Exam

    Students interested in the Nursing Assistant Program are required to take an ACCUPLACER reading exam to determine eligibility. The current minimum reading score is 64.

    Testing appointments can be scheduled through the Academic Advising Center (Building B, 1st floor) or by calling (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2250.

    CNA State Certification Exam

    In addition to completing a CNA training program, nursing assistants working in nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities and home health agencies in the State of Illinois must be certified.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all students who successfully complete an approved training program also pass a written competency exam. The Testing Center serves as a test site for these CNA competency exams.

    For more information on test dates or how to register for the certification exam, please contact the Morton College Nursing Program at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2388 or visit the Illinois Nurse Aide Testing Program website.