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. The computerized versions of the GED and HiSET are offered most Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Due to an increased volume of placement testing during the summer months and an abbreviated summer work schedule, GED and HiSET will be offered on a limited number of Wednesdays from June through August.

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 may be limited to select Wednesdays during the summer months or by special appointment.

Computerized Constitution Exams are only available between the hours of 9:00am and 3:30pm (must arrive no later than 2:30pm in order to complete the exam on time).

On-site registration is required. All candidates must present a valid government-issued 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 e-mail the Testing & Assessment Specialist.

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, math and science (Anatomy & Physiology) ability on the mandatory HESI Admission Assessment (HESI A2).

Applicants are allowed two (2) attempts in a two-year period to achieve the minimum scores on this exam.

All HESI A2 test scores are valid for two (2) years from the date of administration.

HESI A2 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 Comprehension 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.

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