Test Anxiety Programs


Many students find taking tests, completing assignments, and/or giving presentations very stressful. At times, this stress can be counterproductive and negatively impact performance. The American Test Anxieties Association estimates between 16 and 20% of college students have high anxiety when it comes to taking tests or performing well on assignments. Fortunately, there are ways to address anxiety so that you can do your best work. During the academic year, we offer drop-in Test Anxiety Workshops. These workshops are free for students, but space is limited, so we request that you register in advance by completing a brief form for the date you want to register. 

For a summary of strategies that can help with test anxiety, the Counseling Center offers a Test Anxiety brochure.

For Fall 2022, we will offer three programs. This program is open to all Illinois students—you do not need to be a current client of the Counseling Center. Please select the date you want to register, complete the information and submit the form. You'll receive a conformation email along with specifics you'll need to attend.

Tuesday, October 25, 1-2 p.m.  (Lincoln Hall 1027) CANCELLED--Please register for one of our other workshops this semester.

Tuesday, November 15, 1-2 p.m. (via Zoom)

Tuesday, December 6, 6-7 p.m. (via Zoom)

If these times don't work for you, we've also put a slightly different version online. We hope it's helpful. 

Test Anxiety Class Materials