How to find out NCLEX results in 24hours in IL without paying $8 to Pearson Vue

  1. I have not read anything much about this process and I just discovered it accidentally. I know in some states their names just appear on BON websites the next day but here in Illinois all we can rely is the Pearson Vue Trick and the Pearson Vue Quick Result where we have to pay $8.

    So here's what I did:
    July 29th - took the NCLEX-RN, got the pop up
    July 30th - this is what I think most people don't know about
    go to
    click on Get Application Status and Grade
    enter info such as last 4 digits of SSN, Last name, DOB
    Click Submit
    Voila! you will see the status of your application, the date of exam and the Grade which will show as either PASS/FAIL
    July31st - paid Pearson Vue $8 since I have never heard of the continental trick and I was really anxious so I got tempted to pay lol
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  3. by   chicagoing
    I tried doing the above and my information was not in the system.
    I got the "good" pop-up an hour after I finished the NCLEX and paid the $8 two days later (PASS).
    I had heard of this other method from a classmate but it did not work for me.
  4. by   night_owl_rn
    Hi! I'm sorry if this method did not work for you. Did you take your exam on a weekend? I guess they don't update their system right away but since I sent my application to Continental Testing Service my information has been on the system for a month until now it's still there
  5. by   chicagoing
    I took my exam on a Tuesday and did the PVT a few hours after I finished. I couldn't find my information on the testing service site even after my license posted.
  6. by   bnursel987
    I tried the Pearson Vue Trick after just a few hours. It did not let me register and thus I believed I PASSED. After two days, I still hadn't received an official email about my results so I tried the CONTINENTAL trick above and I was able to find access to a page that said PASS! So, I am hoping this is legit.
  7. by   Katie2bRN23
    Seems they may be closed weekends because I finished my exam 25 hours ago and mine isn't posted yet! Darn it, I knew id fall into that grey area testing on a Saturday
  8. by   SWagow1
    Worked for me, but it was more like 36 hours after the exam.
  9. by   zeenurseRN
    Continental testing at 23 hours post exam, no info yet....I will be checking in hourly from now on
  10. by   zeenurseRN
    24,5 hours in after NCLEX: no results on Continental..... ;-(
  11. by   AndreeaB
    It worked for me! I took the NCLEX yesterday morning at 8am, stumbled on the continental testing website today, and the results are posted: PASS! I am officially a RN.
  12. by   LamiP.
    Hi! Just took my NCLEX yesterday and finished around 12pm. I did the continental testing trick just now (36hrs after exam) and it says that there's still no data under my name. Guess I have to wait after for the next 12hrs.
  13. by   Elevense
    I know it worked fine for me and most of my other friends but a few weeks ago it didn't seem to work for anyone for a week or so. I think one of those people said their results never did end up showing up there even later. So they just had to wait and pay for the quick results. So yeah, sometimes it doesn't work and definitely doesn't mean anything re: pass/fail or you personally.

    Pearson's quick results are still kinda nice because they have your name on them, if you want to show it to prospective employers til you show up on the idfpr website.
  14. by   amazingbrownie
    Hi guys,
    I took NCLEX yesterday and am trying to obtain my result early from continental testing service website but it didn't give any information yet even though it passes 24 hours. Do you know how long it takes to update the result on continental testing service?