Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Athens State University Testing Center located?

The University Testing Center is located at the corner of Clinton and Hobbs St.

The physical address is:
Athens State University
Chasteen Hall
161 North Clinton Street
Athens, AL 35611
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How do I contact the University Testing Center?

The University Testing Center can be contacted via walk-in, phone, or email.

University Testing Center
(256) 233-6540

What are the University Testing Center’s hours?

The University Testing Center administers exams at the following times:

Monday: 8:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm

How do I schedule an exam?

To schedule an exam please refer to the Assessment Services page.  Each exam has detailed registration information.

How much does my exam cost?

ADAI – fee set by Metro
CLEP – $105.00 ($25 to Athens State University and $85 to CLEP)
College of Education Orientation Session – Free to Athens State University students
Comira Exams – fee set by Comira
DSST – $110.00 ($30 to Athens State University and $80 to DSST)
GRE – $205.00 ~ fee set by GRE
IC3 – Contact University Testing Center for pricing information
MAT – $70.00
PAN – fee set by PAN
Praxis – fee set by Praxis
Proctored Exams – $30/up to 3 hours
Quickbooks – $115.00 (includes 3 practice exams and 1 re-take)

How do I pay for my exam?

Once candidates have scheduled an exam appointment they will be sent an emailed link that will take them to the payment website for Athens State University.  The fee will be automatically populated and candidates just enter the requested information.  Once complete, candidates will receive a payment confirmation number/receipt that they can print.

ADAI, AECTP, Comira, GRE, NCCT, PAN, Pearson VUE and Praxis candidates will pay the exam company when they register for the test (through the vendor website).

Where do I find study materials for my exam?

Candidates can access study materials through the University Testing Center’s Study Resources webpage.

What can I expect on test day?

Upon arrival at the University Testing Center candidates will be asked to present their ID and then to sign-in for their exam.  They will then be asked to turn off their cell phones, empty their pockets, and remove all outerwear and headgear.  Candidates will be provided with a locker for storing these personal items during testing.  Candidates will be instructed on where to sit for their exam and advised on the specifics of their test.  When candidates are finished with their exam they will be provided with a preliminary copy of their score report.*  They can then access their personal belongings and exit the center.

*  Not all exams provide preliminary scores – subject to availability.
Are lockers available?

Lockers are provided for testing candidates to store their personal belongings.  No food or liquids/drinks are allowed in lockers.

What should I bring with me on test day?

Candidates should limit what items they bring with them to the University Testing Center.  Candidates will not be allowed to bring drinks, tobacco products, personal pencils or paper into the lab.  Please see the list of Prohibited Items below:

  • Cellphones, Smart Watches, and Bluetooth Electronics
  • Purses, Backpacks, Bags
  • Hats, Sunglasses, Head Gear
  • Outerwear (coats, jackets, etc.)
  • Books, Kindles, Nooks
  • Paper, Pencils, Highlighters
  • Personal Computers (laptops, etc.)
  • Calculators, Calculator Watches, Watch Alarms
  • Cameras, Pagers, Tablets
  • Transmission or Receiving Devices
  • Rulers, Compasses, Protractors
  • Food or Beverages
  • Tobacco or Tobacco Products
  • Knives, Guns, and Other Weapons
Can I bring my cell phone?

No!  Cell phones are prohibited in the University Testing Center.  If candidates do not want to store them in their vehicle a locker will be provided.  ALL CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING.

Can I bring a snack?

No food or drinks are allowed in the University Testing Center or in the lockers.

Does my test allow me to use a calculator?

Most exams have calculators built into their software.  Please refer to your Exam Candidate Bulletin (found on your exams webpage) for specifics about whether you will be allowed to bring a calculator.

*  All ADAI candidates will be provided with a calculator to use for their exam.

How do I register for ADA accommodations?

Most exams require candidates to register for ADA accommodations directly when they register.  Please make the University Testing Center staff aware of any accommodations when scheduling your appointment.  All accommodations will require proper documentation.  Athens State University students can contact Disability Services, located in the Career Development Center in the Sandridge Student Center; (256) 233-8143.

What is a CLEP exam?

The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 40 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities  and administered in more than 1,800 test centers. This rigorous program allows students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the 33 examinations.

What is a DSST exam?

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.  Over 1,900 colleges and universities recognize the DSST program and award college credit for passing scores. Colleges, universities and corporations throughout the United States and in some other countries administer tests year-round.

How long are my scores valid?

CLEP – 20 years
DSST – 20 years
GRE – 5 years
IC3 – forever
MAT – 5 years
Praxis – 10 years
Quickbooks – forever

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