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All Tests are Prepaid and Require Proper Photo ID

Test Name:Test Description:
AccuplacerUsed by several colleges and programs as a diagnostic, placement or admission tool.
ACTAdmission Exam for CWU and other universities
ACT-RFor admission to CWU only.
CASTLEInternet based certification and licensure examinations
CHESHealth Education Credentialing
CLEP35 exams that test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways to earn college credit
CommunicationsRequired part of the application to the Communication Major at CWU
COMPASSUsed for Placement into Math & English classes at CWU & other colleges & universities.
Construction CertificationCertification exam offered to Construction Management majors.
DSSTDSST are college subject exams that you can take to earn college credit for knowledge you acquired outside of a the traditional classroom.
GEDGeneral Equivalency Diploma: Certifies High School level academic skills. Computer Based Testing only.
GRE GeneralGraduate Record Exam
GRE Subject TestsProspective graduate school applicants take the Subject Tests.
HOBETUsed for Admittance to the Purser Paramedic Program at CWU and other locations. Computer Based Testing only.
KRYTERIONCertification exams
LSATLaw School Admission Test
MCATMedical College Admission Test
MFATMajor Field Assessment Test
MPREMultistate Professional Responsibility Exam
Math Placement TestAPTP, the statewide exam for placement into College level Mathematics, is offered at CWU in June only.
PANEmployment screening
Pearson VueCertification exams, eg. WEST, GED, CISCO...
PRAXISTeacher certification exams
TOEICThe TOEIC® Listening and Reading test is a valid assessment of English-language reading and listening skills for the workplace. Employers worldwide use the TOEIC® test to determine who can communicate effectively in English across borders and cultures with coworkers and clients.
TOEFL iBTThe TOEFL® test measures the ability of nonnative English speakers to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in the university classroom.
Proctored ExamsWe will proctor non-CWU exams. Please call 509-963-1847 to make arrangements. $25 fee to be paid via the Cashiers office 509-963-2242.

 

Accuplacer
Information:The purpose of the ACCUPLACER test is to provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to determine your course selection. You should verify with your college advisor which Accuplacer tests you need to complete and where the results should be sent.
Testing Dates:Offered by appointment as a Proctored Exam.
How to Register:

1.  Prepay at the Cashiers office, Barge Hall or 509-963-2242. The cost for a proctored exam is $25.

2.   Click here to schedule a test or call the Testing Center at 509-963-1847, to schedule a time.

Test Resources:Accuplacer Website

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ACT
Information:The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. ACT Plus Writing includes the 4 subject areas plus a 30 minute writing test. CWU accepts the ACT or the ACT Plus Writing for admission.
Testing Dates:

Please go HERE to check availability elsewhere.

Available Dates at CWU:

 04/12/2014 and 06/14/2014.

Note: Exam dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.

How to Register:Please visit the ACT website, ACTstudent.org,  to register for this test.
Test Resources:ACT Website: Free test preparation materials.

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ACT-R
Information:

The ACT Residual is the same as the ACT described above but scores can only be used at Central Washington University.

This score can not be transferred to any other institution.

Testers do not receive a copy of their scores. These scores are sent directly to CWU Admissions and/or Running Start.

Testing Dates:Unless noted, the ACT-R begins at 1:00 PM and examinees are dismissed at approximately 4:45 PM.

 04/15/14, 05/13/14, 06/17/14,

Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.
How to Register:

1.  Prepay at the Cashier's Office, Barge Hall 108 or 509-963-2242.          The cost is $40 for the ACT-R.

2.   Click here to schedule a test or call the Testing Center at 509-963-1847, to schedule a seat.

Bring #2 pencils, eraser, approved calculator, and proper photo ID with you on the day of the test to the Testing Center, Bouillon Hall 125.

The test is approximately 4 hours. There is a brief break if students choose to bring a snack they will be allowed to eat during the break but not during the test.

Note: Please notify CWU Testing Services (509-963-1847) if you can not attend a scheduled testing appointment.

Test Resources:ACT Website: Study material, prohibited calculators list, proper ID requirements, practice test, FAQ, and test preparation.

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CASTLE
Information:Castle Worldwide develops and facilitates testing for professional certifications and licensure. Dates vary each month. All exams offered by Castle Worldwide use online registration and payment.
Testing Dates:

Available at registration web site.

How to Register:Through the sponsoring organization which offers the certification.
Test Resources:CASTLE Website

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Certified Health Education Specialist
Information:The CHES examination is a competency-based tool used to measure possession, application and interpretation of knowledge in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators delineated by A Competency-Based Framework for Health Education Specialists 2010. Read more about this and check your eligibility for taking this exam HERE.
Testing Dates:All CHES tests are administered in Bouillon Hall from 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM.

04/26/2014 and 10/18/2014

Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.
How to Register:Click HERE and register for the test online.
Test Resources:CHES Website: Test Registration, study material, and online bulletin.

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CLEP
Information:College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways — through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work. CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members and traditional college students. There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams. Please visit the CLEP Website for more information.

Important Note on retesting: Candidates may not repeat a CLEP exam of the same title within six months. Scores of exams repeated earlier than six months will be canceled and test fees forfeited.
Testing Dates:

 

Please check available dates using the Schedule A Test link on our website.
 

How to Register:

 

1.  Prepay the $15 CWU fee at the Cashier's Office, Barge Hall 108 or 509-963-2242. This has not changed.

2.  As of January 1, 2014, all CLEP exam payments must be made online through CLEP's My Account Portal.  For more information on how to register please visit CLEP's How To Register page.  Please choose CWU as your preferred testing site when you pay for the test.

3.  Click here to schedule a test or call the Testing Center at 509-963-1847, to schedule a time.

You must bring the registration ticket, issued by CLEP, and 2 acceptable IDs with you on the day you are testing.

The PRIMARY ID must be a government-issued photo ID. The ID must include the candidate’s name, signature, and a recognizable photograph.                                                                                               Acceptable forms of primary identification include:
Current passport with name, photograph, and signature
• Valid driver’s license with name, photograph, and signature
• State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
• Military ID
• National ID with name, photograph, and signature
• A tribal ID card
• A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship

The SECONDARY ID must contain either a photo or a signature. Acceptable forms of secondary identification include:
• A current student ID
• A military ID (Common Access Card)
• An unused ID from the primary choices above

Unacceptable ID Documents: The following documents are not acceptable forms of ID for the CLEP examinations:
Credit or debit cards of any kind
• Social Security card
• Employee ID

Note: Please notify CWU Testing Services (509-963-1847) if you can not attend a scheduled testing appointment.

Test Resources:CLEP Website

Always check with your school about acceptability of CLEP credits. To view the list of CLEP and other transfer credits that CWU accepts go HERE

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Communication "Writeplacer"
Information:

The "Writeplacer" exam is part of the admission requirements to the CWU Communication major. Your score will be based on your ability to express, organize, and support your opinions and ideas, not the position you take on the essay topic. Writeplacer is a direct measure of student writing skills offered as part of the College Board's ACCUPLACER program. You are given one hour to provide a writing sample in response to a specific prompt. Your response is scored electronically using an automated writing scoring tool.  Scores are returned within seconds.

For more information see the Writeplacer Guide.

Testing Dates:

This test is available several days a week.

Please check for available dates using the Schedule A Test link on our website.
 

How to Register:

1.  Prepay at the Cashier's Office, Barge Hall 108 or 509-963-2242.          The cost is $15 for the Writeplacer Test.

2.   Click here to schedule a test or call the Testing Center at 509-963-1847, to schedule a seat.

Note: Please notify CWU Testing Services (509-963-1847) if you need to reschedule.

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Compass
Information:

COMPASS is an un-timed, computer-based test designed to assist accurate placement into appropriate courses for Math and English. COMPASS offers tests in reading, writing, and math. You will receive your test results immediately upon completion of testing, and your score report will include placement messages informing you what courses you should take and how to register.

The Compass test is given to students to place into English 101, Math 100 A, B, & C, Math 101, Math 130, Math 164, Math 170,  Pre-Calculus 153, Pre-Calculus II 154, and Calculus 172.

It can also be used by CWU-Admissions in place of ACT or SAT scores for applicants 25 years and older.

You can send your old Compass scores to other institutions with payment of a $5 transcript fee to the Cashier. We will send Compass results at the time of testing to other institutions with no transcript fee.

Placement information is at Academic Advising.

Testing Dates:

These tests are available several days a week.

Please check for available dates using the Schedule A Test link on our website.

How to Register:

1.  Prepay at the Cashier's Office, Barge Hall 108 or 509-963-2242.          The cost is $25 for each Compass Test.

2.   Click here to schedule a test or call the Testing Center at 509-963-1847, to schedule a seat.

Note: If you can not attend a test you have signed up for and would like a refund, you must notify CWU Testing Services (509-963-1847) at least 24 hours prior to the test. Cancelations less than 24 hours in advance will not be issued a refund.

Test Resources:

Math Practice:
Compass Website
CUNY Compass Practice  Diagnostic tests for Algebra and Prealgebra
Khan Academy
MyCompass Test
Georgia Highlands College
Virtual Math Lab at Texas A&M
Khan Academy
You Tube

Compass Writing Practice:
Learning Support at GSC Look for Compass Writing and/or Grammar tutorials

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Construction Certification
Information:The AIC Construction Certification exams offered to students at the end of the Construction Management program. Read about the exams and the registration process HERE.
Testing Dates:

Spring 2014 April 5, 2014 (Register before March 15)
 

Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.

How to Register:Before you register please call Industrial Engineering and Technology for more information at (509) 963-1762 (David Carns).

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DSST
Information:Credit by examination. These credits are accepted by colleges across the USA. For a list of exams click HERE. Tests can be repeated after 90 days.
Testing Dates:

Please check for available dates using the Schedule A Test link on our website.

How to Register:


1.  Prepay at the Cashier's Office, Barge Hall 108 or 509-963-2242.          This cost is a $15 proctoring fee.  You will pay the remaining fee directly to DSST on the day of your test.

2.   Click here to schedule a test or call the Testing Center at 509-963-1847, to schedule a time.

You must bring a credit card and ID to the test site to pay the remaining fee of to DSST at the time of the test.

Note: Please notify CWU Testing Services (509-963-1847) if you can not attend a scheduled testing appointment.

Test Resources:Free study materials and low cost practice tests are available online at the DSST website.

DSST website: for info on tests and test preparation.

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GED: General Educational Development (GED)
Information:

Many people who did not finish high school have the same knowledge and skills as those who did graduate. By taking and passing a series of four tests in Language Arts Reading/Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math adults can demonstrate they have acquired the same level of knowledge.

The GED test is new as of January 2014!!

The 2014 GED test is new with standards-based aligned with current high school standards and career and college readiness expectations delivered exclusively on computer which provides a consistent testing experience nationwide. Information and tutorials are available at ged.com after you create your own personal MYGED account. 

Only persons who do not hold a standard high school diploma from the US are eligible to take the GED test. Under no circumstances may the GED test be administered to persons less than 16 years of age.

Testing Dates:

 

CWU offers GED testing every week between 8 AM and 5 PM.

  You must register and schedule your test either at www.ged.com or call 1-877-392-6433 to speak with someone about dates.

Click here for more information on how to register.
 

How to Register:

Registration for the computer based GED exam is through Pearson VUE at the web site www.ged.com

 Washington State residency is required for Washington GED® testing.

Testers MUST bring one of the following forms of identification issued by the Washington Department of Licensing:

  • a valid Washington driver’s permit
  • a valid Washington driver’s license
  • a valid Washington identification card

 

For financial assistance and/or help in preparing for the GED call OIC at (509) 962-8098 or YVCC (Ellensburg) at (509) 925-4011.

How to Obtain a GED Transcript:

To obtain a GED transcript:

If you completed your testing and were issued your GED prior to January 2014 you must visit GEDverify.org , create an account and order transcripts online.

For a GED earned in 2014 you should return to GED.com and order a certificate or transcript online.

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GRE: Graduate Record Exam
Information:The GRE General Test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. GRE Website
Testing Dates:All ETS tests taken from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM - 5 PM

Please go to the GRE Website and select ELLENSBURG as the test center to find a list of available dates. There are only 8 computers and they tend to fill up fast. Allow plenty of time before hand to make sure you can find an opening.

The test is offered every Monday except for holidays or when otherwise offered at ets.org/gre

 

How to Register:Go to http://www.ets.org/gre/ and register and pay for the test online.
Test Resources:http://www.ets.org/gre/: Test Registration & study material.

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GRE Subject Tests
Information:The GRE Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement. Prospective graduate applicants take the Subject Tests. GRE test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study.GRE Website
Testing Dates:
04/05/2014

Note: The above dates are subject to cancelation and are not guaranteed to be available.
How to Register:Click Here and register for the test online.
Test Resources:Click Here for Test Registration, study material, and online bulletin.

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HOBET
Information:The Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test-V (HOBET-V) is offered as an online test year around. Score reports can be sent directly to the EMS Paramedic Program of CWU or other locations as arranged during registration.
Testing Dates:

 Please contact Testing Services to arrange a testing date, 509-963-1847, or Testing_Services@cwu.edu.

How to Register:

The test fee of $45.00 should be paid directly to the Cashier's Office in Barge 104 (963-2242). 

Then contact Testing Services to set up your appointment to take the test, 509-963-1847 or Testing_services@cwu.edu.

You must set up an account with ATI Allied Health. 

Visit their web site www.atialliedhealth.com to create an account and get your ATI number.  You will need to  have an ATI number to take the test in the test center.

Please remember to bring a valid ID on the day of testing.

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LSAT
Information:

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved law schools. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. LSAT Website.

 The Testing Center also administers the MPRE exam on occasion.

Testing Dates:

Unless noted, the LSAT is from 8:30-1:00

 6/9/14, 10/4/14, 12/6/14

Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.

How to Register:The LSAT Website has links to register online, over the phone, or through the mail.
Test Resources:The LSAC website has information on the LSAT, study materials, and guides.

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MCAT
Information:

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

Test will be administered in Bouillon Hall room 125.

Please bring your photo ID. You will not be able to test without one.

Testing Dates:

 

4/11/2014, 4/24/2014, 5/8/2014, 5/22/2014, 6/5/2014, 6/13/2014,


Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.

How to Register:Go to AAMC and choose your test date, test location and pay online.
Test Resources:The Official MCAT Website has information on the MCAT, online registration, and practice tests. Look for the KEY for financial assistance.

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Math Placement Test
Information:

The Office of Testing Services at CWU administers the ATPT placement test every spring for students enrolling at any of the state universities in Room 125 of Bouillon Hall.

The General Math Placement Test (MPT-G) is directed toward students who have less than three or four years of high school math and who will be entering pre-calculus or general college-level math classes. Test content is aligned with the Washington State College Readiness Mathematics Standards, and a single college readiness cutoff is accepted at all Washington public post-secondary institutions.

The Intermediate Math Placement Test (MPT-I) is of the same level of difficulty as the MPT-G. It is directed toward students who have less than three or four years of high school math and who will be entering pre-calculus or general college-level math classes. The test covers Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, and Pre-Calculus I.

The Advanced Math Placement Test (MPT-A) is directed toward students who have taken at least three or four years of high school math and who wish to enroll in Calculus. It covers Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Calculus I and II.

Testing Dates:June 18, 2014 at 8 AM
How to Register:Online at MPT Website and pay with a credit card.
Test Resources:After taking the ATPT, either Statewide or On-Campus, please contact APTP at 206/543-1790 or aptp@u.washington.edu to request scores be sent directly to an institution. All score requests will be handled by APTP directly.

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MPRE
Information

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) on behalf of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The purpose of the MPRE is to measure the examinee’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct; the MPRE is not a test to determine an individual’s personal ethical values.

The MPRE consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. There are 50 scored questions and 10 nonscored pretest questions.

Testing    Dates:

Available Dates at CWU:

3/29/2014; 8/9/2014; 11/1/2014. 

Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.

Please visit the MPRE Test Date website for more information.

How To RegisterVisit the MPRE website to create an account and register for this test.
Test Resources:Visit the Preparing for the MPRE webpage for practice exams and more information.

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PRAXIS
Information:The PRAXIS SeriesTM Assessments provide tests and other services that states use as part of their teaching licensing certification process. PRAXIS I measures basic academic skills; PRAXIS II measures general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills; and Praxis III assesses classroom performance.Praxis is currently transitioning exams from paper to computer based. For some exams you will have to make the choice as you register. PRAXIS Website
Praxis Phone Number : 1-800-853-6773
Testing Dates:

For the computer-based PRAXIS I test, please call 1-800-853-6773. Refer to the PRAXIS I Website for more information. There are only 8 computers and they tend to fill up fast. Please register early to ensure you can find an opening. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and use a TTY, call 1-800-529-3590 to schedule an appointment.
Computer-Based PRAXIS I & II available dates:

Same as GRE above.

Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.  Available dates are listed on the web site.

Paper-Based PRAXIS II: Please register at the PRAXIS II Website.

Available Dates:

 6/7/2014

Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.

PRAXIS II Time Line Summary

  • 7:30 a.m. - Examinees report for Session 1 in the Bouillon lobby.
  • 8:00 a.m. - Testing begins (approximately)
  • 10:45 a.m. - Examinees report for Session 2
  • 11:00 a.m. - Testing begins (approximately)

Day of the Test
When you arrive at Bouillon Hall in the morning, please wait in the lobby in front of room 125 to be escorted into the test.
Please print your ticket and bring it with you to the Praxis exam and leave your cell phone in the car.
Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.
How to Register:PRAXIS I: 1-800-853-6773

PRAXIS II: Click Here
Test Resources:Praxis Website: Test Registration, study material, and online bulletin.

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TOEIC
Information:The TOEIC "Listening and Reading" Test is offered once a month on Saturday. The TOEIC "Listening and Reading" Test measures how well you listen and read in workplace English see the Examinee Handbook for more information. There must be 5 people or more registered for the exam or the session will be canceled. You must arrive with a passport. Examinees will not be able to take the test and there will be no refund if they do not have their passport.
Testing Dates:

Unless noted, all TOEIC exams begin at 10:00 am

4/12/14, 5/10/14, 6/14/14, 7/12/14, 8/9/14, 9/13/14, 10/11/14, 11/8/14, 12/13/14

Note: TOEIC exams are often canceled one week prior to the published testing date. Please contact Testing Services at 509-963-1847 if you have a question about any exam date. The above dates are subject to cancelation and are not guaranteed to be available.

How to Register:You must register online at the TOEIC website. The test fee is $75 to be paid online.   

This exam requires 2 forms of valid identification, including Passport, Drivers License, State ID, Military ID, National ID, please carefully read the online instructions and your confirmation email.
Test Resources:TOEIC Website

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TOEFL iBT
Information:The TOEFL iBT® test is given in English and administered via the internet. There are four sections (listening, reading, speaking and writing) which take a total of about four and a half hours to complete and each section is taken online.

Examinees testing outside their country of citizenship must bring a PASSPORT or will not be able to test and there will be no refund.

See ID requirements at the TOEFL website.
Testing Dates:

Available dates at CWU:

3/14/2014, 4/25/2014, 5/23/2014, 6/20/2014.

Go HERE to find out which dates are still available.

Note: The above dates are subject to change and are not guaranteed to be available.

How to Register:Go to TOEFL and register for the test online.
Test Resources:TOEFL Test Preparation, study material, and online bulletin.

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