LIST OF EXAMS AND INFORMATION
The Testing Center administers various exams and provide information other exams. Individuals who plan to utilize the Testing Center must review and abide by the Test Center Rules. All tests are scheduled using the online registration. Same day registration is not allowed. Advance scheduling allows for timely planning/arrangements for family obligations, work schedules, doctor appointments, travel and other potential conflicts. Please review the list of exams below for more information.
COMPASS Exam: The COMPASS is a computer-based, untimed admission/placement test designed to determine the individual skill level and readiness in English, reading and math. There are three sections of the test used as one factor in the acceptance decision for admission to SSU. This test is also used to place accepted students in appropriate collegiate courses. It takes approximately three (3) hours to complete all parts of the test. The use of a calculator is permitted on the math test only. Students wishing to test at SSU for another institution must received permission or have a test registration number prior to make a scheduled test registration. For more information about the COMPASS (test registration/preparation, minimum passing scores, fees for non-SSU students, etc) please CLICK HERE.
GACE: Savannah State University serves as an official certified testing center for the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE). Review GACE Most Frequently Asked Questions. For more information on GACE test dates, registration, available testing centers, fees and study guides visit the GACE website at www.gace.ets.org.
Credit by Exam
- CLEP : The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is designed to allow students the opportunity to receive credit for college classes through examination only. Savannah State University will accept up to 15 semester hours of core curriculum classes through the CLEP program. Please visit www.collegeboard.com/clep for more information. The total fee for the CLEP test is $92.00 This amount includes two separate payments. You may REGISTER ONLINE today. For more information contact the Testing Office at 912.358.4487 or email at email@example.com.
- DSST : The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) is designed to allow non-Savannah State University students and military personnel to receive credit for college classes through examination utilizing non-traditional ways of education through on the job training, self-study, and other life experiences. Please visit www.getcollegecredit.com for more information. The total fee for the DANTES test is $95.00. This amount includes two separate payments.
College Entrance Exams
- ACT: Savannah State University is an official testing center for the American College Testing Program (ACT) college entrance exam. For information on ACT test dates, registration, available testing centers, fees and study guides visit the ACT website at www.act.org.
- LSAT: Savannah State University serves as an official testing center for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) college entrance exam. For information on LSAT test dates, registration, available testing centers, fees and study guides visit the LSAT website at www.lsat.org.
- GRE : The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is an official graduate admissions exam. This exam is not offered at SSU. For information on GRE test dates, registrations, available testing centers, fees and study guides, visit the GRE website at www.gre.org.
- GMAT : The Graduate Management Test (GMAT) is an official computer-adaptive standardized test for admissions to graduate business studies. This exam is not offered at SSU. For information on GMAT test dates, registrations, available testing centers, fees and study guides, visit the GMAT website at www.gmat.com.
Legislative Exams are institutional exams (Georgia history and Georgia constitution) administered to SSU students only to assist in satisfying graduation requirements mandated by the Board of Regents. Examples of students needing to complete this exam are students who have satisfied US History and/or American Givernment requirements at a college outside the University System of Georgia or have satisfied course requirements through the CLEP test in HIST 2111, 2112 and/or POLS 1101. Each test is timed for 45 minutes and consists of 20 multiple-choice items. You may REGISTER ONLINE today. For more information contact the Testing Office at 912.358.4487 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREPARING FOR THE EXAM
The study materials for the Legislative Exams listed below are available in the Savannah State University Library or the Testing Office (Whiting Hall, room 247/261) upon availability. The textbooks are also available at local and national bookstores:
HIST 2111 and HIST 2112
Georgia Odyssey by James C. Cobb
Georgia State Politics by Lee M. Allen & Richard T. Saeger.
100-Item Questionnaire (Testing Office only)
Chemistry Placement Exams
Chemistry Placement Exams: The American Chemical Society's Toledo Chemistry Placement Exam (TCPE) is a paper-based departmental exam in which all science majors (including Engineering Technology and Math) must take prior to initial course registration. The purpose of the exam is to evaluate a student's background knowledge in chemistry and mathematics as to ensure that the student is adequately prepared for success in CHEM 1211, Principles of Chemistry I or CHEM 1115 Chemical Calculations. The test consists of 60 items total in three parts (20 items each): general mathematics (up to college algebra), general chemical knowledge and specific chemical knowledge. The test is timed for 55 minutes. The score results of the test (total answers correct) will determine appropriate placement in a chemistry course. There are no retests. Students are permitted to use a non-programmable calculator.You may REGISTER ONLINE today. For more information contact the Testing Office at 912.358.4487 or email at email@example.com.
Major Field Tests
Major Field Tests (MFT) are scheduled by the department and designed to measure students' mastery of their chosen field of study, assess the effectiveness of major programs of study and improve curricula. This test is usually given to seniors in capstone classes. The MFT Test is available in Biology, Business and Literature in English among other areas. This computer-based, timed multiple-choice test is 2-hours in length. Only correct answers are scored; therefore, making an educated guess on items in which you are uncertain is highly encouraged. To view the test description of content, sample questions, comparable data and sample reports about each test www.ets.org/mft/about/content. You may REGISTER ONLINE today. For more information contact the Testing Office at 912.358.4487 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proctored Exams are admisnitered at SSU for students enrolled in "fully" online courses. A proctored exam is an exam that is administered by an individual who supervises the student while they are taking the exam. The use of proctoring services is to ensure the integrity and security of the exam in a secure environment. The SSU Testing Center administers proctored tests by appointment only to SSU and non-SSU students. Please review the categories of proctored exams below.
- eCORE Exams: The Testing Center at SSU is an affiliate testing center for "electronic coure curriculum" (eCore) exams which allows University System of Georgia (USG) students the opportunity to complete their first two years of their college online. eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam. The test administration fee is $20 per exam and is payable (by debit or credit card) online at www.savannahstate.edu/marketplace. Students are highly encouraged to complete test registration by the published deadline to avoid additional late registration fees. for more information visit SSU ECORE Information or the official website at eCore at USG for test registration, deadlines, and list of approved test centers. Current enrolled students may also email eCore staff or call 1-855-93ECORE for assistance. Review Test Center Rules prior to reporting to your scheduled test session.
- Proctored Exams for SSU students only (excluding eCore): Proctored tests for "fully" online SSU courses (excluding eCore) are available at no additional charge. Students should schedule all exams at the beginning of the semester to ensure availability and/or preferred test dates and times. Scheduling in advance allows for advanced planning and arrangements for family obligations, work schedules, doctor appointments, travel and other potential conflicts. Same day test scheduling is NOT allowed. Review Test Center Rules prior to reporting to your scheduled test session. You may REGISTER ONLINE today.
- NON-SSU Proctored Exams: Students who are taking Independent Study or online classes at other institutions may elect to have their exams administered at Savannah State University. The sponsoring school or company must send exams directly to the Testing Office. Included with the exam should be any instructions for the proctor and any forms to be completed and returned. The sponsoring school will determine allotted time (or maximum time limits) and special testing conditions. No calculators, notes, or books will be allowed unless specified by the sponsoring institution. The testing fee is $20 per hour. This fee is calculated using the time allotted by the sponsoring school (i.e. If time allotted for test is 1 hour 30 minutes, the total test fee is $40.) Call the Testing Center to make sure your exam has arrived before coming to test. Please CLICK HERE for more information on requirements, testing staff contact, mailing address and other vital information prior to scheuling a test. Review Test Center Rules prior to reporting to your scheduled test session.
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Special Accommodations for Testing/ADA
Students who have a documented disability (learning disability, ADD, psychological disorder, acquired brain injury, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory, medical or mobility impairment) may be eligible to receive appropriate reasonable test accommodations on standardized tests and in classes. If you would like to receive test accommodations contact Amelia Castilian-Moore in the Counseling and Disabilities Office in the King-Frazier Complex, room 233. You may also call her at (912) 358-3115 or email at email@example.com at least two (2) weeks prior to the test date. Students who choose to take the test without accommodations may not petition to retest based on a lack of disability accommodations.