While many exams are administered in the paper based format, most testing companies are following the national trend of Computer Based Testing. Each computer test takes the candidate through a short tutorial to instruct the examinee on use of the computer and how to answer test questions. The test administrator is available at all times for technical assistance. Many candidates find the individual, non-distracted environment and, in most cases, immediate score report feedback very attractive features of computer based testing.
Computer Based Tests are given year-round on the computer with the exception of University holidays and on-campus conflicts. Special testing accommodations for persons with disabilities must be made directly with the testing company.
For fee information, reschedule and cancellation policies, time limits, and other test specific information, please visit the individual website below.
GMAT: Graduate Management Admissions Test
Leading business schools and management education programs worldwide recognize the GMAT as an effective predictor of success. For more information about the GMAT, including registration information, test structure, etc., visit their website.
GRE: General Record Exam
The GRE® revised General Test — a widely accepted graduate admissions test worldwide — can bring you one step closer to achieving your career goals. There has never been a better time to take the one test that gives you more opportunities for your future.
To schedule an appointment for GRE, please call the GRE call center at 1-800-473-2255 (1-800-GRE-CALL) or register online at their website. You will need a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or voucher.
Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
Beginning teachers in all content areas must pass all three Praxis™ Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests. To schedule an appointment for PRAXIS, please go to their website or call PRAXIS call at 1-800-853-6773.
If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).
Praxis II Subject Assessments
The Praxis II tests measure subject-specific content and pedagogical knowledge and are required for licensure by many states. For specific test requirements, please see:
Test takers should check directly with their state or certification agency to confirm which tests they must take, because these requirements are often complex and subject to frequent change. Praxis tests are offered in computer-delivered and paper delivered formats. Not all tests are offered in both formats, so check the website to find out which formats are available for each test. Computer-delivered tests are offered by appointment during testing windows throughout the year. To view computer-delivered test dates, visit:
SLS: School Leadership Series
The School Leadership Series — comprised of the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA), the Kentucky Specialty Test of Instructional and Administrative Practices, and the Instructional Facilitator Test — provides thorough, fair and carefully validated assessments for use by states as part of the licensure process for principals, superintendents and school leaders. For more information, go to
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The TOEFL® test is a widely respected English-language test, recognized by more than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. For more information about the TOEFL, including registration information, test structure, etc., visit their website.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
The MAT is a graduate school admission exam published by the Pearson, Inc. The fee for the MAT is $60.00 and is payable at the Cashier's window. Receipts are presented at the Testing Center before a computer can be reserved. We recommend reserving your space at least 2 weeks in advance. Your test fee covers one personal score report (available at the end of the test) and reports for up to 3 schools (specified when you take the MAT). For more questions regarding this option please visit their website.
The COMPASS test is used for admission and placement into initial classes at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. The tests measure skills in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The test fee is $10/test ($30 for all 3 tests) and is payable at the Cashier's Window. Receipts are presented to the Testing Center before a computer can be reserved. We recommend reserving your space at least 2 weeks in advance.
You will receive one test score report and your official score will be delivered to the Admissions Records and Registration Office. We recommend that you retain your copy of the score report for future reference. We cannot give you new score reports or send a score report to another institution.
Independent test companies develop standardized testing programs. Test scores are used primarily as admission criteria for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school admissions, placement and licensure. Special testing accommodations for persons with disabilities must be made directly with the testing company.
The ACT exam is a national college entrance exam published by American College Testing. For test dates, registration information and costs, and to register online with a credit card, visit their website.
The ACT Residual Exam is the institutionally-administered version of the National ACT Assessment. Results of the exam are accepted for admission ONLY on the ASU-Jonesboro campus. To be eligible to test, you must complete an ASU application for admissions and pay the $15 application fee. To register for the test, pay $35 at the Cashier's Window, bring the receipt to the Testing Center and we will register you for the test.
Check-in for all of the test dates begins at 8:15 a.m. The test will conclude before noon. Present an acceptable form of identification (unexpired driver's license). You may bring a calculator.
You must be present for all sections of the test (English, Math, Reading and Science Reasoning) to receive a score. Score reports may be picked up in the ASU Testing Center, Student Union Room 3034, after 3:00 p.m. on the day following the test. The scores MUST be picked up in person and NO scores will be reported on the phone. We require your photo identification when you pick up your test results.
The GRE® Subject Tests are achievement tests that measure your knowledge of a particular field of study. Show what you know about a specific subject and graduate schools will take notice. The Subject Tests can help you stand out from other applicants by emphasizing your knowledge and skill level in a specific area.
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. 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.
Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is administered by the Law School Admission Council on behalf of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The MPRE is a 60-question, two-hour, multiple-choice examination administered three times per year at established test centers across the country.
The purpose of the MPRE is to measure the examinee's knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyers professional conduct. For more information about test dates, fees, and registration process, please go to:
Subject Assessments/Specialty Area Test/Principles of Learning and Teaching
Praxis II assessments measure a teacher candidate's knowledge of the subjects to be taught, as well as, general and subject-specific pedagogical skills and knowledge. The State of Arkansas requires a candidate take and pass the appropriate Praxis II Assessment(s) for initial licensure. For test dates, registration information and costs, to register online, and much more information, visit their website.
The ParaPro Assessment test assesses qualifications necessary for paraprofessionals serving in an instructional capacity in the public school system. For more information visit the ETS website.
National Counselor's Exam (NCE)
Passing the NCE for Licensure and Certification is one step in the process of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. The exam is the property of The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. of Greensboro, NC. It is a four hour multiple choice format exam. For test dates, registration information and costs, visit their website.
The SAT exam is a national college entrance exam published by The College Board. For test dates, registration information and costs, and to register online with a credit card, visit their website.