Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Tests Offered

Computer-Based Tests

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.

Learn more about the GMAT >>

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, visit their website or call 1-800-473-2255. You will need a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or voucher.

Go to http://www.ets.org/gre/ >>

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators

Students seeking admission to A-State’s initial licensure teacher education programs (elementary, mid-level, and secondary) must satisfy “Checkpoint 1” requirements to be admitted.  “Checkpoint 1” details are listed on the Professional Education Programs office. Here are links to information that will be helpful to you:

Professional Education Programs Office https://www.astate.edu/a/prof-ed-programs-office/ 

Checkpoint 1 information  https://www.astate.edu/a/prof-ed-programs-office/admission/check-point-1.dot 

If your adviser and the Professional Education Office instructs you to take the Praxis Core exam or any of its sections, please contact  ETS Praxis at their website https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/ or call ETS at 1-800-722-9476 to register and schedule the Praxis Core exam.

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.  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 Connecticut Administrator 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.

Go to http://www.toefl.org >>

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The MAT is a graduate school admission exam published by the Pearson, Inc.

To register for MAT, pay $60 (online or at the Cashier's Window).  You must present your receipt at the Testing Center in order to reserve a computer. 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).

  Pay for the MAT test online, or pay in person at the Cashier's Window.

For more questions regarding this option please visit their website.

Visit the MAT website >>


ACCUPLACER is a comprehensive battery of tests to provide information about a students' English, reading and mathematics skills and is used for placement into initial classes at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro. The test is administered on computer in the Testing Center and exams are available a few days each month at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Score reports are available immediately upon completion of the test. You will receive one test score report and your official score will be delivered to the Admissions Office. We recommend that you retain your copy of the score report for future reference. We cannot send a score report to another institution.

A-State's Accuplacer re-test policy is as follows:

Students who do not achieve the required placement score on their initial test attempt may retest 7 days after the initial test date.

Students who do not achieve the required placement score after their second test attempt may retest for the third time 7 days after the second test date. 

Students who do not achieve the required placement score after the third test may retest 30 days after the third test date. The 30-day waiting period applies to all subsequent retests. 

Before each retest date, students are advised to spend concentrated time on each test subject. Practice materials and test descriptions can be found at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/


To register for the ACCUPLACER, pay $10 per test and provide payment confirmation to the Testing Center for assignment to the next test date. Test fees are nonrefundable and a reschedule automatically requires waiting until the next month's testing window.

 Pay for the Accuplacer test online, or pay in person at the Cashier's Window.

To see sample items that illustrate the types of questions students will encounter in the ACCUPLACER placement measures go to:

Visit the Accuplacer web site >>

Paper-Based Tests

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.

ACT National

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.

Visit the ACT Web site  >>

ACT Residual

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 $30 application fee. To register for the test, pay $60 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) to receive a score. Score reports are given to the Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships on the same day as the test. Test takers will be notified "next steps" by the appropriate office(s).

  Pay for the ACT Residual Exam online

GRE Subject

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.



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.

Visit http://www.collegeboard.org >>

Learn more about The Testing Center >>