Please contact Nan Turner at 765-677-2257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on any of the following tests.
The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Students wishing to take a CLEP exam need to first meet with Jana Taylor in the Records Office (765-677-2166) to obtain approval for the test as well as the proper paperwork. Students will then bring this paperwork to The Center for Student Success to schedule the exam. The Center for Student Success offers CLEP exams M-F at 8:30am and 2:00pm. CLEP exams are 90 minutes in length. Students may check out CLEP study guides in the library. www.collegeboard.com/clep Cost: $102.00 ($25.00 registration fee plus $77.00 exam fee). This fee starts on July 1, 2011.
Math Competency (COMPASS)
The Math Competency test (also called COMPASS test) is a computer-based multiple-choice test that evaluates students’ ability levels in up to five subject areas: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, College Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.
IWU requires all incoming freshmen to take the Math Competency test at registration to determine math placement. Students may take this test twice before their junior year. The Center for Student Success offers the Math Competency test twice in the fall and twice in the spring. A poster will be hung in the Student Center Commons two weeks before the test is offered. Students will need to sign up in The Center for Student Success for the exact test date and time. This is an untimed test, but generally does not last longer than an hour. There is no fee for this test. For more information, as well as sample test questions, visit www.act.org/compass/tests/math.html.
The MAT is an analogy-based test used as an entrance exam into advanced degree programs. www.milleranalogies.com Cost: $65.00
The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you'll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems—skills you learned in school that you'll need in college. The institutional SAT is the same as the national SAT except that the scores are for IWU use only. www.collegeboard.com/sat Cost: $67.00.
Academic Testing Accommodations
Alternate academic testing approval is provided by The Center for Student Success Disability Coordinator. For more information please click here.
National Standardized Tests
The following tests are given on the IWU campus on the national test dates. Contact the national sites for registration and any questions.
The ACT assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. IWU is a national test site, but you must register with ACT to take the exam. http://www.actstudent.org
The Praxis Series: A series of tests for educational professionals required by state education departments for credentials and licensure in teaching and administration for K-12 schooling. Information regarding specific tests, dates, testing locations, registration, fees, etc, may be found at www.ets.org/praxis or by calling 1-800-772-9476.