Study Resources

Where is the Athens State University Testing Center located?

The University Testing Center is located at the corner of Clinton and Hobbs St.

The physical address is:
Athens State University
Chasteen Hall
161 North Clinton Street
Athens, AL 35611
Directions to the Testing Center

How do I contact the University Testing Center?

The University Testing Center can be contacted via walk-in, phone, or email.

University Testing Center
(256) 233-6540

What are the University Testing Center’s hours?

The University Testing Center administers exams at the following times:

Monday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am  – 4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Hours may vary based on testing needs.

How do I schedule and pay for my exam?

Certiport, CLEP, COE ED 301 Make-Up, DSST, ISCET, MAT, and Proctored candidates click on our “Schedule an Appointment” link to schedule appointments and make payments.  The link allows candidates to register for their exam, select their appointment date and time, and submit their payment.  Once the appointment is scheduled and the payment is processed, candidates receive a confirmation email.

ADAI, Comira, GRE, NCCT, PAN, Pearson VUE, Praxis, Prov, and Scantron candidates register and pay any fees directly with the vendor. Please see the main testing center page for links.

Where do I find study materials for my exam?

Candidates can access study materials through the University Testing Center’s Study Resources webpage.

What can I expect on test day?

Upon arrival at the University Testing Center candidates will be asked to present their ID and then to sign-in for their exam.  They will then be asked to turn off their cell phones, empty their pockets, and remove all outerwear and headgear.  Candidates will be provided with a locker for storing these personal items during testing.  Candidates will be instructed on where to sit for their exam and advised on the specifics of their test.  When candidates are finished with their exam they will be provided with a preliminary copy of their score report.*  They can then access their personal belongings and exit the center.

*  Not all exams provide preliminary scores – subject to availability.

Are lockers available?

Lockers are provided for testing candidates to store their personal belongings.

What should I bring with me on the test day?

Candidates may bring item(s) specified by their testing vendor and valid government-issued ID(s). Candidates may not bring unauthorized items into the Testing Room and courtesy lockers are provided for storage of personal items.

Can I bring my cell phone?

No!  Cell phones are prohibited in the test room.  If candidates do not want to store them in their vehicles, a locker will be provided. All cell phones must be turned off before entering the test room.

Can I bring a snack?

No snacks or beverages are allowed in the test room; however, they can be stored in a locker for access during a break.

Does my test allow me to use a calculator?

Most exams have calculators built into their software.  Please refer to your Exam Candidate Bulletin (found on your exams webpage) for specifics about whether you will be allowed to bring a calculator.

*  All ADAI candidates will be provided with a calculator to use for their exam.

How do I register for ADA accommodations?

Most exams require candidates to register for ADA accommodations directly when they register.  Please make the University Testing Center staff aware of any accommodations when scheduling your appointment.  All accommodations will require proper documentation.  Athens State University students can contact Disability Services by calling (256) 233-8143.

What is a CLEP exam?

The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 40 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 1,800 test centers. This rigorous program allows students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the examinations.

What is a DSST exam?

A form of prior learning assessment, DSST exams offer students a cost-effective, time-saving way to use their knowledge acquired outside of the classroom (perhaps from reading, on-the-job training, or independent study) to accomplish their educational goals.  Over 1,900 colleges and universities recognize the DSST program and award college credit for passing scores. Colleges, universities, and corporations throughout the United States and in some other countries administer tests year-round.

How do I access my exam scores after test day?

ADAI – Contact Metro
Certiport Exams – Contact Certiport or log into your Certiport account (including IC3 & Quickbooks)
CLEP – Contact CLEP or log into your CLEP account
Comira – Contact Comira
DSST – Contact DSST
GRE – Contact GRE or log into your GRE account
MAT – Contact MAT
NCCT – Contact NCCT or your Exam Sponsor
PAN – Contact PAN or your potential employer
Pearson VUE – Contact Pearson VUE or your Exam Sponsor
Praxis – Contact Praxis or log into your Praxis account
Prov – Contact Prov
Scantron – Contact Castle