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The Learning Resource Center offers proctoring services for campuses and institutions outside of the University of Alaska System. Many of these exams have a $30 fee attached. Examinees will need to arrange for exams to be sent to the Learning Resource Center prior to scheduling appointments.

Please provide our contact information to your institution:

Mat-Su College Learning Resource Center
8295 E College Dr  (delivery address)
P.O. Box 2889  (mailing address)
Palmer Alaska 99645
Phone: (907) 745-9713

Email: testing.center@matsu.alaska.edu

Appointments for testing are required. On the day of testing, each student must show a photo ID as well as a receipt for the test fee.

For additional information, call (907) 745-9713.

Make an appointment by using the appointment scheduler below.

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The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams. Students should talk with academic advisors to make sure the university accepts the desired exam score and the exam is appropriate for students’ degree programs.

Download this list of CLEP exams accepted at UAA/MSC. Visit  clep.collegeboard.org for more information.

All examinees must create an account at clep.collegeboard.org in order to pay and register for exams. The registration will generate a ticket ID which will be required to access the computer exam on the test day. An additional $20 proctoring fee is charged by MSC and is payable in the Campus Cache.  On the test day, the proctor will ask to see a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport). Appointments can be made at Mat-Su College Learning Resource Center (this page). For more information, call 745-9713 or email testing.center@matsu.alaska.edu.

Those taking language tests should bring personal headsets or arrange to check them out from the Okeson Library.


DSST (formerly known as DANTES) is a nationally recognized testing program that provides students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. College credits are available in 31  subjects. The exams are computer-based. A fee of $80 is payable by credit card to DSST at the time of testing.  An additional proctoring fee of $20 will be charged by Mat-Su College and is payable in the Campus Cache.

Many students save time and money by taking DSST exams to gain college credit for what they already know, whether it was learned by independent study, advanced high school courses, professional development, or occupation skills. Taking DSST exams can provide students the opportunity to satisfy prerequisite courses and move into advanced courses.

For a list of DSST courses and minimum test scores accepted at UAA and MSC, go to  http://matsu.alaska.edu/wp-content/uploads/DSST-EXAM-EQUIVALENCIES.docx . In order to have scores sent to a particular instution, testers must know the institutional code before testing. To find this information, go to http://getcollegecredit.com/institutions/search/

Learn about practice tests or tests for military members by visiting the DSST website: http://www.getcollegecredit.com . For more information from MSC Learning Resource Center, call 745-9713 or email testing.center@matsu.alaska.edu .

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Mat-Su College is an Authorized Pearson VUE testing center and offers testing for a variety of Pearson VUE clients including Adobe, American College, Alaska Insurance, Alaska Real Estate, Cisco Systems, CompTia, and many others. Test takers must register and pay online at www.pearsonvue.com.


MSC Learning Resource Center is authorized to deliver the new GED online exams which became available January 2014. To register for exams, candidates create their accounts at http://www.ged.com. This Web site redirects to the Pearson VUE website for scheduling, paying for exams, and for selecting a test site. Further information can be obtained at 877-EXAM GED or MSC Learning Center, (907) 745-9713.

The GED test is available through computer testing only and contains the following modules: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Modules vary in length from 1-2 hours. Candidates taking more than one module will receive a 10 minute scheduled break between modules.

Training for the GED may be obtained at Ninestar in Wasilla: (907)373-7833, matsuged@ninestar.com, 877 W Commercial Dr

Possible study sites for GED:

  • ged.com
  • tutor.com/alaska


The Praxis exam measures basic skills in reading, writing and math and is required by the UAA School of Education for all students planning to major in Elementary or Secondary Education. Specific Content Area tests are required for teacher certification. As of June 2014, Praxis switched to computer-based testing and expanded their testing dates. The Praxis website at www.ets.org/praxis has information about registration and selection of test sites.