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TEST PROCTORING

The Learning Resource Center (Room OLB 121) offers proctoring services for campuses and institutions outside of the University of Alaska System. These exams have a fee attached which can be paid in Campus Cache (Room JKB 109). 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.

Please note that children may not be in the tutoring or testing rooms and may not be left unattended anywhere on campus.

Make an appointment by using the appointment scheduler below.

  Make an Appointment 

Starting July 1, the LRC will be using  new appointment scheduler software. Please call 907-745-9713 to make July appointments. 

 

CLEP

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. This fee will increase to $30 on July 1, 2016. On the test day, the proctor will ask to see a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) and the fee receipt. 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.

Please note that children may not be in the tutoring or testing rooms and may not be left unattended anywhere on campus.

DSST

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 38  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. The Mat-Su fee will increase to $30 July 1, 2016.

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, click here. In order to have scores sent to a particular institution, 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 .

Please note that children may not be in the tutoring or testing rooms and may not be left unattended anywhere on campus.

Make an Appointment

Starting July 1, the LRC will be using  new appointment scheduler software. Please call 907-745-9713 to make July appointments. 

PEARSON VUE

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, schedule a test date, and pay online at www.pearsonvue.com.

Please note that children may not be in the tutoring or testing rooms and may not be left unattended anywhere on campus.

GED

MSC Learning Resource Center is authorized to deliver the new GED online exams which became available January 2014. To register for exams, test candidates create their accounts at http://www.ged.com. This website 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 [(877) 392-6433] 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

Please note that children may not be in the tutoring or testing rooms and may not be left unattended anywhere on campus.

PRAXIS

The Praxis Core 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.

Please note that children may not be in the tutoring or testing rooms and may not be left unattended anywhere on campus.