Testing Outside of the University of Alaska
The Learning Center offers proctoring services for campuses and institutions outside of the University of Alaska System. For all of these exams there will be a $30 fee (with a cap of $90 per semester). Examinees will need to arrange for exams to be sent to the Learning Center prior to scheduling appointments.
Please provide our contact information to your institution:
Mat-Su College Learning Center
8295 E College Dr (delivery address)
P.O. Box 2889 (mailing address)
Palmer Alaska 99645
Phone: (907) 745-9713
Appointments for testing are required. On the day of testing be sure to bring a photo ID as well as any materials that are allowed during the exam.
For additional information or to make an appointment, call (907) 745-9713.
You may also make an appointment by using the appointment scheduler below.
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. There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.
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 sign in to the test. An additional $20 proctoring fee is charged by MSC and is payable in the Campus Cache. A government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) is required. Schedule a test appointment at Mat-Su College Learning Center (this page). For more information, call 745-9713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are taking a language test please bring your personal headset or arrange to check one 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 Center, call 745-9713 or email email@example.com .
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 877 W Commercial Dr
Possible study sites for GED:
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. As of June 2014, Praxis is no longer being delivered as a paper test. Mat-Su College is in the process of becoming a computer delivery test site. Go to the Praxis website at www.ets.org/praxis for registration information and selection of test sites.
The testing center ID for Mat-Su College is 11247.