TESTING SERVICES - General Information
- Placement test scores determine MATH and/or ENGLISH class placement; therefore,
BETTER SCORES = BETTER PLACEMENT
- Get help studying for ACT! Register for an ACT Prep Class offered by Continuing Education. Other ACT preparation information is available through ACT.
FOUR STEPS TO TEST - PLACEMENT TESTING
Appointments Required (incoming new, transferring, or dual-enrolling students)
1. APPLY FOR ADMISSIONS
IF you have not submitted an online application for admission to the college, CLICK HERE to apply for admissions. YOU MUST HAVE A STUDENT G# TO TEST.
2. VERIFY YOU’RE REQUIRED TO TEST / REVIEW FAQs
Are You Exempt from Placement Testing?
3. COMPLETE PRACTICE TESTS
PRACTICE HERE - TEST SCORES DETERMINE CLASS PLACEMENT
4. SCHEDULE A TEST APPOINTMENT ONLINE
COMPLETE STEPS 1-3, THEN, REGISTER USING FIREFOX or CHROME
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TEST CENTER LOCATIONS
Gadsden - East Broad Campus
One Stop Center - View Map
424 East Cardinal Drive, Gadsden, AL
Centre - Cherokee Campus
Cherokee County Center, Admissions Office
801 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL
Anniston - Ayers Campus
Administration Building, Room 107
1801 Coleman Road, Anniston, AL
Anniston - McClellan Campus
McClellan Center, Room 1225
100-A Gamecock Drive, Anniston, AL
TESTING SERVICES CURRENTLY OFFERED
- Placement testing for prospective and current Gadsden State students
- Remote placement testing for students seeking to attend other colleges
- Proctored test services for external students in distance learning classes through other colleges (i.e., UA, AU, Troy, LSU, UC, OSU)
- Proctored test services for internal students as an alternate choice for webcam use during testing or for those students required to take a make-up test
- WorkKeys Job Skills Assessment
- CLEP testing (East Broad campus only)
- ACT for Gadsden State Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Medical Laboratory Technology program entrance exam
- ACT for National testing dates (Wallace Drive and Ayers campuses)
- Proctored test services for community members in the business sector (East Broad and Ayers campuses)
- ASE Professional Certification
- AAB Board of Registry Certification
- Public Safety Testing
- Various others (please call if you require proctoring services)
Required Upon Arrival for Testing:
Unexpired photo ID, such as Driver's License or other Government ID
Registration ticket for ASE, CLEP
Gadsden State Student G# (required for placement testing)
Testing fee payment receipt, if applicable
Prohibited While Testing:
Cell phones/Bluetooth devices
Digital, Alarm or Calculator watches
Photographic or copying devices
Listening or recording devices such as media players with headphones/earbuds
Hats/Hoodies/Head Scarves (unless worn for religious or medical reasons)
TYPES OF TESTING
Gadsden State test centers provide test administration and proctoring for Accuplacer placement testing, CLEP, distance learners enrolled with other colleges, community members in the public sector, ACT as college entrance exam, ACT as nursing, radiology and medical lab tech entrance exams, and credentialing exams, such as ASE. We also serve as an alternate testing environment for current students requiring a make-up test or for those who do not have a webcam available for use in testing with the Respondus Monitoring program.
Test administration dates, times and locations for ACT National are preset by ACT. Appointments are not scheduled through our various campus test centers. Students interested in taking ACT National at Gadsden State or another area test site should refer to the ACT website. Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Medical Laboratory Technology program applicants should review both the Health Sciences Division webpage specific to their program, and the Testing Services informational webpage related to the required ACT entrance exam for these programs.
ACCUPLACER PLACEMENT TESTING:
Alabama State Board of Education requires placement testing for all entering students enrolling in associate degree or certificate programs, and those who enroll for more than seven credit hours. You may be exempt from all or part of the placement test based on recent ACT and/or SAT scores, prior math and English credits, GED test scores, or other factors. If you are uncertain whether you are required to take the placement test, please Click Here to review testing guidelines.
Practice testing is highly recommended prior to sitting for the placement test, which includes multiple-choice questions in subject areas math and reading, and an essay section to assess writing skills. Our webpage, Practice Test Recommendations provides a variety of links to websites with practice tests.
Please be aware that the Alabama Community College System guidelines allow for ONE placement retest within an academic year with a one-time fee of $10.00. Before retesting, a student must confirm subject area resource study materials have been reviewed to assist with test preparation. Preparing well for your initial placement test often results in better scores which can save you both time and money.
Other test administration and proctoring services are offered mainly at the East Broad campus and are by appointment only. These include CLEP, distance learning exams (Gadsden State students and those enrolled with other colleges), and ASE certification tests (East Broad and Ayers campus appointments available). CLEP and ASE test registration and payment must be completed through the respective test vendor website prior to scheduling a test center appointment. Once registered, please click the appropriate test icon below for scheduling and additional information.
Each Gadsden State test center strives to provide a comfortable and accommodative testing environment. Students who wish to request testing accommodations based on a documented disability must contact the campus ADA Coordinator for testing assistance and to schedule a test appointment. Click Here to review the Gadsden State Disability Services (ADA) webpage, along with contact information. Test center staff will work in good faith to meet the needs of all students, employees, and community members requiring accommodative testing services.
The mission of Gadsden State’s Testing Services division is to provide students and members of the community access to a technologically up-to-date, secure, comfortable, and distraction-free testing facility while maintaining test integrity protocols. Testing center staff consistently strive to adhere not only to the mission of the college, but also to the highest professional standards and guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA). We are dedicated to offering a testing environment that encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to contact us for assistance with their test proctoring needs.