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Counseling Services administers a variety of computer-based and traditional paper-pencil format standardized exams to JSU students and the community at-large. Testing services are offered at convenient times in a quiet and comfortable environment. For detailed information about each specific test, please click on the items listed on this page.

Beginning May 1, 2017exams will need to be scheduled in advance. Our office will do our best to accommodate your requested time.  Appointments can be made Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  The lab will close at 4:30 p.m.
Call (256) 782-5475 or come by our office at 140 Daugette Hall, 434 Trustee Circle. Appointment times for scheduled test must be made to meet the testing labs 4:30pm closing time.

HOODED SHIRTS/POCKETS, WATCHES, ELECTRONIC DEVISES are Not allowed in the testing room. 

What is the cancellation policy?
Click here to see information regarding tests cancellations.
What are the parking regulations for examinees?
JSU's visitor's parking policies and procedures apply to all examinations unless otherwise noted on the test information page. It is important to remember there is no parking on Trustee's Circle. Please review the parking locations or get directions to the testing site by clicking on the JSU Campus Map.

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Graduation Requirements

One of these assessments must be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. 

  • EPP - ETS Proficiency Profile (Distance Ed Students) **Must be taken in the semester you are completing graduation requirements.** The EPP assesses four core skill areas —critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics —in a single test. It is a Computer Based test.  You may register through Proctor U and take it from home. The deadline to register for Spring 2018 semester is April 10th. You may also obtain a proctor in your area through a qualified Testing Center, choosing your date and time.  Your proctor will need to email the Testing Administrator at with their information. The deadline with a proctor is Nov. 13th.  
  • EPP - ETS Proficiency Profile (On Campus Students) **MUST BE TAKEN IN THE SEMESTER YOU ARE GRADUATING.** This assessment is the same as the EPP for distance education students, but it is proctored on campus in a designated computer lab on scheduled test dates.

Other Tests Administered

  • MAT - Miller Analogies Test - An ability test that requires examinees to solve word analogy problems. Several JSU graduate programs require the MAT as part of the admission process. (Computer-base test).
  • CLEP - College Level Examination Program - Provides tests that allow students to earn college credit by taking exams instead of taking the classes if students score high enough. (Computer-based test). 
    CHECK WITH REGISTRAR'S OFFICE BEFORE REGISTERING to make sure CLEP will go toward your requirements.
  • Residual ACT - Provides prospective students with an ACT score that will be used only by JSU for admission to our university. Test questions will measure knowledge in English, mathematics, reading, and science. (Paper test).
  • ACT- National American College Test-The ACT score can be used for admission to any university. Testing dates and registration on
  • Proctored Exam - Proctoring services for other universities, colleges, and entities that utilize distance learning. Instructors located near JSU are expected to administer exams to local JSU students. (Computer-based and paper tests). Questions and instructions can be emailed to
  • AECTP (formerly APTTP) - Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program - Has been replaced by Praxis. JSU does not administer. 
  • ALSPT - Alabama State Personnel Department - Statewide written examinations for various jobs posted by the State of Alabama Personnel Department. (paper test)
  • EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards - The comprehensive multiple choice test evaluates the interpreter’s understanding of information that is critical to performing with students in an education setting. (Computer-based test)
  • Makeup and Proctored Exams- Makeup exams Include but not limited to Math, Chemistry, Accounting, etc. for On Campus students only. As of 5/1/2017, these make up exams must be by appointment only. Walk ins are not permitted. Non JSU students will be charged a fee of $30.00. 
  • ACT WORKKEYS - Required by Alabama Law Enforcement Agencies as well as other employers. Cost is $45.00.
  • PROVEXAM - Alabama Certification for Electricians, Plumbers, Heating and Cooling, just to name a few. Make payments through ProvExam. 

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