Test Offerings

The Center for Testing offers an array of tests that will get you to that next step. Click below for more information on each test offered through the Center for Testing.

Information and Test Registration:

Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree from a University System of Georgia institution demonstrate knowledge of the constitution of the United States and Georgia by course work or examination.

Both of these requirements can be satisfied by earning a passing grade in POLS 1150 (Politics and Society) or its equivalent taken at another University System of Georgia institution. Students who are not required to take POLS 1150 as a part of their core requirements may also satisfy the requirements by passing the U.S. and Georgia constitution tests. Transfer students who receive credit for POLS 1150 from a non-University System of Georgia institution or Advanced Placement will satisfy the U.S. portion of the requirement but not the Georgia constitution portion. The Georgia constitution requirement can be satisfied by passing POLS 2201 (State and Local Government) or by passing the Georgia constitution test.

Eligible students who choose to take the U.S. and Georgia constitution tests instead of the approved course must contact the Center for Testing in 109 Russell Library to register for one of the scheduled testing dates (generally twice monthly during fall and spring semesters and once per month during the summer-see test dates below). To make sure the requirement is satisfied in a timely manner, students are encouraged to take the tests in their freshman or sophomore years, or for transfer students, as soon as possible after transferring. Students should register early for their preferred test dates because test sessions may fill up. Only one test may be taken in a test session. Each test has 50 multiple choice questions. Students must receive a score of 60 percent or better on each test to satisfy the legislative requirement.

Students will be allowed no more than three attempts at the Georgia constitution exam and three attempts at the U.S. constitution exam. After the third unsuccessful attempt on either test, students will be required to pass POLS 1150 to satisfy the requirement for U.S. and/or Georgia constitution.

Registration:

Please read the following information carefully before clicking on the “Register Online” button below:

1.  Only register for ONE constitution test.  You may register for another constitution test after you have found out if you passed your previous one.  You can check Degreeworks the next weekday after your test after 3:00 pm.  If you passed, it will show as "satisfied."  If you register for more than ONE constitution test, your later date will be canceled.

2.  Students who are registered for POLS 1150 will not be allowed to sign up for the U.S. or Georgia constitution test during the semester they are taking the course.

3.  Students who receive Testing Accommodations may contact us if they would prefer to test in the Testing Center.

4.  Students who would prefer to test on a different date may call or come by the Testing Center to schedule a special administration of a test.  There is a proctor fee of $22.00.  There is no fee to schedule a test on one of our regularly scheduled dates.

5.  If you have any questions,or if you need to make a change after scheduling a test, please call us at (478)445-5016, and we will be glad to help!

6.  Please see below for the resources needed to prepare for the tests!

Register Online

Test Dates

Legislative Tests are given in Russell Library, Computer Lab 122

Thursday        Aug. 30, 2018         3:00 p.m or 4:00 p.m.
Thursday       Sept. 13, 2018         3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Friday           Sept. 28, 2018         1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Thursday       Oct. 11, 2018           3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Friday           Oct. 26, 2018           1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Thursday       Nov. 8, 2018            3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Friday            Nov. 30, 2018          1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Thursday       Dec. 6, 2018            3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.

There are also dates for January through May 2019 available.

 

Preparing for the Test

Georgia Constitution:

The Department of Government and Sociology has placed American Government textbooks, which also include The Georgia Government Study Guide, on reserve in the library. The Georgia Government Study Guide is the best resource to use when studying for the Georgia constitution test. The Georgia Government Study Guide and American Government textbooks are available for purchase at the Barnes & Noble at Georgia College Bookstore, listed under POLS 1150.

U.S. Constitution:

The CliffsNotes website has review materials on American government. Relevant sections are The Constitution, Federalism, Congress, The President, The Judiciary, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.

There is also an online U.S. government publication, Outline of U.S. Government. Relevant sections are:

  • The Constitution: An Enduring Document
  • Explaining the Constitution: The Federalist Papers
  • The Executive Branch
  • The Legislative Branch
  • The Judicial Branch
  • Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court

A score of 3 or better on the AP US Government exam will satisfy the US Constitution legislative requirement only.  Check DegreeWorks or contact the Registrar's Office with any questions about this.

Information and Test Registration

Georgia law requires that each candidate for a degree from a University System of Georgia institution demonstrate knowledge of the history of the United States and Georgia by course work or examination.

Both of these requirements can be satisfied by earning a passing grade in HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 (U.S. History) or their equivalents taken at another University System of Georgia institution or by passing the U.S. and Georgia history tests. Students who receive credit for the U.S. history course from a non-University System of Georgia institution or Advanced Placement will satisfy the U.S. portion of the requirement but not the Georgia history portion. The Georgia history requirement can be satisfied by passing HIST 4415 or by passing the Georgia history test.

Students who choose to take the U.S. and Georgia history tests instead of one of the approved courses must contact the Center for Testing in 109 Russell Library to register for one of the scheduled testing dates (generally twice monthly during fall and spring semesters and once per month during summer-see test dates below). To make sure the requirement is satisfied in a timely manner, students are encouraged to take the tests in their freshman or sophomore years, or for transfer students, as soon as possible after transfer. Students should register early for their preferred test dates because test sessions may fill up. Only one test may be taken in a test session. Each test has 50 multiple choice questions. Students must receive a score of 60 percent or better on each test to satisfy the legislative requirement.

Students will be allowed no more than four attempts at the Georgia history test and four attempts at the U.S. history test. After the fourth unsuccessful attempt on either test, students will be required to pass HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 to satisfy the requirement for U.S. and/or Georgia history.

Registration:

Please read the following information carefully before clicking on the “Register Online” button below:

1.  Only register for ONE history test.  You may register for another history test after you have found out if you passed your previous one.  You can check Degreeworks the next weekday after your test after 3:00 pm.  If you passed, it will show as "satisfied."  If you register for more than ONE history test, your later date will be canceled.

2.  Students who are registered for HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 will not be allowed to sign up for the U.S. or Georgia history test during the semester they are taking the course.

3.  Students who receive Testing Accommodations may contact us if they would prefer to test in the Testing Center.

4.  Students who would prefer to test on a different date may call or come by the Testing Center to schedule a special administration of a test.  There is a proctor fee of $22.00.  There is no fee to schedule a test on one of our regularly scheduled dates.

5.  If you have any questions,or if you need to make a change after scheduling a test, please call us at (478)445-5016, and we will be glad to help!

6.  Please see below for the resources needed to prepare for the tests!

Register Online

Test Dates

Legislative Tests are given in Russell Library, Computer Lab 122

Thursday        Aug. 30, 2018         3:00 p.m or 4:00 p.m.
Thursday       Sept. 13, 2018         3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Friday           Sept. 28, 2018         1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Thursday       Oct. 11, 2018           3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Friday           Oct. 26, 2018           1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Thursday       Nov. 8, 2018            3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.
Friday            Nov. 30, 2018          1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Thursday       Dec. 6, 2018            3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.

There are also dates for January through May 2019 available.

Preparing for the Test

U.S. History:

The U.S. History Study Guide will assist you as you review for the test.  It is not intended  to be used without a book or other reference.

OpenStax, based at Rice University, has developed an open source free online US History textbook.  You can access it here: OpenStax US History.

Also, any recent one- or two-volume U.S. history text or synopsis will provide the basic information you need for the U.S. history test. Several good choices appear in the list below and others may be found on the UGA website. (Some of these books are available in the bookstore.)

George Tindall and David Shi, America: A Narrative History, 6th ed.
Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty
James A. Henretta et al., America's History
Carol Berkin et al., Making America
Jack Mack Faragher et al., Out of Many: A History of the America People

Although the University of Georgia and Georgia College tests are different, you may find the U.S. history portion of UGA's US History Study Guide helpful in organizing and focusing your study. 

Another review source is CliffsNotes U.S. History 1 and U.S. History II.

A score of 3 or better on the AP US History test satisfies the US History legislative requirement only.  Check DegreeWorks or contact the Registrar's Office if you have questions about this.
 

Georgia History:

The Georgia History Study Guide, created by the Georgia College History department, will assist you as you review for the test. It is not intended to be used without a book or other reference.

A good resource to prepare for the test is The New Georgia Encyclopedia, particularly the History and Archaeology section (under the "Topics" tab).

Suggested books:

James C. Cobb, Georgia Odyssey, 2nd ed.
Kenneth Coleman, Georgia History In Outline
Kenneth Coleman, A History of Georgia
(All three books are available in the library.  The Coleman books are rather dated, so you should consult other references for recent history.)

 

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is one of the requirements for admission to the GC basic licensure professional nursing program. The test measures the academic background of students in reading, math, science and English and language usage.

The TEAS test may be taken for admission into the Georgia College nursing program only two times in two years and the test dates cannot be less than 14 days apart. The online format of the ATI TEAS  is offered at Georgia College. Students who have taken a TEAS test previously at another institution within the past two years should contact Assessment Technologies Institute to order an official TEAS transcript. Only official test results from ATI will be accepted. Test results must be received by the School of Nursing prior to the application deadline in order for the application to be considered for admission to the program.

TEAS has four parts that ask you to answer multiple-choice questions covering the following:

  • Reading – paragraph comprehension, passage comprehension and inferences/conclusions (53 items, 64 minutes)
  • Math – whole numbers, metric conversion, fractions, decimals, algebraic equations, percentages and ratio/proportion (36 items, 54 minutes)
  • Science –science reasoning, science knowledge, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, basic physical principles and general science (53 items, 63 minutes)
  • English and Language Usage – punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, contextual words and spelling (28 items, 28 minutes)

Total test time is 3 hours and 29 minutes, not including the check-in process and exam instructions.

A TEAS Study Manual and an online practice assessment may be purchased from ATI here.

Registration Procedures

The TEAS is offered only at certain times of the year to correspond with the application periods for the program. For the Fall 2019 cohort, tests will be offered on select Mondays-Thursdays from October 17, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

All tests begin at 1 p.m and are given on the computer in our testing lab (Russell Library Room 112).. You will register and pay the $85.00 test fee online, with payment options of Visa or MasterCard.

Register Online

 

Test Day Procedures

All tests will be administered in Center for Testing computer lab, 112 Russell Library. Allow about 3-1/2 hours for the test.

You will need your ATI username and password (you do not need the ATI paper pencil ID number) and valid, unexpired government-issued photo identification. Examples of appropriate identification include driver's license, government ID card, passport, military ID or alien residency (green) card (not student ID). You are permitted to bring a calculator (a calculator is embedded in the exam if you don't bring one).  You are not allowed to bring books, papers, notes, pagers, cell phones, smart watches, or any other electronic devices, reference materials, food or beverages into the testing room. We recommend that you not bring these items to your test session because storage space is very limited.

You may print an individual score report at the end of your test or you may log in to the ATI site later to view or print your report. The GC Nursing program will have access to your score online. You may request additional copies of your score report to send to other schools through ATI. 

Reschedule/Refund Policy: You may reschedule a test session without additional charge one time if you contact the testing office at 478-445-5016 at least one week before your original session. If you find that you will be unable to attend or if you miss your test session, you may request a partial refund of $42.50. We must receive your request in writing (letter or email) within 30 days. Please let us know as soon as you can if you do not plan to attend your test session so we can release your seat to another examinee.

Important Links

The College-Level Examination Program is a national program of credit that allows students to obtain recognition for college-level achievement. The Center for Testing is an open CLEP test center and can administer all CLEP examinations to anyone who properly registers. However, each institution determines which exams are accepted and what minimum scores are required for credit. For information on GC's CLEP policy, click here. If you desire credit at another institution, check that institution's policies before testing.

GC awards credit through CLEP for the courses listed below. The acceptable scores for credit and semester hours awarded are as indicated. A "K" grade will be awarded for CLEP credit. This grade will not affect your grade point average but will count toward total hours and will fulfill degree requirements. The score recipient code for GC is 5252.  If you do not achieve the required score, you may not retake that particular test again until 3 months have passed.

Registration Procedures

You will register for a CLEP test through the College Board My Account registration portal. The current cost of a CLEP test is $87. The My Account portal will also allow you to manage your personal information, search for test centers, select your score recipient institution and purchase study materials.

College Board My Account

After you register for an test and receive your registration ticket, you will schedule a test appointment with the Center for Testing. CLEP exams are generally administered two or three afternoons per week at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. There are also some select Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. when our schedule permits.  There are a limited number of seats available at each time. You will select a test date and time and pay the nonrefundable test center fee of $25 through our online registration service. Payment options are Visa or MasterCard.

Test Date Registration

Test Day Procedures

All tests will be administered in the Center for Testing computer lab in 112 Russell Library. Allow about two hours for the test.

You must bring one government-issued photo ID with signature and your registration ticket. The ID must be valid and current (not expired) and be an original document (not photocopied). A driver's license, state or federal-issued ID, passport, or military ID are some of the acceptable forms of ID. All DANTES-funded military candidates must provide a current military ID.

School, work, or employee ID's are NOT acceptable.

Note: The first and last names on the ID must match that on the Registration Ticket.

If you have any questions about what is or is not an acceptable form of identification, contact CLEP Services at 800-257-9558 or 212-237-1331 or visit the CLEP website.

You may not take calculators, books, papers, notes, mechanical pencils or any type of pen, cell phones, cameras, recording devices, pagers, digital watches, alarm watches or any reference materials, food or beverages into the testing room. You may not wear or take a hat with a bill or a brim into the testing room. We recommend that you not bring these items to your test session because storage space is very limited. 

Reschedule/Refund Policy: You may reschedule a test session without additional charge one time if you contact the testing office at 478-445-5016 at least one week before your original session. Otherwise, you must pay the $25 fee to schedule another test date.

For more information concerning GC's approved CLEP tests and passing scores or test dates and registration, contact the Center for Testing, 109 Russell Library, or call 478-445-5016. Additional information about CLEP tests, including study resources, can be found at the CLEP website.  

For more information on credit for CLEP examinations, click here.

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All undergraduate degree candidates must complete a Senior Exit requirement in their major field of study during one of their last two semesters prior to the completion of degree requirements. This requirement is determined by the major department and may be an examination, a portfolio, completion of a course or other method of assessment. Students who are required to take a test should check with the Center for Testing, Room 109 Russell Library, to determine the type of test, application procedures and deadlines required for their majors. These students are encouraged to register for the exam the semester before they plan to test. Timely inquiry, correct application and registration are the responsibility of the student.

Fall 2018 Senior Exit Exam Information

For students needing to take the online Major Field Test with the Testing Center, the deadline for registration is Sept. 13, 2018.  Come by the Center for Testing in Russell Library Room 109 to fill out the registration form.  Some majors also require an advisor to sign the form before we can make the appointment. All students taking an exit exam with the Center for Testing should bring a photo ID on the day of your test.   Students registering after Sept. 13, 2018 will be required to pay the $26 fee to order the test.

 The Major Field Tests are two hours in length, and students will have the option of choosing a 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, or 3 PM start time on the dates listed below as long as space allows.  Students in the following majors will take the Major Field Test with the Testing Center:

Biology                              Criminal Justice                 Math                 

Political Science               Psychology                        Sociology           Economics (Spring only)           

Choice of test dates for the above majors will be: Sept. 24 - 25;  Oct. 1 -2; Oct. 15 - 16

Study information (items covered and sample test questions) can be found by clicking on your major when you go to www.ets.org/mft/about.

 

ATTENTION: Students in MGMT 4195 (Strategic Management) AND Computer Science majors

All students taking MGMT 4195 (Strategic Management), regardless of major, and Computer Science majors will also take the Major Field Test with the Testing Center.  The tests will be offered Nov. 5-9, 2018..

The tests are two hours in length.  Start times available during Nov. 5-9, 2018 are 9 AM11 AM1 PM, or 3 PM.

Though this test is later in the semester, Sept. 13, 2018 is still the deadline to register without paying the late fee.

Study information (items covered and sample test questions) can be found by clicking on your major when you go to www.ets.org/mft/about.

 

Other Majors

Music Therapy majors will take their Senior Exit exam in the Center for Testing, though it is not the Major Field Test.  Come by our office to register and schedule your test. There is no registration deadline.

Environmental Science - this test will be given at 2:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 21 in the Testing Center (Russell Library Rm 112) for those who have registered through the Environmental Science department.

Public Health - To Be Announced

Geography  majors will take their Senior Exit exam in the Center for Testing, though it is not the Major Field Test.  Come by our office to register and schedule your test.  There is no registration deadline, but all tests must be completed before Nov. 21, 2018.

 

The Senior Exit requirement is an important part of the student's participation in assessing institutional effectiveness and fostering program improvement. Results of exit requirement will be part of the student's official Georgia College record.

The Graduate Writing Assessment was developed by the faculty of the College of Education as an admission test for its graduate programs. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements on this assessment (or another approved test) will not be admitted to the graduate program. Those who do not meet the minimum requirement may retake the assessment.

The testing requirement is waived for applicants who have previously earned a baccalaureate or master's degree from Georgia College. Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at Georgia College will have the testing requirement waived upon conferment of their baccalaureate degree.

In the test session, applicants are given a prompt that includes a short summary of current research on a specific topic, and they write an essay addressing the topic. The primary emphasis for evaluation is how well they integrate their own prior experiences with the current research. The assessment is based upon quality (not quantity) of written expression along with the analysis and synthesis of ideas. Evaluation will be blind and by multiple readers.  The assessment is administered on computers, though applicants may choose to hand-write their essay if they prefer.

Registration Procedures

The Graduate Writing Assessment is administered in the Center for Testing on the Main Campus of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia on the following dates:

NOTE: The Graduate Writing Assessment is no longer given by the College of Education.  Please contact Shanda Brand, the graduate advisor, with any questions about admission to the College of Education Graduate Programs.  Her number is (478) 445-1383.
 

You will register and pay the test fee of $82 online, with payment options of Visa or MasterCard. Registration is open until 24 hours before the test as long as seats are available. We recommend registering early because seating in the computer labs is limited.

Register Online

Test Day Procedures

Tests will be administered in the Testing Center computer lab in Russell Library Room 112. Plan to arrive no later than 2:15 p.m.  No one will be admitted to the Testing Lab after the test begins at 2:30 p.m. The test session begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends shortly after 4:30 p.m.

You must present photo identification. Acceptable forms of ID include driver's license, government issued identification card or passport or a school-issued photo ID.

You may bring a dictionary and/or a thesaurus if you wish, and you will have access to the dictionary, thesaurus and spell check in Word. Food, drink, cell phones or other electronic devices are not allowed during the test.

Reschedule/Refund Policy: You may reschedule a test session without additional charge one time if you contact the testing office at 478-445-5016 at least one week before your original session. If you find that you will be unable to attend or if you miss your session, you may request a partial refund of $41. We must receive your request in writing (letter or email) within 30 days of your test date. Please let us know as soon as you can if you do not plan to attend your test session so we can release your seat to another examine.

Important Links

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is used as a graduate school admissions test by a number of programs at GC. It is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. The test consists of 120 analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes.

Registration Procedures

The MAT is generally administered two or three afternoons per week at 1 p.m. or at 3 p.m. There are also some select Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. when our schedule permits.  You will register and pay the test fee of $78 online, with payment options of Visa or MasterCard.

Register Online

 

Test Day Procedures

All tests will be administered in Center for Testing computer lab (112 Russell Library). Allow about 1 and 1/2 hours for the test.

You must present two forms of valid, unexpired identification. The primary form of ID must contain both a photograph and signature.  Acceptable forms of primary ID include driver's license, government-issued identification card or passport. The second form of identification does not need to have a photo and may include a school ID, credit card, library card or other form of credible ID.

You may not take calculators (including watch calculators), books, papers, highlighters, rulers, notes, pagers, cellular phones, recording devices or any other electronic devices or reference materials, food or beverages into the testing room. You may not wear or take a hat with a bill or a brim  into the testing room. We recommend that you not bring these items to your test session because storage space is very limited.

You can find valuable information on the MAT website, including the MAT Candidate Information Booklet and an online practice test for a small fee.

Information on graduate admission requirements can be found in the GC Graduate Catalog. 

Reschedule/Refund Policy: You may reschedule a test session without additional charge one time if you contact the testing office at 478-445-5016 at least one week before your original session. If you find that you will be unable to attend or if you miss your test session, you may request a partial refund of $39. We must receive your request in writing (letter or email) within 30 days. Please let us know as soon as you can if you do not plan to attend your test session so we can release your seat to another examinee.

Important Links

The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) is Georgia's state-approved educator certification assessment program. These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the GaPSC and Educational Testing Service (ETS). ETS became the supplier of these assessments in October 2013. At this time, the Center for Testing does not administer the GACE tests.

Information about licensure in Georgia can be found on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website.

Registration and testing information for GACE tests are available on the ETS GACE website.   

For questions about certification, contact David Ladd, certification officer at 478-445-2514 or email: david.ladd@gcsu.edu.

Important Links

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is used as a graduate school admissions test by a number of programs at GC. The GRE General Test is available only through computer-based testing centers.  GC does not administer this test.  The GRE Information and Registration Bulletin is now only available online.

Listed below are links to some of the most commonly accessed areas of the website:

The GRE website www.ets.org/gre
The GRE Information and Registration Bulletin and other forms www.ets.org/gre/bulletinandforms
My GRE - Register online, view scores, order additional score reports and more www.ets.org/mygre
Information for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs www.ets.org/gre/disabilities
Free and Low-Cost, Official Test Preparation Materials www.ets.org/gre/prepare (GRE revised General Test) www.ets.org/gre/subject/prepare (GRE Subject Tests)