The Testing Services Center serves as a central clearinghouse for student placement and assessment at AAMU. Systematic data profiles which indicate student trends are developed and disseminated to appropriate professional personnel to assist in academic advising, curriculum development, career education, and job placement.
Additionally, the Center administers agency tests as a service to AAMU and to the local constituency. Such tests include, but are not limited to, the ACT, AECTP, CLEP, COMPASS, GED, LSAT, PRAXIS, and SAT. Registration packets are available for the DAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, NTE, TOEFL and other examinations. Information concerning tests, dates, and procedures can be obtained from the Testing Services Center, which is located in Suite 200 Buchanan Hall.
Compass is an untimed,
computerized test that helps Alabama A&M University in evaluating your
skills and places you into appropriate courses. ACT Compass offers tests in
reading, writing, math, and English as a Second Language (ESL). You will
receive your ACT Compass test results immediately upon completion of testing,
and your score report will include placement messages informing you what
courses you should take.
How Are ACT Compass Scores Used?
ACT Compass is not
used like a traditional test. There is generally no "passing score."
Rather, ACT Compass scores indicate areas in which you are strong and areas in
which you may need help. Thus, ACT Compass can identify problems in major
subject areas before they disrupt your educational progress, giving you the opportunity
to prepare more effectively for needed courses. You and Alabama A&M
University can use scores from ACT Compass tests to prepare a course of study
that will be appropriate, relevant, and meaningful for you.
How Can I Arrange to Take the ACT Compass Tests?
University gives ACT Compass during S.O.A.R. to incoming freshmen who have
already applied and been admitted to the school. Remote testing* is
available for student not able to attend an on campus S.O.A.R. session, Call
256-372-5653 for Remote testing locations, registration, and estimated
CLEP Test Dates:
CLEP is given by
appointment. Appointments must be made in the AAMU Testing Office at least a
day in advance of testing.
Save Time. Save Money. Take CLEP.
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to
receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores
on any of 34 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through
independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional
development, cultural pursuits, or internships.
How CLEP Helps
- Save time.
Depending on your college's CLEP policy, a satisfactory score on a CLEP
exam can earn you from 3 to 12 college credits.
- Save money.
The cost of a CLEP exam is $100 (The Fee is comprised of a $20
administration fee charged by Alabama A&M University and a $80 testing
fee), a fraction of the tuition and fees for the corresponding course.
college more interesting. Skip general introductory courses and move on to
more advanced classes, or explore new and challenging academic areas.
- Graduate on
time. CLEP can help you to the finish line if you're a few credits shy of
- Satisfy a
proficiency requirement. Demonstrate your ability in college math or a
GED Test Dates:
The GED is administered based on appointments
established at www.ged.com
pre-register to take the GED.
GED is computer based and the cost for the entire test is $120.
Retest fees are $30 per part to
registration must be done online at www.ged.com. You will be
required to create an online account in order to complete the registration
GED Tests cannot be taken online; beware of web sites and other sources that tell you otherwise.
You can take the GED Tests almost anywhere in the United States and Canada and internationally at any of the 3,400 Official GED Testing Centers, but you cannot earn a GED credential (sometimes called a diploma or certificate) on the Internet.
For specific GED infomation: Click Here