The Counseling & Testing Center offers a variety of testing services to a wide range of constituencies, including non-UI students.
Find us at Mary E. Forney Hall, Room 301 or call (208) 885-5138.
Services We Offer
For students, faculty and members of the community who need to take an exam in a supervised setting, the Counseling & Testing Center offers space, equipment and supervisory personnel for administering exams. Services include:
- 13 partitioned testing stations
- Noise-canceling headphones
- Adjustable chairs and monitors
- Constant video surveillance
- Quick return of completed exams
Schedule an Appointment
Proctoring services are available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only. The proctoring fee for students is $15 per hour. Payment accepted via cash, check or charge to student account.
Schedule an appointment by calling (208) 885-5138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exam Scheduling Conflicts?
Send students to our proctored facility for:
- Make-up exams
- Incomplete course exams
- Blackboard exams and quizzes
- Online course exams
Current and valid photo identification is required before any test will be administered.
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- Residual ACT - To schedule an appointment, call (208) 885-5138.
The Residual ACT is similar to the ACT but is valid only for the University of Idaho and allows for more flexibility in administration. It is offered on select days of the week, and results are available immediately.
To schedule an appointment, call (208) 885-5138. Once you have registered with the Counseling & Testing Center, you’ll need to bring a government-issued ID and the testing fee of $90 in cash or check. We do not accept cards.
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This English language test is offered only on select days during the year, typically a Friday morning. Learn more/Register for TOEFL »
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ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment
$15 for access for UI students; $15 for proctoring at the CTC
ALEKS PPL is a web-based program that uses artificial intelligence to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses and then offer individualized prep and learning modules to refresh their knowledge on forgotten topics.
Students then take a proctored assessment to determine placement in the appropriate math course. It consists of three parts:
- An initial placement assessment designed to determine what a student knows and what a student needs to work on
- The prep and learning module, an individualized, self-paced online review based on the results of the initial placement assessment
- Access to one to four additional placement assessments that can be used as practice tests or for actual placement.
For an assessment to be used to determine placement, it must be proctored in an approved testing center.
To sign up, sign into ALEKS PPL with your UI username and password. You will need to register and purchase access to ALEKS PPL. Credit card information is required to pay the $15 fee, which provides access to ALEKS PPL for six months.
To take the assessment that will be used for placement, call 208-885-5138 to schedule an appointment with the CTC.
UI students $15 per test; $20 per test for non-UI students.
COMPASS is a computer adaptive placement test, meaning there is no time limit and the questions asked are determined by performance on previous items. Results are available immediately after completion.
Tests can be taken for math placement or English placement.
Note: COMPASS will no longer be available after the first half of fall semester 2016. ALEKS will replacement COMPASS for math placement.
To schedule an appointment, call (208) 885-5138.
$20 for UI students; $30 for non-UI students.
CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States today, helping students of all ages earn college degrees faster by getting credit for what they already know.
By receiving a satisfactory score, you can earn from three to eight college credits toward your college degree for each CLEP you take, depending on the exam subject. Results are available immediately.
Find more information on CLEP exams, or view CLEP exams accepted by UI.
To schedule an appointment, register through CLEP. Once you receive confirmation, a Ticket ID number and pay the $80 fee to CLEP, call us at (208) 885-5138 to schedule an appointment. We do not schedule appointments through email.
- Avant PLACE
Avant PLACE is a computer delivered placement exam used by UI Modern Languages and Cultures. Exams are available in Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Japanese languages. While there is no time limit, most complete the exam in less than an hour, and results are available with several days.
For information regarding this requirement or for cut scores needed for placement, contact the Modern Languages and Cultures department at 208-885-6179 or email email@example.com.
Graduate Records Examination is a graduate entrance exam offered Monday through Thursday mornings and select Fridays during the academic year. Learn more/Register for GRE »
The Graduate Management Admissions test is offered Monday through Thursday during the academic year. Learn more/Register for GMAT »
The Medical College Admissions Test is offered only on select days during the year. Learn more/Register MCAT/AAMC »
- MAT (Miller Analogies Test) - To schedule a MAT exam, call us at (208) 885-5138. Testing fee is $90.
The Miller Analogies Test is sometimes used as an alternative to the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) for graduate school admissions. It is a measure of analytical reasoning, mostly verbal with some quantitative. It involves completing 120 analogies (100 scored) within a 60-minute time frame.
Official score reports will be mailed in approximately 10-15 working days to you and the institutions you specify before taking the test. Preliminary score reports are available immediately following the test. Learn more/Register for MAT »
The Law School Admissions Test is offered on select Saturdays throughout the school year. Learn more/Register for LSAT »
The Pharmacy College Admissions Test is offered only on select days during the academic school year. Learn more/Register for PCAT »
This English language test is offered only on select days during the year, typically on a Friday morning. Learn more/Register TOEFL »
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Praxis tests are part of a certification process required for future teachers by many states and professional licensing organizations. Offered Monday-Thursday and select Fridays during the academic year. Learn more/Register for PRAXIS »
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams are offered Monday through Thursday and select Fridays during the academic year. Learn more/Register for ASE »
The National Council of Engineers for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) exam is offered Monday-Thursday during specific windows. Learn more/Register for NCEES »
The General Education Development (GED) exam is offered to those who do not have but wish to obtain a certificate equivalent to a high school diploma, a common requirement among colleges and employers.
The test includes four subjects: science, social studies, mathematical reasoning and reasoning through language arts. It is possible to take one subject test at a time.
If you are under 18, you will need to begin the registration process then fill out a Youth Waiver Form and submit it in-person to our testing center or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow one to two days for processing and to unlock your account so you can continue with the registration process.
If you are a resident of a different state and under 18, a testing administrator from that state will need to unlock your account first, though you can still test at our testing site.
Learn more/Register for the GED »
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is offered on select Saturdays throughout the school year. Learn more/Register for MPRE »
Transportations Security Administration (TSA) tests are offered on select days throughout the week. Registration for this exam takes place during the TSA application process.
- PGA Certifications
These certification exams are generally offered on Fridays. Learn more/Register for PGA Certification »
Delivered through CastleWorldwide, both of these personal trainer certification exams are generally offered on select days throughout the week. Learn more/Register for ACE/WOCNCM »
Vendors We Work With
The Counseling & Testing Center administers tests for the following vendors. For more information on these companies, call us at (208) 885-6716 or browse the following links.
The CTC is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers and is certified by the National College Testing Association as demonstrating exemplary practices in accordance with NCTA's Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centers.