Entrance Exams

 

University Testing is responsible for the administration of the National tests offered at Arkansas Tech University.  A registration fee and application are submitted to respective websites linked below with the exception of the Residual ACT and the ACCUPLACER. Information regarding registration and payment is available through University Testing. The following is a list of tests offered:

ACCUPLACER® is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Arkansas Tech University (ATU) offers the ACCUPLACER® as an opportunity to test out of a remediation class (those who have not met the ACT qualifying score) and for those who have not had a recent opportunity to sit for the National ACT exam.

The Office of University Testing does not advise examinees regarding exam selection. Examinees should consult with their education adviser prior to registration if guidance is needed in selecting the appropriate exam(s).

Retest Policy

The test may be taken once per day with no more than three attempts within a 30 day period. It is recommended that test takers wait two weeks between test attempts in order to provide adequate time for study and review. 

The registration fee is $10 for individual sections, or $30 to take "all sections," which is Reading, Writing, QAS, and Arithmetic.

The exam fee remitted with debit/credit cards are paid directly to ATU through University Testing in Doc Bryan, Suite 141. Cash payments will be accepted through the Office of Student Accounts in Brown Hall, Suite 241. Personal checks are not accepted.

Exam preparation materials may be found at the following link: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students.

A FREE Web-Based Study App is also available at https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login.

Fall 2020 Test Date(s)
Date Start Time Location  
10/29/2020 10:00 A.M. Online  
11/19/2020 10:00 A.M. Online  

 

Examinees must present a valid photo I.D. and payment receipt.

Weather conditions may require the cancellation of a scheduled test. In the event of poor or declining weather conditions, students should check the ATU website at www.atu.edu for information.

The University Testing Inclement Weather Policy may be viewed at https://www.atu.edu/testing/Inclement_Weather_Policy.php.

 

The ACT is a college admissions test designed to measure a student’s readiness for college level coursework. Arkansas Tech University (ATU) accepts the ACT for admission purposes. Admission requirements, including minimum criterion for exam scores, may be viewed at https://www.atu.edu/admissions/requirements.php.

ATU will offer the ACT on each national test date during the 2020 - 2021 test year.

Students may register for the exam at the following link: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration-information.html. The cost of the exam is $50.50 (no writing) and $67.00 (with writing). ATU does not require for the writing portion of the exam for admission purposes.
A variety of ACT preparation materials may be viewed at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html.

Students are encouraged to check with their high school counselor(s) regarding prep classes that may be offered on their campus throughout the testing year.

Test Date Start Time Location  
02/06/2021 8:00 A.M. Rothwell  
04/17/2021 8:00 A.M. Rothwell  
06/12/2021 8:00 A.M. Rothwell  

 

 Test takers should report to the testing location by 7:45 a.m. and must present a valid registration ticket and valid photo I.D.

Students bringing their own calculators should review the ACT math test calculator policy located at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/taking-the-test/calculator-policy.html.

Weather conditions may require the cancellation of a scheduled test. In the event of poor or declining weather conditions, students should check the ACT website at www.act.org for information.

The University Testing Inclement Weather Policy may be viewed at https://www.atu.edu/testing/Inclement_Weather_Policy.php

 

The CLEP is a credit by examination test that measures mastery of college level material. Courses for which CLEP credit may be awarded, along with the qualifying scores, may be viewed at https://www.atu.edu/catalog/undergraduate/graduation-requirements.php#CreditExamination. No more than a total of 30 semester hours of correspondence, extension, military service, or credit by examination work may be applied as credit towards a degree.

The cost of the CLEP exam is $89, paid via an online account portal at https://clep.collegeboard.org/register/.

*NOTE: The CLEP exam fee increased to $89 beginning July 1, 2019.

An additional $25 fee is paid directly to ATU. The exam fee paid with debit/credit cards are paid directly through University Testing in Doc Bryan, Suite 141. Cash payments will be accepted through the Office of Student Accounts in Brown Hall, Suite 241. Personal checks are not accepted.

The CLEP exam is administered in Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center, Room 334.

Study guides and a sample practice test are available at https://clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation.  
 
Test Date Start Time Location
11/13/2020 2:30 P.M. RPL 334

 

Examinees must present a valid registration ticket, valid photo I.D. and payment receipt.

Weather conditions may require the cancellation of a scheduled test. In the event of poor or declining weather conditions, students should check the ATU website at www.atu.edu for information.

The University Testing Inclement Weather Policy may be viewed at https://www.atu.edu/testing/Inclement_Weather_Policy.php.

 

The MAT is a graduate school admissions designed to measure the examinee’s ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.

The test consists of 120 partial analogies that must be completed within 60 minutes.

The $75 exam fee is paid directly to Arkansas Tech University (ATU). Exam fees paid with debit/credit cards are paid through University Testing in Doc Bryan, Suite 141. Cash payments will be accepted through the Office of Student Accounts in Brown Hall, Suite 241. Personal checks are not accepted.

The test fee covers one official score report that will be provided to you upon completion of the test and up to three official transcripts that will be sent to schools you specify when you take the MAT.

MAT available by appointment only. Please contact the Office of University Testing at 479-968-0302, to schedule a testing appointment.

 

The Praxis® tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. Arkansas requirements may be viewed at https://www.ets.org/praxis/ar.

The Office of University Testing does not advise examinees regarding exam selection. Examinees should consult with their education adviser prior to registration if guidance is needed in selecting the appropriate exam(s). 

For updates regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Praxis Testing Postponements in the Americas and Praxis at Home solution, click here.

Exam costs vary dependent upon the test. A breakdown of fees may be viewed at https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees.

Examinees must register for the exam and pay any associated fees at the ETS registration portal, https://www.ets.org/portal/site/iserpraxis/menuitem.1b7fdbe6788d618e6c41265a7beb1509.
Test prep materials, including study guides and practice tests are available at the ETS website. Available materials may be viewed at https://www.ets.org/s/praxis/pdf/praxis_test_prep_flyer.pdf.

The Doc Bryan Tutoring Center offers preparation for the Praxis I in English and Math. The tutoring schedule may be viewed at https://www.atu.edu/tutoring/workshops-and-events.php.

Additionally, the Office of Teacher Licensure and Support Services, https://www.atu.edu/teacherlicensure/, provides assistance to Arkansas Tech University (ATU) students and alumni for all educator preparation programs.
Test Date Start Time Location
11/14/2020

8:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M.

RPL 334

Examinees must present a valid government issued photo I.D.



Weather conditions may require the cancellation of a scheduled test. In the event of poor or declining weather conditions, students should check the ATU website at www.atu.edu for information.

The University Testing Inclement Weather Policy may be viewed at https://www.atu.edu/testing/Inclement_Weather_Policy.php

 

The ATI TEAS® test is a multiple choice assessment measuring basic academic preparedness in reading, math, science, and English language usage.

Examinees seeking admission to the Arkansas Tech University Nursing Program may register through the ATI website, https://www.atitesting.com/home.aspx.

Test Center Name: AR Tech U Russellville BSN

Exam preparation materials may be found at the following link : https://www.atitesting.com/Solutions/pre-program/TEAS.aspx.
Date Start Time Location
11/20/2020 1:30 P.M. Online
01/22/2021 1:30 P.M. Online
02/26/2021 1:30 P.M. Online
04/23/2021 1:30 P.M. Online
06/25/2021 1:30 P.M. Online

Examinees must present  valid government issued photo I.D.
Weather conditions may require the cancellation of a scheduled test. In the event of poor or declining weather conditions, students should check the ATU website at www.atu.edu for information.

The University Testing Inclement Weather Policy may be viewed at https://www.atu.edu/testing/Inclement_Weather_Policy.php .