ACT Residual testing is only offered to students who have officially applied, been admitted, or have enrolled for courses at DSU, and were unable to take the test at one of the scheduled quarterly dates. An ACT or SAT score is required to be eligible for academic scholarships at DSU. The Testing Center offers the ACT Residual Exam by appointment only (photo ID required) and rents space to ACT for the national test.
Please note: the ACT Residual scores do not meet NCAA Requirements. A tester must wait 60 days to retake the ACT Residual for a new score.
Please contact Debbie Bartlett at 435-879-4695 if you are interested in scheduling an exam.
You can pay the $100 test fee here.
Students must take an Accuplacer test if their ACT or SAT scores for the English, Math or Reading section did not meet the minimum score to enroll in the course. You can visit our Placement Requirements page for more information on scores. You must wait 30 days before you may re-take a section of the Accuplacer.
You can pay $10.00 for each section or $20.00 for all 3 when taken at the same time here.
DSU uses a program named ALEKS for helping students get caught up on math and for placement into math courses. Students must take an ALEKS test if their ACT or SAT score for Math did not meet the minimum score to enroll in a course. You can visit our Placement Requirements page for more information on scores. The ALEKS includes a built-in diagnostic feature to pinpoint areas of math strength and weakness. ALEKS software creates custom lessons based on the results of the diagnostic feature. Guided tutorials help students learn math at their own pace and from the location of their choice. Most students can expect to skip at least one course after reviewing with ALEKS. Students can use their DSU sign-on credentials to sign up for ALEKS here.
A 12-month ALEKS subscription costs $20 and includes diagnostic testing, structured remediation content, and practice content. When you are ready you can pay $10.00 to take a proctored version of the exam at the Testing Center for course placement.
A CLEP exam offers college credit to students if subject proficiency is demonstrated on the CLEP exam. A student will receive ungraded course credit, which may fulfill general education requirements or provide elective credits. The earned credit is posted to the student’s transcript when CLEP test results are submitted to the Registrar’s Office with a receipt from the Cashier’s Office for the posting fee.
Please note: CLEP exam credit cannot be accepted if the student has ever received a grade in that course (including a ‘W’).
Call 435-652-7667 to schedule a CLEP exam.
CLEP (Pay online here): $80.00
DSU (Pay online here): $25.00
The minimum CLEP test scores and credits awarded with a CLEP score of 50 or higher:
|CLEP Test||Credit||DSU Credit Awarded|
|American Government||3||POLS 1100 (AI)|
|Analyzing & Interpreting Literature (w/essay)||3||ENGL 2200 (HU, GC)|
|Biology||3||BIOL 1010 (LS)|
|Calculus||3||MATH 1030 (MA)|
|Chemistry||3||CHEM 1010 (PS)|
|College Algebra||3||MATH 1030 (MA)|
|College Composition||3||ENGL 1010|
|Financial Accounting||3||ACCT 2010|
|History of the US to 1877||3||HIST 2700 (SS, GC or w/HIST 2710 = AI)|
|History of the US 1865 to Present||3||HIST 2710 (SS, GC or w/HIST 2700 = AI)|
|Human Growth & Development||3||FSHD 1500 or PSY 1100 (SS, GC)|
|Humanities||6||ART 1010 + HUM 1010 (FA + HU, GC)|
|Introductory Psychology||3||PSY 1010 (SS, GC)|
|Introductory Sociology||3||SOC 1010 (SS, GC)|
|Precalculus||3||MATH 1030 (MA)|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||3||ECON 2020 (SS, GC)|
|Principles of Marketing||3||MKTG 2550|
|Principles of Microeconomics||3||ECON 2010 (SS, GC)|
|Western Civilization I||3||HIST 1100 (SS, GC)|
|Western Civilization II||3||HIST 1110 (SS, GC)|
Letters following course numbers refer to General Education requirement fulfilled.
FCC tests are taken to obtain various licenses for radio applications.
You can visit the FCC Examinations site for more information and to register to take the test.
Students who want to be admitted to the Dixie State University Nursing program must take this test and include their results in their application.
You can pay the $63.00 test fee here.
This test is used for admission to law school. Call the Professional Testing Center at 435-652-7667 for more information or to schedule a test appointment.
The MELAB test evaluates the English proficiency of non-native speakers. You can click here for more information and to register for the test.
$40.00 to the English Language Institute
$40.00 to Dixie State University
Extra Speaking Sub-test Fee
$20.00 to the English Language Institute
$20.00 to Dixie State University
The Parapro Assessment is a test for individuals who want to work as a Teacher’s Aid or Substitute Teacher to take if they have not earned an Associate of Arts degree or at least 2 years of college.
You can pay the $75.00 test fee here.
The PCAT test is used for admission to pharmacy schools. The tests consist of 5 objective sections, 35 minutes each.
You can visit the PCAT site for more information on test dates and how to register for the test.
This test is used for admission to post-secondary educational institutions. The 4-hour test contains 10 separately timed sessions that may appear in any order.
You can visit the College Board site for more information.
This assessment is for non-Dixie State University Nursing students only. This 4-part assessment consists of subtests in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English (in that order only) with a total testing time of 3 hours and 29 minutes. Available at the professional center during hours of operation.
You can pay the $75.00 test fee here.