Test Information

Test Information

ACT (National)

This ACT used for admission to post-secondary educational institutions. The ACT is only held once per quarter, so be sure to check the test dates before you register to take the test.

ACT Residual

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.

Test cost

You can pay the $100 test fee here.

Accuplacer Placement Test

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.

Test Cost

You can pay $10.00 for each section or $20.00 for all 3 when taken at the same time here.

Aleks PPL math placement test

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.

Test cost

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.

BYU FLATS

This test provides students the opportunity to receive up to 12 semester hours of University credit by examination. Click here for more information and to register for the test.
Call Riley McMullin 435-652-7667 to schedule a testing time.

Test cost

You can pay the $20.00 test fee here.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

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.

Test Cost:

CLEP (Pay online here): $80.00
DSU (Pay online here: $25.00

The minimum CLEP test scores and credits awarded:

CLEP Test CLEP Score Credit DSU Credit Awarded
American Government 50 or higher 3 POLS 1100 (AI)
Analyzing & Interpreting Literature (w/essay) 50 or higher 3 ENGL 2200 (HU)
Biology 50 or higher 3 BIOL 1010 (LS)
Calculus 50 or higher 3 MATH 1030 (MA)
Chemistry 50 or higher 3 CHEM 1010 (PS)
College Algebra 50 or higher 3 MATH 1030 (MA)
College Composition 50 or higher 3 ENGL 1010
Financial Accounting 50 or higher 3 ACCT 2010
History of the US to 1877 50 or higher 3 HIST 2700 (SS or w/HIST 2710 = AI)
History of the US 1865 to present 50 or higher 3 HIST 2710 (SS or w/HIST 2700 = AI)
Human Growth & Development 50 or higher 3 FCS 150E (SS)
Humanities 50 or higher 6 ART 1010 + HUM 101E (FA + HU)
Introductory Psychology 50 or higher 3 PSY 1010 (SS)
Introductory Sociology 50 or higher 3 SOC 101E (SS)
Precalculus 50 or higher 3 MATH 1030 (MA)
Principles of Macroeconomics 50 or higher 3 ECON 2020 (SS)
Principles of Marketing 50 or higher 3 MKTG 2550
Principles of Microeconomics 50 or higher 3 ECON 2010 (SS)
Western Civilization I 50 or higher 3 HIST 1100 (SS)
Western Civilization II 50 or higher 3 HIST 1110 (SS)

Letters following course numbers refer to General Education requirement fulfilled. Course numbers ending in “E” do NOT fulfill a General Education Global & Cultural Perspectives (GLOCUP) requirement.

GED®

You can find more information by visiting our GED® page.

Federal Aviation Information (FAA)

This test is used for nationally certifying airman at different competencies.
You can visit the CATS Test site for more information.
Call 800-947-4228 to register for the test.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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.

HESI A2

Students who want to be admitted to the Dixie State University Nursing program must take this test and include their results in their application.

Test cost

You can pay the $63.00 test fee here.

Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

This test is used for admission to law school. Dixie State University does not currently offer LSAT testing, but we look forward to offering it by Fall 2018. Call the Testing Center at 435-652-7696 for more information.

MELAB

The MELAB test evaluates the English proficiency of non-native speakers. You can click here for more information and to register for the test.

Test cost

$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

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The MAT test is used for admission to certain graduate programs in lieu of the GRE. The test consists of 120 objective analogies. You can visit the Pearson Assessments homepage for more information.

Test cost

You can pay the $75.00 test fee here.

Parapro

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.

Test cost

You can pay the $75.00 test fee here.

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

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.

Police Officer Standards & Training (POST)

The POST measures critical learning skills necessary to perform successfully in an entry-level Police Officer Position. You can take this test at the professional testing center by appointment only.
Please call 435-652-7667 to schedule a testing time.

Test cost

You pay the $50.00 test fee here.

PRAXIS I:

You can visit the ETS Praxis site for more information and to register for the test.

PRAXIS II:

You can visit the ETS Praxis site for more information and to register for the test.

PROMETRIC:

You can visit the Prometric site for more information and to register for the test.

PSB RN

PSB-Nursing School Aptitude Examination (RN). Click here for more information.

Test cost

You can pay the $40.00 test fee here.

SAT

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.

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

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.

Test cost

You can pay the $75.00 test fee here.