Tests Offered

Our testing center administers a wide variety of tests to meet the needs of our students, faculty, non-ASU students, and members of the high country community. Click on the names of the tests in the following list to view the test descriptions and registration details.


The National Institute for Automotive Excellence is an independent, non-profit organization offering a testing and certification process for automotive professionals.  Additional information including appointment availability, cost, and registration details for the tests offered by ASE can be found here.

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) gives you the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know with qualifying scores on one or more of the 34 CLEP examinations. These exams test your knowledge of introductory college-level subjects. Additional information including Appalachian State University’s qualifying scores and credit requirements can be found here.  

You can register and pay for your CLEP® exam at the College Board CLEP® website, then schedule your exam time by calling the Appalachian Testing Center directly at 828-262-6801.  We administer CLEP® exams Monday through Friday with appointment times determined by seat availability.There is a $25 proctoring fee payable by check or cash on the day of the exam. 

For students enrolled in an online course, the Appalachian State University Testing Center offers proctoring services at the request of either the instructor or online program coordinator. Students who require this service should notify the course instructor or program coordinator to contact us at testingsrvcs@appstate.edu in order to arrange for your proctored exam. Non-ASU students are required to pay a $25 proctoring fee, payable by cash or check, on the day of the exam.

Note: Many of the UNC distance education programs utilize the UNC Online Proctoring Network to schedule their exams. The Appalachian State University Testing Center is a member of the UNC Online Proctoring Network and will appear on the testing sites list if you schedule your online exam through this system.

The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer-based test intended for use in the admission process for certain graduate management programs such as the MBA. The GMAT is offered year-round at our testing center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We occasionally offer this exam on Saturday mornings. Please check the Testing Center calendar for these special dates.

Registration and additional information about the GMAT can be found at http://www.mba.com/the-gmat.

The Graduate Records Examination is a standardized, computer-based test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States. We administer this exam year-round, Monday - Friday and on occasional Saturday mornings.  Please check the Testing Center calendar for these special dates.

Registration and additional information about the GRE can be found at https://www.ets.org/gre.

The GRE® Subject Tests are achievement tests that measure your knowledge of a particular field of study and are taken by graduate school applicants to supplement their application material. 

We’ll be offering the GRE® Subject Test on October 26, 2019. Registration and additional information about the GRE can be found at https://www.ets.org/gre/subject/about.

ISO-Quality Testing, Inc. (IQT) offers secure, user-friendly exams to meet the needs of a broad number of licensing and certification organizations. The Appalachian State University Testing Center administers IQT exams year-round on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Additional information including appointment availability, cost, and registration details for the tests offered can be found at https://www.isoqualitytesting.com.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is an important component of the law school admissions process. This national exam is only offered on specific dates each year. Please check the Testing Center calendar for the dates on which we will be offering these exams. For additional information and registration details please visit https://www.lsac.org/lsat.

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a standardized computer-based test that is often used for graduate schools admissions in the United States. The Office of Testing Services administers the MAT every Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm depending on availability. In addition, we test one Saturday morning per month during the school year, but seating is limited.

Pre-registration is required and can be accomplished by calling the Testing Center at (828) 262-6801. Test takers must bring valid government-issued photo ID and payment for the $75 fee at the time of testing. We cannot accept credit or debit card payments for this test, only cash or check (made out to Appalachian State University).

Access more information including MAT resources and sample questions by going to this website: https://www.pearsonassessments.com/graduate-admissions/mat/about.html

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has “engaged Pearson Vue to deliver the online assessment of National Board Certification at locations across the United States.”  The Appalachian State University Testing Center is an authorized Pearson VUE Select Testing Center and, therefore, one of the locations at which NBPTS candidates can take their assessments. During specific testing windows candidates can schedule their exam appointments through Pearson VUE at https://home.pearsonvue.com/nbpts.

Additional information regarding the NBPTS assessments including rubrics and tutorials can be found on the NBPTS Assessment Center Testing page.

Credentialing assessments prepared by the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) for the National Board for Certified Counselors are offered through Pearson VUE at the Appalachian State University Testing Center. Candidates can find additional information and register for these exams at the Pearson VUE CCE page found at https://home.pearsonvue.com/cce. These exams are offered during specific testing windows, and seats are limited. Candidates are encouraged to schedule their exam well in advance in order to reserve a seat during the testing window.

As a Pearson VUE Select testing location, the Appalachian State University Testing Center also administers a number of professional certification and industry credentialing exams including technical assessments. Clients for these exams include, but are not limited to:

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Cisco Systems
  • CompTIA
  • Excelsior College
  • Linux Professional Institute
  • Microsoft
  • National Restaurant Association
  • North Carolina Insurance
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • PTI (Professional Testing, Inc)
  • SAS 
  • Symantec
  • (ISC)2

If you are interested in taking a Pearson VUE exam that is not listed above, please contact our testing center at 828-262-6801.

Praxis tests are computer-based tests designed to measure teaching candidates’ knowledge and skills prior to program entry, licensing, and certification. Praxis®  Core exams are offered Monday - Friday and one Saturday morning per month. Praxis®  Subject Assessments and Principles of Teaching and Learning tests are frequently offered during specific testing windows. Please visit the ETS Praxis®  webpage athttps://www.ets.org/praxis/about/ to register for and learn more about the various Praxis® series exams.

Castle Worldwide, Inc. recently joined Scantron Corporation and “provides testing and training design, development, and delivery services to certification and licensure organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and trade and professional associations.” We are an approved Castle testing site and administer a wide variety of their computer-based exams for organizations ranging from the American Council on Exercise to the NC Office of EMS. For additional testing information and registration instructions, please check the Castle Worldwide website at https://www.castleworldwide.com/cww/take-a-test

The TOEFL is a computer-based test that measures English-language proficiency in candidates for school admission and immigration purposes. The Appalachian State University Testing Center hosts TOEFL exams approximately one day per month. Please check our calendar for the TOEFL exam schedule and refer to the ETS TOEFL website for more information and registration details.