Office of Testing & Outcomes Assessment
The Harding University Testing Office provides testing facilities and a testing environment that is convenient, supportive, and conducive to maximizing student performance. Our goal is to assist examinees in achieving their academic, and professional objective. The office offers a variety of examinations to meet the needs of HU students, faculty, and the surrounding community. We provide information regarding exams for undergraduate admission, credit by examination, professional and graduate school admission, and proctoring services for correspondence exams. We value the opportunity to assist you with your testing needs. "Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28
Computer Based Exams: Praxis, TOEFL, MAT, and CLEP exams are located in the Testing Office Pryor/Science 114 & Room 207
Paper Based Exams: ACT & SAT will be administered in the McInteer Building
Tina Gould, MBA
|ACT Dates 2016-17||SAT Dates 2016-2017|
|June 11, 2016||June 4, 2016|
|September 10, 2016||October 1, 2016|
|October 22, 2016||November 5, 2016|
|December 10, 2016||December 3, 2016|
|February 11, 2017||January 21, 2017|
|April 8, 2017||March 11, 2017|
|June 10, 2017||May 06, 2017|
|June 3, 2017|
ACT Prep Courses
ASI office will offer 3 ACT Prep Courses this year.
- August 27, 2016 at CAC (Little Rock)
- October 15, 2016 at Harding in the Liberty Room
- January 28, 2016 at Harding in the Liberty Room
Preregistration and prepayment are required. Cost $50.00 Class meets 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Call 279-4497 to reserve a spot. Class size is limited to the first 50 that register.
Exams Offered Daily by Appointment:
Students may call the Testing Office 501-279-4415 to register for the exams below.
CLEP Exams - www.collegeboard.com/clep
MAT (Miller Analogies Exams) - www.milleranalogies.com
COMPASS - www.act.org/compass/student
CORE & Praxis II computer based exam dates for this semester are now open for the Harding Testing Office. We offer morning, afternoon and Saturday testing. Specific testing windows are listed below. When you login and register you will see the various times for exams.
GRE - Subject exam only (paper) www.ets.org/gre
September 27, 2014
TOEFL Exam Dates: (computed based) Create an account and login at www.ets.org/toefl
TOEFL exams are offered several times a month. Please call the HU Testing Office for available dates.
CLEP & AP Exam Information:
FRESHMAN FALL 2016 -PLEASE NOTE: The 2015-16 AP policy will be extended to all incoming freshman for the Fall 2016.
Students must send an official AP score report from College Board to the Harding Testing Office during the first semester enrolled. Once the Testing Office has verified the score, a process will begin to record credit to a student’s transcript. When the process is complete, the students’ account will be charged and an email confirmation will be sent to the student. Any changes to a student’s transcript must go through the Registrar’s office. Harding requires a $75 recording fee for each course recorded on the student’s transcript with a maximum of $300 for all exam credit.
After careful review by each department that offers credit for AP or CLEP exams, the 2016-17 AP & CLEP policies were updated to accurately align AP & CLEP exam content and cut scores to Harding University courses.
2016-17 freshman should refer to the 2016-17 CLEP policy for course credit. However, the 2015-16 AP policy will be extended to all incoming freshman for the Fall 2016 semester. All freshman MUST record AP credit to their transcript during the Fall 2016 semester.
College Board's (AP) Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that you can take while still in high school. They provide high school students challenging course work. For more information you can visit the AP College Board website.
2015-16 CLEP policy is located the 2015-16 catalog.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement in undergraduate courses. Students are able to receive college credit for demonstrated knowledge in Composition and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business. Most CLEP exams allow 90 minutes to test, with the exception is the College Composition exam which is 120 minutes. This exam includes multiple choice and 2 essay portions. Please click on the HU CLEP exam policy above to see the specific CLEP exams that HU awards course credit. For more information regarding CLEP exams, you can visit the official CLEP website.
International Baccalaureate policy (IB): No credit will be awarded for the SL -subsidiary exams.Students may receive credit for some HL- higher level IB exams not listed in our catalog after consultation with the appropriate department chair.
Praxis & School Leadership Exams
Location Notice: We have two locations for Computer-Based Praxis exams
When registering for a Praxis or School Leadership exam, exam you will see two centers for Harding University, Center # STN12053A will be given in the Testing Office England/Pryor Science Room 114. We offer private individual booths for examinees. Center # STN12053B is located in England/Pryor Science Room 207, a computer lab we use on Saturday sessions.
Praxis exams are offered in a computer-based format during the testing windows each month. We provide morning, afternoon and Saturday testing sessions. Examinees will create an account online with ETS to register for the exam. If you hav trouble scheduling your exam, or you cannot see an available time, please call the testing office (501-279-4415) and we will assist you.
Praxis CORE Exams: Students take Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined # 5751 as a requirement to enter the College of Education undergraduate program. This exam is offered in computer-based format. Examinees who do not pass one section of the CORE will re-take that subject individually.
5712 Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading
5722 Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing
5732 Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
Praxis II: Examinees take Praxis II exams for licensure. The exam required will depend on the type of license desired, see link below for Arkansas. Please use the link below to determine which exam you will need to take.
Praxis II dates
July 25, 2016
July 30, 2016
Praxis World Language
August 1, 2016
August 13, 2016
Praxis II and School Leadership
Exams Available Daily By Appointment:
MAT- Miller Analogies
This exam takes about an hour. The fee is $75.00 payable in cash or check only. We offer this exam daily but you will need an appointment to take the exam.
- The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies.
- Research by psychologists on human intelligence and reasoning has found performance on analogies to represent one of the best measures of verbal comprehension and analytical thinking.
- Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates’ analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life.
For more info: Visit the MAT- Miller Analogies website
ACT Compass is a computer-adaptive college placement test that lets educators:
- Evaluate incoming students' skill levels in Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Math, and English as a Second Language
- Place students in appropriate courses
- Connect students to the resources they need to achieve academic success
For more info: Visit the ACT-COMPASS website
Exam Fees payable in cash or check: One subject: $15 Multiple subject: $25
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement in undergraduate courses. Students are able to receive college credit for demonstrated knowledge in Composition and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business. Most CLEP exams is 90 minutes, with the exception is the College Composition exam which is 120 minutes with multiple choice and 2 essay portions.For more info: Visit the CLEP website
If you are scheduled for a standardized exam at Harding Testing Office and feel road conditions are unsafe for travel to the Harding University testing location, you should contact testing agencies such as ETS-Praxis, ACT, SAT etc. to inform them of unsafe travel conditions in order to re-schedule your exam. Testing agencies usually require documentation of the weather forecast. The Harding University Testing Office does not re-schedule these standardized exams.
Please call or email us to check the status of the office closings.
ACT - www.act.org
SAT - www.collegeboard.com/sat
Praxis I & II - www.ets.org/praxis
CLEP - www.collegeboard.com/clep
Advanced Placement (AP) - apcentral.collegeboard.com
GRE - www.gre.org
Free Practice Exams greguide.com
Questions regarding GRE exams: Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org
TOEFL - www.ets.org/TOEFL