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

Tina Gould

Testing Locations:

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

Director

Tina Gould, MBA
Box 12291
501-279-4415
tgould1@harding.edu

Test Schedules

ACT Dates 2016-17SAT Dates 2016-2017
June 11, 2016June 4, 2016
September 10, 2016October 1, 2016
October 22, 2016November 5, 2016
December 10, 2016December 3, 2016
February 11, 2017January 21, 2017
April 8, 2017March 11, 2017
June 10, 2017May 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.

Harding University Advanced Placement (AP) Policy 2015-16 (Freshman for Fall 2016 will use this policy)

Harding University Advanced Placement (AP) Policy 2016-17

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.

Harding University CLEP Policy 2016-17

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

Start Date:

End Date:

Exam:

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

     COMPASS

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

     CLEP

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

Inclement Weather

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.

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4444

Location: Pryor/England Science Room 114

Mailing address:
Harding University
Testing & Outcomes Assessment
Box 12291
Searcy, AR 72149-5615