Open to NAU students and the community
The Testing Center supports student success by offering exams that students may need to get into college, to obtain college credit, to place in college classes, and to prepare for life after college.
PearsonVue Accordion Closed
We are a Pearson Vue Select Testing Center. We administer NES, GMAT, NREMT, DANB, Real Estate, and several other tests through this partnership.
Career guidance and vocational interest Accordion Closed
NAU Career Development offers the following two services free to currently enrolled students.
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment is the most widely used personality assessment in the world. With a proven record of reliability spanning more than 50 years, it offers a foundation for understanding individual differences and applying that understanding to the ways people think, communicate, and interact.
The Newly Revised Strong Interest Inventory is the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world, with major updates and new content that reflect the way we work today.
For more information, contact Career Development.
CLEP Accordion Closed
To Register for a CLEP Exam
Step 1– Each college sets its own policy regarding which CLEP exams it will grant credit for and how many credits it will award. Review NAU’s CLEP credit by exam policies.
Step 2– Check available NAU Exams
Step 3– Visit the CLEP website to register for the exam you want to take
Step 5– Bring your CLEP voucher and valid ID on the day of your exam
Nursing exams Accordion Closed
The Kaplan entrance exam is required for admission to the School of Nursing. If you have any questions on this process, contact the NAU School of Nursing.
Kaplan Admission Exam fee is $50
Canceling and rescheduling of KAPLAN exams MUST be done more than 24 hours in advance or the examinee will forfeit the entire testing fee and repayment will be required to reschedule.
Placement Accordion Closed
Exams are offered year-round by appointment and during orientation using the ACCUPLACER computer-based system.
- Each placement exam costs $25
- Results are available immediately
- Please register and pay for your test through the Online Registration System. You can also register and pay at our offices or by phone at (928) 523-2358.
The Testing Center accepts:
- Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, JCB and American Express)
For scoring information, please visit the Department of English placement page.
Placement Tests for Distance Learning Students
Northern Arizona University accepts ACCUPLACER placement scores from other institutions. Students should request to take the ACCUPLACER Writeplacer for English placement. Students located in Arizona can take an ACCUPLACER test at Rio Salado College by applying for a Rio Salado Identification Number and forwarding their score report to the appropriate NAU department below.
- Current students can fax their Accuplacer score report to the Registrar’s Office at (928) 523-1414.
- Incoming students should send their Accuplacer score reports to:
Math Placement information can be found on the Department Mathematics and Statistics placement page.
Proctored exams Accordion Closed
The Testing Center is available to proctor tests for other institutions. We can accommodate paper-based and computer-based exams. The following information can be used to fill-out a Proctor Information sheet that may be required by your institution.
Please note that Testing Center must receive the exam (either paper-based or electronic) before the appointment can be scheduled. Proctored exams must be scheduled through our front desk, (928) 523-2358.
Program admission Accordion Closed
The GMAT, Graduate Management Admissions Test, is administered through our PearsonVue Select services. For more information about the exam, to find a test center location, and to register online, visit the GMAT web site.
The MAT, Miller Analogies Test, for admission to graduate programs, is computer-based. The fee for the test is $85.
- Candidates must present current picture identification to take the exam.
- The MAT is a 50 minute exam.
- Bring information about the institution(s) that scores will be sent. Scores can be sent to three institutions.
- Unofficial scores will appear at the end of the test for viewing. MAT will mail official scores to the designated home address and to the institutions selected within four weeks after completion of the exam.
More information can be found on the Miller Analogies Test website.