Local, state, and national testing programs are offered for a testing fee. A valid government issued photo ID is required for all tests. Students may choose from these programs in Testing Services:


ACT scores are used for admission to colleges and universities. The ACT contains multiple-choice tests in four areas: English, reading, science and mathematics, plus a writing sample. ACT approved calculators may be used for the mathematics test, but not for the other ACT tests. The testing time for the ACT is 3.5 – 4.5 hours, which includes the optional writing sample. For information about registering and test dates, consult the ACT website.

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ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) Test

The ATI TEAS test measures knowledge in science, math, English/language usage skills and reading comprehension. Applicants to the Nursing Program are required to submit ATI TEAS scores. Review additional information about registration for the ATI TEAS test.

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College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The CLEP series of tests include standardized tests that are computer-based and timed at 90 minutes per test. Candidates who score high enough may receive college credit based upon the academic policy at the college or university that they attend. Unofficial CLEP score reports are available to the candidate when the test is finished. The official CLEP scores are released by the College Board approximately two or three weeks after the candidates’ test session is completed. Testing appointments may be scheduled by calling 678.407.5322. An application for CLEP testing and the testing fees are required before testing sessions. The CLEP application and the official study guides may be ordered from the CLEP website.


  • $80 test fee (each test) made payable to CLEP by check or money order
  • $25 Georgia Gwinnett College registration fee (each test) by money order made payable to Georgia Gwinnett College or by credit/debit card

AP-CLEP Equivalency Chart (PDF)

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The DSST program is a comprehensive series of exams in college subject areas that are comparable to final exams in undergraduate courses. The charge for this test is $80 per test with a $10 registration fee. The DSST exams are internet-based and developed to enable colleges to award credit to students who had equivalent knowledge to that of a student who took the course. For additional information, contact the DSST website.

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Exam Proctoring for Distance Learning/Independent Study

Testing Services is a member of The Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC). The purpose of the consortium is to provide testing services for students away from their campuses. Both traditional paper-pencil formats as well as computer-based online formats are proctored. The test proctoring fee is $50 per exam proctored and a valid picture ID is required. Contact Testing Services at 678.407.5322 or fax the request to 678.407.5278.

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Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)

The GACE Assessments are taken by individuals seeking admission to an educator preparation program, seeking educator certification in the State of Georgia, and/or seeking to become highly qualified in a core academic subject. Developed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and Educational Testing Service (ETS), these computer-based assessments assure that the knowledge and skills acquired by prospective Georgia educators are aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with state standards for the P–12 student curriculum – the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). For more information about requirements, assessments offered, registering and test dates, consult the GACE website.

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Georgia History and Georgia Constitution Tests

The Georgia History test is a paper and pencil test and the Georgia Constitution test is offered through MyCourses in Testing Services. Students who need to take either the Georgia History or the Georgia Constitution test or both must register with Testing Services at least one week in advance of the testing day. Students will need to provide proof from the Registrar’s office that they are eligible to take the Georgia History or Georgia Constitution tests or both. There is no charge for these tests.

Students are limited to one attempt at passing the Georgia History or the Georgia Constitution tests. After that students must enroll in HIST 2111/2112 and/or POLS 1101. Students should contact Testing Services at 678.407.5322 to schedule an appointment for legislative exams.

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ITEC 1001: Placement Test

The ITEC 1001 placement test is the measure used to place students out of the ITEC 1001 course. The test is offered through SimNet in Testing Services.

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Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The LSAT is a timed paper and pencil standardized test used for admission to law school. The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions and one 30-minute writing sample. The test administration takes approximately five hours. For information about registering for a future test date, consult the LSAT website.

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Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP)

The Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency is a 100-item multiple choice test, which assesses the English language proficiency of non-native speakers of English who plan to enroll in a college or university where English is the medium of instruction. The test is paper-based and consists of grammar items, vocabulary items and reading comprehension questions. The cost for this test is $30. There is a 75-minute time limit for the test. For more information, visit the MTELP website.

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Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The MAT is a computer-based test that requires solutions of problems stated as word analogies. The testing time is 60 minutes, and the unofficial score report is available upon completion of the test. Appointments for MAT testing may be made by calling testing services at 678.407.5322. Additional information may be found at the MAT website. The testing fee is $75 and a valid picture ID is required for testing.

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Placement Test

Placement test scores will be used as part of your evaluation for admission and placement process.

Students whose SAT critical reading score is 480 or greater, or the national ACT English score is 21 or greater, are exempt from taking the placement test in reading and writing. Students whose national SAT math score is 460 or greater, or their national ACT math score is 19 or greater, are exempt from taking the placement test in mathematics.

Students may register for the placement test by contacting Testing Services at 678.407.5322 and scheduling an appointment. A picture ID and placement testing fee of $20 (by credit/debit card or money order payable to Georgia Gwinnett College) is required at the time of testing.

Based on Board of Regents policy, students are allowed a retest for any part of the placement test in which their score was below the cut-off score resulting in a requirement to enroll in a learning support course in reading, writing or mathematics. The testing fee for the placement retest is $10. Retesting must be completed prior to your GGC Bear Essentials. Once you complete the GGC Bear Essentials and register for classes, you will be ineligible to retest. If you do retest, then the College will use the higher of the two scores for your placement. Please call 678.407.5322 to schedule the placement retest.

Register to take the placement test.

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Residual ACT

The Residual ACT is used for admission to Georgia Gwinnett College. The scores are not transferred or used at other colleges or universities. The Residual ACT has four sections: English, math, reading and science. Students must register for the Residual ACT in Testing Services. The testing fee is $50 and a valid picture ID is required. For additional information about the testing schedule, contact Testing Services at 678.407.5322 or email GGCTesting@ggc.edu.

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SAT On-Campus

The SAT On-Campus (Reasoning Test) is used for admission to Georgia Gwinnett College and cannot be used for other colleges or universities as the scores are not transferable. The SAT On-Campus scores are reported on the College Board scale of 200-800 for critical reading, math and writing. A valid picture ID and placement testing fee of $50 (by credit/debit card or money order payable to Georgia Gwinnett College) is required at the time of testing. For information about the testing schedule, contact Testing Services at 678.407.5322 or email GGCTesting@ggc.edu.

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SAT Reasoning Test

The SAT Reasoning Test is used for admission to colleges and universities and measures critical thinking skills and how well you analyze problems which are needed for academic success in college. There are three sections of the SAT which includes critical reading, mathematics and writing an essay. The SAT takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete. For information about registering for the SAT, the test dates and practice tests, consult the SAT website.

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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)


The TOEFL iBT is an internet-based test which measures a student's ability to combine reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in a testing session. The test is used for college or university admissions for non-native English speaking students.


The TOEFL ITP program consists of 140 paper-based multiple choice questions that evaluate the student's skills in reading, listening comprehension, structure and written expression. Each section is scored and timed separately. It is used solely for admission to Georgia Gwinnett College. Scores from the TOEFL ITP cannot be used or transferred to other colleges or universities. The cost is $50 for applicants to Georgia Gwinnett College. The testing fee (by credit/debit card or money order payable to Georgia Gwinnett College) is due in advance to Testing ServicesAt the time of testing, a valid picture ID is required. Information about the TOEFL ITP schedule is available by calling Testing Services at 678.407.5322 or emailing GGCTesting@ggc.edu.

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U.S./Georgia History Exam

This test is designed to allow students to meet the legislative requirement of demonstrating knowledge of U.S. and Georgia history, only if they failed to fulfill it in the normal course of completing their general education requirements. Students will be required either to take the tests or to take an additional specific history course if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Students who received History AP credit which exempted them taking the General Education Area E required history courses.
  • Students who completed the Area E history requirement at a non-USG system school.
  • Students who completed the Area E history requirement without taking a US history course.

The computer-based test contains multiple choice questions that replicate a rigorous final exam in a course that meets the legislative requirements. Since the legislative requirement assumes that Georgia history is included in the teaching of U.S. history, this test includes questions of Georgia history asked within the framework of U.S. history.

Students may also take history courses at Georgia Gwinnett College that meet the legislative requirement. These courses currently include the U.S. History surveys (Hist 2111 and Hist 2112). Courses under design that will meet the legislative requirement include: U.S. Honors History, The Old South, The New South, U.S. Southern History and the History of Georgia.

Students may only take the test twice in their academic career and not more than once per semester. If they fail it twice, they MUST take an additional course that meets the legislative requirement.

See the study guides for help in identifying key concepts.

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World Language Placement Tests

GGC offers language placement tests in French and Spanish in order to determine how to best place students into world language courses. Other factors to be considered are whether the student is a native or heritage speaker of the language or has lived in an area where the language is spoken. The world language placement tests are paper-based.

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