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:

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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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Castle Worldwide Exams

Castle Worldwide exams are internet- or paper-based exams taken by individuals seeking professional certification or licensure in fields ranging from engineering to medical technology to physical fitness.

Consult Castle for a complete list of testing programs offered and for scheduling information.
 

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.

CLEP Fees

  • Test fee (each test) paid directly to CLEP
  • $25 Georgia Gwinnett College administration fee (each test) payable using the online payment option or by visiting Testing Services with a money order or debit/credit card (cash and personal checks are not accepted).

AP-CLEP Equivalency Chart (PDF)

Schedule an appointment to take the CLEP.

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DSST

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 each test is paid directly to DSST. The Georgia Gwinnett College administration fee is $25 which can be paid using the online payment option or by visiting Testing Services with a money order or debit/credit card. 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.

Schedule an appointment to take the DSST.

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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. Contact Testing Services at 678.407.5322 or fax the request to 678.407.5278. The test proctoring fee is $50 per exam proctored and a valid picture ID is required. The proctoring fee can be paid using the online payment option or by visiting Testing Services with a money order or credit/debit card (cash and personal checks are not accepted).

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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 Assessments for the Certification of Educators (Paraprofessional)

The GACE Paraprofessional Assessment is taken by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals to demonstrate that they are knowledgeable in reading, writing, and math, and that they are capable of assisting in classroom instruction. For more information consult the GACE Paraprofessional website. The non-refundable test fee is $38 and can be paid using the online payment option.

Schedule an appointment to take the Parapro.

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Georgia History and Georgia Constitution Tests

The Georgia History test and the Georgia Constitution test are both offered through MyCourses in Testing Services. There is a $15 administration fee which can be paid using the online payment option.

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. HIST 3265 also satisfies the GA history legislative requirement. 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. The administration fee of $20 can be paid using the online payment option.

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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)/Certiport

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is a credential that demonstrates fundamental technology skills and knowledge among students and job-seekers who are pursuing a career in technology. The Microsoft Technology Associate exam is an online exam provided by Certiport, a Pearson VUE business. Certiport manages a portfolio of certification programs all aimed at enhancing individual productivity, marketability, and value.

Certification Programs include the following:

  • The official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program
  • The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification program
  • The Microsoft Certified Educator program
  • The Adobe® Certified Associate certification program
  • The Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program
  • The Toon Boom Certified Associate certification program
  • The IC3 Digital Literacy certification 
  • The Certiport Business Fundamentals certification program.

Test candidates are required to purchase an exam voucher directly from Certiport

The Georgia Gwinnett College administration fee is $21 and is payable using the online payment option or by visiting Testing Services with a money order or debit/credit card (cash and personal checks are not accepted).

Schedule an appointment to take a Certiport exam.

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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. GGC testing administration fees can be paid using the online payment option or by visiting Testing Services with a money order or credit/debit card (cash and personal checks are not accepted).

Schedule an appointment to take the MAT.

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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 430 or greater (24 if taken March 2016 or after), or the national ACT English score is 17 or greater, are exempt from taking the placement test in reading and writing. Students whose national SAT math score is 400 or greater (440 if taken March 2016 or after), or their national ACT math score is 17 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 (paid using the online payment option or 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 Grizzly Orientation. Once you complete the GGC Grizzly Orientation 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.

Get tools and resources to prepare for ACCUPLACER testing.

Schedule an appointment to take the placement test.

Applicants who do not reside in the area and are unable to test at GGC may request to take the ACCUPLACER remotely.

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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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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

TOEFL iBT

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.

TOEFL ITP

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 or paid using the online payment option) 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. The administration fee is $15, and it can be paid using the online payment option.

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. Both the Spanish language and French language placement tests are administered online. The test administration fee for the language placement exam is $20 and is payable using the online payment option.

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