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Tests Offered

If you are interested in taking a test not currently offered, please contact the KSU Testing Center at 470-578-4800 or by email at ksutesting@kennesaw.edu. We continually review our tests offered and scheduling procedures to consistently meet the needs of our students, faculty, non-KSU students, and members of the surrounding community. Your valuable feedback is critical to our success.

  • The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program. Pass any of the 24 CLEP exams currently accepted for credit at KSU and achieve your college and career goals. The list of minimum passing scores for credit and corresponding KSU course listing is found in the table below:

    • CLEP Exam
      Minimum Score
      University Equivalent
      Credit
    • American Government
      50
      POLS 1101#
      3
    • American Literature
      50
      ENGL 2130
      3
    • Biology
      50
      56
      BIOL 1107/L
      BIOL 1107/L, 1108/L
      4
      8
    • Calculus
      50
      MATH 1190
      4
    • Chemistry
      50
      70
      CHEM 1211/L
      CHEM 1211/L, 1212/L
      4
      8
    • College Algebra
      50
      MATH 1111
      3
    • * College Composition Modular
      50
      ENGL 1101*
      3
    • ** College Mathematics
      50
      MATH 1T00**
      3
    • English Literature
      50
      ENGL 2120
      3
    • History of the U.S. I
      50
      HIST 2111#
      3
    • History of the U.S. II
      50
      HIST 2112#
      3
    • ** Humanities
      50
      HUMN 1T00
      3
    • Introductory Psychology
      50
      PSYC 1101
      3
    • Introductory Business Law
      50
      BLAW 2200
      3
    • Introductory Sociology
      50
      SOCI 1101
      3
    • Pre-calculus
      50
      MATH 1113
      3
    • Principles of Macroeconomics
      50
      ECON 2200
      3
    • Principles of Microeconomics
      50
      ECON 2100
      3
    • ** Western Civilization I
      50
      HIST 1T00
      3
    • ** Western Civilization II
      50
      HIST 1T00
      3
    • Financial Accounting
      50
      ACCT 2100
      3
    • French Language
      50
      59
      FREN 1001, 1002
      FREN 1001,1002,2001,2002
      6
      12
    • German Language
      45
      54
      GRMN 1001, 1002
      GRMN 1001,1002,2001,2002
      6
      12
    • Spanish Language
      44
      54
      SPAN 1001, 1002
      SPAN 1001,1002,2001,2002
      6
      12

    * Requires a separate essay
    ** Elective credit only, does not meet GenEd requirements
    # To satisfy USG graduation requirements, students must also complete the Georgia History and/or Georgia Constitution exam(s) available through KSU Academic Testing Services

    • Setting up your CLEP exam is a two step process:
    • Step One: Register for and purchase your CLEP exam ($85 per exam) through College Board. Click here and follow the instructions on College Board's website.
    • Step Two: After registering for your CLEP exam through College Board, schedule your exam at one of our testing centers by clicking here.
    • On the day of your test, remember to bring your CLEP Exam Registration Ticket and your KSU appointment ticket (with bar code) to the testing center.
  • The Communication Entrance Exam is one of several criteria for students wanting to apply as a major in Communication or Public Relations.

    Follow the steps below to set up your exam:

    1. Use your KSU NetID to log into your Moodle account at moodle.kennesaw.edu
    2. Schedule your exam and pay your $20 test administration fee by going here
    3. When you arrive at the KSU Testing Center (West Entrance of the KSU Center), the testing staff will enroll you in the Moodle course so you can take your exam.
    4. When you are seated at your testing station, log on to your Moodle account, and a member of the testing staff will activate your exam.

    After completing your exam, the testing staff will tell you your score and the test results will be sent to the Registrar’s Office.

    You are allowed one hour to take your test, with three total attempts. If you take the exam more than once, your highest score will remain on record. You cannot take the exam more than one time per day. If you don’t make a passing score after your first or second attempt, please contact the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Advising Center and visit the Communication website for study tips before taking the test again. Only three testing attempts are permitted.

    You are permitted to use grammar text book(s) while taking your exam.

    You are not permitted to use scratch paper, pens, or pencils.

    Before entering the testing lab, your phone must be powered off and placed inside the black bag provided by the testing center.

  • ACCUPLACER is a comprehensive, computer-based exam used to evaluate students' skills in math, reading, and writing for the purpose of placement. KSU's Admissions Office determines if students are required to take all or selected components of the ACCUPLACER exam based on SAT/ACT scores and high school GPA, or based on non-traditional status.  Students should contact an Admissions Officer with questions about why they are required to test (770-423-6300). For practice questions, please visit the ACCUPLACER website before taking the ACCUPLACER exam.

    Please check your KSU application status BEFORE scheduling your ACCUPLACER exam(s). If your application acceptance status is one of the following, consult with the KSU Admissions Office:

    • Ineligible Due Standards
    • Applicant Incomplete
    • Athlete Review
    • In Review for Admission
    • Deferred

    If you are eligible to take ACCUPLACER, click here to access our online appointment page.  Begin by creating a guest account, then log in with your new guest account credentials and follow the drop-down menus to select the location, date, and time that you want to take your ACCUPLACER exam.

    Test administration fees are as follows if you are taking the ACCUPLACER for KSU Admissions: one exam - $15.00, two exams - $25.00, three exams - $30.00.

    If you are taking the ACCUPLACER for a different university or for an employer, test administration fees are $30.00 for one, two, or three exams.

  • DSST is an effective method to provide KSU with evidence of prior learning.  Prior Learning Assessments will help you accelerate your path to degree completion while saving you the time it takes to sit through a course as well as the additional dollars spent on tuition.

    While the exams are funded for active-duty military and their spouses, DSST tests are not just for those in the military. Adult learners, homeschooled students, and military veterans are also eligible to earn college credits through DSST.

    Pass any of the eight DSST exams accepted for credit at KSU and achieve your college and career goals. The list of minimum passing scores for credit and corresponding KSU course listing is found in the table below:

    • DSST Exam
      Minimum Score

      Minimum Score
      Effective 2008

      University Equivalent
      Credits
    • College Algebra
      47
      400
      MATH 1111
      3
    • Environment and Humanity
      40
      400
      STS 1101
      3
    • General Anthropology
      47
      N/A
      ANTH 1102
      3
    • Human/Cultural Geography
      48
      400
      GEOG 1101
      3
    • Introduction to Computing
      45
      400
      CSE 1T00
      2
    • Introduction to the Modern Middle East*
      48
      N/A
      HIST 1T00
      3
    • Introduction to World Religions
      48
      400
      RELS 1102
      3
    • Principles of Public Speaking
      47
      400
      COM 2129
      3
    • Principles of Statistics
      48
      400
      IET 2227 or MATH 1107
      3

    *Exam is no longer available.

    Setting up your DSST exam is a two step process:

    Step One: Schedule your exam at one of our testing centers by clicking here.
    Step Two: After checking in at the testing center of your choice, you will pay for your DSST exam with a debit or credit card after signing into your assigned testing station.

    Click here for more information about DSST exams.

    On the day of your test, remember to bring your KSU appointment ticket (with bar code) to the testing center.

  • eCore—short for electronic core-curriculum—allows University System of Georgia (USG) students the opportunity to complete their first two years of their collegiate careers in an online environment. eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam. eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from the USG.

    eCore classes require at least one proctored exam during the course of study.  Your eCore class instructor will provide you information regarding your exam.  When directed by your instructor, click here to set up your eCore exam at one of our testing centers.

    On test day, remember to bring your KSU testing center appointment ticket (with bar code).

  • The Testing Center provides a proctored environment for KSU students to take course exams. No appointment should be made without first obtaining faculty approval. The center offers testing for students enrolled in online, hybrid, or on-campus courses. Students may schedule final exams, semester exams, make-up exams or convenience exams at the direction of their professor.

    When faculty approval is obtained, register for the exam by clicking here.  

    The following fees apply to faculty directed exams:

    • KSU Online Course Final Exam:  No Fee
    • KSU Hybrid Course Final Exam:  $15.00
    • Make-Up Exam (all course types):  $20.00
    • Convenience Exam (all course types): $30.00

    On test day, remember to bring your KSU testing center appointment ticket (with bar code). 

  • Students wishing to receive credit by examination for foreign language proficiency can use the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS) offered by Brigham Young University.  You can earn 3, 6, 9, or 12 credit hours based on your proficiency level in any of the languages in the table below.  Credits awarded will correspond to the KSU language course listing or FL if there is no associated KSU course at levels 1001, 1002, 2001, and 2002.

    • FLATS Tests Available
    • Afrikaans
      Albanian
      Arabic
    • Armenian
      Bulgarian
      Cambodian
    • Cantonese
      Cebuano
      Croatian
    • Czech
      Danish
      Dutch
    • Fijian
      Finnish
      French
    • Georgian
      German
      Greek
    • Haitian-Creole
      Hmong
      Hungarian
    • Icelandic
      Ilonggo-Hiligaynon
      Indonesian
    • Italian
      Japanese
      Korean
    • Latvian
      Lithuanian
      Malagasy
    • Malay
      Mandarin
      Mongolian
    • Norwegian
      Persian-Farsi
      Polish
    • Portuguese
      Romanian
      Russian
    • Samoan
      Serbian
      Spanish
    • Swedish
      Tagalog
      Tahitian
    • Thai
      Tongan
      Ukrainian
    • Vietnamese

    Setting up your FLATS exam is a two step process:

    Step One:  Register for and purchase your FLATS exam ($50 per exam) through BYU's FLATS Department.  Click here and follow the instructions on BYU's website.

    Use the information below to fill out the Proctor Information section on the registration form:
    Name:  Darrin Theriault
    Department:  KSU Academic Testing Services
    Educational Institution:  Kennesaw State University
    Address:  3333 Busbee Drive, MD 3313
    City, State, ZIP Code:  Kennesaw, GA  30144
    Phone:  470-578-4800
    Email:  ksutesting@kennesaw.edu

    After registering for your exam through BYU, you will receive an email with exam instructions and a unique confirmation number and online exam password.

    Step Two:  Schedule your appointment at one of our two testing centers and pay your $30 test administration fee by clicking here.

    On the day of your test, remember to bring your BYU-issued confirmation number and exam password and your KSU appointment ticket (with bar code) to the testing center.

  • The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators® (GACE®) is Georgia's state-approved educator certification assessment program.  These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and Educational Testing Services (ETS).

    The purpose of the GACE assessments is to help the GaPSC ensure that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia's public schools.

    Click here to learn more about GACE and to register for your exam.

  • The MAT is a graduate admissions test accepted by many institutions. It is administered in 60 minutes and priced well under other graduate admission exams. The MAT represents an excellent option for candidates applying to any of the hundreds of graduate programs that accept MAT scores for admission. Check to ensure that your targeted institution accepts the MAT prior to registering for the exam – MAT Score Recipient Codes

    • To register for your MAT, click here.
    • There is a $90.00 test administration fee for the MAT.
    • On test day, remember to bring your KSU testing center appointment ticket (with bar code).
  • Pearson VUE is a leading provider of licensing examinations for state and federal regulatory bodies in the US. It has a wide range of contracts to assess and certify professionals in the information technology, real estate, insurance, mortgage broking, contracting, employment and healthcare industries.

    Candidates can register for Pearson VUE exams by clicking here or by calling 1-800-704-3613 for assistance. For additional questions about Pearson VUE registration, contact the KSU Academic Testing Services team at 470-578-4800.

    Click here to view a list of exams offered by Pearson VUE.

  • The University System of Georgia (USG) requires all students in USG institutions to satisfy the United States and Georgia History and Constitution requirements prior to graduation. For KSU students pursuing a second baccalaureate degree, the history requirement can be satisfied by passing HIST 2112 or by passing the US and/or Georgia History Exam.  The Constitution requirement can be satisfied by passing POLS 1101 or by passing the US and/or GA Constitution Exam. Students are authorized only one attempt at this exam. We strongly recommend that you consult with your academic advisor BEFORE scheduling your exam.  Passing scores and recommended study materials are as follows:

    History
    US and Georgia Exam:  Passing score is 70 out of 100 questions - 70%
    Georgia Exam:  Passing score is 32 out 50 questions - 64%
    Recommended study material:
    - For the American part of the US and Georgia History Exam, any college-level US History textbook.
    - For the Georgia part of the combined exam, and the Georgia only exam; Myers and Williams, Georgia: A Brief History (Mercer University Press) or please click here for additional study information.

    Constitution
    US and Georgia Exam:  Passing score is 75 out of 100 questions - 75%
    Georgia Exam:  Passing score is 30 out of 50 questions - 60%
    Recommended study material:
    For the American part of the US and Georgia Constitution Exam; Janda, Berry & Goldman, The Challenge of Democracy (Current Edition).
    For the Georgia part of the combined exam, and the Georgia only exam; Please click here for study materials.

    After consulting with your academic advisor, click here to schedule your appointment.

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