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Testing Services

Welcome to Testing Services 

Hours of Operation:

Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. However, appointments are only available between 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM. We are closed on weekends and any day the university campus is closed. As a rule, a minimum of 24 hours is required for scheduling of tests. However, during peak times (e.g. Midterms, Finals, Enrollment) availability may be limited and require additional notice. While every effort is made to accommodate testers, scheduling is always subject to staffing and capacity constraints.


701 N. Grand Ave, Tahlequah, OK 74464. We are in the CASE (Center for Admissions and Student Enrollment) building.  


There are three ways to register for an exam. You can print the Testing Registration and Payment Form and mail in your payment and registration with a check or money order payable to NSU,  you can pay online with a debit or credit card or you can fill out the form and pay in person at Testing Services located in the CASE building room 130. Please contact Testing Services at 918-444-2138 to arrange an appointment. No test will be given until payment has been made. All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE!

NSU Testing Lab Policies:

  • Photo ID is required for all testing. If you do not have a photo ID you will not be allowed to test. Expired ID's are not acceptable.
  • Only exam candidates are allowed into the testing room.
  • Testing staff cannot watch unattended children. Make childcare arrangements prior to arriving for your testing appointment.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the testing lab.
  • Once a test is issued it must be completed in one sitting.
  • Videotaping of exam administrations is conducted.
  • Acts of dishonesty are subject to disciplinary actions and will be reported.
  • If you smoke or wear excessive perfume or cologne or exhibit any strong-smelling odors on the day of your exam you may be asked to reschedule your exam. These odors may be disruptive to other examinees and those with allergies.

 Prohibited Items:

  • Hats and any other headgear. Religious headgear will be inspected by proctor before the candidate is permitted to enter the test room.
  • Cell phones
  • Cameras or recording devices
  • Wireless communication devices of any kind
  • Listening devices (radios, headphones, recorders)
  • Calculators (prohibited for CPT exams) 
  • Notes or books
  • Watches
  • Keys
  • Purses
  • Back-packs
  • Laptops
  • Food or beverages

Personal belongings must be left in the lockers provided. Locker space is limited so plan accordingly when bringing items to the testing lab.

Tests Offered:

The Northeastern State University Office of Testing Services offers assistance in taking exams in a number of areas. 
  • Residual ACT - Measures academic readiness and is used for admission to NSU (undergraduate) 
  • Advanced Standing/Departmental Exams - Awards credit for knowledge or skill acquired outside of the classroom.
  • CLEP - College Level Examination Program offers the opportunity to earn college credit by exam.
  • Placement Exams - Freshman level placement exams in Math, Reading and English
  • Miller Analogy Test - High-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies (used for admission to graduate programs) 
  • Proficiency - Allows students to meet University computer and English proficiency
  • TOEFL iBT- The Test of English as a Foreign Language measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

* The MCAT will no longer be offered at Northeastern State University. To sign up for an exam please visit:

The following locations are the closest Prometric testing facilities:

Tulsa – 3015 East Skelly Drive, Ste 254, 74105

Stillwater – OK St. Univ, CBT Test Ctr, 1524 W. Admiral, 74078

Fort Smith AR – 2409 South 56th street, 72903

Placement Testing Accommodations

If you have a disability and require accommodations to complete the placement tests, it is recommended that you contact Student Disability Services  at least one month prior to your scheduled placement test. The Student Disability Services office will need to review all documentation and make arrangements for your accommodations.


Inclement Weather

When university classes have been cancelled due to weather, Testing Services will be closed as well. Students with appointments during the canceled day will be given the opportunity to make new appointments. 

*Please note: All testing fees are NONREFUNDABLE*

**Testing fees increased July 1, 2016**

**Residual ACT fees increased July 1, 2018**