University Registrar

Testing Center

About the Testing Center

The Testing Center has evolved over the university's history. When the university was smaller, the center was part of what we would now think of as academic advising as part of an office called “University Counseling and Testing Center.” This office focused on institutional assessment and tests, including placement exams and IQ tests for incoming students. In 1922, the university’s board of trustees adopted a new grade mark of “EM” for credit by exam tests administered by the office. In the late 1960’s, the office became stand-alone as the Office of Testing and Evaluation and in 1969 added the function of conducting the University’s faculty teaching evaluation tool called the Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) which was replaced in 1994 with the Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI). Since the 1980’s, the Testing Center has been part of the Office of the University Registrar. In 1998 the office converted from a primarily paper-based environment to a computer-based testing center and began expanding its test offerings. The ability to diversify testing options was enhanced in 2010 with the construction of a new 3,500 square foot Testing Center in the new Student Academic Services Building. The Testing Center conducts University placement tests, credit by exam tests, correspondence testing, make-up exams (including some disability accommodations), exam scoring, and private contract tests, in addition to continuing to support the institution's Student Evaluation of Instruction process.