Testing

ABOUT Testing

The Testing Centers provides a wide range of testing services to the ABAC community. Services include but are not limited to, online testing, program-specific entrance and exit exams, proctoring services (independent learning), and placement testing. To provide professional standards in testing services that reflect positively on the institution, the Testing Center maintains membership with and adheres to guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association.

ABAC Online Proctoring

There is no cost to take an exam for an ABAC online course. Check with your instructor or consult the course syllabus for exam requirements. Note, ABAC Online Courses are different from eCore online course.

Select the campus or site location where you would like to take the exam from the below list to register.

Accuplacer

There is no cost to take the Accuplacer the first time for those who have applied to ABAC. A $30 testing fee is required for each additional attempt.

  • Students can take the placement exam a maximum of three times.
  • See ‘Remote Placement Testing” below to take the placement exam at another institution.
  • Any retest must be completed before you attend the first day of class. Retesting is not allowed after classes begin.

ACT Residual

The Institutional or “residual” ACT is administered to students who have applied for admission into ABAC and were unable to test on a national test date. Skills are assessed in the areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science. Scores from Residual Testing are reported only to ABAC for admission, course placement, and advising purposes. To register, select your campus or site location below. Testing Accommodations Students with documented disabilities who require special testing conditions must contact the Testing Center at 229.391.4817 or testing@abac.edu to schedule their exam and provide required documentation. Test Scores The Residual ACT scores can ONLY be used for ABAC. Students may not order additional score reports for any other college or use their scores for any other college. You must wait a minimum of 60 days between retests.

Biology Major Field Test (MFT)

The ETS® Major Field Test (MFT) for Biology is a requirement for biology majors taking BIOL 4900. The MFT consists of 150 multiple-choice questions, a number of which are grouped in sets and based on descriptions of laboratory and field situations, diagrams or experimental results. Some of the questions within each of the major areas are designed to test analytical skills. The MFT for Biology is only offered on the Tifton Campus each Fall and Spring. Students will receive additional information in BIOL 4900. Spring 2019 Date Range March 4 – May 6, 2019 There is no cost to take the exam ABAC at Testing Center Branch Hall, 327 2802 Moore Hwy Tifton, GA 31793 229.391.4817 | testing@abac.edu

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Registering to take a CLEP exam is a two-step process:

  1. Register for each exam that you wish to take by going to the College Board
  2. Select the campus or site location below to sign up for a time to take your exam.

Average total cost for one CLEP exam is $115 ($90 for the CLEP exam plus a $25 proctoring fee paid separately) ABAC serves as a national test center for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP).

  • All CLEP exams (with the exception of essays portions) are administered on the computer.
  • Since policies regarding CLEP credits differ at various institutions, candidates should verify which tests are accepted by their institution.
  • Scores are reported to each institution designated as the recipient in approximately 2-3 weeks.
  • Score reporting for CLEP exams that include an essay can take 3-5 weeks.

All eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees: DSST, CLEP exams, and testing fees are funded by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Military members who are fully funded must contact the ABAC-Tifton campus to arrange their DSST or CLEP exam. If you are an ABAC student, see the current catalog for Approved CLEP Exams to determine which exams are approved for related courses and the CLEP exams offered through ABAC. Other Requirements Upon arrival to the Testing Center, a valid photo ID with signature must be presented. Acceptable forms of primary ID include:

  • Current driver’s license
  • State or federal ID card
  • Current passport
  • Military ID with photo and signature
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship

Military personnel and government-funded civilians must present a current military identification card and one of the below second forms of government-issued photo ID with a signature:

  • Employee photo ID
  • College ID
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Military ID with signature only
  • Unused ID form the primary choices above

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) tests are two-hour computer-based tests available in the areas of business, physical sciences, humanities, social sciences and applied technology, and are for students interested in earning college credit for material they already know. Click here for ABAC’s DSST list of accepted subjects (NEED TO UPDATE) THESE TESTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE TIFTON CAMPUS Paying for the Test: Two separate payments will be required for non-military or services members who are not fully funded:

  • There will be a required $25 proctoring fee to schedule your DSST Exam.
  • $85.00 test fee*, due at log-in, payable to DSST by credit/debit card only. Fees subject to change

The $25.00 proctoring fee will need to be paid for each DSST Exam that you decide to take. All eligible military personnel and eligible civilian employees: DSST, CLEP exams, and testing fees are funded by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Military members who are fully funded must contact the ABAC-Tifton campus to arrange their DSST or CLEP exam.

Day of the Test:
Upon arrival to the Testing Center, a valid photo ID with signature must be presented. Acceptable forms of primary ID include:
  • Current driver’s license
  • State or federal ID card
  • Current passport
  • Military ID with photo and signature
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
Military personnel and government-funded civilians must present a current military identification card and one of the below second forms of government-issued photo ID with a signature:
  • Employee photo ID
  • College ID
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Military ID with signature only
  • Unused ID form the primary choices above
The same DSST exam cannot be repeated for a period of three months and a day. Individuals who repeat the same exam within this time frame will have their scores voided and no refund of any type will be issued.

 

eCore Testing

All ABAC locations are an approved eCore testing site and will administer eCore midterm and final exams.

Georgia History and Constitution

In accordance with an act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, all candidates for degrees are required to possess and demonstrate a reasonable mastery of United States history, Georgia history, the United States Constitution, and the Georgia Constitution. The history requirements are met by the successful completion of History 2111 or History 2112. The constitution requirements are met by the successful completion of Political Science 1101. Exemption tests in Georgia History or Georgia Constitution are offered to transfer students whose American History or Political Science course(s) did not include Georgia History or Georgia Constitution and to students who have obtained credit in American Government or in American History via the CLEP or Advance Placement (AP) program, which does not include credit for satisfying the legislative requirements. Select a campus or site location below to register for the exam – (There is no cost for this exam) Bring one of the following forms of photo identification on test day:

  • State-issued driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Student ID

HESI A2

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences utilizes the HESI Admission Assessment (A2) as a tool to assess the readiness of prospective nursing students for both the Generic and One Year Registered Nurse program tracks. The HESI A2 should be taken the semester before your planned entry date into the nursing program as the exam scores are valid for one year. Please plan accordingly as seating is limited and dates fill quickly.   

Proctoring Services

The ABAC Testing Center offers individual proctoring services for those engaged in distance learning, or for other assessments and certifications on an appointment basis, with appointments typically scheduled during normal operating hours.  The proctor fee for exams is $30. To schedule an exam,  select your campus or site location below.

Tifton Testing Center: Branch Hall, 327

  1. Call 229.391.4817 or email testing@abac.edu to make sure requested exam can be proctored and to schedule a testing date
  2. Pay Proctoring Fee

Bainbridge:

  1. Call 229.243.3026 or email ashley.williams@abac.edu to make sure requested exam can be proctored and to schedule a testing date
  2. Pay Proctoring Fee

Blakely:

  1. Call 229.724.2405 or email lorie.haddock@abac.edu to make sure the requested exam can be proctored and to schedule a testing date
  2. Pay Proctoring Fee

Donalsonville: Contact Molly Day at 229.891.7235 or email Molly.Day@abac.edu  

Moultrie: Contact Jena Willis at 229.891.7235 or email jwillis@abac.edu

Testing Accommodations

The Testing Center coordinates with the Student Development Center to provide the testing accommodations. Test accommodations are provided to eligible students on a case-by-case basis determined by documented need and may include, but is not limited to:

  • Reduced Distraction Environment for exams
  • Large print or CCTV
  • Extended testing time (Student Development determines the amount of extended time based on objective, documented evaluation from a qualified clinician as well as by the nature and severity of the student’s disability and the exam requirements).
  • Test Reader
  • Test Scribe
  • Use of computer for essay exams
  • Approved “breaks” during test administration

Procedure

  • Accommodations must be requested at least 14 days in advance. This will allow appropriate time to receive, review, and approve required documentation, secure accommodations, and allow the test taker time to ask questions.
  • Accommodations must be approved by the Student Development Office
  • To begin the process, please contact the appropriate Testing Center (contact information on the left) and notify the
  • Testing Coordinator that you will need accommodations for your exam. You will be given instructions on how to complete the approval process.