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Montgomery Campus Testing

ACCUPLACER Placement Testing

Message from your CSS Testing Team:

Hello Trojans!

Your Troy Online team is working hard to help you navigate to take placement exams. We have found a solution that should hopefully get you moving until we return to face to face testing. If you are in need of taking a MTH or ENG placement exam, please complete the following:

 Compass Exam Form

  • Instructions:

    For the Advisor field, students must list: TROY Placement.

    From there, you will be added to the Canvas course and provided with instructions on how to make proctoring arrangements and take your exam.  

    If you have any additional testing questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Montgomery Testing Services Team at mtgygesc@troy.edu.  We hope that this helps!

Troy Montgomery Testing Center is still working to serve our TROJANS, and we have compiled a list of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to better assist you! Please see below:


TESTING FAQ

We are still processing all approved proctored forms as usual; however, we will not begin to make appointments until we are physically back in the office. Continue to check back with us at mtgygesc@troy.edu to confirm when TROY will reopen. You may also check for updates at https://www.troy.edu/coronavirus/.

Please note: we should know about the university re-opening on/before May 31st.

We would love to hear from you!! Please email us at mtgygesc@troy.edu with the complete name that you entered on your proctored form, and we will confirm if our office has received it.

Most of our future testing dates can be found at the following websites:

New or Prospective Students go to:

CSS MontgomeryTesting Center

Current Students go to:

MyTroy.edu CSS Montgomery Testing

Troy University is currently covering the cost for the ACCUPLACER; however, the cost of taking any proctored course exam through PROCTORU will still be paid at the student's expense.

In order to use the PROCTORU service, the student must have possession of the following: a) a computer with a webcam; b) a stable internet connection; c) a distraction-free environment for testing and; d) some form of government issued ID.

You will need to check with your Academic Advisor, and if he/she confirms that you can wait until the University re-opens, contact us to confirm when our testing dates will resume on campus.

If your Academic Advisor confirms you cannot wait, then you must take the ACCUPLACER via PROCTORU.



If you do not see your question above, no worries! Email us at mtgygesc@troy.edu, and a Testing Center staff member will get back to you!

Requirements:

Placement tests are required for students who do not have an ACT score of 23 or higher in math or at least 20 in English, or whose ACT test or previous COMPASS/Accuplacer tests are more than 3 years old.

Please note: Applicants meeting criteria for Adult & Non-Traditional Freshmen are not required to provide an ACT/SAT score.

The ACCUPLACER computerized Math and English Placement Tests are for students to identify the appropriate starting level for English and Math courses. After a student completes the ACCUPLACER test, he/she will be provided a score report with his/her appropriate course requirement listed. To access study materials visit https://studentportal.accuplacer.org.

Face to Face Testing:

To schedule an ACCUPLACER placement exam, please contact the Testing Center at 334-241-9530  during normal Testing Center hours to schedule a test. A photo or valid student ID will be required.

NOTE: Students will need to know their TROY Student ID number when coming to take exams. This can be found on student's schedule accessed through Trojan Web Express or on their Trojan ID card.

DSST (formerly Dantes Test)

TROY recognizes and accepts select credit earned through non-traditional means such as credit by exam through a variety of tests including DSST.

Call (334) 241-9777 or email cssmontgomery@troy.edu for more information.

 

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. Research by psychologists on human intelligence and reasoning has found performance on analogies to represent one of the best measures of verbal comprehension and analytical thinking. Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates' analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life. Through analogies with content from various academic subjects, MAT scores help graduate schools identify candidates whose knowledge and abilities go beyond mere memorizing and repeating information. The analytical skills measured by the MAT are key to success in graduate school and are highly valued by graduate programs. 

For more than 50 years, the MAT has proven to be a reliable and valid test for assessing candidates for graduate school. Predictive validity studies conducted by Pearson and by independent researchers have shown positive correlations between MAT scores and subsequent success in graduate programs.

For test preparation, vists Pearson's test website here.

  • There is no pre-registration. This test is administered on the computer.
  • On the date you choose to test, before testing time - pay $70 in the Cashier's Office (Whitley Hall, Room 216).
  • Bring your payment receipt and two forms of identification (one I.D. must be a picture I.D.) to the Testing Center  (Whitley Hall, Room 500).

MAT Schedule:

Location: Whitley Hall, Room 518
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Dates:

  • Tueseday, July 7, 2020
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

TEAS Tests are no longer offered. Contact your School of Nursing Advisor for further information.