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.
ACCUPLACER placement exams are given daily.
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.
General assessment is done on a walk-in basis; therefore, during normal Testing Center hours, students may come to have the placement test done at their leisure. A photo or valid student ID is 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.
ACT Residual Testing
The ACT Residual test score is valid only for TROY sites. Prior to being administered, students must have applied, been admitted or be enrolled at Troy University.
Students must call the Testing Center or come by (Whitley Hall, Room 500) to schedule the ACT test.
The fee to take the test is $50 and must be paid in the Student Financial Services office (Whitley Hall, Room 216) prior to testing. Please bring your payment receipt and an official form of ID (must be a picture ID) to the Testing Center.
Certiport-administered Excel certification exams are required for all students in BUS-3310 and all students in IS-3315. Your instructor will indicate this requirement via the online schedule of classes, the course syllabus, a Canvas announcement or by e-mail. Students will also be provided instructions on how to register and set up an account.
Please bring your Certiport registration account information, student voucher code, and group exam code along with an official form of ID (must be a picture ID) to the exam location.
TROY recognizes and accepts select credit earned through non-traditional means such as credit by exam through a variety of tests including DSST.
Make-up tests are arranged between the student and the instructor. The Testing Center receives testing instructions from the instructor. Students must notify the Testing Center to schedule a time to make-up the test.
Call or email the Testing Center to schedule an appointment to take the make-up test.
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.
The fee to take the test is $70 and must be paid in the Student Financial Service office (Whitley Hall, Room 216) prior to testing. Please bring your payment receipt and 2 forms of official ID (one must be a picture ID) to the Testing Center.
A proctored exam is a test taken under the supervision of a qualified person or with the use of an electronic device that allows a qualified person to monitor your activity. Your instructor will indicate this requirement via the online schedule of classes, the course syllabus, a Canvas announcement or by e-mail. The TROY Online Testing Staff also sends e-mail notifications to every student enrolled in a course that requires a proctored exam.
For a complete explanation of a Proctor’s qualifications and University proctored exam processes, please click here.
Students must notify the Testing Center to schedule a time to the test. Call or email the Testing Center to schedule an appointment.
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness entering the health science fields. It is taken as part of the basic admissions requirements for nursing or allied health schools. Studies have shown a consistent link between a student’s performance on the TEAS and future academic success.
TEAS is offered on the Montgomery campus for Troy University students or applicants only. TEAS results will only be given to Troy University for use and cannot be transferred to another institution.
The cost is $70. Please visit www.atitesting.com to register and find information on content and preparation resources. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the test date.
Please bring your TEAS registration account information along with an official form of ID (must be a picture ID) to the exam location.
For questions, call (334) 241-5407.