The Testing Program provides students opportunities to receive credit in areas of demonstrated academic proficiency. Academic proficiency is measured utilizing credit by examination programs. When academic proficiency is demonstrated, the University is then able to grant the student appropriate advance standing, elective credit, or equivalency credit as approved by University policy. A further benefit of the Testing Program is assisting the student in avoiding academic redundancy where, as aforementioned, demonstrated proficiency is established. The following examinations are utilized and/or accepted in the Testing Program:

American College Testing (ACT) Program - National and Residual Assessments

College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Examinations

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs)

International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations

Departmental Examinations

The Center facilitates protocols, procedures and test administration. These functions are in cooperation with the University Registrar and respective academic departments. Academic departments establish criteria for performance required on Credit by Examination tests and other testing for which credit is waived or granted. Miscellaneous testing services offered at the University include QuickTHEA and foreign language testing. Exams not offered, but for which information bulletins are available, include GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, MAT, ExCET, TExES, NTE, TOPT, and TOEFL. Townsend Memorial Library offers a variety of online practice tests including the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, TOEFL, GMAT, and NCLEX. Simply access the library’s homepage and look for Learning Express Advantage in the list of databases. For an Information and Policies brochure regarding Credit By Examination and other testing services, please contact:

UMHB Counseling, Testing & Health Services

UMHB Box 8437

900 College Street

Belton, Texas 76513

Office: (254) 295-4696

Fax: (254) 295-4196

E-mail: nwilliams@umhb.edu