The Center for Academic Success offers the following standardized tests: ACT, CLEP, DSST, and MAT. Payment is required at the time of testing. Call 731-989-6060 or 731-989-6061 to schedule a test.
Freed Hardeman is an approved residual ACT testing center. Tests are given to prospective students to gain admission. A student must have applied for admission before taking the Residual ACT. Scores from a residual testing center may be used only at the institution where the test is given. A student is allowed to take the residual ACT twice for the purpose of admission to the university. Residual testing may not be used for athletic eligibility or the HOPE scholarship program.
The ACT is also given to currently enrolled students who need to gain entrance into the teacher education program. The charge for an ACT exam, disclosed when making the appointment, is payable at the time of testing. Unofficial scores are mailed to the student as soon as possible following testing. Students must wait 60 days before retaking the residual ACT. Tests may be scheduled for individual appointment by calling 731-989-6060 or 731-989-6061.
The CLEP is used for college equivalency credits and is administered on an appointment basis. There are 33 subject exams administered on the computer, each with a 90 minute time limit. The scores are available to candidates upon completion of exam. Candidates should check with their adviser or the institution granting credit to determine the specific CLEP policy, as each institution determines which exams are accepted and what constitutes a passing score. Contact the Academic Success Center, 731-989-6060 or 731-989-6061, for additional information about individual tests, cost, and testing appointments.
The DSST (formerly known as DANTES) is a credit-by-examination testing program to measure knowledge in a particular subject area. There are 37 test titles in a wide range of college-level academic, technical, and business subjects. Each test is administered on the computer and a candidate's score is available upon completion of the exam. Each institution may determine its passing score requirements for the DSST. Contact the Academic Success Center, 731-989-6060 or 731-989-6061, for additional information about individual tests, cost and testing appointments.
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required or accepted by many graduate institutions, including FHU’s graduate studies in education, Bible, and counseling. Sixty minutes is allowed for the test. The Academic Success Center administers the MAT by individual appointment. Students should call 731-989-6060 or 731-989-6061 to make an appointment. The cost of tests will be disclosed when making the appointment and are payable at the time of testing. A preliminary score report is available at the conclusion of this computer-based test. Official scores are usually returned in two to three weeks. Students may find additional information on the MAT at MillerAnalogies.com.