The Academic Success Learning Center offers the following standardized tests:


All tests are given in the Testing Center in the Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center, 3rd floor.

For testing information please contact:

Chris Gann, Tutoring Coordinator and Student Success Coach

Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center - ARC 306

cgann@fhu.edu or 731-989-6061


Hailey Malone, Supplemental Instruction and Success Coach

Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center - ARC 314

hmalone@fhu.edu or 731-989-6061


Thank you for your interest in Freed-Hardeman University Testing Services.




Freed-Hardeman is an approved residual ACT testing center. Tests are given to prospective students for admission purposes only. 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 any scholarship program.

The ACT is also given to currently enrolled students who need to gain entrance into the teacher education program. Unofficial scores are mailed to the student as soon as possible following testing.

Students must wait 60 days before retaking the residual ACT. 



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 the 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.

How to register for a CLEP exam:

  1. Create an account at clep.collegeboard.org

  2. Locate the appropriate test and complete the payment process.  Print the registration ticket.  This form is required when the exam is taken.

  3. Contact the Freed Hardeman Testing Center and schedule an appointment (Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm)


Freed Hardeman students are charged a $20.00 administration fee to take the exam, payable in cash, credit or debit card at the time of testing.  (Non-FHU students are charged $30.00 administration fee)



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. Each institution may determine its passing score requirements for the DSST. 



The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required and/or accepted by many graduate institutions, including FHU's graduate studies in education and counseling. The MAT is a computer based test with 120 questions and a time of 60 minutes. A preliminary score report is available at the conclusion of the test. Official scores are usually returned in two to three weeks.