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ETS Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Center

With the help of Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private educational testing and measurement organization located in Princeton, New Jersey, The University of Mississippi has installed a complete ETS Computer-Based Testing Center that allows students of any age to take ETS-developed tests on the Oxford campus rather than in Tupelo, Memphis, or Jackson. The new lab is located in the E.F. Yerby Conference Center at Grove Loop and University Avenue, and is equipped with four testing stations that include networked personal computers with headphones. The center will be operated by two certified ETS administrators of the Office of Professional Development and Non-Credit Education.

* Request must be made on the computer the day of the test.

The University of Mississippi Testing Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday unless otherwise stated on your confirmation form. During special times, the testing center opens at 7:00 a.m.

For more information on ETS, visit www.ets.org

Available Tests

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT)
  • Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers I (PRAXIS)
  • Praxis II:
    • Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction
    • Elementary Education Content Knowledge
    • Middle School Multiple Subjects
    • Middle School English Language Art
    • Middle School Social Studies
    • Middle School Content Knowledge
    • Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications
    • Special Ed: Core Knowledge and Applications
    • Special Ed: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications
    • Special Ed: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications
    • Reading across the Curriculum: Elementary
    • Teaching Reading

Advantages of UM-CBT Center

  • Convenient, safe location
  • Convenient scheduling
  • Full service (scores can be mailed to 4 schools at no extra charge)*
  • Official scores mailed 2-3 weeks after the test date

Cambridge Victory Online Classes


Courses

The University of Mississippi is now offering GRE, ACT, and SAT Prep courses online! Each course consists of 30 units of self-directed study, practice tests, and quizzes. Each unit is timed at approximately one hour. Students are provided with print instruction for best strategies for approaching each section of the test, and then guided practice in applying those strategies to numerous items and quizzes. Students may also run self-diagnostic reports on their performance that will help them pinpoint item types and content areas for special attention.

Enrollment

Enrollment is easy! You can enroll over the phone by dialing 662-915-1299 or you can send an email to lmcdonal@olemiss.edu. You will need to include your name, email address, phone number, physical address, and payment information. You will be placed in the course of your choice in a few days.

Pricing

The price of each five-month access course is $189.95. Students who are taking the GRE course can also purchase the “Scorebooster.” The Scorebooster is an extra $14.95 per student.

Payments

Call 662-915-1299 and pay over the phone with a Master Card or Visa, or mail a check or money order to:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach
ATTN: Leteria McDonald
P.O. Box 879
University, MS 38677

ACT-Administered Tests


ACT National

Dates of test administration in the E.F. Yerby Conference Center Auditorium at Ole Miss:

  • December 10, 2011
  • February 12, 2012

Register through ACT at www.act.org. The University of Mississippi’s Center Code is 022500.

ACT Residual*

Dates to be arranged through Leteria McDonald. Test administered at the E.F. Yerby Conference Center at Ole Miss.

* Scores valid only at The University of Mississippi.

Other Tests


College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP is a College Board program that allows students to demonstrate their mastery of college–level material in introductory subjects and earn college credit. Through CLEP exams students can accumulate credit toward a degree and earn exemption from introductory courses.

Starting on July 1, 2012 the CLEP exam fee will be $80.00 per test plus a separate administrative fee of $20.00 per test. Contact Leteria McDonald at 662-915-1299 or lcmcdonal@olemiss.edu to arrange a testing date.

Click here to learn more information about CLEP

SAT National

Dates of test administration in the E.F. Yerby Conference Center Auditorium at Ole Miss:

  • January 28, 2012

Register through SAT at www.sat.org. The University of Mississippi’s Center Code is 25180.

Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

Dates and locations of test administration:

  • December 11, 2011
  • June 11, 2012
  • October 6, 2012
  • December 1, 2012
  • February 9, 2013

Register through LSAC at www.lsac.org.

GRE Tests

Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Contact Leteria McDonald for availability.

PRAXIS I & Praxis II

Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Contact Leteria McDonald for availability.

No Personal Items

  • Please note: Cell phones, smartphones (e.g., BlackBerry® or iPhone® devices, etc.), PDAs and/or any other electronic, photographic, scanning, recording or listening devices are not permitted at the test center at all. If you bring such devices to the test center, you will be dismissed from the test, your test fees will be forfeited and your scores from all tests taken that day will be canceled. If you are seen ACCESSING such a device, for ANY reason, in addition to the above conditions, the device will be confiscated and inspected. Test center staff are not permitted to collect and/or store devices.
  • Personal items are not allowed in the testing room and will not be available to you during the test or during breaks. You may also be asked to empty your pockets. If you are a taking a computer-delivered test, you will be assigned a space to store your belongings, such as handbags and study materials. If you are taking a paper-delivered test, secure storage space will not be available at the test center, so please plan accordingly.
  • Test centers assume no responsibility for your personal items.
  • If you have health-related needs requiring you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room or to take extra or extended breaks, you need to request accommodations in advance. Procedures for requesting accommodations are described in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs (PDF).

Parking

Visitors

Visitors are individuals who are not students, faculty or staff. (Designated visitor parking sites are ONLY for visitors. Special lots are designated for students, faculty and staff.)

Welcome to Ole Miss!

Visiting campus on a weekday? All campus visitors must purchase a $1 daily hangtag and park in the appropriately marked parking lots. Permits are required for everyone on campus from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Outside of these times, permits are not required, but cars must be parked in legal stalls (i.e., not parked in no parking zones). Please review the visitor parking zones map.

Visitors have the option of purchasing passes in the following ways:
  • Online - You may purchase your $1 visitor pass online and print it before your arrival for your visit. If you are a regular visitor, you will only need to fill in the information on your vehicle’s make/model/tag the first time. The website will repopulate the form on each subsequent visit.
  • Campus Welcome Booth – If you forget your parking pass or if there’s no time for pre-planning, guests can stop by the welcome booth on University Avenue, in front of the Thad Cochran Research Center. (The welcome booth opened Monday, Aug. 12.) A host will have $1 parking passes available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can direct guests to appropriate visitor parking.
  • In person at the Department of Parking and Transportation - You may visit the Department of Parking and Transportation offices located in Lester Hall, Room 120 to purchase your parking pass when you arrive on campus. You may park in clearly marked visitor parking spots in front of Lester Hall while you purchase your pass. Be sure to bring your license plate number and be prepared with make/model of your car.

A limited number of short-term (30 minutes or less), free parking spaces are available for visitors in areas where tickets are purchased or donations are made, including the UM Foundation, Ole Miss Athletics Foundation and the Union. These spots will be clearly marked as short-term parking. Individuals with hangtags for other designated areas, such as students, faculty and staff, will be ticketed if they park in short-term visitor parking.

Campus visitors are expected to comply with all traffic and parking regulations and may park only in the appropriate visitor lots. Please be sure your permit is displayed appropriately. Citations may be paid through the Department of Parking and Transportation.

Visitors may purchase a permit at http://www.olemiss.edu/parking/visitors.html .

For additional information on testing at UM, please contact:

Leteria McDonald
Coordinator of Continuing Education Programs
E.F. Yerby Conference Center
The University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Phone 662-915-1299
E-mail lmcdonal@olemiss.edu