UM Professional and Educational Testing 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 Jackson Avenue Center at 1111 West Jackson Avenue, and is equipped with nine 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.

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.

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

Contact

Leteria McDonald 
Coordinator of Testing Services
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
1111 West Jackson Avenue
The University of Mississippi 
University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: (662) 915-1299
E-mail: lmcdonal@olemiss.edu

Available Tests

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT)
  • Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers I (PRAXIS)
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators
  • Praxis II:

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

ACT-Administered Tests

ACT National
Dates of test administration at the Jackson Avenue Center Auditorium at Ole Miss:

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020

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

ACT Residual*
Tests to be arranged through Lisa Holben. Test administered at the Jackson Avenue Center at Ole Miss. Test fee is $68.50. Or register online.

Upcoming test dates:
December 1, 2020
January 5, 2021

*scores valid only at The University of Mississippi.

SAT

2020-2021 test dates:

  • November 7, 2020 - CANCELLED
  • December 5, 2020
  • March 13, 2021
  • May 8, 2021
  • June 5, 2021

Visit the SAT website to register for any of the above test dates.

Please be aware that these dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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.
  • The CLEP exam fee is $89.00 per test plus a separate administrative fee of $30.00 per test. Students must register for each CLEP test online at the College Board website.
  • In addition, students must pay the Distance Education Testing Lab administrative fee.
  • More information about the CLEP can be found at the College Board website.
  • Contact Leteria McDonald at 662-915-1299 or lmcdonal@olemiss.edu to arrange a testing date. 

GRE Tests
Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Contact Leteria McDonaldLisa Holben, or Adrienne Edney for availability.

Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

2020-2021 test Dates:

  • August 29, 2020 –CANCELLED
  • October 3, 2020
  • November 14, 2020
  • January 16, 2021
  • February 20, 2021
  • April 10, 2021

Visit the LSAC website to register for any of the above test dates.

Please be aware that these dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

PRAXIS I & Praxis II
Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Contact Leteria McDonald, Lisa Holben, or Adrienne Edney for availability.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

2020 test Dates

  • September 11, 2020
  • September 18, 2020
  • October 9, 2020
  • November 7, 2020
  • November 13, 2020
  • December 11, 2020

Contact Leteria McDonald, Lisa Holben, or Adrienne Edney for availability.

Please be aware that these dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

What to Bring

  • 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 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 on the ETS website.

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 .

Visitors with visitor parking passes may park in visitor, staff, or commuter parking spaces.

Pearson VUE Testing

The University of Mississippi is now one of more than 450 credential owners across the globe to choose Pearson VUE to help develop, manage, deliver and grow our testing program. Pearson VUE now allows us to serve tests in nearly every industry, including academia, finance, government, health care, IT and more. The newest lab is equipped with nine testing stations that also include networked personal computers with sound-proof headphones. The center is currently operated by three certified Pearson VUE administrators. From online practice tests to high-stakes, proctored exams that require the industry’s most secure testing environments, Pearson VUE is a leader in computer-based testing — and much more.

Contact and Location

Leteria McDonald 
Coordinator of Testing Services
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
1111 West Jackson Avenue
The University of Mississippi 
University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: (662) 915-1299
E-mail: lmcdonal@olemiss.edu

Available Tests:

  • Professional licensure
  • Board certifications
  • Organizational assessment

A complete list of exams is available at the Pearson VUE website.

Hours

The Pearson VUE Lab at UM is open Wednesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration

Visit the Pearson VUE website to register for an exam.