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Colorado Mesa University Testing Center

Contact Information

Phone Number: 970.248.1260

Fax Number: 970.248.1294

Email: testing@coloradomesa.edu

Physical Address: 1100 North Ave, Houston Hall Rm 123

Mailing Address: 1260 Kennedy Avenue

Grand Junction, CO 81501

The CMU Testing Center is committed to providing testing services to Colorado Mesa University students, alumni and members of the Western Colorado community. The CMU Testing Center proctors for a large variety of national testing programs including ACT, GED, PRAXIS, and LSAT. In addition, the CMU Testing Center is a Prometric Testing Center and is committed to serving all Prometric clients. For specific test opportunities, please contact the CMU Testing Center.

Prohibited Items In Testing Center

The items listed below are not allowed in the Testing Center which are explained in the Testing Center Procedures and Regulations. If any of these items are brought to the center, they will need to be locked in your locker until you have finished testing.

- Cell Phones - Food or drink - Hats - Notes (unless approved by instructor) - Sunglasses - Mechanical pencils or pens - Textbooks (unless approved by instructor) - Watches

CMU Testing Hours

All tests must be completed by the close time for that date.  Please see the calendar below for walk-in hours.

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CMU Testing Opportunities



ACCUPLACER Assessment is a computer-adaptive assessment program utilized by colleges and universities for correct course placement in English, Mathematics, and Reading. Students whose ACT/SAT scores are below a specific number in these areas may need to take an assessment. Please contact the CMU Testing Center for questions about which assessments may be needed. ACCUPLACER Assessments are un-timed, self-paced assessments.

Payment and Scheduling

$17 per subject is due at the time of scheduling. The student may bill their student account or pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc.) must be taken to the Student Accounts Office in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall and the receipt brought to the testing center to schedule. All payments are prepaid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date.

Students should take their ACCUPLACER assessment before their scheduled Student Orientation or before meeting with an advisor. We encourage you to utilize the walk-in option and to plan ahead so that you are assured a testing seat.

Printable Registration Forms

Offsite ACCUPLACER Registration Form

ACCUPLACER Score Release Form

Special Accommodations

If you have a documented disability and want to request accommodations, please contact the Coordinator of Educational Access Services at 970-248-1856. We will work closely with Educational Access Services to arrange for an appropriate testing environment for you based on your approved accommodations.

Study Links

All Subject Areas

Sentence Skills

Math Skills

Reading Comprehension

Useful Links

Advising Center

Testing Center Procedures and Regulations

The Chemistry Placement exam should be taken by CMU students majoring in the sciences. The placement exam determines whether the student should take CHEM 121 or CHEM 131. Students will need to know their MAVzone username and password to access the test. Total test time allowed is 60 minutes.  Students are allowed to take the Chemistry Placement exam once per semester.

CMU students majoring in the following subjects and have taken one year of High School Algebra and one year of High School Chemistry should take the exam:

Biology (Not Biology Teacher)

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Mechanical Engineering

Pre-Engineering

Geology

Environmental Geology

Secondary Education - Geology

Exercise Science

Payment and Scheduling

$17 is due at the time of scheduling. The student may bill their student account or pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc) must be taken to the Student Accounts Office in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall and the receipt brought to the testing center to schedule.

All payments are pre-paid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date.

We encourage you to utilize the walk-in option and to plan ahead so that you are assured a testing seat.

Printable Scheduling Form

Offsite Chemistry Placement Form

Useful Links:

Biology Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Physical Sciences Department

Testing Center Procedures and Regulation

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students to use the knowledge they already have to gain credit for classes. The CMU Testing Center offers all CLEP examinations, however only certain exams are accepted for CMU credit. The CLEP exam tests for a comprehensive understanding of a college level class much like a comprehensive final. Students are strongly encouraged to review the CLEP study guide or the textbook before testing. Examinees can purchase study guides directly from CLEP. Students may not retest for three months. CMU students testing for a foreign language (French, German, or Spanish) are required to take an additional Oral Exam once they have successfully completed the written portion. Please contact the CMU Testing Center with any questions about CLEP testing.

A student may not earn CLEP credit in a class in which they have previously been enrolled including a class from which the student withdrew, so that the transcript shows a W, WP, or WF.

Payment and Scheduling

Pre-Registration: To pre-register, go to https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount and create an account. After you create an account, you will need to go in and select the exam you want to take and pay CLEP the $80 fee. Once you have paid the fee, CLEP will email you a registration ticket. You MUST bring the registration ticket with you on your testing date.

After pre-registering with CLEP, a $25 CMU scheduling fee is due at time of scheduling. The student may bill their student account or pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc) must be taken to the Student Accounts Office in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall and the receipt brought to the testing center to schedule. All payments are prepaid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date. An additional $25.00 Oral exam or essay fee may be needed. Check with your institution for these requirements.

CLEP is offered Wednesdays at 9:30 am or 2:30 pm at the CMU-Testing Center by appointment only.

Dates for 2016 are:

July 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31, Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 21

Useful Links

CLEP brochure

CMU Registrar's Office

Testing Center Procedures and Regulations

Students enrolled in CMU Online classes can take proctored exams through the CMU Testing Center. Students in traditional classes cannot take make-up tests at the CMU Testing Center.

Payment and Scheduling

We encourage you to utilize the walk-in option and to plan ahead so that you are assured a testing seat.

If a student needs to reschedule an appointment, there is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date. 

Some faculty permit 2nd and 3rd attempts on their exams. If a student chooses to retest on any of their exams, a $17 testing fee is required in order to secure a new testing date and time.

Useful Links

Testing Center Procedures and Regulations

Students taking classes with other institutions can take proctored exams through the CMU Testing Center. Exams or exam instructions must be received before scheduling. If the institution requires paperwork to be filled out before releasing the test or for additional information, please contact the CMU Testing Center.

Payment and Scheduling

The student may pay over the phone with a debit or credit card at the time of scheduling. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc) must be taken to the Student Accounts Office in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall and the receipt brought to the testing center to schedule. Fees are $40 minimum charge for the first two-hours of testing and $15 for each additional hour. The charge is based on the time limit set by the institution for each exam, even if the examinee takes less than the scheduled time. All payments are pre-paid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling charge for all appointment changes, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date.

Examinees are responsible for all international and expedited shipping fees.

Useful Links

Testing Center Procedures and Regulations

DANTES examinations allow students to earn credits for knowledge they already have. Students from other institutions should contact their institution for more information. Please contact the CMU Testing Center with any questions or to schedule a DANTES exam. CMU students should consult the College Catalog for specific policies. Exams are 2 hours long.

A student may not earn DANTES credit in a class in which they have previously been enrolled including a class from which the student withdrew, so that the transcript shows a W, WP, or WF.

Payment and Scheduling

$25 CMU scheduling fee is due at the time of scheduling. The student may bill their student account or pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc) must be taken to the Student Accounts Office in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall and the receipt brought to the testing center to schedule. All payments are prepaid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date. An additional $80 per test is paid directly to DANTES the day of the test. The DANTES examination charge can only be paid with a credit/debit card.

Examinees wishing to take the Public Speaking test must register at least one month in advance as the test is paper-based.

Useful Links

DANTES Website (practice tests available through this link)

CMU Registrar's Office

Testing Center Procedures and Regulations

The Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam is a tool to determine if the students have the academic skills necessary to perform effectively in a School of Nursing. The test is a 91 question, multiple choice test that evaluates the basic reading, math, writing, and science skills of students seeking entry into a nursing program.  This exam can be taken only once in a person's lifetime.

Test sections and timing:
Tutorial: 9 questions- untimed
Reading: 22 questions- 45 minutes
Math: 28 questions- 45 minutes
Writing: 21 questions- 45 minutes
Science: 20 questions- 30 minutes


Total testing time allowed is 165 minutes.

Payment and Scheduling

$65 is due at the time of scheduling. The student may bill their student account or pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc) must be taken to the Student Accounts Office in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall and the receipt brought to the testing center to schedule. All payments are prepaid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date.

Study Links

KAPLAN Textbook is available at local book stores or through www.amazon.com

Useful Links

Department of Health Sciences

Testing Center Procedures and Regulations

The KINE 100 Test Out exam covers information from the KINE 100 lecture course. The examination consists of 200 multiple choice and true/false questions, with a time limit of 2 hours. You must NOT be registered for or have taken the Colorado Mesa University KINE 100 lecture course (or equivalent) prior to taking the KINE 100 Test Out examination. A passing score of 80% (160 correct responses) is required in order to have the KINE 100 lecture course requirement waived. Upon passing, credit hours are not awarded and no grades are awarded, passing the exam only waives the KINE 100 class requirement. The KINE 100 Test Out exam can be taken only once. If the examinee does not meet the score requirement he/she must take the KINE 100 lecture course. This examination may not be used as a grade improvement for KINE lecture course. A copy of scores will be sent to the Office of the Registrar and KINE Department Head approximately two business days after the test date. The textbook for the course may be purchased from the CMU Bookstore.

Payment and Scheduling

$17 is due at the time of scheduling. The student may bill their student account or pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc) must be taken to the Student Accounts Office in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall and the receipt brought to the testing center to schedule. All payments are prepaid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date.

Useful Links

Testing Center Procedures and Regulations

The MAT is a high-level analytic ability test that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. The exam consists of 120 partial analogies, which are intended to measure the examinee's ability to recognize the relationships between ideas, fluency in the English language and knowledge of social sciences. The exam is computer-based and unofficial score results are available at the end of the exam. Official score reports are mailed approximately two weeks after testing. Total testing time allowed is 60 minutes.

Payment and Scheduling

$150 is due at the time of scheduling. The student may pay and schedule over the phone or in person with a credit or debit card. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc) must be taken to the Student Accounts Office in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall. Payment alone does not guarantee a seat. You are responsible for delivery of this receipt to the CMU-Testing Center in order to schedule a testing appointment.

All payments are pre-paid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date.

Useful Links

MAT Official Website

The Colorado Mesa University Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology, Medical Technology and Paramedic programs require the TEAS V for AH exam as part of the admissions process. The TEAS V for AH was developed to measure basic essential skills in the academic content area domains of Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage. There is a total of 150 scored questions and 20 unscored pretest questions.

Test sections and timing:

Reading Comprehension: 48 questions- 58 minutes

Science: 54 questions- 66 minutes

Mathematics: 34 questions- 51 minutes

English and Language Usage: 34 questions- 34 minutes

Total testing time allowed is 209 minutes.

Payment and Scheduling

Pre registration: Students must create an account with ATI prior to contacting the CMU Testing Center to schedule an appointment. Please visit www.atitesting.com to create your account. You will need your ATI log in and password to access the test.

How to create your account with ATI 

$100 is due at the time of scheduling. The student may bill their student account or pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc) must be taken to the Student Accounts Office in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall and the receipt brought to the testing center to schedule. All payments are prepaid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date.

Useful Links

Department of Health Sciences

Testing Center Procedures and Regulations

National Testing Opportunities

The CMU Testing Center proctors exams for a variety of national testing programs. The scheduling for these exams is done through the testing programs' individual websites. Please see the links below for more information.

ACT

CPA

GED

GRE

LSAT

LSAT PREP COURSES

MPRE

NBCC/NCE

PLACE

PRAXIS

PEARSON VUE

PROMETRIC TESTING

PSYCH TECH