Testing Center 2022-01-14T07:59:02+00:00

NSU Testing Center – Main Campus

The Testing Center at Northwestern State University (NSU) exists to provide a variety of testing options for students at NSU and the surrounding communities. We strive to assist individuals in achieving their academic and professional goals by offering the most advanced options in a quiet and secure environment.   The Testing Center adheres to the National College Testing Association’s (NCTA) standards and guidelines to provide quality services to NSU and the surrounding communities.

For admission requirements, please go to https://admissions.nsula.edu/admission-requirements/.

For registrar’s information, please go to https://nsula.edu/registrar/.

Testing options available through the Testing Center are listed below.

Initial Placement Tests

ACT – The ACT, a college entrance exam, is given on select Saturdays throughout the year.  For additional information regarding the ACT and registration information click here.  The Office of Electronic and Continuing Education offers an online ACT Prep class.

Accuplacer –  ACCUPLACER is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. For over 30 years, ACCUPLACER has been used successfully to assess student preparedness for introductory credit-bearing college courses. ACCUPLACER delivers immediate and precise results, offering both placement and diagnostic tests, to support intervention and help answer the challenges of accurate placement and remediation. 

SAT – The SAT is a standardized test also used for college admissions given on select Saturdays throughout the year.  For more information regarding the SAT and registration information, click here. The Office of Electronic and Continuing Education offers an online SAT Prep class.


CLEP – The College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know.  Earn qualifying scores on any of the 33 examinations.  CLEP exams are offered by appointment only. To register for a CLEP test, click here.

LSAT – The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test administered six times each year.  All American Bar Association-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many other law schools require applications to take the LSAT as part of their admission process.  The Office of Electronic and Continuing Education offers an online LSAT Prep class. For additional information regarding the LSAT, please click here.

MAT – The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) assesses the analytical thinking ability of graduate school candidates- an ability that is critical for success in both graduate and professional life. Not all colleges accept the test. Please contact us to schedule a test. For more information, click here.

Praxis –The Praxis Series® tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. For additional information or to register, please click here.

Pearson VUE – Pearson VUE develop and deliver certification or licensure exams, providing expert testing services that drive your exam program to new heights. To register or additional information, click here.

GRE – The GRE General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do in graduate or business school. For more information, please click here

Scantron – Scantron provides testing and training design, development, and delivery services to certification and licensure organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and trade and professional associations. For more information, click here.

TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language test measures English-language proficiency at the university level using intergraded task in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. For more information, click here.

Proctoring Services

Proctoring is available to students whose professor is not physically located on the Natchitoches Campus of NSU. Please contact us at the information listed or submit a proctor request form above. Appointments are available Monday – Friday during hours of operation. The Proctoring Lab is also available for Faculty/Staff to use to proctor tests.

ACCUPLACER (items needed to test):

  • $25.00 for both exams
  • $15 for Math
  • $15 for English (exact cash, check, money order or credit card)
  • Valid photo id
  • NSU CWID or Social Security number

Request appointment here


  • $30.00 Administrative/Proctoring Fee (exact cash, check, money order or credit card)
  • Valid photo id
  • CLEP registration form

Request appointment here


NSU@ Main Campus

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Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7:30AM to 4:30PM and Friday 8:00AM to Noon

It is the student’s responsibility to send the proctoring information and confirmation to the Instructor.

Every field must be completed in order to send this form.

First & Last Name:

NSU Student CWID:

Phone Number:

Email Address:

Date Requested (ex. Jan 01 1884):

Time Requested:

Length of Time Required for Test:

Course Number (Ex: Acct 2000):

Professor's Name:


Testing Center
Watson Memorial Library, Room 115
Phone:  318-357-5246
Fax:  318-357-6893
Hours of operation:  7:30-4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 8-12 on Fridays

Star G. Hamous, M.A.
Director of Testing

Melissa Turlington
Testing Assistant