Testing Services

The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College Testing Service's Mission is to accurately administer and provide quality services in a secure, comfortable testing environment for students, faculty and the community while maintaining NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines. Normal testing hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Beginning with Spring Semester '15,  a 24-hour/1day notice and an appointment are required for the administration of exams.


Testing Services are offered for the following:

Compass Placement Exam - www.act.org/compass

This test helps ensure the proper skill level at which a student is placed into his or her
courses. Placement Exams take approximately 1 1/2 hours to complete and are administered Monday -Thursdays at 9a.m., 11a.m. and 1p.m. To schedule an appointment for the "Compass Placement Exam" please contact the New Student Advising Office, Testing and Career Services at 740.245.7279. 

** To practice for the Compass Placement Test go to: http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html

Comira - www.comiratesting.com 

Comira is a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment and educational testing programs and one of the most trusted computer-based testing providers in the industry. 

Faculty Make-Up Exams

This make-up test service is offered to assist both the student and instructor with special accomodation testing.

GED - gedtestingservice.com

The 2014 GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts.

GMAT - www.mba.com

A standardized test that helps business schools assess the applicants for advanced study in business and management. To register and schedule for a "GMAT" exam please log in at their web site.

 On-Line Proctoring

Proctoring of exams from other institutions can be done by contacting Bev McManus at 740.245.7004 or bmcmanus@rio.edu.

Pearson Vue Certification Exams - www.pearsonvue.com

Computer-based testing for IT, academic, government and professional testing programs. To register and schedule for a "Pearson Vue" exam please log in at their web site.

Praxis - www.ets.org

Evaluates general academic skills prior to entry into teacher education programs. To register and schedule for a "Praxis" exam please log in at their web site.

 SAT - http://sat.collegeboard.org/register

SAT subject tests measure how well you know a particular subject area and your ability to apply that knowledge. They provide a fair and reliable measure of your achievement in high school, information that can help enhance your college application portfolio.To register and schedule for an "SAT" exam please log in at their web site. 

 The American College Test (ACT) - www.act.org

This is a national test that measures academic aptitude and readiness to enter college. The National ACT results are applicable to any institution of higher education. To register and schedule for a "National ACT Test" please log in at their web site. 

                                  National ACT 2014-2015 Testing Dates

                                                              June 14, 2014
                                                              Sept. 13, 2014
                                                              Oct. 25, 2014
                                                              Dec. 13, 2014
                                                              Feb. 7, 2015
                                                              Apr. 18, 2015
                                                              June 13, 2015

Residual ACT - www.act.org 

An ACT Test whereas the scores are only reported to the examinees's institution. Scores cannot be used for scholarship  purposes or athletic eligibility.

A 60-day period between residual tests is mandatory. Students can register for the "Residual ACT" by visiting the New Student Advising Office, Testing and Career Services in Room 115 of the James A. Rhodes Student Center.

                                                   Residual ACT 2014
                                                        July 31, 2014
                                                        Nov. 14, 2014
                                                        Jan. 16, 2015
                                                        March 6, 2015
                                                        July 30, 2015

The College Level Examination Program  - www.collegeboard.com/clep

This test allows one to choose any of the 34 exams offered.

To register for a CLEP exam, please visit their website to create your account.

To schedule the exam at the University of Rio Grande, please contact Bev McManus at 740.245.7004 or bmcmanus@rio.edu in the New Student Advising Office, Testing and Career Services.

**Please visit their website for a list of exams offered and to register for an exam.