Testing

Testing

Testing Center Schedule and Offerings

Service Hours

The LDSBC Testing Center provides student testing by appointment, and is located on the west end of the 4th floor.

Summer testing hours:
July 29 - September 6

  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed Labor Day - September 3

Fall 2019 testing hours:
September 9 - December 20

  • Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (closed for Devotional)
  • Wednesday & Thursday 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note:

  • The Testing Center may be closed any time that the College has closures for semester or holiday breaks. Please view the Academic Calendar for details. 

Closures or other service hours adjustments will be posted online at least three weeks in advance.

Scheduling a Testing Appointment

Please schedule your appointments using RegisterBlast at least 24 hours in advance of the date you wish to take your test. Please note that during peak times, some dates/times may be unavailable within 24 hours if you wait to schedule.

Accommodated students with special requests should schedule at least 72 hours in advance, whenever possible, after working with their instructor to provide the Center with all necessary information.

Services and costs

The testing center provides the following services:

  • Readiness/placement testing for English and Math

    • English readiness/placement exam: $15

    • Math readiness/placement exam: $20

    • If both English and Math readiness exams are needed, the cost is $30

  • Accommodated testing for students with documented disability modification

  • MOS Certification exams

  • MAPP Post-Assessment (Graduation requirement for AS of Integrated Studies)

  • Course challenge exams on a limited basis ($40 each)

English and Math Placement

English

Students looking to enroll in English 101 or its equivalent courses (ELAN 101A/101B or English 101SA/101SB) should follow the recommendation in the Directed Self-Placement guide below and select the course best suited to their individual needs.

Students are encouraged to complete their English 101 requirement in their first year at LDSBC.

Directed Self-Placement Guide

Math

Placement test scores, ACT/SAT scores, or a transcript showing college transfer credits are required to register for any math class above MAT 90. Test scores or previous college credit will determine which course is appropriate.

An updated LDSBC readiness test is required if previous ACT, SAT, or placement test scores are more than 18 month old. Please contact the Testing Center to make an appointment to take the Accuplacer.

 

Graduation MAPP Post-Assessment

The Post-Assessment Test is a requirement for any student taking General Studies or Integrated Studies.

  • This two-hour timed test measures students' abilities in critical thinking, reading, writing, and mathematics.

  • Students should take this test during the last semester before they graduate.

  • It is recommended that they take it as early as mid-semester.

  • Failure to complete this requirement will delay a student's graduation.

Testing Service Rules for Students.

  1. Observe LDSBC Dress & Grooming Standards.

  2. Arrive 15 minutes early before your scheduled time to get checked in and ready to test (late arrivals might not receive their full test time).

  3. Present your photo student ID.

  4. Pay placement test fee.

  5. Store belongings in the lockers provided, and turn off all electronic devices.

  6. Use only approved testing items during test.

  7. Access only your test and approved websites.

  8. No talking is allowed in the testing area.

  9. Please remain in testing area until test is complete.

  10. Children are not allowed in the Testing Center and may not be left unattended in College areas.

  11. No outside music allowed, however classical music may be available upon request. Students must provide their own ear buds/headphones.

Course Challenge Exams

Challenge Examinations are approved by the related academic department, in conjunction with the Director of Curriculum and Director of Assessment. Program Chairs and Course Supervisors provide the Registrar’s office with a list of courses which provide challenge examinations on a yearly basis.

Process:

Requesting and Taking a Challenge Exam

  • Review the policy below to make sure you are eligible.
  • If you are a current student and meet all Challenge Exam requirements, complete the Challenge Exam form.
  • If approved, you will receive an email to your ldsbc.edu email account with next steps.
  • You will receive a “P” grade on your transcript if you pass. It will not affect your GPA, and if you fail, it will not show on your transcript.
  • Please note that challenge credits may not be accepted by other schools or transfer. Challenge credits are only guaranteed to apply at other institutions if you receive your Associate's Degree and transfer the entire degree. If you have questions about whether or not challenge credit will be accepted by another institution, please contact that school directly.

Policy:

https://www.ldsbc.edu/policies/challenge-examination-policy-09-2018

Have questions about testing and assessment services?

The Testing Center is here to help! Contact us at 801-524-1988 or testingservices@ldsbc.edu with any further questions.