Testing Office

The Testing Office administers a number of standardized, nationally- or state-normed tests, as well as administering exams for online and distance learning programs. Listed below are a few of the tests administered including a brief explanation for each. For details on these and other tests, please visit our web site at www.northgeorgia.edu/testing.

CASTLE Worldwide – CASTLE administers professional certification and licensing examinations for a wide variety of professional associations and government agencies. Many of the examinations are related to healthcare, business, safety professionals, design, engineering, etc.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) – CLEP tests are 90-minute, computer-based tests available in five general areas and 29 subject areas for students interested in earning college credit for material they already know.

DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) – The DSST provides the opportunity for people to earn college credit for what they have learned outside the traditional classroom. Thirty-seven computer-based exams are offered in the areas of Social Science, Business, Math, Applied Technology, Humanities, and Physical Science.

Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) – The GMAT is a computer adaptive examination administered year-round. The GMAT exam measures verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills developed over a long period of time. It is specifically designed to help graduate management programs assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. GMAT scores are used by approximately 4,700 graduate management programs at more than 1,900 schools.

Miller Analogies Test (MAT) – The MAT is required for many graduate schools. It is a one-hour, computer-based test.

Institutional Scholastic Aptitude Test (ISAT) – The ISAT administered by the Testing Office of North Georgia College & State University is accepted by North Georgia only. The ISAT is a three-hour paper and pencil test that includes critical reading and math portions only. The essay portion is not administered.

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) – The TEAS is an on-line, computer-based, scholastic aptitude test that is used as one component of the selection process for the admission of students into the Department of Nursing.

COMPASS™ – The COMPASS is a comprehensive, un-timed, computerized assessment tool used to evaluate students' skills in math, reading, and writing for the purpose of placement. Students not passing the required component(s) will be placed in the appropriate Learning Support Math and/or English class(es).

eCore™ – The University System of Georgia allows students the opportunity to complete their first two years (the "core" curriculum) of their collegiate careers in an online environment. North Georgia's Testing Office proctors tests for University System of GA's eCore™ students.

UGA Independent and Distance Learning (IDL) – More than 130 academic credit courses are offered to individuals who wish to earn academic credit on their own time and at their own pace. IDL permits students to register at any time and to take a maximum of three courses simultaneously with up to nine months to complete each course. North Georgia's Testing Office proctors tests for University System of GA's IDL program.

Professional Testing Center – The Prometric Professional Testing Center (PTC) on the Dahlonega campus is one of 600 sites that deliver many professional and licensure high stakes exams for over 500 clients in the academic, government, healthcare, financial, and professional association industries. Registration for exams given at PTC sites is handled at www.prometric.com .

Authorized Prometric Testing Center – Prometric has a network of 4,008 testing centers that mostly deliver exams that lead to certifications for many of the IT industry companies such as Microsoft, CompTia, Apple, HP, and many more. Registration for exams given at APTC centers is handled at www.prometric.com .