Frequently Asked Questions

What testing programs are available at Valdosta State University?
The Office of Testing administers undergraduate, graduate, and professional exams to students and professionals at Valdosta State and in the surrounding area.

How can I find when a test is being administered at Valdosta State University?
You can contact the Office of Testing at 229-245-3878 about test dates, or individual testing by appointment. Also, most testing dates can be found on the Valdosta State University testing calendar

Which testing programs are given on an appointment basis at Valdosta State University?
ACT Residual, Biology MFT, Chemistry Placement, CLEP, COMPASS, GACE Paraprofessional, Georgia Constitution Exemption, Georgia History Exemption, Distance Learning/Independent Study, MAT, and TEAS exams are offered by appointment. Currently, some exam appointments can be made online (Please see next FAQ). For any exams not listed please contact the Office of Testing at (229) 245-3878 to schedule an appointment. Please arrive ten to fifteen minutes early and bring a valid photo ID.

May I make an appointment for an exam online?
Currently appointments can be made online for the ACT Residual, Biology MFT, Chemistry Placement, CLEP, COMPASS, GACE Paraprofessional, Georgia Exemption, HOAE, Independent Study/Distance Learning, MAT, TEAS, and VSU Online/GoView Tests. You may make an appointment on the VSU Office of Testing RegisterBlast page. Please arrive ten to fifteen minutes early and bring a valid photo ID.

What study guides are available to check out and how long may I keep them?
The Office of Testing will check out the the following study guides to students and potential students for two weeks:

  • ACT
  • CLEP
  • GACE (Program Admission, Content Areas, and Paraprofessional)
  • Georgia Constitution
  • Georgia History (Only online)
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • HOAE
  • LSAT
  • MAT
  • SAT
  • TEAS

Depending on availability, students may check out the study guide for an additional two weeks. If study guides are lost or are not returned in a timely manner then a hold will be a placed on the student's banner account until the guide is either paid for or returned.

The Georgia History Exemption Exam Study Guide is available online at http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/services/testing/georgia-history-study-guide.php. (PDF Version)

What forms of payment does the Office of Testing accept? 
We accept Cash (exact amount), Check, Credit/Debit Card, or Money Order.

Are fee waivers available? If so, for what exams?
Please refer to our page concerning fee waivers

How can I request more information about a testing program?
Please contact our office at (229) 245-3878 or https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/services/testing/forms/contact-us.php.

Where is the Office of Testing located?
Powell Hall-East, Room 1131. For more information on locating our office please visit http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/services/testing/driving-directions.php.