Distance Learning / Independent Study
The Office of Testing administers proctored examinations for correspondence or online courses through other institutions. Appointments are available daily.
Pleaser refer to the Distance Learning Proctoring Services page for more information.
GACE - Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators
The Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) assess the knowledge and skills of prospective Georgia P-12 educators. The GACE program ensures that candidates have the knowledge and skills needed to perform the job of an educator in Georgia's public schools. The GACE are aligned with state and national standards for educator preparation and with state standards for the P–12 student curriculum (Georgia Performance Standards).
Please refer to the ETS GACE website at http://gace.ets.org/ for information regarding registration and available dates.
Online study materials for each assessment can be found at http://gace.ets.org/prepare/materials/.
GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test
The GMAT is administered at Valdosta State University through a computer-based format. The GMAT is normally a required test for admittance to MBA programs. The test is generally offered Monday through Wednesday.
Please refer to the GMAT website at http://www.mba.com/us for availability, registration details, and more information regarding the test format.
GRE Subject Tests - Graduate Record Examinations
GRE Subject Tests score results are normally used as a requirement for graduate admission into some specific graduate programs. Please be sure to check with your graduate school of choice to ensure whether or not you need a GRE Subject Test for admission. The GRE Subject Tests are administered at Valdosta State University in a paper and pencil format three times during the testing year.
The GRE General Test is offered only through a computer-based format and is not administered at Valdosta State. However, the GRE General Test is offered at the Prometric Test Center in Valdosta. You may call 229-245-1069 for more information.
Please refer to the GRE Subject website at http://www.ets.org/gre for more information.
LSAT - Law School Admission Test
LSAT score results are used as a requirement for admission to law school. The exam is administered at Valdosta State University periodically throughout the testing year.
Please refer to the LSAT website at http://www.lsac.org for more information and registration deadlines.
MAT - Miller Analogies Test
MAT score results are used as a requirement for graduate admission primarily for Education programs. However, the MAT is also used for other graduate programs including (but not necessarily limited to) Library & Information Science, Nursing, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Sociology. Please be sure to check with your graduate school of choice to insure that the MAT is an acceptable graduate admissions test. The MAT is computer-based and is offered daily by appointment.
Please refer to the MAT website at http://www.pearsonassessments.com/ for more information about test format.
Valdosta State University is a national test center for the PRAXIS. The series of testing programs include the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and the Praxis Subject Assessments. The components of the test are used as a educator certification requirement in some states (for Georgia, the GACE is the requirement for certification). Please check with your state certifying agency to make sure that the Praxis is accepted as a certification assessment. The exam is administered at Valdosta State University only during designated windows.
Please refer to the Praxis website at http://www.ets.org/praxis for more information and registration deadlines.