Counseling

Testing Services

 

Services Provided

Accuplacer Classic Placement Testing
High School Equivalency / GED Testing
Pearson Vue Testing
CLEP Testing
Math and Science Online Midterms and Finals (EAC classes)
Proctored Exams for Other Colleges or Universities
Professional Certification Exams
Castle Worldwide Testing

Phone:

(928) 428-8491

Fax:

(928) 428-2074

Email:

testing.center@eac.edu

Physical Address:

Stadium Ave. & Railroad St.
Student Services Building,
Counseling Department, Room 138

Mailing Address:

Eastern Arizona College
Testing Services
615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ  85552

Call for office hours.

 

Identification is Mandatory for Test Takers

Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • Driver's License or State ID
  • School ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization Card

A valid picture ID is necessary for all testing.

Candidates are strongly advised to refer to the appropriate and relevant literature provided by the test company for a complete understanding of acceptable forms of identification required for presentation on the day of the test.

Please note:

  • All activities in Testing Center are subject to audio and video surveillance/recording
  • Testing is by appointment
  • All services require a current, valid photo ID
  • Phones must be powered off
  • All personal belongings (watch, hat, phone, dring, sunglasses, etc.) must be secured in a locker prior to taking an exam. We provide a free locker while you are testing.
  • No children are allowed in EAC Testing Center

 

Accuplacer Classic Placement Testing

Placement Test Score Release Form

If you would like a copy of your placement test that you took at Eastern Arizona College or Gila Community College to be sent to another college or university, please complete the Placement Test Score Release Form (above). Then, along with a clear photo ID, fax or email it to the indicated location. Note: Scores are kept on file for two years.

 

What is the Placement Test?

Eastern Arizona College and Gila Community College both administer Accuplacer Classic. The Accuplacer exam tests your skills in Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills (English) and Math, to determine which classes you are prepared to take. Accuplacer is not a pass/fail test and uses a multiple-choice format. There's no time limit on the tests, so you can focus on doing your best to demonstrate your skills.

Accuplacer uses the latest computer-adaptive technology. Questions are presented based on your individual skill level. Your response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question. It's important to give each question as much thought as you can before selecting your answer.

 

How can I prepare for the Accuplacer?

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare/review prior to taking their placement test. Preparing for the assessment may help you test out of a developmental course.

  • Official practice questions on the Accuplacer site
  • The Official Web-based Study App (It's FREE)
    This Web-based study app features practice tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Skills. It's accessible from a computer, tablet or smartphone. It will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions and get immediate explanations of correct or incorrect answers.

Here are some additional review sites:

 

How long does placement testing take?

For many students it takes 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to take Reading, English and Math. But remember - there is no time limit. Each section can be taken separately or all sections can be taken at the same time.

 

Where can I take the test?

The Accuplacer test is offered at Eastern Arizona College (Thatcher), Gila Community College campuses and in Morenci. Contact the campus for test schedule(s).

If you do not live near any of these areas, there are a few testing options:

  • Accuplacer offers a Remote Testing Network. A student can contact testing.center@eac.edu and ask if their local college/university participates in the Accuplacer Remote Testing Network. If it does, the EAC Testing Coordinator will generate a Remote Test Voucher and email it to you and the target test site. The remote site most times will charge a fee (which the student is responsible for). Then the student follows the directions on the emailed voucher, tests, and the scores are automatically sent to EAC.
  • Contact your local community college and ask if they administer placement tests to students who won't be attending their college. Many do; they also charge a proctor fee for doing so and the student is responsible for paying that fee.
  • CollegeBoard Accuplacer has partnered with B Virtual to proctor the Accuplacer test via remote proctoring. This means that a student could (potentially) test at home for a small fee. B Virtual requires that students have a working webcam, and a computer with a stable Internet connection in a secure location. The fee is $25 per proctored session. If you are interested in this option, email testing.center@eac.edu or call (928) 428-8491 for more information.

 

Is there a fee to take the placement test at EAC or GCC?

No.

 

Do I Need to Take the Placement Test if I Already have ACT or SAT Scores?

Although EAC does not require the ACT or SAT tests for admission, the scores may be used in lieu of a placement test. Depending on the scores received, students who have taken the ACT or SAT tests may not need to take certain sections of the placement test. Students must send their official ACT and/or SAT scores to the Counseling Office for evaluation.

 

Minimum Score(s) Required:

 

ACT

SAT*

Course Placement

English

18

530

ENG 101

Reading

18

430

Meets General Education Requirement

Math

22

520

MAT 154 or MAT 140

*Pre-March 2016 scores. Post 3/2016 scores can be converted here.

 

Are there any other exceptions to taking the placement test?

Students MAY be exempt from the placement assessments if:

  • The student completes assessment testing at another institution and submits the official score report to EAC via scanned email or fax.

  • The transfer student presents official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university to show completed coursework in a corresponding subject with a grade of "C" or better.

  • If a student has completed an associate's degree or higher, they may present their diploma to the Assistant Dean of Counseling for a discretional waiver.

  • Students who want to register for developmental courses can choose to waive placement testing. See the Counseling Department staff for more information.

 

How to Take the Placement Test at EAC

  1. Get admitted to EAC
    You only need to be admitted once and you can do this by calling EAC Records/Registration at (928) 428-8270 or online.
  2. Make an appointment for placement testing by calling (928) 428-8253 (Thatcher campus). You can also set up an appointment with a counselor/advisor after you test when you call (928) 428-8253.
  3. REVIEW for the placement test (see How can I prepare for the placement test)
  4. Bring a photo ID with you to test. You will not be tested without a photo I.D.
  5. Arrive five to ten minutes early to complete paperwork and receive instructions on testing.
  6. Take your time testing.
  7. You will get a copy of your score upon completion of testing.

It is always best to make an appointment for placement tests to ensure a testing spot will be available for you. We test Monday through Friday at 9am and Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 1pm or by appointment. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday testing at 9am Monday-Thursday and 1pm on Mondays and Wednesdays with Fridays closed.

The tests are administered via computer and are not timed. However, so that you won't feel rushed or pressured, you should allow yourself approximately two hours for testing.

 

What Do My Scores Mean?

ACCUPLACER ACT SAT* EAC
Equivalent
Score
Course Placement
Accuplacer
Sentence Skills
ACT
English
SAT
English
English  
92-120 18 530 85-100 ENG101
75-91     70-84 ENG101/110
55-74     38-69 ENG100/099
20-54     1-37 ENG055/054
Accuplacer
Reading
ACT
Reading
SAT
Reading
Reading  
65-120 18 430 60-100 Meets General Education
Requirement
45-64     46-59 ENG091
20-44     1-45 ENG099
Accuplacer
College Level Math
ACT
Math
SAT
Math
Math  
97-120     96-100 MAT220
65-96     81-95 MAT160, MAT171
MAT181, MAT210
50-64 22 520 60-80 MAT154
31-49     41-59 MAT120, MAT140
20-30       Use Elem.
Algebra Score
Accuplacer
Elem. Algebra
ACT
Math
SAT
Math
Math  
109-120 22 520 60-80 MAT154
77-108     41-59 MAT154
50-76     20-40 MAT077 or MAT100
20-49     1-19 MAT100
Accuplacer
Arithmetic
       
70-120     20-40 MAT077 or MAT100
20-69     1-19 MAT100

 

High School Equivalency/GED® (General Education Diploma) Testing

Arizona accepts the GED® exam for individuals seeking to earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma. Learn more below or sign up today at the GED website. Once you create a MyGED™ account it will become your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and more.

The GED® test has been designed to measure what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you. There are five parts to the exam: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science and Civics.

The exam is computer-based (NOT Internet-based) and available in both English and Spanish

To learn more about the GED tests visit the Arizona Department of Education website or visit GED.com

For Eastern Arizona College GED class information, click here.

 

How to Register and Take Your GED

  1. Create a free profile at www.GED.com
    If you need assistance, call GED Testing Service at 877-392-6433.

  2. Schedule and pay for your test online at www.GED.com in your MyGED account.
    You will be prompted to pay for your test using a debit, credit, or prepaid card online.

  3. Show up on the date you choose at the testing center you selected.
    Arrive 15 minutes early; late arrivals may not be able to test and may be charged full price even if they do not test.
    You MUST bring a government issued photo ID. The ID must match the name entered in GED.com

  4. After testing, check your scores online at www.GED.com
    Scores are available within 48 hours (2 business days).

Once all five tests are passed, your diploma will be mailed from the Arizona Department of Education to the address recorded in your MyGED profile, in 2-3 weeks.

Sixteen and 17-year-old minors can take the GED in Arizona. Before scheduling can occur, 16 and 17-year-olds are required to bring the following to Eastern Arizona College Testing Center in the Student Services Building in Thatcher, AZ. Please call ahead to ensure staff is available.

  • a notarized and dated letter from a parent/guardian giving permission to test

  • a signed official school withdrawal from the last school attended and

  • a goverment-issued photo ID

 

About the GED Test

There are five tests you must pass. However you must pass the following four with a minimum score of 145 on each test to earn a GED:

Subject Area Time Limit Cost
Mathematical Reasoning 120 minutes $35.00
Reasoning Through Language Arts 155 minutes $35.00
Science 95 minutes $35.00
Social Studies 75 minutes $35.00

Arizona requires that candidates also have to pass a U.S. Civics Test to get their diploma. Click here for more information on study materials, etc.

 

GED Retesting

A GED candidate can take the GED test six times per year. The final three times can be taken any time, with no waiting period. If you need to retake the subject a fourth, fifth or sixth time during the year, you must wait 60 days from the last time you took the test.

 

Accessing Scores and Transcripts

GED Recipients

An access code is required to print free copies of your transcripts found on MyHSE Arizona Web Portal. If you do not know your access code, please complete the form found here and follow the directions on the form.

Transcripts can be ordered through the Arizona Department of Education at this site.

Third Party Verifications

If you are an employer or third party and need to verify a GED completion, click here.

Have more GED questions? Click here for more information or call the Eastern Arizona College Testing Coordinator at (928) 428-8491.

 

Pearson Vue Testing

Pearson Vue tests are administered at the Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher campus on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 5pm, year-round.

Registering, scheduling and payment for Pearson Vue must be completed via the Pearson Vue website.

On-site registration is not offered for Pearson Vue tests.

 

CLEP® Testing

What is CLEP?

The CLEP is a nationally recognized and widely accepted "credit-by-exam" program.

CLEP exams help you receive college credit for what you already know. You can prepare for and take the exams on your own time, whether you're getting a headstart on college or working to finish your degree.

 

How Do I Prepare For The CLEP?

The CollegeBoard has suggestions and practice tests on their site.

 

Scheduling a CLEP and Cost

CLEP candidates must register for CLEP online at the CLEP website. After registering and paying for a CLEP exam, candidates are provided a payment receipt and a ticket ID via email. Once registered, the candidate should then contact the EAC Testing Center to schedule an appointment at (928) 428-8491 or testing.center@eac.edu.

In addition to the CLEP fee paid during registration ($85), candidates will be required to pay a $15 test administration fee to Eastern Arizona College on the day of the exam (payable at the Fiscal Office). At the scheduled testing time all CLEP candidates must present a valid CLEP exam registration ticket and authorized identification. Candidates should review all additional exam day information before arriving to test.

 

Eastern Arizona College CLEP Policy

Eastern Arizona College accepts most CLEP exams based on institutional policy. Be sure to check the Eastern Arizona College catalog or the catalog of the school you hope to send your score to, before registering for the CLEP, as policies vary from institution to institution.

 

Language Proficiency

At Eastern Arizona College, the preferred method of demonstrating language proficiency in Spanish and French is by enrolling in the College’s competency based courses (open entry/open exit) in one of those languages at the appropriate level, rather than attempting a CLEP or other exam. Once proficiency has been demonstrated, EAC will place the credits earned on your transcript making them fully transferable.

Should you wish to obtain EAC language credit through the CLEP, the following standards will apply: Students who are awarded EAC language credit through CLEP and who wish to transfer this credit as evidence of language proficiency may also be required by the receiving institution to pass an oral examination.

For more information, please contact the appropriate EAC language instructor.

 

EAC Math and Science Online Midterms/Finals

The EAC Testing Center located in the Counseling Department will proctor online EAC math and science midterms and finals. See your instructor for more information. Testing is by appointment only.

 

Proctored Exams for Other Colleges and Universities and Professional Certification Exams

Eastern Arizona College Testing Center proctors both paper/pencil and computerized exams for students attending other colleges and universities who wish to complete their exams in our facility. We also proctor professional certification exams as time and staff allow. It is the student's responsibility to verify (via email at testing.center@eac.edu) that Testing Services has received their exam/certification prior to their scheduled appointment - please include student name, school, course and name of exam on all inquiries.

 

Fees

There is a charge of $25 per exam; payments for special shipping requests (international, overnight, etc.) are the responsibility of the examinee or the home institution; those arrangements must be completed prior to starting the exam. The $25 fee covers handling of the examination consistent with best practice proctoring procedures and the instructions from the home institution; completion of any and all forms; mailing the examination within the United States via regular mail and actual supervision while taking the test.

If you are a current or former Eastern Arizona College or Gila Community College student, the distance learning proctoring fee is waived. However, the professional certification exam fee cannot be waived.

 

Process for Taking a Proctored Test

  • Prior to testing, the candidate must schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email at testing.center@eac.edu or call (928) 428-8491. Scheduling of the examination will be made by Testing Services based on the availability of personnel and other relevant factors. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that EAC Testing Services receives your exam. Please verify this (see instructions above) prior to checking in for your exam.

  • On the day of the test, check in at the Counseling Secretary's desk and let staff know what test you are taking. Be sure to bring a valid picture ID.

  • Payment must be made at the Fiscal Control Office prior to your test.

  • Lockers are provided for storage of personal items.

 

Submit Proctored / Certification Exam Requests to:

Jerri Lukens, Testing Coordinator
Eastern Arizona College
615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ 85552

Phone: (928) 428-8491
Fax: (928) 428-2074
Email: testing.center@eac.edu

 

Testing Environment

Our testing area consists of individual work stations in a reduced distraction environment. We have a private room for approved accomodations. Students are under surveillance the entire time. Candidates will store all personal belongings and all non-essential test items in a provided locker at no cost to the candidate.

 

Castle Worldwide™ Testing

The Testing Center partners with Castle Worldwide, Inc. Castle offers a variety of certification and licensure-type tests. Registration and payment can be found here.