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Testing Center Exams

The University of Oklahoma Testing Center offers several options for students to take exams to meet their college needs. Students who live in the Norman, Oklahoma area can schedule a time to take their exams by clicking on the “Schedule Your Exam” button. We proctor exams for students enrolled in any OU semester course, makeup exams approved by your instructor, tests from another university, CLEP, PLA, professional off-campus exams, Graduate Foreign language exams, and others.

Exams offered by the OU Testing Center:

ACT on Campus Residual Exam

The ACT On Campus Residual Exam is a standardized test to measure student readiness for entry-level college placement. The ACT on Campus Residual Testing Program is provided for participating colleges that wish to administer the ACT to their enrolled or admitted (or in the proof of being admitted) students who were unable to test on a national test date.

The ACT On Campus exam is provided so ACT-participating colleges can administer the ACT to enrolled, admitted, or applicant students who were UNABLE to test on a National ACT Exam date in time to meet enrollment deadlines at OU. Individuals who wish to take the ACT On-Campus Exam at the OU Testing Center must have submitted a current application to OU before registering to take the exam.  Results are reported only to OU.  No High School Reports are generated, and no additional Score Reports will be generated to report scores to any other institution.

If a National ACT Exam date is available between the time a student calls and the student's expected semester of enrollment, the student will not be able to schedule an appointment to take the ACT On-Campus Exam but will instead be directed to take the National ACT Exam.  Appointments will only be scheduled for students after all available National ACT Exam dates have passed.  Scheduling dates are subject to change.

Scheduling

To register for the ACT On Campus Residual Exam, use the Schedule Exam button at the top of the page and pay the $100 fee online. 

Exam Date: TBA

Exam Time: TBA

Cost/Registration

Space is limited, so it is best to register as soon as possible before all the available slots are taken. The cost of the exam is $100, and it is non-refundable.

Score Reports

Upon completion, exams are hand-graded, and students are emailed an unofficial copy two to three days after testing. Those exam scores are sent to OU Admissions and Recruitment.  The exams are mailed back to ACT for official scoring, and those score reports are sent directly to OU Admissions and Recruitment, but please expect a six to eight-week delay in score reports depending on the semester time frame.

Oklahoma State Regent Policy

Students may only take the ACT on Campus Residual Exam once during the academic year at any one institution in which the respective ACT on Campus Residual Exam is valid (August 15 through September 28 the following year), and the test date shall not coincide with a national ACT test date. Scores will be canceled, and no refunds will be provided for violations of this policy.

Students may take the ACT no more than 12 times in total. In addition to the Regent's policy above, a minimum of 60 days must pass before repeat residual testing. If you choose to test without sixty days elapsing, your score will be canceled, and no refund will be provided.

Students are encouraged to participate in the national ACT test dates.

Additional Information

Students must present a valid driver's license, state ID card, or passport in order to take the test at the OU Testing Center. 

The Testing Center will provide all pencils and scratch paper.

The total testing time is approximately four hours. Please be sure to arrive early!  Students arriving after the start time will not be tested. We have lockers for all items.

Students may bring any calculator that is permitted under the ACT Calculator Policy, and it is the student's responsibility to know whether their calculators are permitted.  Students must bring their own calculators, as the testing center will not provide them.

Location

The OU Testing Center is located at 300 Kellogg Drive, Room 140, Norman, OK 73072. The on-campus building is known as the Boomer Outreach Building, and parking is available in the Forum parking lot.  You can find us on this map. You can purchase a visitor pass for $5.00 from the OU Parking office. You can purchase and print this pass online at OU Parking and park in the multipurpose section of our lot or the Forum parking lot if space is available. 

CLEP - College Level Examination Program

Registration and Scheduling

Please register for your CLEP exam at College Board. Please remember to print out your registration ticket and bring it with you on the day of the exam. The OU Testing Center is located at 300 Kellogg Dr., Room 140, Norman, Oklahoma.

Provide the necessary information below:

  • $35 fee (debit or credit card only) 
  • CLEP Exam Registration Ticket

When you come to test, please bring a valid government-issued ID and your CLEP exam registration ticket. 

Note: The CLEP exam fee will be $90, which is paid for at the College Board website.  OU only accepts SPANISH LANGUAGE I and II, not the Writing exam.

CLEP testing will continue to be free for eligible military service members, spouses, and civilian employees.   

Restrictions for OU Students:

  • OU only accepts the first score.
  • Students may not take a CLEP exam in a course they are enrolled in after the add/drop period.
  • Students may not take a CLEP exam in a course in which they have earned a grade other than "W."
  • If students take a CLEP exam while in violation of any of these conditions, they will not receive credit.
  • If students are enrolled in a course in which they pass a CLEP exam (prior to the add/drop period), they are responsible for dropping the course. 

Score Reports

For scores needed, please reference the OU Office of the Registrar College Level Examination Page. Official results are mailed from CLEP directly to the institution you indicate at the time of the test. You will receive an unofficial score report immediately upon completion of your CLEP exam.

Exam Preparation

For more information on how to prepare and what to expect, please visit College Board.

Graduate Foreign Language

Students must complete a registration form through the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.  A department-selected examiner will choose and approve a passage to be translated and will send that passage to the OU Testing Center.

  • Contact the Department Of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at (405) 325-6181 or modlang@ou.edu for information on obtaining the application and instructions. The department office for MLLL is in Kaufman Hall (780 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019-2302).

You will have two hours to take the exam and can use your foreign language dictionary, or the OU Testing Center can provide one, depending on the language. 

The Graduate Foreign Language Reading Exam costs $60, which is payable by debit or credit card. 

  • You must pay the exam fee online when you schedule your exam.  

Please confirm we have received the passage needed for the exam by calling 24 hours before the exam at (405) 325-1921

  • DO NOT schedule a test without being confirmed by MLLL and confirming that the testing center has received your approved passage.

Prior Learning Assessment Exams

Prior Learning Assessments are developed by academic departments on the University of Oklahoma campus for students who have been admitted to OU. You are awarded credit for the course from the Office of Records and Registration upon satisfactory completion.

  • All PLAs are $75 per credit hour, excluding the one credit ENGL 1113 PLA exam, which is $100. 
  • Exams are given Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Please email us at testing@ou.edu with any questions.
  • Aviation students must be approved to take AVIA exams before submitting payment through the "Schedule Your Exam" button. 

Download the Prior Learning Assessment form.  Email a completed copy to testing@ou.edu.

Please ensure the form is complete before emailing it to OU Testing Center. 

  • College of Business majors are not allowed to take the MGT 3013 or the MKT 3013 PLA exam.
  • Exams within ECON, MATH, MGT, and MKT require prior authorizations from the department. 

Aviation students pay when they schedule the exam by choosing from the drop-down menu.  


Prior Learning Assessment Courses

Business

Courses Time Limit  

1115 - Beginning Arabic

Study Materials: Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya- I (ISBN: 1589017366) Units 1-7

1225:  Beginning Arabic Continued 

Study Materials: Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya- I (ISBN:1589017366) Units 7-16

2 hours

75%

2113 - Intermediate Arabic

Study Materials: - Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya- II (ISBN:1589010965) Units 1-8

2223 - Intermediate Arabic Continued

Study Materials: Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya- I (ISBN:1589017366) Units 16-End

2 hours 

75%

3113 - Advanced Arabic

Study Materials: Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya- II (ISBN:1589010965) Units 8-End

2 hours

75%

3223 - Advanced Arabic Continued

Study Materials: Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya- III (ISBN:158901149X) Units 1-4

2 hours

75%

CHINESE

 

 

1115 - Beginning Chinese

Study Materials: Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part 1, Textbook: Simplified Characters version, 3rd Edition. Cheng & Tsui. (ISBN 9780887276385). OR Integrated Chinese Volume 1, 4th Edition, Textbook (Simplified). Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9781622911356).

Additional Study Materials: Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part 1, Workbook: Simplified Characters version, 3rd Edition. Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9780887276408). OR Integrated Chinese Volume 1, 4th Edition, Textbook (Simplified). Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9781622911363).

2 hours

75%

1225 - Beginning Chinese Continued

Study Materials: Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part 2, Textbook: Simplified Characters version, 3rd Edition. Cheng & Tsui. (ISBN 9780887276705). OR Integrated Chinese Volume 2, 4th Edition, Textbook (Simplified). Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9781622911417).

Additional Study Materials: Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part 2, Workbook: Simplified Characters version, 3rd Edition. Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9780887276743). OR Integrated Chinese Volume 2, 4th Edition, Workbook (Simplified). Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9781622911431).

2 hours

75%

2113 - Intermediate Chinese

Study Materials: Integrated Chinese Level 2, Part 1, Textbook: Simplified Characters version, 3rd Edition. Cheng and Tsui. (ISBN 780887277849C). OR Integrated Chinese Volume 3, 4th Edition, Textbook (Simplified). Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9781622911561). Lessons 1-5.

Additional Study Materials: Integrated Chinese Level 2, Part 1, Workbook: Simplified Characters version, 3rd Edition. Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9780887276798). OR Integrated Chinese Volume 3, 4th Edition, Workbook (Simplified). Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9781622911578). Lessons 1-5.

2 hours 

75%

2223 - Intermediate Chinese Continued 

Study Materials: Integrated Chinese Level 2, Part 1, Textbook: Simplified Characters version, 3rd Edition. Cheng and Tsui. (ISBN 780887277849C). OR Integrated Chinese Volume 3, 4th Edition, Textbook (Simplified). Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9781622911561). Lessons 6-10.

Additional Study Materials: Integrated Chinese Level 2, Part 1, Workbook: Simplified Characters version, 3rd Edition. Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9780887276798). OR Integrated Chinese Volume 3, 4th Edition, Workbook (Simplified). Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9781622911578). Lessons 6-10.

2 hours

75%

3113 - Advanced Chinese I

Study Materials: Integrated Chinese Level 2, Part 2, Textbook: Simplified Characters version, 3rd Edition. Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9780887276880). Lessons 11-15. OR Integrated Chinese Volume 4, 4th Edition, Textbook (Simplified). Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9781622911516). Lessons 11-15.

2 hours

75%

3223 - Advanced Chinese II

Study Materials: Reading into a New China, Volume 1, 2010. Cheng&Tsui. (ISBN 9780887276279). Lessons 6-10.

2 hours 

75%

FRENCH

 

 

2113 - Intermediate French

2223 - Intermediate French - Continued

Study Materials for both: Interactions, Thomson and Heinle, 6th edition.

 2 hours 

75%

GERMAN

 

 

2113 - Intermediate German

Study Materials: Deutsch: Na klar! by Di Donato and Clyde, 8th edition;  Chap: 1-12

Note:  This test consists of a grammar section, a reading section, and an essay/writing section, with most points coming from the grammar section. The grammar section reviews and tests all major grammar areas from OU’s first-year elementary German sequence, i.e. GERM 1115 & 1225, but places a special emphasis on the new grammatical areas from GERM 2113, i.e. grammar from chapters 11 and 12 of Deutsch: Na klar!.

2223 - Intermediate German

Study Materials:  Note: This test consists of a grammar section and a 200-word essay. The grammar section tests all major grammar areas from OU’s first- and second-year elementary and intermediate German sequence (ie. GERM 1115, 1225, 2113, and 2223).  **Students are encouraged to study from any edition of our textbook, Deutsch: Na klar! to make sure they study all areas that will be on the test but they can also consult any recent university-level introductory textbook of German to prepare

1.5 hours (2113)

 

2.0 hours (2223)

80%

3423 - Advanced German Composition

Study Materials:  Any good grammar book or general textbook for German to review grammar. For how to structure an essay, consult any respected book on essay writing, e.g., Gerald Graff, They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (W.W. Norton, 2009). 

Required Materials:  Bring an unabridged German-English dictionary with you.  You can use the information provided by the department for info on the exam.  Information Sheet for GERM 3423 PLA Exam.docx

3 hours

80%

3523 - Advanced Conversation

Study Materials:  Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (World Languages) 6th Edition, ISBN-10: 1305078845

Oral Exam is given by the department

70%

HEBREW

 

 

1115 - Beginning Hebrew

1225 - Beginning Hebrew Continued

Study Materials: Textbook for both exams:  Brandeis Modern Hebrew; (1st Edition) ʻivrit Be-Heḳsher. 2015. Print.  (ISBN: 9781611689181)

2 hours

75%

2113 - Intermediate Hebrew

Study Materials: Textbook - Brandeis Modern Hebrew; (1st Edition) ʻivrit Be-Heḳsher. 2015. Print.  (ISBN: 9781611689181)

2 hours 

75%

ITALIAN

 

 

1115 - Beginning Italian 

Study Materials: Prego an Invitation to Italian 6th Edition Text and Study Guide; - Chapters 1-8

1225 - Beginning Italian Continued

Study Materials: Prego an Invitation to Italian 6th Edition Text and Study Guide; Chapters 9-18

2 hours

75%

2113 - Intermediate Italian 

2223 - Intermediate Italian Continued

Study Materials for both exams:  Contact the department at (405) 325-6181 to request study material information

2 hours

75%

JAPANESE

 

 

1115 - Beginning Japanese

Study Materials:  Nakama 1: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context (ISBN 10: 0618135723)

Study Materials additional: NAKAMA 1: Workbook/Laboratory Manual, Makino, Hatasa, and Hatasa, (ISBN: 0669275859); Chapters one through six

1225 - Beginning Japanese Continued

Study Materials:  Nakama 1: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context (ISBN 10: 0618135723)

Study Materials additional: NAKAMA 1: Workbook/Laboratory Manual, Makino, Hatasa, and Hatasa, (ISBN: 0669275859); Chapters seven through twelve

2 hours 

70%

2113 - Intermediate Japanese

2223 - Intermediate Japanese Continued

Study Materials for both: Nakama 2: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context - Chapters one through eight  (ISBN-10: 0669285048)

2 hours 

70%

3113 - Advanced Japanese I

3223 - Advanced Japanese II 

Study Materials for both: Contact the department at (405) 325-6181

2 hours

70%

LATIN

 

 

2113** - Intermediate Latin Prose

Study Materials: Wheelock's Latin, 7th Edition (The Wheelock's Latin Series) 7th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0061997228)

2 hours 

75%

PERSIAN

 

 

1115 - Beginning Persian

1225 - Beginning Persian Continued

Study Materials for both:  Persian in Use by Anousha Sedighi (ISBN-13: 978-9087282172)

Study Materials additional material: https://sites.google.com/a/pdx.edu/persian-in-use/home and http://laits.utexas.edu/persian_teaching_resources/

2 hours 

75%

2113 - Intermediate Persian

Study Materials: Persian: Here and Now Book II by Reza Farokhfal (ISBN-13: 978-1933823706)

2 hours 

75%

RUSSIAN

 

 

1115 - Beginning Russian
Textbook: 
Beginners Russian with Interactive Online Workbook, Kudyma, Kagan, Miller. Chapters: 1 – 8.

1225 - Beginning Russian Continued
Textbook: 
Beginners Russian with Interactive Online Workbook, Kudyma, Kagan, Miller. Chapters: 9 – 16.

2 hours

70%

2113 - Intermediate Russian 
Textbook: 
Beginners Russian with Interactive Online Workbook, Kudyma, Kagan, Miller. Chapters: 17 – 24.

2 hours

70%

2223 - Intermediate Russian Continued
Textbook: 
V Puti: Russian Grammar in Context, 2nd edition, Kagan, Miller, Kudyma. Chapters: 1 – 4.

2 hours

70%

3223 - Russian 
Textbook: V Puti: Russian Grammar in Context, 2nd edition, Kagan, Miller, Kudyma. Chapters: 5 – 8.

2 hours 

70%

3423 - Advanced Russian Reading & Comprehension Continued 
Textbook: 
V Puti: Russian Grammar in Context, 2nd edition, Kagan, Miller, Kudyma. Chapters: 9 – 12.

2 hours

70%

4613 - Advanced Russian Conversation

2 hours

75%

SPANISH

 

 

2113 - Intermediate Spanish

2223 - Intermediate Spanish Continued

Study Materials for both: Puntos de partida: An Invitation to Spanish by Dorwick, Perez and Becher (ISBN: 978-0073385419)

2 hours

75%

3423 - Grammar in Written Communication

Study Materials: Taller de Escritores: Grammar and Composition for Advanced Spanish (Spanish Edition) by Bleichmar and Canon (ISBN: 978-1617671081)

1 1/2 hours 

75%

SPAN 3073 - Spanish Conversation

Oral exam with the department

75%

Foreign Language Requirement Assessment (FLRA)

The language assessment (FLRA) waives the general language requirement for students who are already competent in oral, reading, and written skills in another language at or above the intermediate level. 

It does NOT provide academic credit.  The assessment is only used to waive the general education language requirements on your degree plan.

*PLEASE NOTE:  For languages NOT offered in the Modern Languages Department, there is NO guarantee of an approved examiner to administer the exam. 

FLRA FAQ

How much does the exam cost
The price of the assessment is $100 for any student wishing to waive the language requirement in ANY language for which we have an examiner available.  The assessment must be paid for first before an appointment can be scheduled.  Please click on the “Schedule Exam” button on the left-hand navigation side of this page.

How do I schedule the FLRA
Once payment has been made, the Testing Center staff will reach out to the examiner of the chosen language who will reach out to the student to schedule.  The FLRA form will be sent to the examiner, so they can fill it out and return it to the Testing Center, which will then process it with your academic adviser.

Who should pursue an FLRA interview/form?
Students who are competent speakers of a foreign language whose level is likely to be higher than the intermediate level in speaking, reading, and writing and are seeking to satisfy their general education language requirement.

What if I have questions?  
For students who wish to waive the language requirement and have questions, please contact us at testing@ou.edu.

Self-Paced Courses

Our online college courses offer you the flexibility to reach your educational goals without giving up your life.  Course materials are available on your schedule.  Assignments and exams have no set schedule, so schedule as needed. 

Explore OU Self-Paced Courses

Dental Radiation Exams

The OU Testing Center protors exams for the Oklahoma Dental Foundation. More information is available on their website

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00pm. and 8:00am- 4:00pm on Fridays.  

Schedule Your Exam

Additional Testing Services

Independent Campus Course Exams

OU Independent term-based courses require exam proctoring that can be scheduled through Canvas by clicking on the "Schedule Your Exam" button in the left-hand navigation of your course. 

If you can't find your exam listed, please call (405) 325-1921 for assistance. 

Main Campus Course Make-up Exams

If approved by your department, the OU Testing Center offers exam makeups for any campus course for $10 per exam, payable by the student. When you schedule your exam, choose the term you are currently in and then choose OU Campus Makeup Exam. We will reach out to the professor to request the password or exam.

Proctoring Exams from Other Universities 

The OU Testing Center offers proctoring services to OU and non-OU students who need a place to take an exam from another university.   

Students must confirm that all passwords and/or exams are sent to the Testing Center before their scheduled appointment.  Exams/Passwords can be sent to our email at testing@ou.edu.

  • Students will pay $25 per exam, and all fees are payable by debit or credit card via our scheduling system. 
  • Please call (405) 325-1921 to confirm we have received exam materials. 
  • The Testing Center will process all exam materials once they are completed. 

Contact the OU Testing Center

Location: 300 Kellogg Drive, Room 140, Norman, OK 73072

Phone: 405.325.1921

Email: testing@ou.edu

Tina Henderson, Operations Manager

Kristen Dennis, Testing Administrator