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Computer-Based Testing

We offer a variety of computer-based tests at the Testing Office. Scores for all tests are available via your online account 2-3 weeks after completion. MAT, CLEP, and some PRAXIS tests also provide preliminary score results to you immediately after your test.

If you are already scheduled to take the computer-based GRE, PRAXIS, or TOEFL at our site: ETS has revised their re-scheduling policy due to coronavirus concerns. If you are scheduled to take the GRE, PRAXIS, or TOEFL, you become ill before the test date, and you wish to reschedule, please call one of the following phone numbers to reschedule. If you can provide medical documentation of your illness, you will not be charged a rescheduling fee.

GRE rescheduling: 866-473-4373
Praxis rescheduling: 800 772-9476
TOEFL rescheduling: 877 893-3546

To reschedule any other test, please call the main Testing Office number (301) 314-7688


Please click on the tabs below to learn more about the test you’d like to take, and how to register

CLEP (College Level Examination Program)


Test Information Details
How to Register: 1. Online (Test Registration): The College Board
2. Online (Center registration): Exam Registration Website
Times Offered: See registration site for dates and times.
Costs: $89 (after July 1, 2019) and $34 (center registration)
Test Length: 1.5 hours
How often can I take the Test? Once every 90 days.
ID Required (US Citizens): One valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
ID Required (Non-US Citizens): One valid passport
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: Study Resources for the CLEP Exam

Steps for Accommodation Request

CLEP provides accommodations for test takers with disabilities, as described on their website.

To request an accommodation for your CLEP test with the Testing Office

  1. Register Online (Test Registration) The College Board.
  2. Email us at cc-testingoffice@umd.edu well in advance of the CLEP test you wish to take. Tell us that you wish to take a CLEP test with accommodations.
  3. In that email or by fax (301) 314-8408 submit documentation that indicates the type of accommodation you need. That documentation can be a letter from a relevant practitioner (school official, health care practitioner, or other relevant professional). That letter should be on the office stationery of the practitioner. The letter should indicate the accommodation you need. If you need extended time, the letter or other documentation should indicate the specific time extension needed, for example time-and-a-half, or double time.
  4. We are able to provide most extended time and general accommodations. If you require the screen text to be read to you, please consult with the College Board for a referral to sites that can provide this accommodation.
  5. Please provide a phone number, email or other contact method through which we might reach you during the business day to schedule the date and time of your CLEP exam.

DSST


Test Information Details
How to Register: Online (Center registration): Exam Registration Website
Times Offered: See registration site for dates and times.
Costs: $85 and $25 (center registration)
Test Length: 2 hours
How Often can I take the Test? Once every 90 days.
ID Required (US Citizens): One valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license for DANTES funded candidates a CAC will be required)
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: Study Resources for the DSST Exam
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: Study Resources for the DSST Exam

Steps for Accommodation request:

DSST provides accommodations for test takers with disabilities, as described on their website.

To request a testing accommodation for your exam, please call 1-800-967-1139. Click here to review and complete the ADA packet

  1. Once your accommodations have been approved by prometric, Email us at cc-testingoffice@umd.edu well in advance of the date you wish to test. Tell us that you wish to take a DSST test with accommodations. Please include the letter from DSST indicating the accommodation you need. If you need extended time, the letter should indicate the specific time extension needed, for example time-and-a-half, or double time.
  2. We are able to provide most extended time and general accommodations. If you require the screen text to be read to you, please consult with the DSST for a referral to sites that can provide this accommodation.
  3. Please provide a phone number, email or other contact method through which we might reach you during the business day to schedule the date and time of your DSST exam.

GRE (Graduate Record Examination)


Test Information Details
How to Register: Online: Educational Testing Service
Times Offered: See registration site for dates and times.
Costs: $185
Test Length: 4.5 hours
How Often can I take the Test? Once every 21 days (max 5x/year)
ID Required (US Citizens): One valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
ID Required (Non-US Citizens): One valid passport
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: Prepare for the GRE Test

MAT (Miller Analogies Test)


Test Information Details
How to Register: Online: MAT Testing
Times Offered: See registration site for dates and times.
Costs: $73
Test Length: 1 hour
How Often can I take the Test? As often as you’d like
ID Required (US Citizens): One valid driver’s license + one additional valid form of ID
ID Required (Non-US Citizens): One valid passport + one additional valid form of ID
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: Preparing for the MAT

Steps for Accommodation request:

MAT provides accommodations for test takers with disabilities, as described on their website.

To request an accommodation for your MAT test with the Testing Office

  1. Complete and submit the three required documents mentioned on the MAT website shown above. Those documents must be submitted to Pearson (not the University of Maryland Testing Office) by email MATScoring.Services@Pearson.com or by fax to Pearson at 1 -800-727-0811.
  2. Contact us at cc-testingoffice@umd.edu well in advance of the MAT test you wish to take. Tell us that you wish to take an MAT test with accommodations and let us know that you have submitted the documentation to Pearson. Provide us with contact information for you once we have received accommodation approval from Pearson. Please provide a phone number, email or other contact method through which we might reach you during the business day to schedule the date and time of your MAT exam.
  3. Testing Office staff will contact you when we have received accommodations approval from Pearson. Staff members will assist you in scheduling the date and time of your MAT exam.

PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators
(Individual Reading, Writing, or Math Exams)


Test Information Details
How to Register: Online: Educational Testing Service
Times Offered: See registration site for dates and times
Costs: $85 (1 test)
$125 (2 tests)
Test Length: 2 hours for Reading, 2 hours for Math, 2.5 hours for Writing
How Often can I take the Test? Once every 21 days (max 5x/year)
ID Required (US Citizens): One valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
ID Required (Non-US Citizens): One valid passport
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: Preparation Materials for the Praxis

PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (Combined Exam)


Test Information Details
How to Register: Online: Educational Testing Service
Times Offered: 8am nearly everyday
Costs: $135
Test Length: 5 hours
How Often can I take the Test? Once every 21 days (max 5x/year)
ID Required (US Citizens): One valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
ID Required (Non-US Citizens): One valid passport
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: Preparation Materials for the Praxis

PRAXIS II (Subject Exams)


Test Information Details
How to Register: Online: Educational Testing Service
Times Offered: See registration site for dates and times.
Costs: $85 (1 test)
$125 (2 tests)
$160 (3 tests)
Test Length: Varies
How Often can I take the Test? Once every 21 days (max 5x/year)
ID Required (US Citizens): One valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
ID Required (Non-US Citizens): One valid passport
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: Preparation Materials for the Praxis

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


Test Information Details
How to Register: Online: Educational Testing Service
Times Offered: See registration site for dates and times
Costs: $180
Test Length: 4.5 hours
How Often can I take the Test? Once every 12 days
ID Required (US Citizens): One valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
ID Required (Non-US Citizens): One valid passport
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: TOEFL Quick Prep

ParaPro Assessment


Test Information Details
How to Register: Online ParaPro Testing website
* If you have a disability or if English is not your primary language and you require an accommodation for either of these circumstances, please read the steps for accommodation request below.
Times Offered: See registration site for dates and times
Costs: $55 for test + $43 proctoring fee
Test Length: 2.5 hours
How Often can I take the Test? Once every 28 days
ID Required (US Citizens): One valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
ID Required (Non-US Citizens): One valid passport
Study Guides and Test Prep Materials: Test Prep for the ParaPro Assessment

Steps for Accommodation request

  1. Before scheduling a test at our center, you will need to request an accommodation via ETS. If you will be requesting a disability-related accommodation, please visit this website. If you will be requesting a language-related accommodation, please visit the testing accommodations website

  2. Once your accommodation has been approved by ETS and you have received an electronic copy of your letter from ETS, please forward that electronic copy by emailing it to cc-testingoffice@umd.edu. In your email message, please include your name and a phone number at which you can be reached during weekday daytime hours.

  3. Testing Office staff will call you via phone. In that phone conversation, Testing Office staff will need your credit card number so that we can purchase the ParaPro assessment for you. After the phone conversation with you, Testing Office staff will contact ETS to assure that your accommodation has been added to the ParaPro you purchase.

  4. Once our Testing Office has confirmed with ETS that your accommodation has been added to your purchased test, Testing Office staff will call you to schedule a date and time for your ParaPro test.
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