Testing Center

The Testing Center at Florida Southern College provides students and the surrounding community a place to take nationally standardized exams.


The Testing Center is located in the Ordway Building, Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Parking Lot VBB (see building O on Campus Map), 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, or by appointment. All fees are subject to change.


Test Information



The ACT Assessment is offered five times per year at FSC. For dates, test preparation information and to register online visit the ACT-Assessment website.


CLEP - College Level Examination Program

Students enrolled at Florida Southern College may earn college credit by attempting the CLEP in any given subject area and reaching the credit-granting scores acceptable by the College. (See the chart below for individually accepted test scores.) With few exceptions, the test scores are equated with specific courses in Florida Southern's current Catalog. These are also listed on the chart. Currently enrolled students attempting to earn CLEP credit should first determine their eligibility for credit by completing this form and filing it with the Registrar's Office. Transfer students should do the same. High school students should contact the Office of Admission to determine their eligibility.

Each test requires approximately 90 minutes. All CLEP results are evaluated by the Registrar's Office and recorded as transfer credit on the student's transcript; therefore, CLEP credit may not be earned during the final 31 hours. CLEP credits earned apply toward degree requirements, but do not affect the student's grade point average. A student may earn a total of 60 semester hours of credit by examination. Ordinarily, credit by examination will not be awarded in any area in which comparable college course work or more advanced work has been attempted, (including "W"ithdrawals). The cost of each CLEP test includes the following: Testing Fee - $80.00 per test to CLEP Administrative Fee - $15.00 (non-refundable) to Florida Southern College. A complete Guide to the CLEP Examinations is on reserve at the Roux Library or may be purchased at www.collegeboard.com/clep.

CLEP Examinations Min. Score FSC Course(s) Sem. Hrs.
Humanities 50 HUMTR 8
Financial Accounting 50 ACC 2111**  4
Business Law, Introductory 50 BUS 3311** 4
Info. Systems & Computer Appl. 50 CSCTR ** 4
Management, Principles of 50 BUS 2217** 4
Marketing, Principles of 50 BUS 3160** 4
American Literature with Essay # ENG 2004 4
English Literature with Essay # ENG 2004 4
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 ENGTR 4
College Composition 50 ENG 1003  4
Social Science & History 50 SSCTR  8
American Government 50 POS 1125  4
History of U.S. I: Early Col. to 1877 50 HIS 2215  4
History of U.S. II: 1865 to the Present 50 HIS 2225  4
Educational Psychology, Introduction to 50 EDUTR 4
Human Growth and Development 50 PSY 2209  4
Macroeconomics, Principles of 50 ECO 2207**  4
Microeconomics, Principles of 50 ECO 2205** 4
Sociology, Introductory 50 SOC 1100 4
Western Civ. I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 HIS 1115 4
Western Civ. II: 1648 to the Present 50 HIS 1125 4
Psychology, Introduction 50 PSY 1106 4
Natural Sciences 50 BIO 1000, BIOTR  8
Biology, General 50 BIO 1000, BIOTR  8
Chemistry, General 50 CHE 1111, 1112  8
Calculus with Elementary Functions 50 MAT 2311  4
College Algebra 65 MAT 1007  4
Precalculus 50 MAT 1047 4
Credit may be earned for scores obtained on Foreign Language Examinations as follows:
College Level French Languages 50 FRE 1101, 1102 8
     (Levels I & II) 62 FRE 1101, 1102, 2203 12
College Level German Language 50 GER 1101,1102  8
     (Levels I & II) 63 GER 1101, 1102, 2203 12
College Level Spanish Language 50 SPA 1101, 1102  8
    (Levels I & II) 66 SPA 1101, 1102, 2203 12



# Credit granted determined by FSC English Department


Correspondence Course Tests

The FSC Test Center is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers and can be used as a facility for taking Independent Study or Correspondence Course tests from other colleges and universities. The fee for this service is $10.00 per hour and may be paid with a check the day of the test. For an appointment contact Florida Southern College at spenny@flsouthern.edu or call 863-680-4299. Visit the Correspondence Course website for more information.


DSST (Formerly DANTES)

FEES: $80 per test to DSST on the day of the test, payable by credit or debit card only; $10 per test to FSC-non-refundable administrative fee (Make check or money order payable to FSC). DATES:  Please call 863-680-4299 to schedule an appointment. For further information, including current tests and Fact Sheets, visit the DSST website.


FTCE - Florida Teacher Certification Examinations

The FTCE is offered year-round on computer at FSC. Register online and purchase study guides at the FTCE/FELE Web site. Testing information is also available through the Florida Department of Education website.


GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test

The GMAT is offered at various computer sites several times each month. For registration information, visit the GMAT website.


GRE - Graduate Record Examinations

The GRE General Test is given year-round at various computer sites. For registration information, visit the GRE website.

POWERPREP II Software-Test Preparation for the GRE General Test is available in the FSC Career Center. This software includes:

  • A computer-adaptive test with immediate GRE-equivalent score result
  • A timed-test mode so students can practice for the computer-based GRE General Test under actual conditions
  • Hundreds of GRE practice questions taken directly from previously administered GRE tests, with clear explanations of correct and incorrect answers
  • Easy-to-use tutorials to familiarize students with computer-based testing
  • Extensive practice for the GRE Writing Assessment, including actual topics with sample test-taker responses and evaluations

LSAT - Law School Admission Test

The LSAT is offered at FSC. For dates and registration information, visit the LSAT website.


MAT - Miller Analogies Test

The MAT is administered by appointment Monday-Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm and one Saturday per month. The cost is $65.00. For appointments contact Florida Southern College at spenny@flsouthern.edu or call 863-680-4299. To download a Candidate Information Bulletin and purchase study materials, visit the Miller Analogies Test website.


MCAT - Medical College Admission Test

The MCAT exam is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Please visit the MCAT website for test dates. Registration is available online only.



This test provides certification for Polk County School Board paraprofessionals. Please view the ParaPro website for more information, or contact Florida Southern College at spenny@flsouthern.edu or call 863-680-4299.



The PCAT is offered at various computer sites. For registration information, visit the PCAT website.


SAT (SAT I-Reasoning Test; SAT II-Subject Tests)

The SAT is offered seven times a year at FSC. For dates, test preparation information and to register online, visit The College Board website.


Senior Exit Exams

  • Major Field Test
  • Area Concentration Achievement Test

Senior Exit evaluations for college assessment of Business, Economics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Political Science, Sociology, Criminal Justice, English and Psychology majors. For more information, contact your faculty advisor or contact Florida Southern College at spenny@flsouthern.edu or call 863-680-4299.


TEAS - Test of Essential Academic Skills

The TEAS is administered by appointment Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1:00 pm and one Saturday per month. The cost is $55.00. For appointments contact Florida Southern College at spenny@flsouthern.edu or call 863-680-4299. For further information and to purchase a study guide, visit the TEAS website.


TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFL is offered year round at various computer sites. For dates, test preparation information and to register online, visit the TOEFL website.


Test Scoring & Surveying Services

The Testing Center houses scantron machines in both its main testing facility in Ordway and in the Roux Library capable of scoring tests and printing reports for surveys.  This service is available to the FSC community.


Psychological Testing

The Psychological Testing Office evaluates the documentation sent in support of requested accommodations for students with protected disabilities, requests reasonable accommodations, and coordinates related services. | More about Disability Services

The following psychological tests are also available at no additional cost to FSC students:

  • Personality - Minnesota-Multiphase Personality Inventory (MMPI): This inventory provides a diagnostic profile of potential problem areas with sub scores to pinpoint areas that can be dealt with in the college counseling center. This inventory is also free for enrolled students.
  • Ability - Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS): The WAIS is used to document specific learning disabilities and to validate requests for educational accommodations. There is no cost for enrolled students.
  • Interest - Strong-Interest Inventory (SII): Offered without cost to potential or enrolled students to assist in the choice of a major and job selection. Research sets the odds at 8 to 1 that a student majoring or employed in an area that is consistent with their assessed interests will perform better.

The Psychological Testing Office is located in the Charles T. Thrift Alumni Building, Columbia Way, Parking Lot VI (see building SC on Campus Map), 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday - Friday, or by appointment.

Questions? Contact

Sara Penny

Sara Penny
Director of Testing Center at FSC