Testing Services

Please contact Nan Turner at 765-677-2257 or nan.turner@indwes.edu for information on any of the following tests.


The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. Students wanting to take a CLEP exam need to first email Jana Taylor (jana.taylor@indwes.edu) in the Residential Academic Services office to obtain approval for the test as well as the proper paperwork. Students will then create an account at clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam, pay for the exam, and print out the exam ticket. Take exam ticket to Center for Student Success to choose an exam date and pay the registration fee. CSS offers CLEP exams M-F at 9:00am and 2:00pm. Students may check out CLEP study guides in the library.

See CLEP information form for futher details.


Cost: $105.00 ($80.00 exam fee plus $25.00 registration fee).

Math Competency (COMPASS)

The Math Competency test (also called COMPASS) is a computer-based multiple-choice test that evaluates students’ ability levels in up to five subject areas: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, College Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.

Students may take this test twice before their junior year. Students may choose a test day and time in Center for Student Success. This is an untimed test, but generally does not last longer than an hour. There is no fee for this test.

For more information, as well as sample test questions, visit www.act.org/compass/tests/math.html.


The MAT is an analogy-based test used as an entrance exam into advanced degree programs.


Cost: $65.00

Institutional SAT

The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you'll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems—skills you learned in school that you'll need in college. The institutional SAT is the same as the national SAT except that the scores are for IWU use only.


Cost: $67.00.

Academic Testing Accommodations

Alternate academic testing approval is provided by Center for Student Success Director of Disability Services. Please refer to the Disability Services section of our portal page for details.

National Standardized Tests

The following test is given on the IWU campus on the national test dates. Contact the national sites for registration and any questions.


The ACT assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. IWU is a national test site, but you must register with ACT to take the exam.


Center for Student Success

Barnes Student Center Suite 220
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953
Phone: 765-677-2257