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Note: Immediately upon successful online registration you will receive an email that confirms your testing date. Please do not contact the office to verify your time.

CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States, with more than 2,900 college and universities awarding credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP Exams. Since 1967, five million people—adults returning to college, graduating high school seniors, and enrolled college students—have earned college credit through CLEP.

  • Exam delivery: eCBT (Computer-Based Test)
  • Exam type: multiple-chioice
  • Picture ID is required
  • Time: 90 minutes
  • Cost: CLEP fee is $80, plus $28 testing center administration fee. All fees are non-refundable.
  • Optional essay fee is $10. All fees are non-refundable.
  • Receive 3-5 credits by achieving satisfactory scores

Go here for more details on CLEP.

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The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. It consists of 120 partial analogies that are completed in 60 minutes. Fluency in the English language, a broad knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics, and fine arts, and the ability to reason out relationships may contribute to the performance on the MAT. There is no foreign-language edition of the MAT. Dictionaries or any other reference aids are not permitted when taking the MAT.

  • Total exam cost is $85 and is non-refundable.
  • Bring NO. 2 pencils
  • Photo ID required (You will not be able to test without proper identification.)
  • Score reports will be received within 15 - 20 days.
*MAT fees: University fee is $80. PrepBlast registration processing fee is $3. Both fees are non-refundable.

Register online for the MAT.


The nursing exams that require fees are non-refundable. No exceptions.

Register online for Nursing exams.

Placement Exams
Some students may be exempt from taking some parts or even all of the placement tests depending on a variety of criteria. You should receive a letter informing you which tests you are required to take.

Students will be required to provide their student ID number during the registration process for placement exams. The student ID was assigned by the Office of Admissions, is nine digits long, and begins with the number 8. Students must bring their student ID number to the Placement Test. Students who do not bring their student ID number will not be allowed to test.
Go here for more details on Placement exams.

Register online for Placement exams.

Proficiency Exams
Go here for details on Proficiency exams.

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The ACT Residual is given in place of the ACT National examination. It is the same battery of tests given during the national administration, but the scores are only accepted at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After October 2006, the ACT Residual will no longer be given at SIUE.

The test consists of four objective parts:

  • English (45 minutes)
  • Mathematics (60 minutes)
  • Reading (35 minutes)
  • Science (35 minutes)

Important ACT-Residual Information

  • Total exam cost $51 and is non-refundable.
  • Picture ID is required
  • Length of exam is four and a half hours
  • Study Guides are available in most bookstores. Some guides are in computer formats.
  • Certain calculators are allowed to be brought for the math portion of the exam. Others are strictly prohibited. For updated information go the ACT website.
*ACT-Residual fees: University fee is $48. PrepBlast registration processing fee is $3. Both fees are non-refundable.

Register online for the ACT-Residual.


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