Office of Testing Services
Welcome to the Professional Test Center
Testing Services' Professional Test Center administers campus specific exams, CSU system-wide tests and national standardized tests to current and prospective students. Testing accommodations are provided for students with special needs and proctoring services are offered for distance learning students. Tests are administered in controlled classrooms and private rooms.
Important Notice from the English Department:
UDWE Workshop Available!
September 28th, 5:00 p.m-6:30 p.m.
Need some extra guidance for the UDWE?
Come join our UDWE study sessions. Session will be led by the person responsible for creating the essay questions and scoring them!
BRING PAPER, PENCILS, AND ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE!
Please direct any questions in regards to the workshop to the English Department. We hope to see you there!
Testing Services notices:
Scoring is not done in this office. For ALL questions regarding EXAM SCORES please contact Admission and Records at 559-278-2261.
Children are not allowed in the testing rooms and cannot be left unsupervised while on campus. Please make other arrangements for children before coming in to take your test.
There will be a $10 fee for rescheduling and no shows.
Please be sure to arrive to your test 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Any test taker who arrives 10 minutes late may not be permitted into the testing room.
California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Depending on your college's CLEP policy, satisfactory scores on CLEP exams may earn you college credits.
California State University, Fresno awards up to 6 units of credit for successfully completed CLEP examinations. Such credit is applied to the total units required for the baccalaureate degree, but it is not applied to the General Education requirement. It is the responsibility of the student to check with the appropriate department to determine whether it accepts CLEP credit. This should be done prior to taking the CLEP exam.
CLEP exams are offered only as computer-based tests by appointment only. All payments are to be made on day of exam.
|Thursdays & Fridays||Starting Times at 9:00am or 1:00pm|
|Some Saturdays||Starting times at 9:00am|
|Sitting Fee||$40 (Money Order Only)|
Test Fee: You must go to www.collegeboard.com to register and pay for the CLEP exam. They will issue you a voucher that you bring with you on the day you set up to take the exam. The test fee is $80.00.
Access the CLEP Exam Registration Tutorial at:
California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
English Placement Test & Entry Level Math (EPT/ELM)
The Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam and English Placement Test (EPT) determine which math and/or English classes you will be required to take in connection with your admission to Fresno State. You may take the tests here or at another CSU campus closer to you. These tests MUST be completed prior to your orientation date or you will not be allowed to register for classes at orientation. There are many testing dates to choose from, although if you want to test at Fresno State you should register for the earliest test date possible to ensure space. Testing dates after April 1st may affect your ability to register for classes and/or meet early start declaration requirements if your score requires it AND you do not meet other exemption criteria.
The EPT contains the following three sections:
- Essay: 45 minutes-one assigned topic;
- Reading Skills: 30 minutes - 45 multiple choice questions
- Composing Skills: 30 minutes - 45 multiple choice questions
The ELM consists of one section:
- 50 multiple choice questions to be completed in 90 minutes.
The ELM and EPT are required for all freshmen entering Fresno State. There are exemptions for students who qualify.
The EPT fee is $18; the ELM fee is $18. Payment is due when you register for the test(s).
Test Prep Information:
The links below are testing resources available for the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Math (ELM) exam. In addition, the CSU Chancellor's Office hosts a website (www.csusuccess.org) where students can take online practice tests and get information on the Early Assessment Program (EAP).
- Focus on English http://www.calstate.edu/sas/documents/focusonenglish.pdf
- Focus on Math http://www.calstate.edu/eap/documents/fom.pdf
- ELM Problem Book http://www.calstate.edu/SAS/ELMProblemBook01_02.pdf
|Testing Date||Reg. Opens||Reg. Closes||Test Fees||Registration Information|
|$18.00 per exam||
The CSU system requires all students who do not meet exemption criteria to take the EPT and/or ELM exam prior to enrollment, and begin any required remediation, if necessary.
Register at: https://ept-elm.ets.org/CSU/
The EPT is $18.00, nonrefundable, and can only be taken once
The ELM is $18.00, nonrefundable, and can be taken twice.
Both exams are administered in accordance with the Chancellor's Office system-wide schedule of examinations
General Records Examination (GRE)
GRE - CBT
The GRE (general) is a fully computer-based test (CBT). Testing Services' Professional Test Center at the California State University, Fresno campus is an Educational Testing Services (ETS) testing site.
Appointments are available:
- Some Saturdays
You can schedule an appointment online at www.gre.org using your credit or debit card.
Test dates are ONLY available with our center on a month to month basis.
All test fees are paid at the time you schedule your appointment. The fees are as follows:
GRE - $205.00 (check website, www.gre.org, for any updates on test fees).
The appointment time for the exam is 4.5 hours.
Test candidates are responsible for knowing all the information in the information bulletins prior to scheduling their test appointments and taking their test. Information bulletins are available at the web sites listed below. For more information, contact the Test Office at 559-278-2457 or the test company Phone: 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255) Web Address: www.gre.org
GRE - Subject Tests
The Subject Tests are paper-based tests in the following 8 subject areas:
- Biochemistry, Cell, & Molecular Biology
- Computer Science
- Literature in English
Testing time is 2 hours and 50 minutes.
GRE Subject Test Testing Calendar
|Testing Date||Fee Information||Registration Information|
|09/17/2015||$150.00||Register at: www.ets.org/gre/subject/
Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers (PRAXIS)
PRAXIS Series Testing Calendar
|Fee Information||Registration Information|
|Registration Fee: $50.00 - $170.00 (depends on specific tests taken)
Test fees vary. See website for details.
Register at: www.ets.org/praxisRegistration/Information Bulletins are available in the Testing Office (FFS 110).
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The ibt TOEFL is a fully computer-based test (CBT). Testing Services' Professional Test Center at the California State University, Fresno campus is an Educational Testing Services (ETS) testing site.
The Professional Test Center has a 6 seat computer lab that administers the ibt TOEFL.
To schedule an appointment for the ibt TOEFL, you must go to www.toefl.org.
All test fees are paid at the time you schedule your appointment.
The ibt TOEFL is $190.00 (check website: www.toefl.org for any updates on test fees).
There is a rescheduling fee for the ibt TOEFL. For the ibt TOEFL, the rescheduling and cancellation policy is that you must call ETS (1-800-967-1100) no later than ten business days prior to your scheduled appointment or the entire test fee is forfeited. To reschedule an appointment for any of the computer-based tests, call ETS (1-800-967-1100). To cancel an appointment, call 1-800-GO-TOEFL (1-800-468-6335) or go online to www.toefl.org for more details.
The appointment time for the exam is 4.5 hours.
Test candidates are responsible for knowing all the information in the information bulletins prior to scheduling their test appointments and taking their test. Information bulletins are available at the web sites listed below. For more information, contact the Professional Test Center at 559-278-2457 or the test company.
American English Institutional TOEFL
No fee is collected by the Test Office for American English Institutional students. Non American English Institutional students must pay a fee to take the test. Call 278-2457 for test fee information (this is a CSU, Fresno, Institutional test and the scores for this test may not be used for Admission purposes except for current American English Institutional students).
American English Institutional TOEFL Testing Calendar
|Testing Date||A.E.I. Student Registration||Registration Information|
|10/01/2016||Students must register by closing on Friday the week before the test date to guarantee space. Registration deadline is noon on the Wednesday before the test.||Professional Test Center
Family/Food Sciences Bldg, Room 110
Upper Division Writing Exam (UDWE)
The UDWE is...
- offered five times each year
- always on a Saturday
- scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m.
- composed of two 60-minute essays (and one 10-minute break)
It is designed to assure that your writing skills are at the upper-division level.
Any undergraduate student who has completed English 5A and 5B, or English 10 with a grade of C or better AND who has completed 60 units may take the exam in order to meet the Upper Division Writing Skills requirement. In order to graduate on schedule, it is strongly recommended that a passing score on this exam is achieved as soon as possible after 60 units have been completed, but at least two semesters prior to graduation. This requirement can also be fulfilled by successfully completing an upper division course with a "W" designation (some majors require the class). Graduate students should consult Graduate Studies regarding the graduate-level writing proficiency requirement.
SPECIAL NOTE: Students may take the exam a maximum of 2 times. Failure to achieve a passing grade within two attempts will require you to successfully complete a "W" class before graduation.
UDWE CREDIT: An enrolled California State University, Fresno undergraduate student (but not post-baccalaureate/graduate), may receive 1 unit of credit (English 100W) for passing this exam. The unit of credit is not automatic, but may be requested by the candidate on the day of the test. In order to avoid extra fees, a student must be enrolled at Fresno State the semester the unit of credit is to be posted. If the proper form is completed on the day of the test, the unit will be posted to a student's file on
1) the registration cycle of the exam (provided the add/drop period has not ended before the scores are posted)
2) the registration cycle following the one in which a passing score on the UDWE is achieved.
Also, as with all other credits added to a program of study, if the additional unit moves a student from one fee category to another, the student will be billed accordingly. Non-resident students will be billed non-resident tuition for the additional unit.
UDWE Testing Calendar
|Testing Date||Reg. Opens||Reg. Closes||Test Fee||Registration Information|
|Test Fee: $30.00||Register at:UDWE registration site
You MUST pre-register and pay the testing fee prior to the registration deadline to be allowed to test on exam day. You will need a valid Fresno State ID number to complete the registration.
Online payment can be made via debit card, credit card or checking account. Cash payments of the testing fee are accepted at the Cashier's window, located in the Joyal Administration Building. For window hours and directions, please go to:
If you need special accommodations for this exam, please complete your registration process and then make arrangements through Services for Students with Disabilities. Please note: Any accommodations must be made 2 weeks prior to the exam date. No exceptions will be made after the 2 week deadline.
UDWE PASSING SCORE: 10-12
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY SCORES?
- Scores will not be available to view until 4 weeks after the test date
- Log onto http://my.fresnostate.edu
- Go to Student Self Services
- Go to Student Center
- Go to My Academic Records & Registration
- Click Academic Info
- Scroll to the bottom of the page, under official test scores there should be a row that says UDWE. If you PASSED the upper division writing exam you should have received a score of 10, 11, or 12 along with a P for pass.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, TRANSFER OF TEST DATES, OR CANCELLATION OPTIONS FOR THIS EXAM!
SCORES AND UNITS TAKE 4 WEEKS TO BE AVAILABLE ON YOUR PORTAL. FOR ALLQUESTIONS ABOUT TEST SCORES CONTACT ADMISSIONS AND RECORDS AT 559.278.2261
Local students taking classes or training through other colleges and institutions
by correspondence or other long-distance methods often are required to take exams.
Testing Services' Professional Test Center agrees to provide supervision and a secure
testing environment for those exams.
Usually this involves a correspondence or online class through a university, but various types of organizations make use of this service. The Professional Test Center has proctored exams for institutions around the country, and welcomes international organizations as well.
Tests are proctored by appointment only. The center is located in the Family and Food Sciences Building, Room 110. A daily parking permit is required during the Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. The parking fee is $3.00 at the parking meter.
Children are not allowed in the testing rooms and cannot be left unsupervised while on campus. Please make arrangements for your children before you come for your test session.
Schedule a Test for Proctoring
Proctoring services are by appointment only. To schedule a test for proctoring, please
call 559 278-2457.
Saturday testing is provided once a month for those who cannot come during the week.
Before scheduling a test for proctoring, you must arrange with your school of enrollment to have the necessary test materials sent to the the center.
Your college or institution will then send your exam or information to us directly. Because of the high volume of exams we proctor, you will not be notified when it arrives --- you will need to contact us to confirm that your exam has been received. We will accept exams via e-mail to email@example.com
Students needing proctoring services for another college or institution are responsible for paying $40.00, per exam, at the time of testing in the form of cashier's check or money order made payable to "Fresno State". Personal checks or cash will not be accepted.
On Your Scheduled Test Date
Come prepared to your test, both in terms of allotting enough time and bringing the necessary items:
- Arrive early.
- Bring a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo ID that includes your signature (must include a listed expiration date).
- Bring $40.00 payment via money order or cashier's check for proctoring services.
- Bring $3.00 for a day-use parking permit (and allot time to park), as all cars parked at Fresno State must display a parking permit. You can purchase your day-use parking permit at the kiosks located in each parking lot.
Services for Faculty
An instructor-operated scanner is available during regular business hours in Testing Services' Professional Test Center. Scannable forms include Scantron #882 and #883 (Short Essay).
Special Testing Accommodations
are available to students with disabilities and those who request non-Saturday testing due to religious reasons. Students must request special accommodations and submit required written verification by the test registration deadline.
Students with disabilities who need to take the ELM, EPT, or UDWE tests must do the following:
- Register and pay online for the appropriate test using the links on Testing Services' website: www.fresnostate.edu/testing. You must do so before the test registration deadline.
- Inform Test Office staff of your request for special accommodations at time of registration.
- Visit the Services for Students with Disabilities Office (Madden Library - room 1202) or call 559-278-2811 and request a written notice of the accommodations to be prepared for the Test Office.
A Testing Services or SSD staff person will contact you to arrange for a date/time
allowable to test. NOTE: This date may be different from the campus-wide testing date.
SPECIAL NOTE: For special accommodations for other tests, follow the instructions in that test's information/registration packet.