The mission of the University Testing Center is to assist Bowie State University students and the surrounding community in measuring their academic progress and career potential in a professional testing environment which maintains the University’s strategic goal of academic excellence as well as its core values of excellence, civility, integrity, diversity and accountability. In order to provide professional standards in testing services that align with the University’s core values, University Testing Services maintains membership in and adheres to the guidelines set forth by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) as well as the standards set forth by external testing organizations.
Bowie State’s University Testing Services (UTS) coordinates and administers a variety of testing services for students and the college community. See the list below to learn more of the testing services offered:
Academic Testing is a service offered by UTS, mainly for Bowie students but also as External Testing for other institutions.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - is a program that enables students to earn college credit for introductory-level courses. CLEP offers 33 examinations in subjects including English literature, Spanish language, American government, macroeconomics, biology, calculus, financial accounting and more. Please visit www.collegeboard.com/clep for more information and details on how to register for the CLEP program.
English Proficiency Examination is a graduation requirement which must be satisfied by all students receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University. Native and transfer students should take the examination upon completion of English 101 and English 102. However, transfer students who completed their English composition requirement at another university should take the examination during their first semester of enrollment at Bowie State.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process. Please visit http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat for more information on LSAT.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) – is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. For detailed information on the MCAT, go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/about/.
Placement Testing - All first-time freshmen and transfer students who have not completed their English, reading, and mathematics requirements are required to take placement examinations prior to registering for classes. Performance on the placement examinations determines the courses in which students must enroll. All students, including first-time adult learners, must register for the courses in which they are placed.
Praxis I and II - The Praxis I and II tests are online tests required for individuals entering the profession as part of the certification process for many states and professional licensing organizations. Please Contact Amy Glass at 301 – 860 - 3157, firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or visit http://www.ets.org/praxis for specific information on Praxis.
University Testing Services office is located in Suite 302 in the Center for Learning and Technology (CLT) building. Please feel free to visit the office and/or call us at 301-860-3295 for specific information about any of these eight services.