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Placement Testing & Testing Center
Assessing Student Knowledge and Success

Placement Testing & Testing Center Assessing Student Knowledge and Success
Our mission is to provide a testing environment that is professional, secure, quiet, and controlled for students, graduates, professionals, and members of the community, as they pursue their educational and professional goals. Our testing services target admissions, certifications, evaluations, ADA/special needs, distance learning, and make-up tests. We also provide testing for students of other institutions, those who need a license or certification, or any other testing need of a member of the ASU-Beebe community.

Little Rock Air Force Base operates a National Testing Center for active duty, veterans, students, and civilians. LRAFB is a Top 20 Military CLEP Center. Our sites provide College Level Examinations (CLEP) & Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). In addition, the National Testing Center also offers college test proctoring services and Accuplacer testing on space a basis.

We subscribe to the National College Testing Association's Professional Standards and Guidelines for post-secondary test centers.

Testing Appointments

Testing is by appointment only. Please read the testing center policies before scheduling. 

Placement Test Score Guide

The Placement Test Score Guide shows the ASU-Beebe course placement based on ACT, ASSET, Accuplacer, and SAT scores.

Tests Offered

Testing Services offers an array of testing opportunities for students. Click the folders below to learn more about the tests offered.
Students with accommodations approved through Disability Services may arrange to take course examinations, tests, and quizzes in a reduced distraction environment and/or with the use of assistive technology. 

Examples of testing accommodations include: 

  • Tests read-aloud by a computer or a proctor.
  • Tests printed with large print font or magnified on a computer.
  • Tests printed on colored paper.
  • Tests with reduced distraction or extra time.

ASU-Beebe offers accommodations on every test given. You will need to allow 24 hours from registering to take the test for your instructor and the Testing Center to communicate about passwords or testing materials to assist you in your test with accommodations. 

On test day, please bring a government-issued photo ID. 

For more information, call 501.882.8812 or email

What is the Next Generation Accuplacer exam? 
The Next Generation Accuplacer exam is a computerized test that evaluates students' reading, math, and English skills to place them in the appropriate college courses by assessing their skills and knowledge. 

What is on the test and how long is it?

While the test is not timed, it is recommended to set aside at least one and a half to two hours if you are taking the whole thing. There are three sections: 

  • Reading - 20 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions
  • WritePlacer - 300-600 word essay related to the given topic
  • Quantitive Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) - 20 multiple-choice algebra questions

How much does the test cost? 

The Accuplacer test costs $15.00 whether the examinee takes one or all subjects. (Note: If you take only the Accuplacer reading test solely to apply to the RN or LPN program, the cost is only $5.00.) 

Where do I pay for the test? 
Beebe Campus: Cashier's Office / 1st floor of the State Hall building.
Heber Springs Campus: Business Office / 1st floor of the Student Services/Admin. building.
Little Rock Air Force Base: Room 115 / University Center.
Searcy Campus: Student Services / Main Building. 

Please pay prior to testing. The Cashier’s/Business Offices accept payment in the form of a check, money order, debit or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card), or cash.  Note: LRAFB does not accept cash. Take your receipt to the Testing Center as proof of payment. 

When is the exam offered? 
The Accuplacer is offered at different times for each campus.  

How can I register for this exam? 

Examinees should call the campus Testing Center for information regarding the testing schedule.  

How can I prepare for this exam? 

Test prep information can be found at: 

Can I use a calculator? 
You cannot use a hand-held calculator, though there is one on-screen to use during the math portion of the test.

What should I bring on the day of the test? 
You must bring the receipt from the Cashier’s Office and a valid photo ID. 

When will I receive my scores? 

You may print your results as soon as you complete the exam.  You may also look up your score report here: Accuplacer Score Report Finder.

What is the retest policy? 
You can retest the next available testing day to repeat any section of the Accuplacer exam. You can take the Accuplacer test up to three times within 30 days. 

What do I need to do after the test?
After completing your Accuplacer Placement exam, please visit with an academic advisor in one of our Advising and Learning Centers. Visit Advising for more information. 

Schedule an Accuplacer
Call 501.988.4151 for LRAFB 
ASU-Beebe Testing Center offers test proctoring for part-time adjunct faculty on the Beebe campus ONLY to students who miss a classroom exam due to a university-excused absence. No scoring or item analysis is available with this service.  

Student Responsibilities 
The student will need to schedule their exam time by coordinating with their instructor and the Testing Coordinator. You will need to wait 24 hours after scheduling your make-up test to take it in order to allow time for your insructor to communicate with the Testing Center about testing materials. 

Students, who need accommodations for testing due to a professionally diagnosed and documented disability, must contact Tisha Marzewski, Coordinator of Disability Services.

Faculty Responsibilities  
Part-time adjunct faculty or their designee(s) are responsible for transportation and submission of test materials to the Testing Center either in-person, by email, or via campus mail. 

A photo ID will be required prior to releasing any exam to an instructor-authorized individual picking up testing materials. Examinees will not be allowed to deliver or remove testing materials from the Testing Center. 

Instructors or their designee(s) may pick up completed exams or have them returned via email or campus mail. Testing Center Staff will not be responsible for damage, loss, or stolen exams returned through campus mail. 

Schedule a Classroom Makeup Exam
What is CLEP? 
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is an exam that gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on an exam. 

Why take a CLEP test?
If you believe you already know enough about a subject without having to take a college course on it, you can take a CLEP test on that subject, and if you meet the required score for that subject, ASU-Beebe will award you the credit hours for that course. 

Who is eligible to take the CLEP? 
Anyone with acquired knowledge through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships may take the CLEP.  

How much does the exam cost? 
The non-refundable CLEP fee is $90.00 per exam. This fee is paid when registering for CLEP online through College Board.  

For non-ASU-Beebe students, a $25.00 non-refundable proctoring fee must be paid in addition to the $89.00 exam fee on the testing day before the exam will be administered.

Beebe Campus: Cashier's Office, State Hall 1st Floor (bring paid receipt to Testing Center) 
Little Rock Air Force Base Campus (LRAFB): ASU-Beebe, University Center, Suite 115 

When is the exam offered? 
Multiple testing opportunities are available daily, Monday through Friday. Examinees should call the Testing Center to inquire about testing procedures and schedule a time to take the test. To take a CLEP at ASU-Beebe, you will need to schedule at least 24 hours in advance of the test date. 

Beebe Campus501.882.8812
LRAFB Campus: 501.988.4151 

How can I register for the exam? 
Examinees must complete a CLEP Registration Ticket. Please contact the Testing staff at least one day prior to the desired testing date.  

What time should I arrive at the testing location? 
Examinees should arrive at least 15 minutes early for the exam.  

Beebe Campus: Owen Center, Room 146 
LRAFB Campus: University Center, Suite 115 

What is the CLEP Test Center Code for ASU-Beebe? 

Beebe Campus: 6026 
LRAFB Campus: 1445 

Can I transfer my CLEP credits to another school?  
Each school has its own policies regarding CLEP credit. You must contact the receiving institution's Registrar's Office or Testing Center for that information.  

How can I prepare for this exam? 
Test prep information may be found at Students with access to the Little Rock Air Force Base Library may check out free study materials.  

How long is the exam? 
Except for the Composition CLEP exam, which is 120 minutes, each CLEP exam takes 90 minutes.  

What should I bring on the day of the test? 
One current form of ID that includes your photograph and signature. 
Printed valid registration ticket. 
$25.00 administration fee receipt if applicable. 

Make sure the name on your ID matches exactly the name on your registration ticket AND administration fee receipt. For a list of acceptable forms of identification, refer to  

Can I use a calculator? 
Calculators are not allowed on the exam. Paper and pencils are provided upon request.  

When will I receive my scores? 
It takes approximately 2-3 weeks for your score to get to your institution. However, you will receive a score report from the test administrator after you complete your exam. If an examinee took English Composition with Essay, the combined score would be mailed after the essay is scored – usually 2-3 weeks after the test date.  

What is the retest policy? 
A CLEP with the same title may not be retaken within 3 months. 
What are correspondence exams? 
Correspondence exams are tests administered to non-ASU-Beebe students who require proctoring from an authorized institutional locale. This includes students who do not wish to travel to cannot travel the distance to their respective college or university to take their tests. 

How much does the exam cost?
A $25 non-refundable administration fee is charged for each exam. 

Where do I pay the registration fee? 
Payment can be made at the Cashier's/Business Offices at each of our campus locations before the exam is administered.  

Which campus offers correspondence tests? 
Correspondence tests may be taken at any campus location.   

When are the exams offered? 
Please contact the Testing Center to schedule an appointment to take an exam. You will need to allow 24 hours from registering to taking the test to allow time for your instructor and the Testing Center to communicate about testing materials. 

How can I register for an exam? 
It is the responsibility of the examinee to supply the Testing Center with all the necessary information for correspondence testing and ensure all testing materials are received by the Testing Coordinator before a test can be administered.  

What should I bring on the day of the test? 
$25 administration fee receipt 
Examinee's current government-issued photo ID [driver's license, passport] 

Schedule Correspondence Testing
What is the DSST exam? 
The DSST test (formerly the DANTES Program) is a credit-by-exam testing program. DSST tests are designed to measure and evaluate an individual’s knowledge of a particular subject. The program has made over 30 test titles available to candidates to receive course credit by simply obtaining a passing score for the exam. 

How much does the exam cost? 
  • Military personnel receive one exam per test title for free. If the test is not passed and the candidate wishes to retest, the test and administration fee will apply. Bring paid receipt from ASU-Beebe Business Office to test site on the day of the exam. 
  • Non-military personnel pay the following amounts on the day of the exam: 
  • $100 per test (with a credit card only – VISA, Mastercard, or American Express) 
  • The test fee is paid at the candidate’s testing station before beginning the test. 
  • $25 non-refundable administration fee (debit card, credit card, check or money order payable to ASU-Beebe)
  • Individuals cannot pay for the exam before the day of the test. 
Which campus offers this exam? 
This exam is only offered on the Little Rock Air Force Base (LRAFB) campus. 

How can I register for this exam? 
Advanced registration is required. Registration for this exam is paper-based and specific to the LRAFB campus. Students must register for the test at the LRAFB campus no later than 5 p.m. the day prior to testing. 

When will I receive my scores? 
Candidates are able to view their scores immediately after the completion of the test. The candidate will then be able to print their scores. Additionally, the candidate can view their scores after completion by logging onto Prometric TC Net. The public speaking exam is the only DSST exam that cannot be viewed by logging into the candidate's DSST account. 

DSST results are not automatically sent to an institution or the Community College of the Air Force. For DSST examination results to be sent to another school, the candidate must know the school’s 4-digit institutional code. The candidate will additionally enter a test center code, located below. 

ASU- Beebe (LRAFB Test Center Code): 7125 

What about DSST transcripts (official score reports)? 
These reports are mailed to the candidate’s designated institution within seven to ten business days. Candidates may not receive an official score report if the candidate has previously taken the test and has not paid the testing and administration fee. DSST currently does not prevent DANTES-funded candidates from completing a test without payment. 

What is the retest policy for DSST testing? 
Candidates must wait 30 days from the last testing date before retesting on the same exam title. Candidates who test on the same exam title within 30 days will receive an “Invalid” Score Report. 
Required Exams for the Registered Nursing Program 
To be considered for the Registered Nursing program, all applicants must take the HESI LPN to ADN or the HESI EMS to ADN entrance exam and the ACCUPLACER Reading exam. Both the HESI and the ACCUPLACER Reading exams must be taken at the same time on one of the scheduled dates and times at the Beebe campus or the Searcy campus during the semester prior to the applicant’s start date. Plan ahead and prepare well for the exam. The testing schedule is limited; don’t wait and risk your seat in the ADN program! Remember that if you do not achieve the minimum score, you will need to remediate, study more, and retest. Remember that the testing must be done on the scheduled days and times.  

Pricing of Tests 
  • LPN to ADN admission- $61 
  • EMS to ADN admission- $41 
  • Prospective RN students are also required to take reading Accuplacer 


The ACCUPLACER Reading test assesses your ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included. The ACCUPLACER Reading subtest is a computer-adaptive, untimed test designed to help accurately place students into appropriate class levels by assessing their skills and knowledge. Computer adaptive testing means that the test will use a complex algorithm to adjust the complexity level of the questions over time based on your previous responses. The result is an accurate representation of your capabilities with no outside influence. As such, the test is not scored as either passing or failing; instead, the test reflects your aptitude upon completion. Applicants must earn a minimum Reading score of 253. 
HESI LPN to ADN Entrance Exam 

This is a 75-item comprehensive exam for Licensed Practical Nurses seeking entrance into the ADN program that identifies strengths and weaknesses in PN content areas and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance.  To enter the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, applicants are required to complete the HESI LPN to ADN Entrance Exam. There is no minimum score for applicants to the ADN program. Please refer to the ADN program admissions requirements to learn how scores are ranked with other criteria to determine selection into the program. Applicants can take the test two times during one semester. All applicants are highly encouraged to prepare thoroughly for the exam. The following content areas are included in the exam:  
  • Fundamentals  
  • Pediatric Nursing  
  • Maternity  
  • Professional Issues  
  • Medical-Surgical 
  • Psychiatric / Mental Illness  
No specific texts are required to prepare for this exam. Standard PN NCLEX prep books and LPN nursing knowledge will help you be successful on this exam.

HESI EMS to ADN Entrance Exam 
To enter the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, applicants are required to complete the HESI EMS to ADN Entrance Exam. This is a 50-item exam designed for Paramedics seeking entrance into an ADN program that identifies strengths and weaknesses in EMS content areas and the possible need for remediation prior to entrance.  There is no minimum score for applicants to the ADN program. Please refer to the ADN program admissions requirements to learn how scores are ranked with other criteria to determine selection into the program.Applicants can take the test one time during one semester. The following content areas are included in the exam:  
  • Fundamentals 
  • Pharmacology  
  • Pediatrics  
  • Medical-Surgical  
  • Psychiatric/Mental Illness  
  • Physical Assessment 
  • Maternity  
No specific texts are required to prepare for this exam. Standard PN NCLEX prep books and EMS knowledge will help you be successful on this exam.
Scheduling of Tests

  1. Schedule and pay for your HESI by following these instructions:  
  2. Enter Payment ID: 
  3. Your EMS to ADN payment ID: 25355
  4. Your first-time testing LPN to ADN payment ID: 25555 
  5. Your second time testing LPN to ADN payment ID: 25556 
  6. Schedule your HESI (Beebe)
  7. Schedule your HESI (Searcy)
  8. Schedule your HESI (Heber Springs)
  9. Schedule your ACCUPLACER Reading (if needed) (Beebe)
The HESI A2 is an entrance exam for applicants desiring admittance to the ASU-Beebe practical nursing program.  There are two versions of this exam. Applicants are allowed two attempts to earn as high a score as possible.

Minimum Required Scores:
English 70%
Math 70%
Critical Thinking 760

The exam contains questions on the following: 
Learning style
Personality Profile
Critical Thinking
Reading Comprehension
Basic Math

Pricing of Tests 
HESI A2 with critical thinking - $61.00  

Scheduling of Tests
Create an account and pay for the HESI A2 by following these instructions:
  • Go to 
  • Click “I’m a student” 
  • Under the HESI Secured Exam box, select “Register for Results and Remediation” 
  • Click “Register” 
  • Click “Proceed to Checkout/Redeem” 
  • Complete all fields and then click "Continue" 
  • Remember to write down your username and password. 
  • To find your username, go to Account at the top-right and select "Account Settings." 
  • Click “Submit”  
  • The screen may say, "$0.00", but you have not yet paid for the HESI A2. 
How to Pay for the HESI A2 Exam
  • Go to HESI Assessment Student Access
  • Select “Payments” 
  • Enter Payment ID...
  • Your first-time testing payment ID: 25390
  • Your second-time testing payment ID: 25391
  • Complete the payment fields 
Schedule HESI A2 Exam (Heber Springs)
What is the ASSET exam? 
ASSET is a 30-question, 12-minute mechanical skills assessment test administered in paper and pencil format.

Who is eligible to take ASSET? 
This assessment is only utilized for specific ASU-Beebe degree programs, such as the John Deere program. 

How much does the exam cost? 
Currently, there is no fee for this exam. 

Which campus offers this exam? 
This test is offered only on the Beebe campus. 

When is the exam offered? 
The exam is offered on an as-needed basis. 

How can I register for this exam? 
Contact the Testing Center at 501.882.8812

When will I receive my scores? 
You will receive your scores upon completion of your test.

What should I bring on the day of the test? 
You must bring a current government-issued photo ID. 

What happens after I take the test?
Upon completion of the test, the scantron is scored. A letter is written for the student with their score and copies are given to the department head of the John Deere program and to a John Deere dealer who sponsors the student. 

What is Pearson MyLab? 
Pearson MyLab is an online platform used in many of our math courses.    

How much does the exam cost? 
There is no fee for taking this test. Please have your current photo ID with you when you arrive to test.

How to schedule an appointment? 
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Contact Info

Beebe Campus Testing Center

1102 W College St,

Owen Center, Room 146

Beebe, AR 72012


Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 5 p.m

Heber Springs Campus Testing Center

101 River Crest

Student Services/Admin., Room 117

Heber Springs, AR 72543


Monday – Thursday

8 a.m. – 5 p.m

LRAFB Testing Center

1490 Vandenberg Blvd.

AFB University Center, Suite 115

Jacksonville, AR 72099


Appointment Only

Searcy Testing Center

1800 East Moore Avenue

Main Bldg, Student Services Hallway 3

Searcy, AR 72145


Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 5 p.m

Tim Abbott | Coordinator of Testing
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