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Placement tests

The Testing Center at Academic Support

The testing center currently offers the following exams at our campus: 

  • DSST Exam
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The following exams are available to incoming and current Stritch students:

  • CollegeBoard ACCUPLACER
  • WebCAPE (Foreign Languages)
  • FLATS (Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service)

The DSST Exam

DSST is a nationally-recognized credit-by-exam program that gives students the opportunity to get college credit for prior learning and/or learning acquired outside the traditional classroom.

How to Sign Up for a DSST Exam at Stritch

Step 1:  Schedule your DSST exam at Stritch’s Academic Support Testing Center by completing the testing center form (below).

We generally offer two DSST exams every month. Our schedule for testing for Spring 2020 is:
  • Friday, April 3 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 21 at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 1 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m.

​Step 2: Pay the DSST Administration Fee ($25 for non-Stritch students, $10 for currently enrolled Stritch students):
  • Click here if you are a Non-Stritch Student and wish to pay for this event.​
  • ​Click here if you are a Stritch Student and wish to pay for this event.

Step 3: Register and pay for the DSST exam at our testing site on the day of your exam.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP assesses college-level skills and knowledge in a variety of subject areas so that students may have an opportunity to earn credit in certain subjects without taking college courses.

Step 1: Sign up and pay for CLEP tests on the official CLEP Website. (Complete Permission Form if you are a Stritch student).

Step 2:  Schedule your CLEP test at Stritch’s Academic Support Testing Center by completing the testing center form (below).

We generally offer two CLEP tests every month. Our schedule for testing for Spring 2020 is:
  • Friday, April 3 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 21 at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 1 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m.


​Step 3: Pay the CLEP Administration Fee ($25 for non-Stritch students, $10 for currently enrolled Stritch students)

  • Click here if you are a Non-Stritch Student and wish to pay for this event.
  • Click here if you are a Stritch Student and wish to pay for this event.

How to Prep for the CLEP Test

  • CLEP has a great deal of resources and preparation materials available, as well as links to other quality prep quizzes, products, and materials, on its official website. Please refer to the CLEP Practice and Preparation site to access these resources.
  • For all Stritch Undergraduate Students: you must obtain permission before scheduling any CLEP exam. Please complete the "Permission to Take Test" form and submit it to your academic advisor for processing. Permission forms and further information about CLEP can be found on the Stritch Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) page. Contact your Advisor or the Office of the Registrar for further information. 

Procedure for the Day of the Test

Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of the test. Students will check in with the Testing Center proctor at the designated site (BH 1058). When you arrive, you will be expected to have the following items with you:
  • A valid registration ticket from the My Account registration portal.
  • ​Registration forms or printouts that are required by the test center. Make sure you have filled out all necessary paperwork in advance of your testing date.
  • Identification: Your driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph and signature. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on your ID must match the name on your registration ticket.
  • Administration fees: All students are able to pay the administration or site fee online, in advance of the test (refer to links on the left). However, if you have not yet paid the administration fee on the day of the test, you will be asked to pay this fee on site when you arrive, before you begin the test. Stritch charges a fee of $25 for non-Stritch students, and $10 for current Stritch students. We accept payment via credit or debit cards.
 

CollegeBoard ACCUPLACER

The Accuplacer is available for incoming Stritch students; the test assists in the evaluation of student skill level and placement of students in appropriate courses.

Test Format
Accuplacer has six parts: Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, and WritePlacer. Speak with your Admissions Counselor to determine if you are required to take the entire placement test, or if you are only required to take specific portions. 

How to Sign Up
Accuplacer tests are offered on the main campus every week on Tuesdays at 12 p.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Students must register to take the test with their Admissions Counselor or Advisor. If students are unable to come to campus to take the test, there is also an online / remote test option available for a $25 fee.

Completing all sections of the test may take three or more hours. For more information about registering for Accupalcer, contact your Admissions Counselor or Advisor.

How to Prep for the Test
Test preparation, sample items, and other information is available on the Accuplacer Test Prep Website.

Procedure for the Day of the Test
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the test is scheduled to begin so that you can check in. Check in on campus is at the Student Services Desk, which is located in the Bonaventure Hall atrium.
  • Have a photo ID with you so the proctor can verify your identity.
  • The test proctor will meet with students approximately five minutes before the exam begins and take students to the testing lab.
  • General ACCUPLACER Regulations:
    • No calculators are allowed
    • Cell phones must be turned off and stored away before testing begins
    • No food or drink is allowed in the testing room
    • Only students / test-takers are allowed in the testing room. No other family members or children will be permitted
    • Students will be provided with pencils and scratch paper

WebCAPE (Foreign Languages)

WebCAPE is a placement exam that assesses students' proficiency to help with accurate placement in college language courses (including Spanish, French, German, Russian, ESL, Chinese, & Italian).

How to Sign Up for WebCAPE

Step 1:  Schedule your WebCAPE test below by complete the testing center form. Choose a date to take the exam. We offer two WebCAPE tests every month:
  • The second Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m.
  • The fourth Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m.
Step 2: Arrive on campus the date of your test. The proctor will meet with you and provide you with further instructions about accessing the test via the WebCAPE site. There is no fee.

Our Testing Center is located in Bonaventure Hall 1058. You can check in at the Student Help Desk right outside the office suite. See below for further instructions for the day of the test.

You can talk to your academic advisor for more information about how the test affects your placement.


​WebCAPE: Procedure for day of the Test

  • Students will check in with the Testing Center proctor at the designated site (BH 1058). When you arrive, you will be expected to have the following items with you:
  • Identification: Your driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification that includes your photograph. You will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area.
  • Know which language or test you need to take.
 

FLATS (Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service)

The Foreign Language Testing Program provides tests for up to 60 languages that might not be available via WebCAPE.

How to Sign Up for FLATS

Step 1: Go to the FLATS registration site and sign up for the exam.

  • On the FLATS registration site, fill out the form, and be sure to select Cardinal Stritch University from the dropdown menu
  • On the FLATS registraton form, you will also need to enter the Stritch Proctor information:
    • Name: Lori Schultz
    • Department: Student Support
    • Institution: Cardinal Stritch University
    • Address: 6801 N. Yates Road Milwaukee, WI 53207
    • Phone: (414) 410-4383
    • Email: lrschultz@stritch.edu

Step 2: After completing the registration form on the FLATS website, you will pay a $50 fee (to FLATS) to complete the registration process. 

Step 3: Once you have completed registration and paid the fee, our testing center will be alerted, and the Stritch Testing Proctor will contact you via email or phone to set up the date and time of the test.  (Despite what it says on the registration form, you do not need to contact the proctor first. Please wait for our Proctor to contact you).

Step 4: *For Non-Stritch Students only:

  • Students in the area who are not enrolled at Stritch may still register to take the FLATS test here on campus. However, non-Stritch students must pay an additional $25 site fee in order to take the FLATS test at our Testing Center: Click here if you are a Non-Stritch Student and wish to pay for this event.