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Testing Center

The Testing Center at Academic Support

The Testing Center currently offers the following exams at our campus:
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DSST Exam

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

  • Accuplacer
  • WebCAPE (Foreign Languages)
  • FLATS (Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service)

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

Step 2:  Complete permission form if you are a Stritch student.

Step 3: Email the Testing Center and provide the following:

  • Name
  • ID number if a Stritch student
  • Phone number
  • Which CLEP exam you are taking
  • 3 dates and times that would be good for you to take the exam

Step 4: 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.
  • 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 should pay the testing site fee online in advance (refer to links above). 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.


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, Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics; Advanced Algebra; Reading Comprehension; Writing and WritePlacer. Your admissions counselor or academic advisor can help you determine whether you need to take the entire test or just specific portions. 

Most of the test is untimed except the WritePlace essay. Completing all sections of the test may take three or more hours. 

How to Sign Up
Contact your admission counselor or academic advisor to schedule your Accuplacer test. Tests are generally offered at 1 p.m. on the first Friday of the month and 4 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. If you are unable to come to campus to take the test, there is also an online/remote test option for a $10 fee. 

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 at the Bonaventure Hall Welcome Desk.
  • 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. Stritch offers students the opportunity to take the WebCAPE for Spanish, French, or German.

How to Sign Up for WebCAPE

Contact Keeley Madison in Academic Support to schedule an appointment to take the WebCAPE:
(414) 410-4973

Students must contact their advisors after taking the WebCAPE to review their scores and placement options.

​WebCAPE: Procedure for day of the Test

Your WebCAPE test will be proctored in the Testing Center at Stritch. On the day of your test, please arrive 5 minutes early and check in at the Student Services Desk in Bonaventure Hall. 

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: Keeley Madison
    • Department: Academic Support
    • Institution: Cardinal Stritch University
    • Address: 6801 N. Yates Road Milwaukee, WI 53207
    • Phone: (414) 410-4973
    • Email:

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. 

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:  Let us know a few dates and times when you would like to take a DSST test by emailing us at

​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.