SFA Student Testing Services

Mission Statement

Testing Services promotes the institutional mission of Stephen F. Austin State University and the Division of University Affairs by providing opportunities for students and community members to develop self-knowledge concerning academic and professional goals. Through local, state and national testing programs, individuals will realistically identify, assess, understand and pursue their competencies, course placement, and career opportunities. Testing Services maintains ethical guidelines and standards that govern the profession.

Location and Contact Information

Daphne Curl
Manager of Testing Services

Rusk Building Room 328
PO Box 13032, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
(936) 468-3958

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Some evening and Saturday test dates are available and office hours may fluctuate due to off-site schedules.

Important Information

  • Dress comfortably in layers for all testing scenarios; be prepared so you can adapt to variations in room temperature.

  • Although jackets or coats are not permitted by many testing sponsors, you may wear sweaters or light-weight outerwear.  Do not wear clothing with hoods attached and do not wear hats into the testing room.
  • Current, valid, photo identification is required for all tests.  Always check the identification requirements of the testing sponsor prior to registering for your test.
  • Always check the policies and procedures of your test sponsor.  Be aware of items that you may or may not bring to the testing center.
  • The following items are strictly prohibited in the computer testing labs and may not be accessed during any scheduled or unscheduled break (with the exception of food and drink):
    • Mechanical pencils
    • Cellular phones, smartphones (e.g.,  BlackBerry® devices, iPhones)
    • PDAs, tablet PCs, iPods, iPads
    • Study materials (unless permitted by the test sponsor)
    • Beepers
    • Hats, headgear and outerwear with hoods
    • Cameras and all photographic, communication, computer, and electronic devices
    • Food, drinks, gum, candy and tobacco products

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

Individuals requesting accommodations need to review the process of their testing sponsor. The information you need may be found by selecting the appropriate link on the side navigation bar.

Tests Available by Appointment
You must call Testing Services at 936-468-3958 to schedule your appointment for the following tests:

  • ACT-Residual (Pre-Registration is not available)
  • College-Level Examination Program Tests (CLEP)
  • Correspondence / Distance Learning Tests
  • DDST Dantes Standardized Subject Tests
  • Elementary Education Admissions Test
  • Major Field Test (MFT)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Test of Academic Skills (TEAS)
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE)
  • TSI Assessment Exam

Individuals needing to take the following tests must contact the testing client to register for their test. You may use the links located in the right hand column of this page to access the testing client.

  • ACT
  • Advanced Placement Testing
  • Castle Worldwide, Inc.
  • General Educational Development Test (GED)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE General)
  • Graduate Record Examinations Subject Test (GRE Subject)
  • Iso Quality Testing (IQT)
  • Kryterion, Inc.
  • Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
  • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Performance Assessment Network (USPS, TSA, etc.)
  • Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)
  • Pearson Vue Information Technology Testing
  • PRAXIS Test
  • SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Texas Educator Certification (TExES/ExCET, TExMAT, TASC/TASC-ASL)

Helpful Sites
The internet has extensive information on a wide variety of testing and related topics. One of these is listed to help you explore what is available. Our listing this site does not imply that Testing Services staff at SFA endorses the information which is included.

Study Guide Zone
LearningExpress Library
Varsity Tutors and Practice Tests

Ethics Statement

Testing Services ascribes to the ethical standards of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA, College Student Educators International) as stated in the Statement of Ethical Principles and Standards http://www.myacpa.org/ethics/statement.cfm.  We also follow the ethical guidelines of the National College Testing Association (NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post Secondary Test Centers) http://www.ncta-testing.org/ and the ethical guidelines of the Texas Association of Collegiate Testing Personnel (TACTP) http://www.tactp.org

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