Testing Services

Due to the COVID-19 status, all in-house testing has been suspended until further notice.  If distance testing options become available, they will be posted on these web pages.  Thank you for your understanding in this difficult time.

Testing Services administers university-related test programs, coordinates the administration of national entrance exams, and offers students the opportunity to take advantage of assessment for personal, educational, and career planning.

ACT Residual Testingtesting

Southern Adventist University is an on-campus ACT assessment center for enrolled, admitted, or applicant students who are unable to test on a national test date. Results from residual testing are reported only to Southern and cannot be transferred to any other institution or agency. The ACT is composed of tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. For information on upcoming ACT test dates, registration procedures, and study preparation, select ACT on the left menu bar.

National Entrance and Certification Tests

Southern Adventist University is an established non-Saturday National Test Center for the administration of entrance examinations for students applying to graduate and professional schools. Applications for tests such as the GRE subject exam, LSAT, and PRAXIS can be obtained at Counseling and Testing Services. For information on upcoming test dates, select National Test Programs on the left menu bar.

Career and Individual Self-Exploration

Assessment tools are available to help enrolled students examine interests, aptitudes, skills, values, and personality traits related to personal and career development.


The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing, and math—subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. The SAT Subject Tests offer you an additional opportunity to show colleges what you know and what you know you can do.

The SAT is administered on non-Saturday scheduled national test dates by Testing Services. Registration materials can be obtained from your local high school counselor's office. For information on upcoming SAT test dates, select National Test Programs on the left menu bar.


Let the College-Level Examination Program help you forge ahead on your path to a college degree. You can receive credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on 17 CLEP examinations. Credit earned through CLEP will be posted to the student's record after the student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in residence at Southern.

Diagnostic Testing

Counseling and Testing Services provides screening for individuals with learning problems due to suspected learning disabilities, ADHD, and mental health problems.

Distance Learning/Correspondence Exams

Students who wish to have Counseling and Testing Services proctor a test from another college or outside agency may do so by making arrangements with the office manager.

Disability Accommodations

Any student with a disability who needs testing accommodations should call Disability Support Services at 423-236-2574 or go to Lynn Wood Hall, Room 137 to arrange a confidential appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator. For more details, visit the Disability Support Services website at www.southern.edu/disabilitysupport


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