Office of Testing & Outcomes Assessment

The Harding University Testing Office provides testing facilities and a testing environment that is convenient, supportive, and conducive to maximizing student performance. Our goal is to assist examinees in achieving their academic, and professional objective. The office offers a  variety of examinations to meet the needs of HU students, faculty, and the surrounding community. We provide information regarding exams for undergraduate admission, credit by examination, professional and graduate school admission, and proctoring services for correspondence exams. We value the opportunity to assist you with your testing needs. "Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give His life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28

Tina Gould

Testing Locations:

Computer Based Exams: Praxis, TOEFL, MAT, and CLEP exams are located in the Testing Office Pryor/Science 114 & Room 207

Paper Based Exams: ACT & SAT will be administered in the McInteer Building


Tina Gould, MBA
HU Box 12291

Test Schedules

ACT Dates 2015-2016SAT Dates 2015-2016
September 12, 2015October 3, 2015
October 20, 2015November 7, 2015
December 12, 2015December 5, 2015
February 6, 2016January 23, 2016
April 9, 2016March 5, 2016
June 11, 2016May 7, 2016
 June 4, 2016

Exams Offered Daily by Appointment: Students will call the Testing Office 501-279-4415 to register for these exams. 

CLEP Exams -

MAT (Miller Analogies Exams) -


Praxis 2014-15 Schedule

Praxis CORE exams are offered continuously by appointment, examinees should log into their ETS account for the dates/times available.
Praxis II & School Leadership Dates below:
Start DateEnd DateExam
June 15, 2015June 27, 2015Praxis II & School Leadership
July 27, 2015August 1, 2015Praxis World Language
August 10, 2015August 22, 2015Praxis II & School Leadership

CORE & Praxis II computer based exam dates for this semester are now open for the Harding Testing Office. We will be offering morning, afternoon and Saturday testing. Specific testing windows are listed below. When you login and register you will see the various times for exams.

GRE - Subject exam only (paper)

September 27, 2014

TOEFL Exam Dates: (computed based) Create an account and login at

TOEFL exams are offered several times a month. Please call the HU Testing Office for available dates.

CLEP & AP Exams

Harding University Advanced Placement (AP) Policy

College Board's (AP) Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that you can take while still in high school. They provide high school students challenging course work. For more information you can visit the AP College Board website.

Harding University CLEP Policy

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement in undergraduate courses. Students are able to recieve college credit for demonstrated knowledge in Composition and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business. Most CLEP exams allow 90 minutes to test, with the exception is the College Composition exam which is 120 minutes. This exam includes multiple choice and 2 essay portions. Please click on the HU CLEP exam policy above to see the specific CLEP exams that HU awards course credit. For more information regarding CLEP exams, you can visit the official CLEP website.

International Baccalaureate policy (IB):  No credit will be awarded for the SL -subsidiary exams.Students may receive credit for some HL- higher level IB exams not listed in our catalog after consultation with the appropriate department chair.

Praxis Information:Location Notice: We have two locations for Computer-Based Praxis exams

When registering for your exam you will see two centers for Harding University, Center # STN12053A will be given in the Testing Office England/Pryor Science Room 114. We offer private individual booths for examinees. Center # STN12053B is located in  England/Pryor Science Room 207, a computer lab we use on Saturday sessions. Praxis exams will be available in computer-based format during the testing windows each month. We provide morning, afternoon and Saturday testing sessions during testing dates. If you cannot find a seat at HU while registering online with ETS, please call the office and we will assist you scheduling you exam.

Praxis CORE Exams: Students take Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined # 5751 as a requirement to enter the College of Education undergraduate program. This exam is offered in computer-based format only. See available testing windows below and more information below.
Test CodeExam Title
5751 Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined
If you do not pass a specific section of your CORE combined exam,
you will be required to re-take that section of the exam, see below:
5712Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading
5722Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing
5732Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics
Praxis II:Examinees take Praxis II exams for licensure. The exam required will depend on the  type of license desired, see link below. Praxis II exams are offered in  computer-based format. Please use the link below to determine which exam you will need to take.

Overview of Arkansas Testing Requirements

Praxis Registration Instructions:

Exams Available Daily By Appointment:

MAT- Miller Analogies

This exam takes about an hour. The fee is $75.00 payable in cash or check only. We offer this exam daily but you will need an appointment to take the exam.

  • The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies.
  • Research by psychologists on human intelligence and reasoning has found performance on analogies to represent one of the best measures of verbal comprehension and analytical thinking.
  • Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates’ analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life.

For more info: Visit the MAT- Miller Analogies website


ACT Compass is a computer-adaptive college placement test that lets educators:

  • Evaluate incoming students' skill levels in Reading, Writing Skills, Writing Essay, Math, and English as a Second Language
  • Place students in appropriate courses
  • Connect students to the resources they need to achieve academic success

For more info: Visit the ACT-COMPASS website

Exam Fees payable in cash or check: One subject: $15   Multiple subject: $25


The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement in undergraduate courses. Students are able to receive college credit for demonstrated knowledge in Composition and Literature, Foreign Languages, History and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business. Most CLEP exams is 90 minutes, with the exception is the College Composition exam which is 120 minutes with multiple choice and 2 essay portions.For more info: Visit the CLEP website

Inclement Weather

If you are scheduled for a standardized exam at Harding Testing Office and feel road conditions are unsafe for travel to the Harding University testing location, you should contact testing agencies such as ETS-Praxis, ACT, SAT etc. to inform them of unsafe travel conditions in order to re-schedule your exam. Testing agencies usually require documentation of the weather forecast. The Harding University Testing Office does not re-schedule these standardized exams.

Please call or email us to check the status of the office closings.

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Testing & Outcomes Assessment


        Fax: 501-279-4444

Location: Pryor/England Science Room 114

Mailing address:
Harding University
Testing & Outcomes Assessment
Box 12291
Searcy, AR 72149-5615