Testing Center

The CCDT Testing Center administers a variety of tests including the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), ACCUPLACER, the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), ACT Residuals, OLLU faculty proctored exams, proctored (correspondence) exams from other universities, career assessments and assessment of life/work experience.

Test Appointments and Payments

All tests must be scheduled online at least 24 hours in advance. If the examinee is more than 15 minutes late, the appointment must be rescheduled so not to interfere with later testing appointments. An Our Lady of the Lake University service fee will be charged for certain tests. Please refer to individual test descriptions to see if a fee will be assessed.

Schedule Appointment

Use the online system to register for a test.

SCHEDULE TEST

Pay Test Fees

Use this system to pay the OLLU testing service fee.

PAY FEES


Tests Offered in the CCDT Testing Center

  • ACCUPLACER
    • The ACCUPLACER is a suite of computerized tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisers and counselors to place you into college courses that meet your skill level.

      OLLU offers the ACCUPLACER for OLLU and non-OLLU students and for admission to the Texas Teacher Certification Program.

      OLLU students are offered this assessment free of charge if taken through an admissions process or OLLU course. There is a $25 fee for all non-OLLU students.

      Students taking the ACCUPLACER for OLLU math course placement, click here for information.

      All appointments must be scheduled through the testing website at www.ollusa.edu/testingcenter.

      On the day of the exam, student must present a current photo ID along with $25 fee. After each exam, the scores are printed and put in a sealed envelope for the student to take with them when they leave.

      The ACCUPLACER fee can be paid online.

  • ACT-Residual
    • Entering students may be asked to take one of these tests as part of their admission process. Students are referred to take the ACT-Residual by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. ACT Residual testing is strictly limited to students who have applied, been admitted or are enrolled at OLLU. Scores from the ACT-Residual test are reported only to OLLU for admission, course placement and advising purposes.

      The ACT-Residual test is only administered on Monday mornings at 8:30 a.m.

      All appointments must be scheduled using through the Testing website at www.ollusa.edu/testingcenter.

  • College Level Examination (CLEP)
    • The College Level Examination (CLEP) offers 33 exams in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that students may generally take in their first two years of college. By passing a CLEP exam, students can earn anywhere from three to 14 college credits. View the 2016-2017 CLEP-OLLU Credit-Granting Policies and Guidelines

      Effective Oct. 17, 2014, the CLEP retest policy was changed to allow test-takers to retest three months after the last exam administration, as opposed to six months.

      CLEP exams are available by appointment only, and test administration lasts approximately two hours depending on the exam. All appointments must be scheduled through the testing website at www.ollusa.edu/testingcenter.

      Associated fees:

      Note: OLLU's CCDT Testing Center is a CLEP Fully-Funded testing site, meaning eligible military members and eligible spouses may be able to take their first attempt at a CLEP exam free of charge. Learn more at https://clep.collegeboard.org/earn-college-credit/military-benefits.

      Instructions to registering/making an appointment to take a CLEP exam

      To register and pay for a CLEP exam, students must visit https://clep.collegeboard.org/started. This webpage outlines the steps for CLEP exam registration. Students must create an account with a username and password, select the appropriate CLEP exam, and submit the $80 CLEP exam fee online. Select the institution or university where you would like the CLEP results sent. Once this process is complete, you must print your registration ticket and present it on test day.

      On the date of the test, bring one valid government issued ID and the payment for exam fee. Acceptable forms of primary identification are:
      • Current passport with name, photograph, and signature
      • Valid driver’s license with name, photograph, and signature
      • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph, and signature
      • National ID with name, photograph, and signature
      • A tribal ID card
      • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
      • If the student is a minor and unable to provide a primary government issued ID, then the College Board ID Form may be used for the primary ID. This form must include a recognizable photo, and the school seal must overlap the photo. The student must sign the ID form in the presence of their counselor or principal. Ask the student to sign the ID form again at the test center. This form is valid only in United States test centers. It must be dated and is good for only one year.

      Scores are received at the Registrar’s Office approximately two weeks after the test is taken.

      *OLLU students must download or pick up a Request for Credit by Examination form from the Registrar’s Office. Have it signed by your advisor and approved by the Registrar's Office before a CLEP exam is administered.

      For study guides go to www.clep.collegeboard.org/test-preparation.

  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
    • The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) is a form of prior learning assessment. It allows student a cost-effective, time saving way to use their knowledge acquired outside the classroom to accomplish their educational goals.

      The DSST offers 30 exams in several subject areas, covering material taught in courses that students may generally take in college. By passing a DSST exam, students can earn 3-4 college credits.

      OLLU's CCDT Testing Center is a DSST Fully-Funded testing site, meaning eligible military members and eligible spouses may be able to take their first attempt at a DSST exam free of charge. Learn more here.

      DSST retest policy: test takers must wait 90 days before retaking the test.

      Associated Fees:
      • A $80 fee payable by credit card on the DSST testing console at the Testing Center on the day the test is taken.
      • A $25 Our Lady of the Lake University service fee payable at the Student Business Office on campus or by credit card on the CCDT Payment Center website.

      Instructions to register/make appointment for a DSST exam

      DSST exams are available by appointment only and test administration lasts approximately two hours depending on the exam. All appointments must be scheduled through the OLLU Testing Center website.

      Select "DSST (for all subjects except Principles of Public Speaking)" or "DSST Principles of Public Speaking exam only."

      • Note: The public speaking exam will not be administered during the DSST all subjects test appointments and can only be scheduled by selecting the "DSST Principles of Public Speaking" exam option.
      On the date of the test, bring one valid government-issued ID and a credit card for payment of exam fees (or payment confirmation if paid online). Acceptable forms of identification are:
      • Current passport with name, photograph, and signature
      • Valid driver's license with name, photograph and signature
      • State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photography, and signature
      • National ID with name, photograph and signature
      • A tribal ID card 
      • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship
      • Picture student ID

      Scores are received at the Registrar's Office approximately two weeks after the test is taken.

      OLLU students need to complete a Request for Credit by Examination form to request a DSST exam. Download the form or pick up a hard copy from the Registrar's Office.

      Students have to meet and have an academic advisor approve and sign the form. Signed forms need to be submitted to the Registrar's Office before a DSST exam can be scheduled and administered.

      View the 2016-2017 OLLU DSST Credit-Granting Policies and Guidelines.

      For study guides, visit http://getcollegecredit.com.

  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
    • The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires solving problems stated as analogies. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that you have 60 minutes to complete. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences.

      The MAT is given on set days every month, with morning and afternoon administrations. The test administration lasts approximately 90 minutes. 

      The current fee to take the test is $90.

      All appointments must be scheduled through the Testing website at www.ollusa.edu/testingcenter.

      On the date of test, bring two forms of identification and your payment receipt. MAT requires that you present two valid (i.e. unexpired) forms of identification (ID). Your primary form of ID must be government-issued and contain both your photograph and signature. The second form is not required to have your photograph or signature (i.e. credit card, library card). After you have completed the exam, OLLU will print an "unofficial" copy of scores. The official scores will be mailed to the university designated by the candidate.

      The fee for the MAT can be paid online.

  • Proctored/Correspondence Exams
    • The CCDT Testing Center offers proctoring services for students taking online courses through other institutions.

      Students interested in taking distance tests should provide the following contact information to their institution:
      CCDT-Testing Center
      Our Lady of the Lake University
      411 S.W. 24th Street
      San Antonio, Texas 78207

      Phone: 210-431-3998
      ccdt-testing@ollusa.edu

      Note: the exam will be proctored by OLLU proctoring staff.

      All appointments must be scheduled using the testing website at www.ollusa.edu/testingcenter. An appointment needs to be made at least one week in advance. Each test costs $25. This fee must be paid before you come in to take the test. 

      On the date of your test, remember to bring a current, government-issued photo ID and any materials your institution has authorized you to use for the test.

  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
    • Texas Law requires that students complete assessments in reading, writing and mathematics prior to enrolling in college. The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) mandates that any new undergraduate student entering a public college or university must be assessed for readiness to enroll in college coursework.

      The TSI is a state-legislated program designed to improve student success in college. There are two components of the program:

      1. An assessment to diagnose students' basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics, and 

      2. Developmental instruction to strengthen academic skills that need improvement.

      Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), being a private university, is not required by the state of Texas to participate in the TSI. However, OLLU is a remote voucher site for TSI testing. Students wishing to test at OLLU will have to contact the university they plan to attend to request a "remote voucher" notifying them that they have chosen OLLU as their remote proctor site. 

      All appointments for OLLU testing are done online through the testing website at www.ollusa.edu/testingcenter. Before a TSI testing appointment can be made, the student must have a voucher number to complete the registration. The OLLU CCDT-Testing Center does charge a $25 proctoring fee. The university a student plans to attend may also charge a fee for the remote voucher. Because the TSI is an untimed test, we cannot start testing any later than 9 a.m., regardless of the number of sections the student is taking. The average test time for the TSI is 3-4 hours; however, students have taken as long as eight hours. All students work at a different pace so it is difficult to estimate how long the TSI will take.

      The university that issued the voucher will have all test results (including official scores) once the test is complete. OLLU will no longer have access to the student’s test score once the test session has been completed and the student logs off.  OLLU cannot reprint, forward, or interpret TSI test results. OLLU will be able to print one “unofficial copy” of the student’s scores before they leave the testing center, for their own record, provided there are no software issues. Once the Testing Center prints the unofficial scores, all records go directly to the university that they plan to attend.

      When the student arrives to take the TSI he/she must have the following documentation with them: TSI remote voucher, payment receipt along with a current ID which can include school ID, current state driver’s license, state I.D. card or valid passport.

      The test fee can be paid online.