Testing Services are provided by staff of the Student Counseling Center and Student Accessibility Services. A variety of testing services are offered to students at St. Mary’s University and some of these services are also available to the public. Testing services include accommodated testing, admissions and placement testing (required by academic departments such as the Miller Analogies Test, Accuplacer Math), credit by exam (i.e., College-level Examination Program [CLEP]), and certification testing (e.g., Texas Higher Education Assessment [THEA]).
Contract testing and test proctoring services are also offered, with fees based primarily on test duration and number of required proctors.
Testing fees vary by exam and student status, and are subject to change without notice. Contact Testing Services at 210-436-3135 for the latest information.
For information on counseling services offered for St. Mary’s University students, visit the Student Counseling Center page.
Accommodated Testing – St. Mary’s Students
Currently enrolled students with documented disabilities may be eligible for accommodated testing services. Any student with a disability should first contact Student Accessibility Services at email@example.com to determine how accommodations may be best utilized and ensure equal access to educational opportunities at St. Mary’s University.
Fees: There is no fee associated with accommodated testing for St. Mary’s University students.
Credit by Exam
The College-level Examination Program (CLEP) tests are often used for students to receive course credit based on their test performance. CLEP tests are typically computer administered, with some requiring a written, essay section. Test administration last approximately two hours. The examinee receives an unofficial score report immediately after testing. Allow two to four weeks for your designated institution to receive your official score.
Scheduling: CLEP administration is available for currently enrolled students and for the public. The CLEP is offered on specific days every month, with morning and afternoon administrations. Plan to arrive approximately 10 minutes early for check-in and identity verification. Call 210-436-3135 to register for the CLEP.
Fees: Prior to scheduling a testing time, the CLEP exam fee must be paid online by the examinee on the CLEP website. An additional service fee is due on the day of testing to cover the cost of test proctors and can be paid by cash or check, payable to St. Mary’s University. The service fee for St. Mary’s University students is $20 and $50 for the public.
Major Field Test (MFT)
The Major Field Test for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business is often required for undergraduate Business majors to assess achievement breadth and depth across several subject areas. Test administrations typically last two hours.
Teacher Education Testing (THEA)
Students in the St. Mary’s Teacher Education program must take the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) as part of their state certification. In conjunction with the Teacher Education Department, the THEA exam is administered several times in the fall and spring semesters. Students register through the Teacher Education Department. The current THEA test fee is $29 (subject to change). The exam is four hours in length, with additional time needed for administrative procedure. The THEA is administered only to Teacher Education students at St. Mary’s.
Fees: The THEA exam fee is paid online by the examinee on the THEA website prior to scheduling a testing time with Testing Services. An additional service fee of $20 is due on the day of testing to cover the cost of test proctors and can be paid by cash or check payable to St. Mary’s University. Please call 210-436-3135 to schedule a THEA testing time.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is often required or recommended for admission to graduate school, and is designed to measure analytical thinking ability. Test administration lasts approximately 90 minutes and the examinee receives an unofficial score report immediately after testing. Official score will be sent to candidate and institutions requested by candidate in approximately two to four weeks.
Scheduling: MAT administration is available for currently enrolled students and for the public. The MAT is offered on specific days every month, with morning and afternoon administrations. Plan to arrive approximately 10 minutes early for check-in and identity verification. Call 210-436-3135 to register for the MAT.
Fees: The current testing fee for the MAT is $100.00, payable by cash or check to St. Mary’s University.
Tests requiring a proctor (e.g., correspondence or distance learning tests) are administered on a limited basis. Test proctoring fee is $50.00, payable by cash or check to St. Mary’s University. Appointments must be made by calling 210-436-3135.