Purpose and Mission Statement

The Ashland University Testing Center provides examinations and resources to students, faculty, staff and the community to support their academic goals and professional advancement.

The Testing Center:

  • Facilitates placement testing, make-up examinations and other testing services as requested by faculty, students and the community.
  • Supports student success by connecting students to resources that help optimize test preparation.
  • Makes national, professional and certification exams available to the campus and the community as a Pearson Vue Testing Center.
  • Provides a knowledgeable, courteous and professional testing environment and staff.


Testing center director helping a student

Student & Faculty Services

Make-Up Exams & Retakes

  • At the request of faculty, students who miss an exam may take a make-up test in the testing center. Please complete this Scheduling Form to schedule a makeup exam.
  • You will receive your appointment information in a Soar Network email notification.


ACT on Campus

  • Register
  • $70 non-transferable/non-refundable fee
Students in testing center

Student & Community Services

Pearson Vue Testing

  • Candidates can register to take many exams in person at the testing center. Register on the PearsonVUE website.

Certiport Testing

  • Candidates can purchase their exam vouchers on the Certiport website.
  • Proctoring can be scheduled by calling or emailing the testing center. 419-207-4998 or ktipton1@ashland.edu.
  • A $25 proctoring fee will be paid directly to Ashland University on your exam day. The fee is waived for current Ashland University students.

CLEP Testing

  • CLEP Equivalencies
  • Candidates purchase their exam vouchers on the CLEP Website.
  • Schedule Proctoring at the Ashland University Testing Center. A non-refundable $25 proctor fee is due at the time of scheduling. Your exam can be rescheduled in an emergency.
  • Contact the testing center for additional testing dates/times or questions.

DSST Exams 

  • DSST Equivalencies
  • All DSST Exams are $125 
    • $100 is payable by credit card only to DSST at the time of testing.
    • $25 is payable to Ashland University by cash, check, or credit card at the time of testing. This fee is waived for veterans and active military.
  • All DSST exams are scheduled as needed. Please contact the testing center.

Other proctoring services as requested. (Contact the testing center.)

Students in testing center

Contact Information

Kristy Tipton
Testing Center Director


930 Claremont Ave., Ashland, Ohio 44805
We are located in the building next to Burger King, on the lower level. Accessible PearsonVUE testing is available upstairs in the Student Accessibility Center with prior arrangements.

Makeup testing is available by appointment.

PearsonVUE Testing
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Also open until 7 p.m. on a Wednesday or Thursday evening once a month. This availability will be listed when you register through PearsonVUE or you can contact the testing center.