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.

Testing center director helping a student

Contact Information

About 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.
Claremont Building

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 on Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays are added during peak times.

PearsonVUE Testing
Thursdays and Every Other Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



AU Student & Faculty Services

Students testing in AU testing center

Student & Community Resources

A $25 proctoring fee will be paid directly to Ashland University by cash, check, or credit card on your exam day. The Certiport proctoring fee is waived for Ashland University students. The CLEP and DSST proctoring fees are waived for veterans & active military. Proctoring can be scheduled by calling or emailing the testing center.

Pearson Vue Testing

Pearson VUE is a global testing and assessment services provider that offers a wide range of exams for various industries and professions. The exams are typically computer-based and are administered at Pearson VUE test centers located worldwide.

Candidates should schedule their Pearson Vue exam online; limited exams offer in-person scheduling.

Certiport Testing

Certiport is a provider of certification exams and practice test solutions, particularly in the field of information technology (IT) and digital skills. Certiport exams are commonly associated with industry-recognized certifications that can enhance an individual's skills and employability. Proctoring can be scheduled by calling or emailing the testing center.

CLEP® Testing

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Exams cost only $93 plus the testing center's proctoring fee, compared to hundreds of dollars per course credit at a college. Proctoring can be scheduled by calling or emailing the testing center.

View AU's CLEP Equivalencies.

DSST Testing

The nationally recognized DSST Credit-by-Exam Program gives students the opportunity to get college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. All DSST Exams are $100 – payable to DSST by credit card only and due at the time of testing. Proctoring can be scheduled by calling or emailing the testing center.

View AU's DSST Equivalencies.