Strategic Testing Network (STN) Information

 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test and Subject Tests are taken by individuals applying to graduate programs in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, humanities and arts, education, and other fields. For more information, visit www.ets.org/gre.

Candidates will want to visit the GRE website to view the most current and complete information.

 

Cost

Please see: https://www.ets.org/gre/test-takers/general-test/register/fees.html If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you must call the National Registration Center at least four business days prior to your scheduled appointment.

  • Reschedule fee $50.
  • Refund: half of original test fee.
Registration
  • Web: Go online and create a My GRE Account at www.ets.org/mygre.
  • Phone: Prometric Services at 1 (443) 751-4820 or 1 (800) 473-2255
 
Test Preparation

Free download POWERPREP software at https://www.ets.org/gre/test-takers/general-test/prepare/powerprep.html

UW Oshkosh students are encouraged to check with the Reading and Study Skills Center for study guides, workshops and individual appointments. For more information, visit uwosh.edu/readingstudycenter, call (920) 424-1031 or stop by Nursing/ Education 201.

 

Identification

U.S. Citizens: One valid form of government ID (NOT EXPIRED) (driver’s license).

Non-U.S. Citizens: Valid Passport (please see GRE web site for detailed information).

 

Arrival

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to appointment. For additional information, contact GRE test-taker services directly at gre-info@ets.org, https://ets.custhelp.com/app/forms/gre, 1 (609) 771-7670 or 1 (866) 473-4374 (toll free for United States). Or contact STN in Polk Library Room 3B at (920) 424-1433.

TOEFL

The computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is generally used as a part of the admission process to colleges and universities for foreign students. The purpose of the TOEFL is to evaluate the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English. The test is made up of four sections, all of which are mandatory.

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing – An essay is composed in this section.

 

More Information
  • Registration: Payment is due at the time of registration.
    • Phone registration – 1-800-468-6335, credit card required.
    • Online registration – www.toefl.org, credit card is required. When you register, you will be required to establish a username and password.
  • Cost: Please click here for TOEFL exam fees: https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/ibt/register/fees.html
  • Rescheduling or Cancelling an Appointment: You must reschedule or cancel your registration no later than four full business days before your test date (not including the day of your test or the day of your request). If you wish to reschedule a TOEFL iBT test, you may do so through your TOEFL ETS account, see your account for details.
  • Test Preparation: Practice online: https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/ibt/prepare/toefl-testready.html
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to appointment.
    Note: Please do not arrive late for your testing appointment. According to ETS guidelines we may not test you and fees will not be refunded.
  • Identification: Please click here for ID rules:  https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/ibt/register/id.html
  • Locker: A locker is provided for you during your testing period at no charge.
Praxis

The computer-based Pre-Professional Skills Test (PRAXIS) is used for professional assessments for beginning teachers and counselors.

Candidates will want to visit the PRAXIS website to view the most current and complete information.

 

Cost

Fees vary based on the assessment you are taking  Please visit this website for details: https://www.ets.org/praxis/site/test-takers/register/how-to-register.html. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please visit this website:  https://www.ets.org/praxis/site/test-takers/register/how-to-register.html

 

Registration

 

Test Preparation

www.ets.org/praxis/testprep

UW Oshkosh students are encouraged to check with the Reading and Study Skills Center for study guides, workshops and individual appointments. For more information, visit https://www.uwosh.edu/readingstudycenter/, call (920) 424-1031 or stop by Nursing/ Education 201.

 

Identification
  • U.S. Citizens: one valid form of government ID (NOT EXPIRED) (driver’s license).
  • Non-U.S. Citizens: Valid Passport (please see Praxis web site for detailed information).

 

Arrival

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to appointment. For additional information you can contact General Inquiries and Telephone Registration directly at praxis@ets.orgwww.ets.org/praxis, 1 (800) 772-9476 (toll free for U.S.). Or contact Computer-Based Testing, Polk Library 3B, at (920) 424-1433.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

There are 34 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams currently available. Any high school or college student, or other person, who feels he or she has the required knowledge of these areas, may take these tests. Tests are given at many colleges and universities. Students successfully completing the exams may request credit at the college level. Please click here for credits accepted for CLEP exams at UW Oshkosh. Each college determines acceptable passing score and course credit for that institution. We advise that college students meet with their academic advisor prior to taking these exams. Here at UW Oshkosh, test dates are on Wednesdays and Fridays each month. Full registration is a two-step process. View CLEP information Then register online at https://clepportal.collegeboard.org/myaccount

  • Please go to https://clep.collegeboard.org/register-for-an-exam for fee and registration information.  All candidates (with the exception of certain test takers with disabilities) must register and pay their exam fee via My Account PRIOR to the date of their scheduled exam. Each exam that a candidate takes requires individual registration. Once a candidate registers and pays the exam fee via My Account, he or she will be able to review/print the CLEP Exam Registration Ticket. In addition, the candidate will also receive an automated email confirming the registration and notifying him/her to print the registration ticket (REQUIRED to bring with you when you take the test), along with other pre/post test day reminders. A CLEP registration is valid for six months; the expiration date will be printed on the ticket.

To make an appointment at UW Oshkosh Testing Services to take a CLEP, please call Tommy Allen at 920-424-1433 or email allent@uwosh.edu.  

On testing day, please note the following:

  • Directions and Parking Information can be found here: https://www.uwosh.edu/testing/about/directions/ 
  • Report to UW Oshkosh Testing Services at least 20 minutes prior to your exam time.  We are located in Polk Library, 801 Elmwood Ave.  Please go to the lower level and enter Room 3 (STN Center.)
  • Registration Information/Fees: A non-refundable registration fee of $25 payable via debit or credit card (American Express is not accepted) is required on exam day.
  • Please bring the registration ticket (see note above) to your testing appointment.
  • ID Requirements: One form of ID is required.
    • Primary ID: current driver’s license, passport or other government issued identification that includes your photograph and signature.
    • Additional Questions: Please call UW Oshkosh Testing Services at (920) 424-1433

Additional Information:

DSST (formerly the DANTES)

The DSST Program (formerly known as the DANTES Program) is a credit-by-exam testing program provided by Prometric, Inc. The DSST Program offers over 30 test titles in a wide range of college-level academic, technical, and business subjects. Some of the test areas are in subjects that people may have been introduced to through a hobby or special interest (e.g., astronomy, anthropology, and art), while other tests cover material that individuals have learned on the job, such as financial accounting, banking, personnel supervision, and law enforcement.  Each college determines acceptable passing score and course credit for that institution. We advise that college students meet with their academic advisor prior to taking these exams. Here at UW Oshkosh, test dates are on Wednesdays and Fridays each month.

To make an appointment at UW Oshkosh Testing Services to take a DSST, please call Tommy Allen at 920-424-1433 or email allent@uwosh.edu.  

On testing day, please note the following:

  • Directions and Parking Information can be found here: https://www.uwosh.edu/testing/about/directions/ 
  • Report to UW Oshkosh Testing Services at least 20 minutes prior to your exam time.  We are located in Polk Library, 801 Elmwood Ave.  Please go to the lower level and enter Room 3 (STN Center.)
  • Registration Information/Fees: A non-refundable registration fee of $25 payable via debit or credit card (American Express is not accepted) is required on exam day (unless you are Active Duty Military or a Veteran or a spouse of one.  We are a fully funded DANTES site.)
  • Please bring the registration ticket (see note above) to your testing appointment.
  • ID Requirements: One form of ID is required.
    • Primary ID: current driver’s license, passport or other government issued identification that includes your photograph and signature.
    • Additional Questions: Please call UW Oshkosh Testing Services at (920) 424-1433

Testing Services

Polk Library, Lower Level - Room 4
801 Elmwood Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Contact Us

Phone: (920) 424-1432
Email: oshtesting@uwosh.edu