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Student Services and Policies

Testing Services

A Residual ACT is administered by LSUS just before the beginning of each semester. By agreement with ACT, scores obtained through the Residual program are used at LSUS only and are not transferable to any other institution. If an individual is unable to take a National ACT and wants to enroll at LSUS, he or she may register for a Residual ACT at Student Development, AD 230, 318-797-5365.

Compass Testing: The COMPASS test is used for the placement of students in entry level college courses. The exam is 3 hours and is individually scheduled through the Division of Continuing Education, TC 133, 318-797-5128.  Testing times are 9:30 am or 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday by appointment only.  Before testing please visit www.act.org/compass for study guides and practice test.

National ACT: The National ACT is used for admissions purposes and course placement. To register for the ACT, visit the ACT website.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE): The GRE is used for admission to some graduate programs. A limited number of GRE Information and Registration Bulletins are available in the upstairs lobby area of Career Services (AD 230), but you may also access an electronic copy or register online at the GRE website.

Praxis: The Praxis Series tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. Questions regarding the test should be directed to the Department of Education, BE 384, 318-797-5032. An individual may register for the Praxis Series online; to register, visit the Praxis website.

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): The GMAT is used by business schools and management education programs for admission purposes. Information about the GMAT may be found on the GMAT website or inquiries can be made in the School of Business within the College of Business, Education, & Human Development, BE 101, 318-797-5383.

Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): The MCAT is used by most medical or health professional school for admission purposes. Information concerning the MCAT is available at the MCAT website or through the College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean's office, SC 104, 318-797-5231.

Law School Admissions Test (LSAT): The LSAT is part of the law school admission process. LSAT information is coordinated through the College of Arts and Sciences, BH 226, 318-797-5371 or can be obtained via the LSAT website.