LSSU Testing Services
Testing Services will be closed beginning December 20th, 2021 and reopening on January 10th, 2022. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Contact Testing Services
Do you receive testing accommodations here at Lake Superior State University? We have three private testing rooms and a reduced distraction area for you to take your exam. Our office is also able to proctor exams with extended time and can provide text reading software among other exam aids. Each room is fitted with a working clock, white noise machine, pencil sharpener, and noise-cancelling headphones.
To take exams with your accommodations, send your current letter of accommodation to . If you do not have a current letter, contact Accessibility Services at or call 906-635-2355.
Advanced Placement Credit Programs (AP)
What is Advanced Placement?
The Advanced Placement Program is a nationally accredited testing program composed of college-level courses and exams for secondary school students. Lake Superior State University does offer credit to students whose Advanced Placement examination grades are considered acceptable.
Where can I find out about taking Advanced Placement courses and exams?
Your principal, department chair, teacher, counselor, or Advanced Placement coordinator can inform you about Advanced Placement course offerings at your school. You don’t have to take an Advanced Placement course to take an Advanced Placement exam, but to prepare you should be sure your study fits the appropriate Advanced Placement course description. Exams are offered in May, but earlier registration is necessary. Further information about Advanced Placement can be received by writing to:
Advanced Placement Program
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
What grades do I need to have on my Advanced Placement exams to receive credit at LSSU?
The College Board grade of 3 or higher on an individual exam is required for a student to receive LSSU credit in accordance with the chart provided here.
What exams receive credit at LSSU?
If a score of 3-5 is achieved on any Advanced Placement exam listed on the chart, the student will receive the number of semester hours of credit specified on the chart after being granted unconditional admission to Lake Superior State University .
How do I get my Advanced Placement scores to LSSU?
You may be able to have your Advanced Placement exam scores sent to LSSU when you register to take an Advanced Placement exam, when you receive your score, or by writing to Advanced Placement Program.
May I transfer my Advanced Placement credits once they have been received at LSSU?
Advanced Placement scores are always kept on file by the College Board. Therefore, you can request them sent to another school if you decide to transfer. Granting credits for Advanced Placement exams is always the prerogative of the institution to which you transfer.
Where do I inquire at LSSU to determine if my Advanced Placement credits have been granted?
LSSU’s Admissions Office will help you determine if your test reports have been received at LSSU, and whether your scores were acceptable for credit. The Registrar’s Office will help you determine if the credit has been posted on your official record at LSSU, and exactly how much credit you will receive.
ALEKS PPL Math Placement
ALEKS PPL (Placement, Preparation, and Learning) is a math placement test that will confirm which math course you are most prepared for. It consists of up to 30 questions which you have up to three (3) hours to complete. Once registered for ALEKS PPL, you receive access to five versions of the placement test. The first few may be used for at home practice. ALEKS PPL will give feedback so that you know what concepts you should spend more time practicing. Once you feel confident in your practice score, your remaining test should be taken at a testing center. Only tests taken at a testing center with an authorized proctor can count for official placement. ALEKS PPL can be administered at LSSU and numerous other campuses throughout the state.
For more information, contact us at .
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
You may take CLEP exams at LSSU’s Testing Services, as well as any recognized testing center. To schedule a time, call Testing Services at (906) 635-2027 or email at least two days ahead of time, you will then need to register for the exam of your choice here.
Download the step-by-step guide here.
A separate administrative fee of $20 is collected at the time of the test upon check-in. This cannot be paid online.
You may receive credit toward specific courses that meet general education requirements.
CLEP general and subject examination credit may not be used to repeat courses previously taken unless permission is granted from the academic department offering the course.
Grades for general examinations are recorded as credit without grade points.
Credit my be earned for individual courses by passing CLEP subject examinations
Please visit: www.collegeboard.com/clep for additional information on subject exams and to download a Study Guide.
A listing of approved CLEP general and subject examinations and acceptable minimum scores is shown on the chart provided here.
Departments may provide their own examinations for certain courses. Students must have the written approval of the appropriate department chair to take the examination. Download the Credit by Examination form (pdf).
The current charge is $50 per credit hour. An examination grade of 2.00 or better is required for credit to be earned.
Credit earned by exam is recorded as transfer credit on the student’s transcript. Some universities may not accept transfer credit earned by departmental exam.
For additional information please contact the Registrar or the Testing Services Coordinator.
For those interested in the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service (FLATS), a guide has been created to assist you in registering for this exam. Please email or call 906-635-2027 for any questions.
We can proctor for students who miss exams due to campus sponsored events such as athletics or class trips as well as for those who miss due to illness or other excused absence. We ask that students try to make up these exams with their professors first, however, if there is a time conflict, students can make an appointment at bit.ly/LSSUTesting .
Testing Services at Lake Superior State University offers proctoring services for students who are taking classes through other Universities. The cost for proctoring is currently $20 per exam and you can request an appointment at the top of this page. If any paperwork needs to be filled out by Testing Services, please forward that information to . We only offer proctoring for classroom exams and we cannot proctor any certification/specialty exams. If you have any questions about these services, please email or call us at 906-635-2027.
TEAS Testing for Nursing Admission
Each semester, Testing Services will set up and publish dates for Nursing Admission testing.
Before you come to test, you will need to create a username and password on the www.atitesting.com website. McGraw-Hill study materials are available for TEAS testing through our Barnes and Noble Bookstore. For TEAS testing, we will be using Version ATI TEAS.
Testing Services will provide the dates for the TEAS exam. Testing will be done on computer. The fee is $75. You may pay by personal check made payable to: LSSU or cash. You may pay in advance to the Testing Services Coordinator or pay the day of testing.
Due to the length of the TEAS exam, testing will take place ONLY on the dates listed on the exam registration page. If no dates are visible, please email us at for questions on additional dates. Please allow four (4) hours for the testing
Students may take the TEAS test up to three times during an application period. Please plan accordingly.
A picture ID is required to test. Testing will take place in the locations listed above.
Turn off of Ryan left into the Library parking lot, LOT J. Park anywhere in the lot and follow the brick walkway, past the outdoor blue Library directional kiosk. Enter the library building through the main doors and turn left and go down the hallway, following the signs posted and check in at LBR 234, which is on the left side of the hallway.
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Lake Superior State University is committed to making reasonable accommodations related to its facilities, programs, or services for qualifying students, staff, faculty, and campus guests with disabilities as required by applicable laws. If any programming or activity is scheduled in an inaccessible space, requests for relocation shall be made to the Human Resources office at 906-635-2213, if possible, 48 hrs prior to the event. View Accessibility Statement Details