• GateWay Testing Center

Student Testing & Assessment Center

The Student Testing and Assessment Center provides academic and vocational testing to help students accomplish their educational goals. Testing services are located in the Integrated Education Building, IE1214. Please note: Tests are not administered within three hours of closing.

If you do not have a high school diploma or GED and you are planning on applying for financial aid, you must take the Reading, Writing and Math assessments in the same testing session.

Assessment Policies & Procedures

  • Referrals to the Assessment Center are made by program advisors, counselors or faculty members.
  • Complete and submit a Student Information Form prior to testing. Forms are available at Admissions and Records.
  • A current picture ID is required.
  • No children may be left unattended while a student is testing.
  • Email or call us at (602) 286-8160 for further information.
  • Submit the optional Customer Satisfaction Evaluation by the end of the semester.
ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER is computer based adaptive test. This means that the questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. This technique selects just the right questions for your ability level.

You must answer every question when it is first given. You can change your answer to a particular question before moving on to the next question, but you cannot leave a question out or come back to it later to change your answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, try to eliminate one or more of the choices. Then pick from the remaining choices.

Each test is untimed so that you can give each question as much thought as you wish. This testing is available on a walk-in basis.

Availability

Fall and Spring (August - Mid May)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Summer (Mid May - July)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please note: WritePlacer test scores can score 'Pending'. Test scores can take up to 48 hours to post to your My.maricopa.edu student account. Please take your original test scores with you to your Advising appointment.

English as a Second Language (ESL or CELSA) Testing

This test applies to English as a Second Language (ESL) students, and is provided on a walk-in basis.

CELSA is a written test, used for course placement into the English as a Second Language Program for both English and reading. This test takes 45 minutes to complete and consists of 75 multiple-choice questions. The test does not include a listening or spoken portion. The scores and recommended course placement are given to the student immediately upon test completion.

Availability

Fall and Spring (August - Mid May)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer (Mid May - July)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

HCC

This is the Health Care Competency test, with credit given by exam.

  • Admissions & Records must first verify student eligibility and authorization before testing can be scheduled.
  • Once authorized, pay the appropriate fee at the Cashier's Office.
  • After payment, proceed to the Student Assessment Center for testing & scoring.

Fees vary and eligibility must be verified by A&R. Testing is offered on a walk-in basis.

Availability

Fall and Spring (August - Mid May)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Summer (Mid May - July)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

HESI A2 (Entrance Test)

This is a computer-based nurse entrance test; allow for 4 hours. The cost is $37.00.

Availability

Fall and Spring (August - Mid May)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Summer (Mid May - July)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

HESI PN Exam

This computer-based advanced placement test is timed and applies to block 3 and block 4 students. The cost is $46.00.

Availability

Fall and Spring (August - Mid May)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Summer (Mid May - July)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Instructor & Make-Up Exams

Exams are offered on a walk-in basis.

Availability

Fall and Spring (August - Mid May)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Summer (Mid May - July)
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Proctored Tests

Proctoring or correspondence testing is available for non GateWay students. The proctoring fee is $20.00 PER test. For more information and additional testing times, contact the Student Assessment Center at (602) 286-8160.

Contact

Phone: (602) 286-8200
Building: Integrated Education Building
Room: IE1214
Phone: (602) 286-8600
Building: Integrated Education Building
Phone: (602) 286-8160
Building: Integrated Education Building
Room: IE1214

Hours

Fall and Spring

Monday - Thursday:
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer
Monday - Thursday:
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: Closed