Below is the list of Standardized Exams offered at SIU. Please click on the individual links or the links on the sidebar for specific information about each exam.
- The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.
- An on-campus or "residual" testing program is available to ACT-participating colleges to administer the ACT to students who were unable to test on a national test date. ACT Residual Testing is strictly limited only to students who have enrolled, have been admitted, or have officially applied to your institution. Scores from Residual Testing are reported only to your institution for admission, course placement, and advising purposes.
- 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. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Pass any of the 34 CLEP exams and achieve your college and career goals.
- All American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many other law schools require applicants to take the LSAT as part of their admission process. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.
- The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires solving problems stated as analogies. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that you have 60 minutes to complete. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.
- The SAT is designed to assess your academic readiness for college and your score is used by colleges for undergraduate admissions.
- The TOEFL is a computer based test that measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings.