The Academic Testing Center administers a variety of tests to both college and prospective college students, and to area residents as needed. The following tests are of particular importance to prospective Nicholls students: American College Testing (ACT), the ACT Residual, and the COMPASS tests. These tests are used for mathematics and English placement. Other tests administered by Academic Testing include the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests and the Nicholls Advance Credit tests. The proctoring of correspondence course testing is also available. The Accelerated Challenge Exams (ACE) offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN) is available to Nicholls students only. More detailed information about each test can be found by clicking on the links to the left.

The Testing Center maintains confidentiality of documentation and test scores. This office will not release or discuss any part of the student’s documentation without the student’s informed and written consent. Test scores will not be given over the telephone. Students must come to the Testing Center with picture identification (drivers license or Nicholls ID card) to get a copy of their scores.

ACT/SAT/COMPASS Placement Guide

Testing Fees
Fees may be paid using check, cash, or money order only.

Test Nicholls
COMPASS Mathematics
$10 Not Applicable
$10 Not Applicable
(Nicholls as remote site)
ACT Residual $50 Not Applicable
CLEP* $20 $40
$20 $40
*Additional fee assessed by College Board.

To schedule a test please call 985-493-2596.

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