Testing

Testing Center Schedule and Offerings

Service Hours

The LDSBC Testing Center provides student testing by appointment, and is located on the west end of the 4th floor.

September 4 - September 14 testing hours:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Fall 2018 testing hours:

* Times listed below reflect when tests can be STARTED. The times do not reflect closing times, but rather the period wherein we will allow test taking to start.

  • Monday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*
  • Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.*
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*

Please note:

  • No tests can be started within two hours of closing time.

  • The Testing Center may be closed any time that the College has closures for semester or holiday breaks. Please view the Academic Calendar for details. 

Closures or other service hours adjustments will be posted online at least three weeks in advance.

Scheduling a Testing Appointment

Please schedule your appointments at least 24 hours in advance by calling 801-524-1988.

Accommodation students with special requests should schedule 48 hours in advance whenever possible, after working with their instructor to provide the Center with the necessary information.

Services and costs

The testing center provides the following services:

  • Readiness/placement testing for English and Math

    • English readiness/placement exam: $15

    • Math readiness/placement exam: $20

    • If both English and Math readiness exams are needed, the cost is $30

  • Accommodated testing for students with documented disability modification

  • MOS Certification exams

  • MAPP Post-Assessment (Graduation requirement for AS of Integrated Studies)

  • Course challenge exams on a limited basis ($40 each)

    • Students wishing to challenge a course should visit with their program chair

Readiness testing

Students must complete all readiness testing before registering for a second semester at LDSBC

English

All new students must provide a placement test score (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, or College Success) or submit a transcript showing college transfer credits in English prior to registration for English courses.

New students may also take the English placement test if past scores from another institution place the student in a course below English 101.

Students whose native language is not English are required to take the LDSBC placement test. Exceptions may be made for those who have graduated from high school in the U.S. or have U.S. college credit.

Math

Placement test scores or a transcript showing college transfer credits are required to register for any math class above MAT 90.

An updated LDSBC readiness test is required if previous ACT, SAT, or placement test scores are more than 18 months old.

 

Scoring for readiness placements

English Placement Scores:

ACT

SAT

ACCUPLACER

PLACEMENT

17 & under

Under 435

80 & under

ELAN 87 & ELAN 101A

17 & under

Under 435

80 & under

ENG 101SA

18 & over

435 & over

81 & over

ENG 101

 

Math and Finance Placement Scores:

ACT

SAT

ACCUPLACER

PLACEMENT

0-14*

0-359*

Arithmetic 0-74

MAT 90

15-17

360-459

Arithmetic 75-120

or

Elem Algebra 0-59

MAT 97

18-21

460-539

Elem Algebra 60-120

or

College Math 0-49

MAT 104

MAT 107

FIN 101

22-26

540-659

College Math 50-74

MAT 110

27-36

660 or higher

College Math 75-120

MAT 111

MAT 252

 

To view course descriptions please refer to the 2018-19 Catalog.

 

Graduation MAPP Post-Assessment

The Post-Assessment Test is a requirement for any student taking General Studies or Integrated Studies.

  • This two-hour timed test measures students' abilities in critical thinking, reading, writing, and mathematics.

  • Students should take this test during the last semester before they graduate.

  • It is recommended that they take it as early as mid-semester.

  • Failure to complete this requirement will delay a student's graduation.

Testing Service Rules for Students.

  1. Observe LDSBC Dress & Grooming Standards.

  2. Arrive 15 minutes early before your scheduled time to get checked in and ready to test (late arrivals might not receive their full test time).

  3. Present your photo student ID.

  4. Pay placement test fee ($30) if applicable.

  5. Store belongings in the lockers provided, and turn off all electronic devices.

  6. Use only approved testing items during test.

  7. Access only your test and approved websites.

  8. No talking is allowed in the testing area.

  9. Please remain in testing area until test is complete.

  10. Children are not allowed in the Testing Center and may not be left unattended in College areas.

  11. No outside music allowed, however classical music may be available upon request. Students must provide their own ear buds/headphones.

Course Challenge Exams

A course can only be challenged once in your academic career and may not be challenged if the course has been previously failed, withdrawn from, or partial course credit has been received. Students should consult with their program director regarding challenge exam processes and fees, as not all challenge exams are offered through Testing Services.

  • The English 101 Challenge is a two part challenge that requires the English Director’s approval prior to scheduling an appointment.

  • The Math 110 Challenge requires a current placement score where a student would be eligible to enroll in MAT 111 or MAT 252.

Have questions about testing and assessment services?

The Testing Center is here to help! Contact us at 801-524-1988 or testingservices@ldsbc.edu with any further questions.