Delaware State University
Testing Services and Programs
If our customers are happy, we are happy.
The mission of the Testing Services and Programs Office is to assist DSU students and the surrounding communities in assessing their knowledge, skills, and abilities as relates to higher and continuing education by providing a variety of programming to engage and promote student success and testing credentialing certifications. This is accomplished through the use of written, computer-adapted assessments, workshops and testing instruments.
Testing Services and Programs is committed to a diverse environment that encourages students and staff to function independently while demonstrating their inter- and intra-dependence as members of the collegiate community. We set the standard of excellence in the testing center by providing quality services to our DSU community, surrounding communities in Delaware and the Atlantic Region.
Delaware State University, University College, Testing Services and Programs subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.
Effective October 15, 2015 $15 reschedule fee for all test candidates.
Study Skills Inventory
The College Level Study Skills Inventory will assist in providing students immediate feedback on their current approach to college level study skills. There are six critical study skills college students need to consistently be developing: text book reading, note taking, memory, test preparation, concentration, and time management. At the conclusion of the inventory, each of these skills will be assessed based on the manner in which the questions were answered.
Please contact Testing Services and Programs for workshop dates or individual sessions.
Getting Connected for Student Success
University College, Testing Services and Programs is here throughout the semester to provide testing strategies workshops that cover exclusive problem-solving techniques and test-taking tips facilitated by our certified test administrator and testing specialist. The workshops focus on strategies and critical thinking skills needed for the exams. Students will be introduced to a systematic approach to answering application and analysis-level questions. Students will learn how to break each question down and identify common traps. Students will also learn tips to help develop test-taking skills for before the test and during the test, as well as develop endurance techniques to help them finish strong based on resources from Education Testing Service (ETS) and College Board.
For more information, please email call (302) 857-6144
Testing Services Offered
This is a limited list of exams. Please contact us if you do not see an exam listed below.
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - assess your readiness for a CLEP exam 
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- New Student(s) & Transfer Placement Testing (Accuplacer)
- Online Course Evaluation
- Graduate Admission testing (LSAT, MCAT, GRE, MAT)
- Teacher Certification Tests (PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, PPST)
- National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
- DANTES (DSST)
- Microsoft Office Specialist/Applications Certifications
- Certified Professional Secretary/Certified Administrative Professional(CPS/CAP)
- ESCO Group
- Crane Institute Certification (CIC)
- Pharmacy Technician/Real Estate Certification
- Courtesy Testing for Other Universities
- Maritime (U.S. Coast Guard)
- State of Delaware Certification Testing (Laser Grade)
- Distance Education and Learning Services
- $35.00 per exam session
- Accessibility Services available
No administrative fee for Delaware Air/Army National Guard and Air Force for CLEP or DANTES (DSST) effective until December 2018.
For test candidates:
In the event of bad weather or other emergencies, be advised that DSU Testing Services and Programs announces test center closings or delayed openings on radio station 97.7FM and 88.7FM .
Please call 302.857.SNOW (7669) or 302.857.6290 (Public Safety) for updates on the status of testing center operations due to weather and emergency closings. Thank you for utilizing our testing center. You may email Testing@desu.edu  and someone will immediately respond.
1200 N. DuPont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
Campus Map: Thomasson Building #20
Google Maps: Thomasson Bldg, Dover, DE 19901
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These are exciting times for University College Testing Services and Programs. Our office is enjoying new levels of respect and distinction in accomplishing our goals. At the core of this newfound enthusiasm are a dedicated staff committed to ensuring that each customer (internal/external) receives unwavering attention, assistance and support. The testing office emphasizes quality in all aspects of its operational processes. University College Testing Services and Programs is committed to strive for excellence. The ultimate goal for the office is to be the very best it can be as premium testing location in the State of Delaware.