Testing Services

BEST administers placement exams in mathematics and foreign language to thousands of incoming freshmen and other undergraduates each year. We also administer the Graduate School Foreign Language Exam for French, German, and Spanish to graduate students who need to show proficiency in those languages for degree requirements.

In addition, BEST serves as a test administration site for a number of national exams, providing convenient local access to the SAT, GRE, PRAXIS, LSAT, and other widely-used admissions and certification exams.

Admission Exams

  • ACT
    (The ACT Assessment)
  • * CASA
    (Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment)
  • GRE
    (Graduate Record Examinations)
  • LSAT
    (Law School Admission Test)
  • LSAT
    (Local information provided by IUB Health Professions and Prelaw Center)
  • MAT
    (Miller Analogies Test)
  • MCAT
    (Medical College Admission Test)
  • MCAT
    (Local information provided by IUB Health Professions and Prelaw Center)
  • SAT
    (SAT I: Reasoning Test; SAT II: Subject Tests)
  • TEAS
    (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

Other Exams

Language Proficiency Exams

  • GSFLE
    (Graduate School Foreign Language Exam)
  • MFYLE
    (Music First Year Language Exam)

Computer-Based Testing

  • GRE
    (Graduate Record Examinations General Test)
  • PRAXIS PPST
    (PRAXIS I: Pre-professional Skills Test in Reading Math and Writing)
  • TOEFL
    (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

* As of September 1, 2013, the Indiana Department of Education requires the Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) – Reading, Math, and Writing Subtests for admission to teacher education programs in Indiana. The CASA replaces the PRAXIS I, which is no longer being accepted for admission to teacher education programs in Indiana. PRAXIS II subject area assessments will continue to be accepted for teacher licensure until new subject area assessments are introduced by the new testing vendor. See http://www.in.nesinc.com for more information.

CBT Parking Information

Examinees are responsible for knowing and understanding where they can park legally for testing appointments. The following general guidelines apply:

  • Pay Parking (Monday through Friday until 5:00 p.m.)—Free parking on campus and on city streets is NOT available during regular University business hours. Temporary parking permits for $8.00 (exact cash or check only – no credit/debit cards) can be purchased at the testing center on the day of testing. Park in the Henderson Garage (300 South Henderson at Indiana Avenue) or the Poplars Building Garage (400 block of East 6th Street), and show the temporary parking permit to the parking attendant when you exit.
  • Free Parking (Monday through Friday after 5:00 p.m. only; Saturday and Sunday all day)—Free parking after regular University business hours only and on weekends is available in two faculty/staff parking lots adjacent to Franklin Hall. One lot is directly across Indiana Avenue from Franklin Hall between Kirkwood Avenue and East 6th Street and behind the Von Lee Building. The other is between East 6th and 7th Streets and behind the International Programs Building. Park at any A or C-zoned space. Do not park at a meter or 24-hour reserved space. Free parking is restricted to these two lots only during the times indicated.
  • Parking in university lots without a valid parking permit during regular business hours will result in the vehicle behind ticketed and possibly towed. Please see the campus map at www.iub.edu or call the testing center at (812) 856-0684 for more information about parking.