Testing Services

Welcome to Gadsden State's Testing Services!

IMPORTANT: A valid photo ID, temperature screening and protective facial mask covering are REQUIRED for admittance into the testing area at this time. We ask that students leave all other items, except car keys, at home or in your vehicle. Please review all other Testing information and requirements below.

Gadsden State is currently operating on a modified schedule due to COVID-19. If you think you may need placement testing, please contact your advisor. If you have not been assigned an advisor, please contact enrollment@gadsdenstate.edu or  records@gadsdenstate.edu. Be sure to include your name and student number (A#) in the email and you will receive a response regarding placement requirements and options available. 

If you have been informed that you are required to take the English and/or math placement test, please continue to the Find Your Test section below to review Accuplacer information and to access our online appointment scheduling system. Walk-In testing is not allowed at this time; you must have a confirmed scheduled appointment through our appointment webpage. If you do not see available appointment slots for your chosen week in the appointment scheduling webpage, please contact testing@gadsdenstate.edu.

ACT-Residual testing for applicants to Gadsden State’s Health Science programs will resume in Fall 2020. A new testing schedule is being determined.

Gadsden State’s Testing Services provides proctored test administration for Accuplacer placement testing, ACT-Residual for Gadsden State Health Science programs and for community members whose potential employer may require ACT-WorkKeys exams or MSSC Certification exams. Test Center locations are in the One Stop Center, Room 132 on the East Broad Street Campus (256-549-8497) and in the Administration Building, Room 107 on the Ayers Campus (256-832-1241).

Please review specific test information and scheduling procedures below:

Find Your Test 

Testing Requirements

Upon arrival for testing, students must have the following:

  • Unexpired government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license
  • Gadsden State student number (A#)
  • Testing fee payment receipt, if applicable.

The following items are prohibited while testing:

  • Cell phones or Bluetooth devices
  • Digital, alarm or calculator watches
  • Wristwatch smartphones
  • Non-approved calculators
  • Photographic or copying devices
  • Listening or recording devices, such as media players with headphones/earbuds
  • Sunglasses
  • Food or drinks
  • Unattended children
  • Visitors
  • Coats, hats, hoodies or head scarves (unless being worn for religious or medical reasons)


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