Testing Services

Assessment Services

University Testing Services offers assessment services by administering vocational, psychological, and educational batteries. These instruments help students determine their vocational interests, strengths, and weaknesses in order to assist them in developing their academic, career, and personal goals.

Computer-Based Testing

Currently, University Testing Services offers several computer-based versions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP), the College Level Entrance Program (CLEP) test, and PRAXIS Series tests. Students can register by telephone for all of these tests.

To register for GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, CLEP, or PRAXIS, please call (713) 743-5386 or call our office at (713) 743-5444 and press 7 for further information and requirements.

To register for TASP-CAT, please call (512) 927-5100.

Some placement tests are offered on the computer on a daily basis.


We offer a wide range of services throughout the semester to the faculty of University of Houston:

  • Test Development
  • Credit by exam selection consultation
  • Placement test consultation for validation
  • Scholarly review of tests and test materials
  • Consultation about standardized testing
For further information, please call (713) 743-5444.

Course Testing Support

We offer faculty the following course testing support services:

  • Administration of make-up exams
  • Administrations to students requiring special accommodations
  • Administration of tests in support of programs, e.g. certification tests
For information, please call (713) 743-5444.

Credit By Examination

University Testing Services offers Credit by Examination options enabling students to receive credit for prior learning and enroll in advanced courses.

  • College Level Entrance Program (CLEP)
  • College Board Achievement
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Departmental Credit Program
  • SAT II

Institutional Testing

The institutional tests offered by the University Testing Services are for prospective UH students. Please consult the Institutional Testing brochure for further information and details on each exam.

  • Institutional SAT
  • Institutional TOEFL
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • SPEAK Test

Placement Testing

Placement tests are administered to assess the student’s level of mastery and assist in placing students in appropriate courses. Placement tests do NOT allow the students to receive credit unless specified. Please consult the Placement Testing brochure for further information and details of each test.

  • Chinese Placement
  • English PENNSE
  • French Placement
  • German Placement
  • Math Placement
  • Music Placement
  • Spanish Placement

Correspondence/Distance Education Testing

The University Testing Service serves as a proctor site for numerous university and institution nationally and internationally. The tests may be in the traditionally paper and pencil, or delivered on the web.

Students attending other colleges may have their examinations administered at the University of Houston. Students must have the other university mail test materials to the University of Houston.