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Testing Services



Important Notification        

The NSU Testing Center will be open for limited in-person testing beginning 1/25/2021.  This includes national test administrations.

Testing Protocol for spring semester 2021

Testing Services will continue to enforce social distancing and wearing of face coverings to reduce students’ risk of exposure to COVID-19. 

Students who are enrolled in online or hybrid courses may take live remote exams proctored by Testing Services staff, with a referral from the instructor. 

Students who reside locally can schedule an appointment to take an in-person exam at the NSU Testing Center by calling (757) 823-8611.  Due to the need to social distance there is a limited number of available work stations. Please schedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance of your test date.  

Exams will be scheduled by appointment only. 

Technology Provisions and Accommodations

The Dean of Students Office, in collaboration with Information Technology Services, will continue to provide loaner laptops and loaner MiFi devices to eligible students who do not have the proper IT assets for online learning.  Students must be enrolled for spring semester 2021 with a zero balance or current payment plan. Eligible students should send an email request to

The O.A.S.I.S. program assists currently enrolled students with documented disabilities including physical, psychological, traumatic head injury, learning disabilities and other health concerns.  Students who qualify for O.A.S.I.S. services can also arrange to take exams at the Assistive Technology Laboratory.


HESI A2 Registration Instructions

HESI A2 registration is now open for spring 2021!  HESI A2 exams for applicants to the NSU Nursing program will be administered through ProctorU during the spring 2021 semester.  The deadline to complete the HESI A2 exam is March 12, 2021.  Please see the Testing Services Calendar for specific times and dates.  If you took the HESI A2 1st time tester exam in fall 2020, you will take the HESI A2 2nd time tester exam in spring 2021.  If you took the HESI A2 2nd time tester exam in fall 2020, you will take the HESI A2 1st time tester exam in spring 2021. You cannot take either exam more than once in an academic year.  Please follow the step-by-step HESI A2 registration instructions.

Students may also contact the  NSU Department of Nursing and Allied Health directly or visit the Pre-Licensure Nursing Applicants webpage for additional information on HESI A2.

Mission Statement         

The mission of Testing Services is to provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and local residents to transform lives and communities, by providing exemplary services and innovative technologies in the delivery of local, national and professional certification examinations; to support lifelong learning and professional advancement.

Services Provided

Testing Services is a member of the National College Testing Association and is dedicated to the promotion of professionalism and quality in the administration of testing services and programs, including issues relating to test administration, test accessibility, test development, test scoring, and assessment. 

The Testing Center is equipped with over 40 computers in a quality test environment with state of the art workstations and test security systems. The Testing Center provides admissions testing for prospective students, academic testing to support ongoing assessment of continued student learning and national test administration

Student Benefits

If you are enrolled at Norfolk State University, test administration fees for Non-NSU university exams are waived. - Student Request Forms

Military Benefits

Norfolk State University Testing Services is a fully funded CLEP test center. The United States government offers funding for all 34 CLEP exams through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). 

What to Expect When You Visit the Testing Center

  • Outstanding and supportive customer service by certified test administrators and proctors
  • A clean, comfortable and quiet test environment that is conducive to optimal test- taker performance
  • Collaboration between testing services staff, faculty and administrators to ensure that students receive University and national tests in compliance with educational and professional testing standards
  • Coordination with the NSU Office of Accessibility Services/International Student Services (O.A.S.I.S.) to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American's with Disabilities Act. These mandates prohibit discrimination of individuals with disabilities and ensurethat students with documented disabilities are afforded reasonable accommodations to have equal access to campus classes, activities, and resources

For more information or to schedule a test appointment please contact Testing Services at (757) 823-2504 or

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