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Testing Services

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Testing Services will continue to enforce social distancing and wearing of face coverings to reduce students’ risk of exposure to COVID-19. 
Exams will be scheduled by appointment only. 

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 fall semester 2020 with a zero balance or current payment plan. Eligible students should send an email request to


HESI A2 exams for applicants to the NSU Nursing program will be administered through ProctorU, during the fall 2020 semester.  Students must follow the attached HESI A2 Registration Instructions to schedule 1st Time Tester exams between 09/04/2020 through 10/02/2020.  The exam length is 5 hours and 15 minutes.  Please email Dr. Bennett at to request instructions for 2nd Time Testers.

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

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

Career Interest Inventories  - No Cost

If you are uncertain about your major and would like help in identifying your strongest interests, feel free to take one of the no-cost interest inventories below.