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Testing Services

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Important Notification        

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

Note: COVID-19 testing is available at the Spartan Station, by appointment only.  You can email to schedule an appointment, if you are not symptomatic and have not had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  

NSU FastStart by Modern States

NSU has partnered with Modern States to increase access to higher education and provide an opportunity for Virginia high school students and NSU freshmen to earn one full year of college credits for free!

Modern States is a philanthropic online learning program providing free courses and textbooks online, as well as free CLEP test vouchers to pay for up to 34 credit-bearing exams, per student, to make college more affordable. 

The FastStart program will benefit

  • High school students seeking dual enrollment at NSU
  • Graduating high school students wanting to benefit from credit-by-examination for knowledge earned
  • NSU freshmen seeking to reduce tuition and time in program
  • All others
  •  Go to the NSU Faststart website to apply


Directions for GRE Subject Tests and SAT Tests 

From Interstate 264 take EXIT 11B - Brambleton Avenue, turn right onto Park Avenue and proceed to Corprew Avenue.  You may also take EXIT 12- Ballentine Boulevard, turn left onto Middle Towne Crescent and proceed to Corprew Avenue.  From Corprew Avenue, enter campus at Gate 3 and turn left into parking Lot 20, directly across the street from Brown Memorial Hall (BMH).  Cross the street and enter at the front entrance of BMH for check-in.  Testing will occur on the first floor of BMH.

Testing Protocol for fall semester 2021

In compliance with local and government guidelines, social distancing will be implemented, and test candidates will be required to wear face coverings throughout the test administration.   Testing Services will enforce social distancing, wearing of face coverings and other mitigating procedures 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) 823-2504.  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 fall 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 - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

To avoid extra fees please be sure to schedule your exam at least 72 hours in advance!

HESI A2 testing will commence September 10, 2021.  The exam schedule, including  location, dates and times can be located on the Testing Services calendar page. Please register for the HESI A2 - 1st Time Tester exam.  If you decide to re-test, schedule the HESI A2 - 2nd Time Tester Exam.  It is recommended that you wait a minimum of 48 hours and thoroughly review your HESI A2 practice materials before you re-test.  Consequences for violating testing protocol may result in invalidation of test results.

The testing deadline for pre-licensure Nursing applicants for the Traditional Track BSN program for the spring 2022 semester is October 7, 2021.  The testing deadline for pre-licensure Nursing applicants for the Traditional Track BSN program for the fall 2022 semester is February 21, 2022.  Exam scores are valid for 3 years.  You will receive an email from the Nursing Department if you receive a passing score on the exam. 

For additional information on the HESI A2 exam, please contact the  NSU Department of Nursing and Allied Health directly or visit the Pre-Licensure Nursing Applicants webpage.  Visit our Test Preparation Help webpage for HESI A2 practice tests, tutorials and other resources.  

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, in accordance with National College Testing Association (NCTA) professional standards and guidelines, 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


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

Test Administrative Fees for AY 2021-2022

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.