Welcome to the Shippensburg University Testing Center


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Mission Statement

The primary focus of the Shippensburg University Testing Center is to provide placement testing to incoming, first-year students and transfer students. Please continue reading for more information on placement testing. Also, see below for information regarding other tests offered by the Shippensburg University Testing Center and additional resources.

What is Placement Testing?


Our General Education Program requires our students take various courses to develop certain skills and competencies. The mission of Placement Testing is to determine whether or not students are adequately prepared to succeed in these courses. We determine level of proficiency by testing Math and Writing (English). Click on each test to learn more.


The Shippensburg University Testing Center also provides an optional Reading test for students who are required to take Developmental Reading & Study Skills (RDG:050) and wish to challenge their placement in that course. Click on Reading to learn more about the Reading Challenge Test.

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Additional Information about Placement Testing:

Registration for Testing

Testing Procedures 

Alternate Testing Sites

Placement Testing Forms


Other Tests Offered:

Millers Analogies Test (MAT)

Optional Math Testing

Proctoring Services

Additional Resources:

Campus Map 

Frequently Asked Questions