Welcome to the Shippensburg University Testing Center


Due to the COVID-19, Shippensburg University is suspending all campus operations until further notice. All face-to-face testing is canceled until further notice. All placement testing will now be completed remotely. If you are required to take placement tests, you will receive an email with instructions for completing each test. 

During this time, the Testing Center phone will not be closely monitored. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email testing@ship.edu


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The Shippensburg University Testing Center is located in the basement of Horton Hall. Parking is available in any lot on campus as long as the space is not reserved or designated for handicapped parking. Parking passes will be given to visitors on their arrival at the Testing Center (please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes but not more than 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your test). 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Shippensburg University Testing Center is to serve campus and external constituents by offering a wide variety of academic and professional examinations in a comfortable, quiet, and secure testing environment administered by a knowledgeable, courteous staff. In addition, we adhere to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.

What is Placement Testing?

Shippensburg University's General Education Program requires students to 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.

Additional Information about Placement Testing

Registration for Testing

Testing Procedures 

Alternate Testing Sites

Placement Testing Forms

Other Services Offered:

Optional Math Testing

Proctoring Services: 

Additional Resources:

Directions and Parking Information

Campus Map 

Frequently Asked Questions