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Testing Accommodations
Make-up Exams
Validation Exams (Challenge Exams)
Examination Program
Miller Analogies
Test (MAT)

Testing Accommodations

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Test Request Form

Students with documented disabilities who require testing accommodations such as extended time or a distraction-free environment may arrange for testing through the Learning Resource Center. All testing arrangements are by appointment only. Students should schedule appointments at least two (2) business days in advance by calling the LRC at (703) 284-1538.

Students with special testing requirements such as computer access, the use of a test reader or scribe, etc. should schedule exams as far in advance as possible. A current copy of the Faculty Contact Sheet, which students can obtain from the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS), must be on file in the LRC before any disability accommodations are provided.

Make-up Exams

General make-up testing (exams missed due to illness or other emergencies) is available on a space-available basis by appointment only.

  • Students should schedule appointments at least two (2) business days in advance by calling the LRC at (703) 284-1538.
  • Space is limited, so appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The LRC does not administer final exams or comprehensive exams other than to students who require accommodations due to disabilities.

Validation Exams (Challenge Exams)

Validation exams, also known as challenge exams, allow Marymount students to "validate" prior learning for the following courses. Validation exams do not carry credit and may be taken only once. A Substitution of Course form must be signed by the School Dean or Associate Dean before an exam can be scheduled through the Learning Resource Center. Please contact the LRC at (703) 284-1538 for additional information on scheduling, exam costs, and Study Guides.

  • BIO 161, Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 162, Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 260, Microbiology (includes Practical Exam)

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

cover of CLEP test book Marymount University participates with the College Board in the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. Credit may be awarded for the CLEP subject examinations depending upon the score earned. Marymount follows the guidelines recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for awarding credit. For a list of CLEP subject examinations, the Marymount course for which a student may earn credits, and the score required to earn those credits, please see current CLEP information on the Marymount website. A complete listing of subject area exams and CLEP Test Center locations is available on the CLEP website.

Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT), which is required for admission to several graduate programs, is administered monthly through the Career and Internship Center, which is located in Room 207 at the Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22201. For additional information about the test or the registration process itself, please contact the CIC staff at (703) 284-5960, or visit the CIC website. A Candidate Information Booklet, including practice materials, is available online.