Office of Testing Services

As one of the components of the Student Affairs Division, The Office of Testing Services exists to enhance the accurate placement of Pre-College/Summer Bridge students and entering freshmen into appropriately challenging courses, awards Advance Placement Credit for English and mathematics based on qualifying SAT and GRE scores only and interprets International Baccalaureate (IB) scores.The Office of Testing Services does not interpret AP transcripts. AP transcripts are interpreted by the Registrar’s Office.

Testing Services also serves all Hampton University students as well as citizens from the surrounding community who register to take national exams at the University.

Advanced Placement Credit

The University grants credits for acceptable performance on the College Board administered Advanced Placement Examination. A minimum score of three (3) is required in all subject areas. College Board AP credits are forwarded directly to the Registrar’s office by the College Board and are not handled by the Testing Services office.

English Advance Placement

Students identified for Hampton University Advanced Placement in English will be placed in ENG 102 Honors. The freshman must complete the course during the semester of placement with a grade of “C” or better to be eligible for the advanced placement credit of three (3) credit hours for ENG 101. If the freshman does not satisfactorily complete ENG 102, no credit will be awarded by the University for the lower level course.

Any student wishing to receive advanced placement for English must first submit SAT scores reflecting a grade of 580 or higher in Verbal or ACT scores reflecting 25 or higher for reading. The student must then enroll in ENG 102 and earn a grade of C or better to receive credit for ENG 101.

Please note the Office of Testing Services does not evaluate Advanced Placement scores. Please refer to the Office of the Registrar for this information.

Mathematics Advance Placement

Students identified for Hampton University Advanced Placement in mathematics will be placed in the highest level of math indicated by major based on SAT/ACT scores, and performance in required prerequisite high school courses. The freshman MUST complete the course (MAT 117, 130, or 151) during the semester of placement with a grade of “C” or better to be eligible for the advanced placement credit of three (3) credit hours for the one preceding or prerequisite math course. If the freshman does not satisfactorily complete the identified advanced math placement course, no credit will be awarded by the Hampton University Testing Program.

National Level Testing Programs

The National Testing Program provides the opportunity for students, staff, and members of the Hampton Roads community to further their education or secure employment by administering a variety of national exams. The Office of Testing Services administers the following exams the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), SAT, ACT, and National Counselors Exam (NCE). For more information regarding these exams please refer to the test site. All registration for exams is done directly with the testing agency listed below:

Contact Information

Mailing Address
Office of Testing Services
Student Success Center
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
Email: testingservices@hamptonu.edu
Phone:
757-727-5493
Fax:
757-728-6973