Testing Center

The goal of the Testing Center is to provide you with the best possible service and those who are visiting. 

Our high standards ensure proper test delivery, security, confidentiality and ensure the integrity of our testing instruments in a professional and appropriate atmosphere.

Testing Requirements:

  • A student CANNOT test without a photo ID, please bring a valid photo ID, ie: driver’s license, passport or current high school photo ID
  • All cell phones must be completely turned off
  • No food or beverages are allowed

Appointments and/or prior registration are required for most testing.

Read more about these Test Taking Tips to help you succeed.

Tests offered

The Placement Test is done on a scheduled walk-in basis. View the Placement Testing Schedule for dates and times. If additional Placement Testing is necessary outside of the scheduled testing times, please call the Testing Office to make an appointment to be tested.

For detailed information visit the Placement Test webpage.

For study guide materials visit the Placement Testing Resources.

CLEP is a series of examinations that allow individuals to earn college credit for what they know, regardless of where they learned it. CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the United States.

CLEP Tests are scheduled three to five times a month. The tests are all 90 minutes long, except for College composition which is 120 minutes long.

There is an additional $30 Proctor Fee to take a CLEP Test at Sussex County Community College.

Steps to taking the CLEP Exam

  1. Check the CLEP Test Schedule to choose a test date.
  2. Register and pay for the test online by visiting the CLEP CollegeBoard website. (If you have taken the SAT Test in years where registration was online, that user name and password can be utilized to register for CLEP Testing.)  Make sure to register your name as it appears on the valid photo ID you plan to use when coming to test.
  3. Print your Registration Ticket.  Write the date you plan on testing in the space provided. Please provide a phone number where you can be reached in case of test schedule changes.
  4. Submit your Registration Ticket to the Testing Center by email to kcarr@sussex.edu or via fax at 973-300-2373 no later than 5 days prior to the test date.
  5. On the day of testing make sure to bring your Registration Ticket, your valid photo ID, and your additional $30. Proctor Fee payable to Sussex County Community College.

For more information on the content and format of any of the CLEP exams, please visit the CLEP CollegeBoard website.

The DSST is another credit-by-examination program that allows individuals to earn college credit for what they know.

For more information, visit the DSST Test website at Prometric.com or GetCollegeCredit.com.

DSST Tests are offered:  

  • Tuesdays:  1pm - 3pm
  • Wednesdays:  3pm - 5pm
  • Thursdays:  6pm - 8pm

Appointments must be made ahead of time with the Testing Center.

There is an additional $30 Proctor Fee to take a DSST Test at Sussex County Community College.

The High School Equivalency (HSE) exam offers a tuition-free alternate path to achieving your high school diploma. The HSE program, provides an opportunity to earn your high school diploma. 

The curriculum is self-paced focusing on your educational needs and abilities. Students work in small groups with the help of instructors and tutors. The subjects studied are the same as those included on the HSE Exam; math, science, social studies, language arts and reading. The program also aids in the transition into college.

For detailed information about the program and test information visit the High School Equivalency Program webpage.

Pearson Vue offers certification exams for academic, government and professional testing programs. 

These exams are available for Sussex students and for anyone in the community to take.  

Registration and payment is done through Pearson VUE .  

Pearson Vue exams are offered only on Mondays at Sussex County Community College.

How to schedule a Sussex Make-up Test 

Appointments for Make-up tests can be made by calling the Testing Center or preferably via the Online Appointment System.

Please Note:  It is the student's responsibility to notify the Professor that an appointment has been scheduled so that their test is available in the Testing Office on the day of the appointment.


Online Appointment System    First select "Proctor Testing" in the Appointment Type drop down box.  Then fill out your personal information.  Make sure to enter the Professor’s Name, Course Name, and Test being taken in the “Special Instructions/About You” box before finalizing the appointment.


Make-up testing is offered during the following days and times: 

  • Tuesdays:  1pm - 3pm

  • Wednesdays:  3pm - 5pm

  • Thursdays:  6pm -8pm


Off-site Testing for Sussex Students 

If you are a Sussex student and need to take a test off-site, a Proctor Request/Security Agreement form must be filled out and submitted for approval.

PRAXIS is a series of Teacher certification exams that are required before, during and after Teacher training courses in the United states. 

Registration and payment is done through Praxis-ETS.org

Praxis exams are offered two Wednesdays a month at Sussex County Community College.

 Praxis Test Schedule 

For DSST, Praxis-ParaPro, ServSafe, and Distance Learning testing the following days and times are available: 

  • Tuesdays:  1pm -3pm
  • Wednesdays: 3pm - 5pm
  • Thursdays:  6pm - 8pm

Appointments must be made with the Testing Office.

There is an additional $30.00 Proctor fee to take one of these tests at Sussex County Community College.

All students applying to the Nursing Program are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to applying. 

TEAS is a timed, computerized test that measures basic academic knowledge in Reading, Math, English and Language Usage.  The Science portion is not included.  A passing score on the TEAS is a minimum of 50% correct (Adjusted Individual Score) in each of the subject areas. 

A passing score is required, but does not guarantee acceptance into the Nursing Program.  Students are permitted to take the TEAS test ONCE per semester.

For more information and to register for the TEAS test visit ATItesting.com.

TEAS Schedule