Other Services

CLEP

The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course.

The list of accepted CLEP test scores is available in the College Catalog.

How long will it take?
CLEP tests are generally 90 minutes, however the language tests can take longer.
When do I get my scores?
You will receive an immediate score report for CLEP exams, except exams with essays, such as College Composition.
How much does it cost?
CLEP tests are $112. $87 is paid to College Board when you sign up for a voucher. $25 is paid at Mesa when you take the test. We accept debit and credit cards.
Do I need an appointment?
CLEP testing is by appointment only. To sign up for testing, please register at http://clep.collegeboard.com.

Testing is only available at the Southern and Dobson campus at certain times of day. Please call with your ticket number, gotten from Collegeboard, to set up an appointment.

Where can I practice?

There are practice tests available on the CLEP website

GED/ High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing

The GED test is a high school equivalency examination developed by GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education. The credential received for passing the GED test is widely recognized by colleges, technical colleges and employers as an equivalent to a high school diploma.

The GED test has five sections: Math, Science, Social Studies, Reasoning Through Language Arts, and Civics. Each section will take between 90 and 150 minutes to complete. If you are taking multiple sections of the GED, you are allowed a small break between each section. Four of the GED sections cost $35 each.  The Civics section will cost $9. Find out more at myGED.com. Preview a practice test here.

You must create an account on MyGED.com, create a personal profile, register for the five sections of the GED, select your appointment times and pay with a credit card. You cannot take all five sections in one day.  A minimum of two days is needed to complete the GED. Both Southern & Dobson and Red Mountain campuses offer GED testing.

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can create your account on MyGED.com, but you will get an ‘alert’ and not be able to schedule any of the test sections. You will come to the GED Testing Center at either Southern and Dobson or Red Mountain for an override.

You will need to bring with you:

  • An official withdrawal from your high school, signed by a school official, indicating the reason for the ‘withdrawal’ was to take the GED exam.
  • A notarized permission letter of consent, signed by a parent or legal guardian giving permission for the candidate to take the GED. Banks are normally notaries.
  • Official, non-expired, photo identification of the GED candidate. Names must match the GED profile, exactly!

Once these items are provided, a GED Examiner will lift the hold and the GED candidate will get an email immediately; which will allow them to finish scheduling their GED test.

How long will the test take?

There are four parts of the GED test. Each part of the test is a different length:

Math - 115 minutes

Science - 90 minutes

Social Studies - 90 minutes

Reasoning Through Language Arts - 150 minutes

When do I get my scores?
Results are posted on MyGED® in less than 3 hours.
How much does it cost?
The Math, Science, and Reasoning Through Language Arts sections of the GED test are $35, while the Civics section costs $9.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes. GED testing is done at our Red Mountain and Southern and Dobson campuses on Tuesday – Thursday. Click here to sign up online. Note that you will need an official picture ID with you to take the test
Where can I practice?
Mesa Community College offers a preparation course designed to assist students with taking the High School Equivalency (HSE) test. The course consists of a placement test, placing students into HSE I, HSE II, HSE III. Each level consists of classroom instruction in the areas of: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science Skills and Social Studies. Subjects will be reviewed through lectures, classroom discussion and substantial practice. Throughout the classes, the instructor will highlight the best approach to HSE test questions and general test taking skills.

Proctored Testing for other Colleges and Certification Testing

Proctoring of correspondence, eLearning, and certification exams are available by appointment only at our Southern and Dobson location. The proctoring fee is $20.00 for up to three hours. This testing is done by special arrangement. Please contact The Testing Center by email at testing@mesacc.edu or by phone at 480-461-7336 for more specific information.