UofL Today: Come test drive our new site

Upgraded Belknap Campus testing center benefits students

January 30th, 2007

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They broke down walls and cleared out a storage closet — and they have the pictures to prove it. Tammy Duddy and her staff in the University of Louisville Testing Services Office took a page out of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to create a topnotch testing site.

Testing Services now offers the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and other computer-based exams in the upgraded Belknap Campus center, said Jenny Sawyer, executive director of admissions.

Although the center is open to the community, it is especially convenient for UofL students, because the new tests previously weren’t available at the university, Duddy said.

“Now students won’t have to worry about finding and getting to a test location somewhere else in the city,” she said. “They can use the extra time to study.”

The facility, located in Room 310, Davidson Hall, is the first of its kind at a Kentucky university. Created through a university agreement with Prometric, a company that offers comprehensive testing online, it has nine Prometric computer stations.

In addition to providing the new exams, the testing office will continue to administer other tests, such as the American College Testing (ACT) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP); serve as a proctoring site for exams taken with pencil and paper; and give make-up exams for faculty.

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