NMSU Grants: Testing Center

 Room 125, Martinez Hall, 2nd Floor | The Testing Center will close at 2:00pm on October 16th, 23th                                                                                                 and 30th | We apologize for any inconvenience.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Testing Center has changed to a temporary limited capacity schedule. The temporary schedule is below. See the Pearson or HiSet websites for scheduling and registration. To schedule an Accuplacer exam, or request any other proctoring service, contact us by phone: (505) 287-6640, or e-mail: sscgrants@nmsu.edu.

Testing Schedule Beginning August 1st

Hours of Operation

Monday РFriday  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

(Tests must be completed by 5:00 PM)

        Contact Information

Testing Coordinator — Taelor Spangler
Assistant Testing Coordinator — Cheryl Miles
Professional Science Tutor — Carol Prewett


Student Success & Testing Center: 505-287-6691

We are an Authorized Pearson VUE Testing Center

Testing Center FAQ

Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for IT, academic, government, and professional programs. Commonly proctored exams include the GED, NES, Comp TIA, Cisco, EMT, and Pharmacy Tech. Our Testing Center must maintain strict requirements to remain authorized to proctor exams.
ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence: A non-profit organization that has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. ASE certifications are sponsored by Prometric and offered year-round.
The HiSet exam, a GED alternative, is one of three tests used by the United States to measure high school equivalency skills. ETS (Educational Testing Service) works closely with states to make sure the HiSET exam closely reflects the skills of a high school graduate and to provide a fair, rigorous exam.
ACCUPLACER is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. It is used by NMSU-Grants as the college entrance exam to determine course placement for freshman students.
The HESI A2 is the entrance assessment used by the NMSU College of Nursing. It is sponsored by Elsevier and offered annually to accept new students into the nursing program.


 Testing Requirements

  • You must provide a current photo ID (government issued) that includes your First and Last Name. If you do not provide a valid ID you will not be testing. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Personal belongings are not permitted in testing room. Lockers are available for storage.
  • On the day of your exam, studying is not permitted once you enter the Testing Center.
  • Once your exam has begun, you are not permitted to leave the building.

  • If you are unaffiliated with NMSU, you will be charged a $15.00 proctor fee to be paid on the day of your exam


< High School Equivalency Exams will be granted an exception to the levying of the proctor fee >


If caught or suspected of academic dishonesty while testing, you will be asked to leave.
Tests will not be scored!

To Schedule Proctoring for an NMSU or Non-NMSU related Course:

Both you and your instructor, respectively, need to fill out the forms below requesting a date and time within the hours of availability.


Additional Services Offered

ACT Work Keys Testing:

The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate is a nationally recognized, assessment-based work skills credential. Issued at 4 levels, the ACT NCRC measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.









Focus 2 Career Assessment:

The Focus 2 Assessment is a career, major, and education planning system that evaluates personality, values, interests, and skills to determine an education and career focus that fits you.