Test Preparation and Practice Tests
Test Prep Review
On-Campus testing for admission to McMurry University
(American College Testing)
Available on Friday afternoons (or Thursday afternoons during summer semesters) by appointment only:
Sandy Lane at (325) 793-488. Please schedule one week in advance of the Friday or (summer Thursday) you want to test.
|ACT Residual score for use only at McMurry University
|Fee: $40.00 (payable by check or money order only).
|You must present a current picture ID at check in.
|Students may bring a calculator up to TI-86, no higher
|Test administration is in accordance with the procedures defined by the Educational Testing Services (ETS) or Collegeboard
ACT (American College Testing) www.act.org
The ACT measures how well you can perform the skills necessary for college coursework in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning; the major areas of instruction in most high school and college programs.
The 2013/2014 National ACT Test Dates hosted at McMurry are:
|Sep 21, 2013
|| Register by Aug 23
|Oct 26, 2013
|| Register by Sep 27
|Dec 14, 2013
|| Register by Nov 8
|Feb 8, 2014
|| Register by Jan 10
|Apr 12, 2014
|| Register by Mar 7
|Jun 14, 2014
|| Register by May 9
THEA Statewide http://www.thea.nesinc.com/
The THEA tests the reading, mathematics, and writing skills of students entering Texas public colleges and universities. Pick up a THEA registration booklet in the Counseling & Career Services Office or contact THEA at (512) 927-5397.
The THEA test is not required for admission to McMurry University. However, McMurry students who wish to enter the school of education are required to take the THEA and achieve a satisfactory score on the THEA reading, mathematics, and writing/composition sections. Exemptions from the THEA are available in the Curriculum and Instruction Office at (325) 793-4890.
Check registration deadline dates at THEA link.
McMurry University is no longer a statewide test host.
The Quick THEA is the same test as the THEA. The difference is that the Quick THEA is given more frequently than the state-wide THEA. McMurry offers the Quick THEA once a month during the months when the statewide THEA is not offered. Call Sandy Lane at 793-4880 to find out when the next QT is scheduled.
ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) www.asecert.org
McMurry University is no long an ASE test host site. The ASE is only given at:
Prometric Testing Center
4150 Southwest Drive #218
Abilene, TX 79603
STRONG Interest Inventory
The Strong measures your interests in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects. Its validity and reliability far exceed those of any other interest inventory.
The test itself lists many jobs, activities, school subjects, and so forth, and asks whether you like, are indifferent to, or dislike each of them. Your answers are compared with the answers given by people already working in a wide range of jobs, and your scores will show how similar your interests are to the interests of those people. The Strong is not a test of your abilities; it is an inventory of your interests. Your results will be presented to you later on a Strong Interest Inventory report. The report will provide information to help you understand your results.
For McMurry students, the Strong and consultation are provided free by the Career Services office. For non-McMurry students the fee for each visit is $10 ($10 to administer the test, $10 for career counseling, etc...) This test is given by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact Sandy Lane in the Counseling & Career Services office at (325) 793-4880.
FOCUS helps you develop an accurate picture of your personal strengths, needs, and preferences; and will help you develop a sound career plan. FOCUS offers valid and reliable research based career assessments. Used exclusively by more than 1500 career planning and placement offices nationwide, FOCUS is now available for your use. Contact Career Services for your login.
When you investigate an occupation, Focus will ask you questions about the specifics, and then summarize your reactions. Tools to help you sort through, and narrow down your career options. Review and update your preferred occupations. Compare occupations side by side. A summary report is created for each of your assessment profiles. Detailed occupational analysis reports for every occupation you explore.