Career & Counseling Center

National Tests Offered

PUC offers non-Saturday testing for national tests through the Career and Counseling Center in the Angwin Plaza, across from Market.

  • Testing Credit - CLEP & DSST
  • Graduate School - AHPAT, DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, PCAT
  • College Admission - ACT, SAT
  • Assessments - MFAT
  • Nursing - (Residual) ACT and TEAS
  • Teaching - CBEST, CSET, PRAXIS, RICA


Directions to Pacific Union College Career and Counseling Center (Location #3 on the campus map)
Pacific Union College is located 45 minutes north of Napa. From the Napa area take HWY 29 or Silverado Trail going north. (From Napa you'll go about 30 miles.) Turn right on Deer Park Road from either Hwy 29 or Silverado Trail. After about 4.5 miles Deer Park Road changes names (not roads) from Deer Park to Howell Mountain Road. Continue 3.5 miles on into Angwin. As you enter Angwin, you will pass tennis courts on your left and come to the Angwin Plaza. We are located in the right corner of the plaza in between the dentist office and the chiropractic office. You may park anywhere in the parking lot that has an open space.

Directions to Graf Hall Testing Site (Location #44 on the campus map)
Pacific Union College is located 45 minutes north of Napa. From the Napa area take Hwy 29 or Silverado Trail going north. (From Napa you'll go about 30 miles.) Turn right on Dear Park Road from either Hwy 29 or Silverado Trail. After about 4.5 miles Deer Park Road Changes names (not roads) from Deer Park to Howell Mountain Road. Continue 3.5 miles on into Angwin. As you enter Angwin, you will see tennis courts on your left; directly across form the tennis courts, turn right on La Jota. After the first speed bump turn left - you will go through an "s" turn, keep to your right. Continue up and around to the right, to the parking area with a grass median. The building where we are located, Graf Hall, will be on the east side of the parking area. Go to the north or left end of the parking area and there is a gradual incline cement walkway that goes up to the end of the building. You will see steps going down to the entrance of the testing room.

Directions to Chan Shun Hall (Location #23 on the campus map)
About one block after the tennis courts you will turn right onto Angwin Ave. (That sign is hard to see because it's small and only on the left side of the road). Then drive up the steep road not a through road and park along either side of the street or where space is available. Chan Shun Hall will be on the left. (Building above Davidian Hall)

National Test


Click on the test of interest for more information. Not all available tests listed. Contact the Career and Counseling Center for more information at (707) 965-7080.

CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test)

The California Basic Educational Skills Test is given to prospective teachers; scores are reported to prospective colleges and universities and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Visit www.cbest.nesinc.com for registration information.
Fees:
Location: Graf Hall (north end). See top of page for directions.
Schedule: Six times a year as listed in the CBEST registration bulletin.
Study Materials: Barron's How to Prepare for the CBEST is available through www.walmart.com for $11.96. For on line CBEST practice tests at no charge go to www.testprepreview.com/cbestpractice.htm.

CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers)

California Subject Examinations for Teachers is given to prospective teachers; scores are reported to prospective colleges and universities and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Visit www.cset.nesinc.com for registration information
Fees:
Location: Graf Hall (north end). See top of page for directions.
Schedule: CSET is offered six times a year.
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CLEP: College-Level Examination Program (College - Level Examination Program)

The College-Level Examination Program allows students to earn college credit by passing examinations on a variety of subjects. CLEP tests are computer-based, so students are able to obtain their scores immediately.
Fees: The College Board testing fee is $80. You must register and pay for the CLEP, at https://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam, prior to coming for the exam. An administration fee of $30 (cash only) is due on the day of the exam.
Location: Career & Counseling Center - Angwin Plaza, across from Market. See top of page for directions.
Schedule: CLEP tests are administered by individual appointment. Please call the Career and Counseling Center at (707) 965-7080 when you are ready to schedule a test. CLEP exams are administered on computer.
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DAT (Dental Admission Test)

The Dental Admission Test is given to students entering dental school; scores are reported to prospective dental schools. The test is computer-based and is not offered at PUC. Call (312) 440-2689 for registration information.
Fees:
Location: Graf Hall (north end). See top of page for directions.
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GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

The Graduate Management Admission Test is given to students entering graduate school in business; scores are reported to prospective colleges and universities. The GMAT is computer-based and is not offered at PUC. Visit www.gmat.org for registration information.
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GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

The Graduate Record Examination is given to students entering graduate school; scores are reported to prospective colleges and universities. Visit www.gre.org for registration information, or pick up a registration packet at the Career and Counseling Center, located in the Angwin Plaza across from the Market.
Fees:
Location: GRE tests are given in Graf Hall (north end). See top of page for directions.
Schedule: Three times a year as listed in the GRE registration bulletin.
Study Materials: For review of the general test, GRE: Practicing to Take the General Test is available at www.ets.org/store.html. For review of the subject tests, you will be sent a free Subject Test practice book when you register; however, since these tests are designed to measure knowledge gained over a long period of time, it is unlikely that "cramming" will increase your test scores.

LSAT (Law School Admission Test)

The Law School Admission Test is given to students entering law school; scores are reported to prospective law schools. Visit www.LSAC.org for online registration, or pick up a registration packet at the Career and Counseling Center.
Fees:
Location: LSAT tests are given in Graf Hall (north end). See top of page for directions.
Schedule: Three times a year as listed in the LSAT registration bulletin. PUC is a non-Saturday test center only; therefore, PUC does not administer the June LSAT since it is given at regular test centers on that date.
Study Materials: Visit www.LSAC.org for a variety of test preparation books, software, and videos.

MFAT (Major Field Achievement Test)

The Major Field Achievement Test is given to graduating seniors in business, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, music, and psychology. Scores are reported directly to PUC and may be included in student portfolios. You will be contacted by the Associate Academic Dean's office with registration information.
Fees: Paid by PUC.
Location: MFAT tests are usually given in Davidian Hall.
Schedule: The test is given during a student's final quarter at PUC. Student will receive letters from the Academic Deans Office with registration information.
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MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

The MCAT is no longer given at PUC. It is a computer-based test, and you can log on to www.aamc.org/mcat for information.
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National ACT (National American College Test)

The national American College Test is given to high school juniors and seniors; scores are reported to prospective colleges and universities. Visit www.act.org for registration information, or pick up a registration packet at the Career and Counseling Center.
Fees:
Location: Chan Shun Hall, Room 230. See top of page for directions.
Schedule: Four times a year as listed in the ACT registration bulletin.
Study Materials: Sample test booklets are available for purchase, as well as a CD-ROM entitled “ACTive Prep.” Visit www.act.org, then “ACT Store.”

PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test)

The Pharmacy College Admission Test is given to students entering pharmacy school; scores are reported to prospective pharmacy schools. Pick up a registration packet at the Career and Counseling Center.
Fees:
Location: Graf Hall (north end). See top of page for directions.
Schedule: As listed in the registration booklet.
Study Materials: No specific preparation materials have been recommended.

PRAXIS (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers)

The Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers are given to graduating students entering education; scores are reported to colleges and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. PRAXIS tests include one- and two-hour subject area tests and the MSAT, the Multiple Subject Assessment for Teachers. Visit www.teachingandlearning.org for registration information, or pick up a registration packet at the Career and Counseling Center.
Fees:
Location: PRAXIS tests are given in Graf Hall (north end). See top of page for directions.
Schedule: Offered eight times a year as listed in the PRAXIS registration bulletin.
Study Materials: A variety of test preparation materials are available at www.ets.org; click on ETS Store.

RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment)

The Reading Instruction Competence Assessment is given to prospective teachers at the end of their student teaching experience; scores are reported to colleges and universities and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Visit www.rica.nesinc.com for registration information, or pick up a registration packet at the Career and Counseling Center.
Fees:
Location: RICA tests are given in Graf Hall (north end). See top of page for directions.
Schedule: Six times a year as listed in the RICA registration bulletin. RICA is given on the same day as the CBEST.
Study Materials: PUC's Education Department offers a RICA preparation workshop. Contact the Education Department at (707) 965-7265.

Residual ACT (Residual American College Test)

The residual ACT is given to incoming freshmen and prospective nursing students who have not previously taken the ACT exam. This exam score can only be used at Pacific Union College for placement or scholarship purposes. The student has access to their individual scores but no score reports are generated for any other college, university or scholarship agency. The test consists of four sections: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. Incoming freshmen need to take the residual ACT during freshmen orientation if they have not previously taken the exam. Nursing students need to take the English section only.
Fees:
Location: Chan Shun Hall room 230. See top of page for directions.
Schedule: Test time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Please call the Nursing Department at (707) 965-7606 when you are ready to schedule a test. ACT Residual English only is given every month with the TEAS.
Study Materials: Visit www.act.org or any college or Public Library.

SAT Test (SAT I Reasoning and SAT II Subject Test)

The SAT I Reasoning Test and SAT II Subject Tests are given to high school juniors and seniors; scores are reported to prospective colleges and universities. Visit www.collegeboard.com for registration information, or pick up a registration packet at the Career and Counseling Center.
Fees:
Location: Chan Shun Hall room 230. See top of page for directions.
Schedule: Up to seven times a year as listed in the SAT registration bulletin.
Study Materials: Visit www.collegeboard.com for a variety of free materials or to visit the online store.

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

The Test of Essential Academic Skills is given to prospective nursing students.
Fees: $50 cash
Location: Library Computer Lab
Schedule: Nursing tests are administered monthly, USUALLY (but not always) on the third Sunday of the month, from 1 PM to 5 PM. Please call the Nursing Department at (707) 965-7606 when you are ready to schedule a test. This test is 3 hrs and 29 min long, not including a break. No calculator allowed on this test.
Study Materials: Study manual may be obtained for purchase by visiting www.ATItesting.com and for sample questions as well.