Monday, August 25, 2008

Test Center makes top 100 list seven times

Want to advance your college education without losing credit for previous academic knowledge gained over the years in a different venue?

Rio Salado College lets you do just that.

Students can take the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam in Rio Salado’s Test Center at Rio @ Tempe.

CLEP is a testing program that gives students the opportunity to earn college credit for learning that is acquired in any type of rigorous classroom setting. Students attending any college may take the CLEP exam at Rio Salado and the credit can be applied to that institution.

For the seventh time, the college’s Test Center has been recognized by the College Board among the top 100 test centers in the country for the number of CLEP exams administered in 2007-08.

“It’s an honor,” Linda Lukey, Rio Salado Director of Testing in Academic Services said. “We make the Test Center very accessible. Our testing hours and accessibility are always designed with the working adult and busy schedules in mind.”

Rio Salado provided 300 CLEP tests in its Test Center at Rio @ Tempe during the 2007-08 fiscal year.

CLEP testing hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the Test Center at Rio @ Tempe, 2323 W. 14th St.

Rio Salado College is one of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. The college offers degrees and career and technical certificates in business, computer technology, early childhood and teacher education, healthcare, law enforcement and more. For information on the testing centers call 480-517-8560 or visit