BYU offers testing services at 101 colleges, universities

PROVO, Utah — BYU is now offering its testing services at 101 colleges and universities across the United States.

As a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers, BYU is currently making it possible for its students to take tests at locations other than the BYU campus.

The Midwest Professional Association of College Testing established the consortium to allow students enrolled in classes at local colleges and universities to take their examinations at institutions of higher learning across the country rather than travel to the original institution to take an exam.

BYU's Testing Center, the largest college testing center in the United States, was one of the first testing centers to join the organization, which is expected to exceed 500 members within the next few months. BYU also hosts the official Web site for the consortium.

"The consortium will allow BYU students — who for some reason or another have to leave Provo — a chance to keep up with their classes and take their tests at one of the 101 facilities across the country," said Bud Wood, BYU Testing Services manager. "We are excited to be one of the first universities to offer these resources to our students."

BYU's Testing Center administers more than 800,000 tests per year.