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North Shore Community College

Welcome to the Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing

The Center for Alternative Studies & Educational Testing (CAS) offers a wide variety of academic programs that promote lifelong learning and broaden educational opportunities for prospective and enrolled students.

New Students

Computerized Placement Testing (CPTs)
ESL Placement Testing
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Advanced Placement (AP credit)

Current Students

Faculty Make-up Testing
Testing for Distance Learning Courses
Computerized Placement Testing (CPTs)

Veteran Students

Credit for Military Experience
VALOR Act Academic Credit Evaluation Policy

Pre-College Testing

High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®)
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Testing for Other Agencies/Institutions

Proctored Testing

Satisfy Prerequisites

Basic Skills Core Requirement
Computer Literacy Challenge Exam
Keyboarding Challenge Exam

Earn Alternative Credit

Credit for Prior and Experiential Learning
How do I get credit for Prior Learning?
Advanced Placement (AP)
Contract Learning
Language Proficiency Testing
Directed Study
Departmental Exams
Credit for Private Music Instruction

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The Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing is a National College Testing Association certified testing center.

Important Links

Online Testing Registration

Testing Center Hours

CAS Staff

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