University Counseling and Testing Service

Paper Based Testing

NOTE: Testing for ALEKS, Correspondence, ISU online classes, and CNA exams are available Monday through Thursday from 8:00am until 2:00pm. Call for availability: (208) 282-4907.

The following examinations are offered as paper-pencil tests at Graveley Hall South, 2nd Floor Testing Center, Room 251. To make appointments for these tests, call (208) 282-4907.


An HSE is not the same as a High School Diploma; it is the GED with an American Government course.

An American Government course may be submitted if you have:

To obtain an HSE Certificate Examinee must submit:

Information regarding an Idaho HSE:

ACT - American College Testing

The ACT Residual Test is held once per month, please call for dates:

  1. How to Register and what is the fee?
    Pre-registration and payment of a $60 non-refundable fee is due at the time of registration. If registering by mail, please send it to the following address. Checks should be made out to ISU and include the name, phone #, last four of SS# and test date. Current Photo Identification is required on the day of test.
  2. What is the Residual ACT and when is it offered?
    The Residual ACT is offered each semester for students who haven't taken the ACT on the national test dates. Residual ACT scores are not transferable to other educational institutions.
  3. What is the ACT?
    The ACT assessment is a standardized exam used for admission purposes. The exam measures skills in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.


Idaho State University
Counseling and Testing Service
921 South 8th Street - Graveley Hall South #351
Stop 8027
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
Phone: 208-282-4907


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209