The Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) supports the educational mission of NNU by providing high quality testing services in accordance with the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines and governmental regulations. The services provided for students, faculty, staff, community members, and business partners will be consistently rendered with an attitude of service that demonstrates value for relationships, personal excellence, diversity, and commitment to lifelong learning.
CASA only recommends study resources officially endorsed by the test publishers. Many other resources are available online and in print form.
LearningExpress General guidance for testing, and guidance for specific tests. Made available FREE to students in the State of Idaho.
Khanacademy.org Free resource with practice exercises and instructional videos in many subjects: math, science, history, grammar, programming, economics, and more.
The Testing Center now resides on the ground level of the Leah Peterson Learning Commons on NNU's campus in Nampa (Room 110 Center for Academic Success and Advising). The street address is 611 E. Dewey. View on campus map→
Tests and Services
As an NNU graduation requirement, students must complete the CAAP exam during either their junior or senior year. The exam is offered four times each year. Information about upcoming sessions is included on the registration tab: Register to take the CAAP exam→ Click here to view sample questions from each of the four sections (Writing Skills, Math, Science, Reading).
CASA is available to proctor tests for a variety of students' needs, including distance learning courses for NNU students and non-NNU students. This service is free for registered NNU students. There is a $25 proctor fee for non-NNU students. Call CASA to schedule an appointment: 208-467-8463.
Residual ACT Tests
NNU offers the Residual ACT for prospective students. A $50 fee is required. Call CASA to schedule an appointment: 208-467-8463.
NNU offers CLEP testing for college credit. Click here for the course substitutions allowed by NNU. Click here for information about scheduling and studying for CLEP tests. Click here to try a practice exam in the Next Steps section on CLEP's website. A $40 proctor fee is required for CLEP tests. A separate $80 fee is required by CLEP.
NNU offers COMPASS testing for Math and English proficiency and placement. A $10 fee per test is required. Click here for sample tests on the Compass website. Call CASA to schedule an appointment: 208-467-8463.
NNU offers DSST (formerly DANTES) testing for college credit. Click here for the course substitutions allowed by NNU. Click here for information about scheduling and studying for DSST tests. Click here to see practice exams on the DSST website. A $40 proctor fee is required for DSST tests. A separate $80 fee is required by DSST.