With spring graduation coming up, many are rushing to fulfill
the standardized test requirements for additional schooling
or certification. These students may run into trouble, however,
when they learn that the University of Hawai‘i Testing Center
schedules the GRE only three times an academic year, and the
next one is April 12. Also, the scores will not be available
until after graduate school deadlines are past.
Don’t panic. You can take most tests at Prometric Testing Center
for the same price. The Hawai‘i Branch of this national company
is located close by in Suite 700 of the First Hawaiian Tower
building. Walk-in tests are possible, and appointments are taken
six days a week.
Jose Cosials, academic advisor with HPU's Center for Graduate
Studies, recommends Prometric to students. “They are right here
downtown, and they accommodate you and expedite the testing
process,” he said.
Prometric Testing Center offers an impressive variety of computerized
tests, including the GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL exams. “Just about
any professional test out there, we can administer it,” said
Linda, an administrative assistant. Testing at Prometric works
much like testing at an assigned site. Test-takers can call
for an appointment, and if they have a credit card, pay for
the exam over the phone.
On the exam day, to ensure security, Prometric requires pockets
to be emptied and all belongings stored in a locker. The test-taker
is allowed two pencils and some scratch paper, all provided
by Prometric. “We need to make absolutely sure that all test
materials stay in the testing center,” explained Linda.
Prometric Testing Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays,
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, on a first-come,
first-served basis. Call 441-5095 for an appointment or for