Testing & Assessment Services

Due to the Coronavirus, All Classes & Offices of Lawson State will be working remotely (online). 
All testing will be rescheduled to a later date.
Email: help@lawsonstate.edu for all general questions.
Email: Counseling@lawsonstate.edu all Testing questions.


Welcome to the Testing and Assessment Center

Lawson State has two testing centers, one on each of its campuses.  The Testing Center is located in the Academic Success Center (2nd floor) on the Birmingham campus (West ) in Room 220, and in Building A, Room 183A on the Bessemer Campus. These student focused  facilities are designed to provide computer-based as well as paper and pencil testing in a secure environment. Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to meet their educational goals by offering assessments for course placement, program acceptance and/or college admittance and other exam services.

The Lawson State Community College Testing and Assessment Center offers a variety of testing services:

  • ACCUPLACER Placement Exam
  • American College Testing (ACT) 
  • ACT Residual 
  • ETS (Educational Testing Services)
  • Ability To  Benefit (ATB)


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Click on the Boot Camp icon to begin this free online course.  This is a Compass supported online program that aligns with Accuplacer.

General Policies

All students must show an official, current, photo ID in order to test. 

All fees must be paid in the Business Office on the Birmingham or Bessemer campus.  

Cell phones may not be used in the Testing Center.

Children are not allowed in the Testing Center. 

With prior approval from the Office of Disability Services, testing is available for students with disabilities.

All testing services are by appointment only.

Scheduling Information:

For scheduling, please feel to visit the testing center on either campus.  The Testing Center is located in the Academic Success Center  (2nd floor) on the Birmingham campus (West ) in Room 220, and in Building A, Room 183-A on the Bessemer Campus.
Or contact by us phone:

Birmingham Campus:
 (205) 929 - 2113 

Bessemer Campus:
(205) 929 - 3418