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SOWELA is currently closed to the public at this time. This closure includes SOWELA’s Testing Centers (Lake Charles, Jennings/Morgan Smith, and Oakdale). At this time, registration for future test sessions is closed. Students that were scheduled to test that have not been contacted or that have questions can email testing@sowela.edu. Please continue to monitor the SOWELA website for updates. Thank you for your patience.

The SOWELA Testing Center provides students with a testing environment where tests are administered accurately and securely.

The SOWELA Testing Center is committed to …

  • Providing testing services that meet the needs of the college and community.
  • Maintaining the highest compliance with nationally recognized professional testing standards.
  • Creating an optimal testing environment.


The Testing Center is located at 3824 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Avenue in the Sycamore Student Center. Visitor parking is located East of the building, and the entrance to the Testing Center is located on the West side of the building. Click the following link to view the Campus Map.

Testing Information

The links in the table below provide more information on the types of tests administered by SOWELA’s Testing Center. Some of these exams can be scheduled by clicking Exam Registration (opens new window).

New Placement Test – Next Generation ACCUPLACER College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
American College Testing (ACT) (opens new window) Certiport
(High School Equivalency Assessments)
ACT WorkKeys Louisiana State Board of Contractors (LSBC)
Advanced (AP) Placement Testing (PDF)
Pearson Vue
Correspondence/Proctored Testing
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) (opens new window)
TEAS testing dates Nursing Fundamentals Exam
Schedule a Test

Contact Information:

Randall Guidry, Student Success Advisor – (337) 421-6973
Danielle Schofield, Testing Center Coordinator – (337) 421-6953


Note: It is SOWELA’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. For more information regarding disability services, email testing@sowela.edu or christine.collins@sowela.edu.

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