Current Fees

Fees effective July 1, 2019

Fees for undergraduate placement and exemption exams, graduate student foreign language proficiency exams, and other academic exams and distance learning proctoring are updated each year on July 1.

If you have questions about these fees, contact best@indiana.edu.

Undergraduate Placement & Exemption

ExamCost
IU Bloomington Online Placement Exam1$54.00
IU Bloomington Biology Exemption Exam2$26.50
IU Bloomington Calculus Placement Exam2$26.50
Media Placement Exam$15.60

1The IU Bloomington Online Placement Exam Fee covers mathematics and foreign language online placement exams that are overseen by BEST and that are taken unproctored by students. The fee will be assessed and appear on a student's bursar bill the first time a student takes an online placement exam in a testing year (March–February), and it will cover any additional such exams taken during that year.

2The IU Bloomington Biology and Calculus Advanced Placement and Exemption Exam Fee will be charged each time a student takes a biology or calculus exam for possible academic credit. These exams are proctored by BEST staff.

Graduate Foreign Language Proficiency

ExamCost
Group Testing
Cost
Individual Testing by Appointment
Graduate School Foreign Language Exam (GSFLE)3$20.80 per exam$52.00 per exam
Music First Year Language Exam (MFYLE)4$20.80 per exam$52.00 per exam

3The Graduate School Foreign Language Exam (GSFLE) is taken by some graduate students to meet University Graduate School foreign language reading proficiency requirements. Testing is offered during scheduled group test dates and by individual appointment upon demand and verification of examinee eligibility

4The Music First Year Language Exam (MFYLE) is taken by some graduate students to meet IU Jacobs School of Music foreign language proficiency requirements as required for their academic programs. Testing is offered during scheduled group test dates and by individual appointment upon demand and verification of examinee eligibility

Miscellaneous & Distance Learning

Category/ExamCost
Group Testing
Cost
Individual Testing by Appointment
Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA)5 - Combined TestN/A$51.00 per exam
Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA)5 - Reading, Mathematics, or Writing Subtest (scheduled and taken separately)N/A$20.40 per subtest
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)6N/A$31.00 per exam
Distance Learning ProctoringN/A$31.20 for exams with a time limit of two hours or less

$15.60 for each additional hour

5The Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing is taken by certain students to meet application requirements to the Indiana University School of Education. The CASA is offered as a Combined Test win which the three subtests are taken during the same testing appointment and scheduled as one exam. The subtests may also be scheduled individually in the same day or over multiple days.

6The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is taken by students applying to the Indiana University School of Nursing. The test fees are paid directly to the test sponsor at the time of registration. The test sponsor remits Indiana University's proctoring fee monthly via KFS invoices.

7Students taking exams for courses at other institutions, including Indiana University regional campuses, may choose to have these exams proctored by BEST staff instead of returning to their home institution for testing. The distance learning proctoring fee is based on the time limit of the exam and is charged per exam.