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PAR Center

The PAR Center at LIFE serves as a support center to faculty and provides testing services for national, professional certification and distance examinations to students and other examinees.

We are available to assist all faculty who wish to have their exams copied and/or scored and to provide training for those who are interested in learning more about the PAR Score program and the Ricoh copier functions.

As a public service to the surrounding communities and for our students, we contract with other universities and testing companies to administer tests following the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards and Guidelines.

“PAR” stands for Preparation, Analysis and Record keeping. The PAR Center offers services to faculty, staff and students of Life University.

Testing Coordinator: Cynthia Stewart –

Standardized Test Manager: Brianna Thompson –

PAR Center Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Location: College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Room 127
Phone: 770.426.2723
Fax: 770.792.6047

PAR Center Services

Exam Copying – This service is available to all members of the faculty. Exams may be left in the PAR Center for duplication and will be ready for pickup within 48 hours. A color copier is available for faculty use.

Copy Request Form

Scanning and Scoring – The PAR Center operates PARSCORE, a software program developed by Economics Research, Inc. Its functions are computerized test scoring, test analysis and electronic grade bookkeeping. The PARSCORE program has the capability to generate attendance rosters with dated columns for manual attendance record keeping, item analysis of test questions, score distributions, histograms and rosters with test scores and cumulative grades.

Exam scoring and grade bookkeeping are available to all faculty members. To participate in this system, courses must be registered with the PAR Center each quarter. Please allow 24 hours for processing.

Scanning Request Form

Par Score Course and Roster Request Form

The following national tests are administered at Life University. Follow the corresponding links to view their National Test Date Schedule.


*To view the dates that these National Tests will be administered on Life’s campus, please visit our Academic Calendar

Independent Study Exams

Life University offers an Independent Study Program designed for students who are participating in distance learning and/or degree efforts with another school. The testing staff will be responsible for maintaining the security of exam materials, checking identification of students, and administering exams in accordance with specific guidelines set by each institution and professor.

“Computer Based” and “Paper Based” independent exams are administered by appointment at 9:00 a.m. during the week. Photo identification is required for admission to take an examination. The cost is $20 per hour of testing time and payment must be made using our online portal by Credit or Debit Card only. Those students who wish to schedule a time to have their exam proctored, please complete this form and return it to Brianna Thompson via email at

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