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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 provide training and equipment for those who are interested in operating the copier and/or PAR Score program themselves. As a public service 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.

Department Manager: Peggy Ingram –
Testing Facilitator: Cynthia Stewart –

PAR Center Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Location: Center for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies (CGUS) 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

Winter 2017 Calendar

Tests Administered on Campus

Test: ACT
Standardized Test Administration – The PAR Center administers external testing for Life University students and as a service to the community.

December 9, 2017

February 10, 2018

April 14, 2018

June 9, 2018

July 14, 2018

Contact for Registration:
Phone: 319.337.1270

Test:Castle Worldwide Inc.
Dates: Contact Worldwide Inc.
Phone: 919.572.6880

Test: Correspondence/Independent Study
Dates: Call to schedule
Contact for Registration: PAR Center
Phone: 770.426.2723

Dates: Call to schedule
Contact for Registration: IQ Solutions
Phone: 888.784.1290

Test: Dantes
Dates: Call to schedule
Contact for Registration: PAR Center
Phone: 770.426.2723

Test: EGSA
Dates: Call to schedule
Contact for Registration: Electrical Generating System Assn
Phone: 516.750.5575

Test: LSAT
December 2, 2017

February 10, 2018

Contact for Registration: Law School Admission Council

Test: MPRE
March 24, 2018

Contact for Registration: MPRE Application Department
Phone: 319.341.2500

Test Site:
Contact for Registration:
Phone: 202.721.0220

Test:  SAT
December 2, 2017

March 10, 2018

May 5, 2018

June 2, 2018

Contact for Registration: The College Board
Phone: 609.921.9000


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.
“Pencil and paper” independent exams are administered by appointment at 9:00 a.m. on most Fridays.  The cost is $20 per hour of testing time.  Payment must be made in the form of a check or money order payable to Life University.  Students should contact Peggy Ingram at (770) 426-2723 to schedule a testing appointment.  Photo identification is required for admission to take an examination.

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