Academia and admissions

As part of the world’s largest learning company, Pearson VUE takes great pride in helping hundreds of  testing programs and millions of candidates achieve their goals through education.

From high school through professional development, Pearson VUE provides testing in many different academic environments.

Helping students succeed

The GED® Testing Service is a joint venture between Pearson VUE and the American Council on Education to advance and deliver the GED® Test. The GED® Test is the most widely accepted measure of high school equivalency. With millions of adults in the United States lacking a high school diploma, the GED® Testing Service provides a second chance for these individuals to gain the skills they need in order to improve career prospects or seek higher education.

Building a strong foundation

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, provides foundational-level IT testing in schools and corporations to help prepare individuals with digital skills to compete in the global workplace. Thousands of Certiport Authorized Testing Centers deliver millions of exams used to award important entry-level IT credentials.

Supporting critical admissions decisions

Pearson VUE delivers the world’s most important exams used to admit individuals into professional or post-university programs. We began administering the Graduate Management Admission Test®(GMAT®) required by many business schools in 2003 and the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) in 2010. Pearson VUE delivers the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)-India and the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) among other excellent assessments.

Bringing innovation to online education

High-caliber universities with online distance education programs need secure testing. Whether in a test center or via remote Internet-based delivery, from end-of-course exams to prior learning assessments, Pearson VUE has the flexibility to provide multiple delivery methods for distance educators such as HBX, a digital learning initiative powered by the faculty of Harvard Business School and Excelsior College.

Assessing prospective educators

Pearson is the most experienced provider of educator licensure assessments. We work with state education agencies nationwide to evaluate the competency of individuals pursuing their teaching license. We deliver custom-designed and ready-to-use assessments that align to state-approved content and professional standards. Assessments are supported by a suite of personalized tools and services.​

Measuring English proficiency

Pearson VUE delivers English language proficiency exams for non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their English language ability.

PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE is accepted by thousands of institutions worldwide, as well as by the UK and Australian governments for visa applications.

PTE Professional measures spoken and written English fluency for global business professionals. PTE Professional is an effective way to assess an individual’s ability to proficiently function within global business settings that require strong English communication skills.

Both exam programs measure the fundamentals of the English language – speaking, listening, reading and writing – and align with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages and the Global Scale of English (GSE).

Learn more about our solutions

As part of the world’s largest learning company, Pearson VUE takes great pride in helping hundreds of testing programs and millions of candidates achieve their goals through education. To learn more about how we serve our academic clients, please contact us.