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Test Anxiety Management

Test anxiety is worry or fear caused by having to take tests, and most students feel some level of anxiety in testing situations. However, for some students, test anxiety is so intense that it negatively affects their academic success.

“If you knew that you could handle anything that came your way, what would you have to fear…” — Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

The objective of the P.A.S.S. Test Anxiety Management program is to help students gain confidence in their test preparation and test taking skills. Taking control of test anxiety and minimizing its negative effects is possible through Preparation Assessment, Strategies, and Stress Management.


Develop strategies and techniques to improve your test preparation. Learn more about test preparation


Complete surveys to determine the sources of your anxiety and select appropriate study strategies to decrease your anxiety. Learn more about assessing sources of test anxiety


Learn effective test taking strategies for multiple choice, true-false, and essay exams. You can then take a practice test to apply the strategies. Learn more about test taking strategies

Stress Management

Practice techniques to help you relax and cope before, during, and after an exam. Learn more about stress management

After completing the P.A.S.S. program, contact the Academic Resource Center if you want further information or individual assistance in improving your test preparation or test taking skills.