TEST FEES AND PAYMENT POLICIES

MTEL Fees

Test Registration Fees
Registration processing fee (per paper-based test date or computer-based test) $30

Computer-based testing fee (per computer-based test registration) $25

Communication and Literacy Skills test
reading subtest $30

writing subtest $40

General Curriculum test
multi-subject subtest $50

mathematics subtest $50

Vocational Technical Literacy Skills Test
reading subtest $30

writing subtest $40

Academic (PreK–12) subject matter test $100

Adult Basic Education subject matter test $100

Late registration fee (paper-based testing) $30

Emergency registration fee (paper-based testing) $50
Additional Service Fees
Change of registration fee (paper-based testing) $25

Fee for additional copy of test results (per copy) $10

Rescoring fee (multiple-choice answer documents for paper-based tests only) $25

Fee to clear an account (for example, due to a disputed credit card charge) $20

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Computer-based testing. If after registering for an MTEL computer-based test you wish to withdraw your registration, you may do so by completing and submitting a Withdrawal/Refund Request Form for Computer-Based Testing before scheduling your test appointment.

If you have already scheduled your test appointment, you must first cancel your test appointment through your account at least 24 hours before your scheduled testing time. Then, to withdraw your registration, you must complete and submit a Withdrawal/Refund Request Form for Computer-Based Testing.

Refer to "Changing Your Registration" for complete information about how to cancel a test appointment or submit a Withdrawal/Refund Request Form.

If your original registration was for both Communication and Literacy Skills or General Curriculum subtests, withdrawal of the registration will apply to both subtests. You may not withdraw from or receive a refund for only one subtest if your original registration was for both subtests.

If you withdraw your registration before you have scheduled your test appointment or if you cancel your test appointment at least 24 hours before your scheduled testing time and then withdraw your registration, you will receive a full refund of your test fees and the computer-based testing fee. The registration processing fee will not be refunded. Your refund will be issued by Evaluation Systems within four weeks of receipt of your request.

If you are absent from the test, you will not receive a refund or credit of any kind. (See the absentee policy in "Reporting to the Test Center.")

Paper-based testing. If after registering for the MTEL you wish to withdraw from one or more tests for which you have registered, you must submit your request by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on the late registration deadline. Refer to "Changing Your Registration" for information about how to withdraw from a test.

If you withdraw by the late registration deadline, you will receive a partial refund of your test fees, as applicable:

The registration processing fee will not be refunded. If you registered during the late registration period, the late registration fee will not be refunded. Refunds will be issued approximately five weeks after the test date.

You may not withdraw your registration or receive a refund if you register during the emergency registration period. If you are absent from the test, you will not receive a refund or credit of any kind. (See the absentee policy in "Reporting to the Test Center.")

Payment Methods

The fees for registration must be paid using a credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) or a debit or check card that carries the VISA or MasterCard logo and that can be used without the entry of a personal identification number (PIN). Bank cards without a VISA or MasterCard logo cannot be accepted. The merchant name that will appear on your credit card statement is "Eval Systems Test Fee."

The fees for services requested by mail ("Additional Service Fees" in the table above) must be paid by personal check, cashier's check, or money order. Checks and money orders must be made payable to Evaluation Systems in U.S. dollars. Please write the last five digits of your social security number or your Department-issued identification number on your payment. Do not send cash.

Payment Policies

If you register to take the same test on multiple test dates and pass the test on the first test date, you will not be issued a refund for your additional registrations on the basis of your passing performance.

If you have any outstanding balance owed by you to Evaluation Systems after a test session for which you were registered, all of your test results for that test date may be permanently voided and therefore not reported to you, to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or to any institutions.

The following policies apply to you when you have an outstanding balance with Evaluation Systems:

If a credit card charge for an Evaluation Systems service for you is disputed:

Additionally, if a personal check submitted by you is returned by the bank:

Testing on Consecutive Test Dates (paper-based testing only)

If you are concerned that you might have failed a paper-based test (but have not yet received your score report), you may wish to wait until you receive your test results to register for the next paper-based test date. Because some score report dates fall on or after the regular registration deadline for the next test date, there is a provision for waiving the late or emergency registration fee for candidates who plan to take the same test(s) on the next consecutive test date. This fee will be waived only if you failed the test. If you failed the test, your status as a consecutive test date candidate will be confirmed when you register for the next test date, and your late or emergency registration fee will automatically be waived.

Fee waivers are valid during the late or emergency registration period for the next test date. For the May 10, 2014, and July 12, 2014, test dates, the fee waiver will apply to the late registration fee, as the score report dates for the March 1, 2014, and May 10, 2014, test dates fall during the late registration period for the May 10, 2014, and July 12, 2014, test dates, respectively.

If you plan to register for consecutive test dates and require alternative testing arrangements, please call (413) 256-2892 or (866) 565-4894 as soon as possible to discuss your request.