Acceptable Forms of Identification

The Office of Student Assessment and Testing provides this summary of acceptable forms of identification, listed by exam, for convenient browsing. However, the Office of Student Assessment and Testing asserts this is not a complete list and is subject to change without notice.

Candidates are strongly advised to refer to the appropriate and relevant literature provided by the test company for a complete understanding of acceptable forms of identification required for presentation on the day of the test.

ACT

What identification will I have to show at the test center?

• Acceptable photo identification
• Your printed ACT admission or standby ticket with your photo printed on it.

The ID you present, including any required signatures, must be original, not a photocopy or reproduction, and your name must be in English. School ID that is printed (e.g., from a website) or not in a hard card format is not acceptable.

If your appearance has changed and you do not have acceptable photo ID that matches your current appearance, you may use the ACT Student Identification Letter (with current photo). Questions about ID policy should be directed to ACT Student Services.

Acceptable forms of identification:

Only the following forms of identification are acceptable. If it is not on this list, it is not acceptable, and you will not be admitted to test.

Current official photo ID

• Must be an original, current (valid) ID issued by a city/state/federal government agency or your school. Note: School ID must be in hard plastic card format. Paper or electronic formats are NOT acceptable.
• Your first and last names must match the ticket.
• The photo must be clearly recognizable as you.

ACT Student Identification Letter with Photo

• You MUST present the ACT Student Identification Letter with Photo if you do not have a current official photo ID as described above.
• It must be completed by a school official or notary public; neither may be a relative.
• All items must be completed.
• Download the letter here.

ACT Talent Search Identification Letter

If you are participating in an academic talent search program and were not required to submit a photo with your registration you must present your ACT Talent Search Identification Letter. If you are participating in an academic talent search program and were required to submit a photo when you registered, you must present either a current official photo ID or an ACT Student Identification Letter with Photo.

Unacceptable identification:

You will not be admitted if you present any forms of ID other than those listed as acceptable.

The following are examples of unacceptable identification:

• ACT ticket alone
• Birth certificate
• ChildFind ID card
• Credit, charge, bank or check cashing cards, even with photo
• Diploma
• Family portrait or graduation picture, even if the name is imprinted on the photo
• Fishing or hunting license
• ID issued by an employer
• ID letter that is not an official ACT identification letter
• Learner's driving permit (if it doesn't include a photo)
• Temporary/replacement driver's license (if it doesn't include a photo)
• Organization membership card
• Passport or other photo ID so old that the person presenting it cannot be identified
• Personal recognition by anyone, including members of the test center staff, classmates, parents, counselors, and teachers
• Photo ID of parents
• Photo with your name embossed or printed on it by a photographer
• Photocopies or reproductions
• Photos issued by a business for promotional purposes (e.g., amusement parks)
• Police report of a stolen wallet or purse
• Printed, stamped, or photocopied signatures
• Published photo, including yearbook or newspaper
• Report card
• Social Security card
• Telephone calls to counselors, teachers, or school officials
• Traffic ticket, even with a physical description and signature
• Transcript, even with photo
• Webpage with photo

For current information go to ACT acceptable forms of Identification.

MAT

You must present two valid (i.e., unexpired) forms of identification (ID). Your primary form of ID must be government-issued and contain both your photograph and your signature. The second form of ID is not required to have your photograph or signature.

Acceptable primary forms of ID (government-issued with photograph and signature) include:

• Driver’s license
• Government-issued identification card or passport

Acceptable secondary forms of ID (photograph and signature not required) include:

• Credit card
• Library card
• Utility bill with your name and address appearing exactly the same as on your primary form of ID

For current information download a copy of taking the Miller Analogies Test and refer to the section on "acceptable forms of identification".

PAA

El día del examen se le requerirá presentar una identificación válida (no vencida) con fotografía reciente:

• Pasaporte
• Visa láser
• Licencia de conducir de E.U.
• Identificación del Departamento de Seguridad Pública de los E. U.
• Identificación Militar de los E. U. o Internacional
• Carta Notariada
• Relación de estudios con sello válido de la institución

TOEFL

Test takers are advised to bring at least two forms of acceptable ID each time they report to a test center. With few exceptions, ID documents must meet all of the following requirements. Each ID document must:

• be an original document; photocopied documents are not acceptable
• be valid; expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable
• include the test taker's full name matching exactly the name used to register
• include a recent photograph that clearly matches the test taker
• include the test taker's signature

Follow this link to learn more about what to bring on Test Day.

TEAS

You must bring to the test center one piece of current, government-issued identification printed in English, in the name in which you registered, bearing your photograph and signature.

Acceptable forms of identification include the following:

• Driver's license with photograph and signature
• Passport with photograph and signature
• State identification with photograph and signature (provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles for individuals who do not have a driver's license)
• National identification with photograph and signature
• Military identification with photograph and signature
• Alien Registration Card (green card, permanent resident visa)

Unacceptable forms of identification include:

• draft classification cards
• credit cards of any kind
• social security cards
• student IDs
• international driver's licenses
• international student IDs
• notary-prepared letters or documents
• employee identification cards
• learner's permits or any temporary identification cards
• automated teller machine (ATM) cards

If you do not have proper identification at the time of your test, you will be denied admission to the test session. If you are refused admission to the test, for any reason, you will be considered absent and will receive no credit or refund of any kind.

HIGHER LEVEL MATH TEST

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Driver's License or State ID
• School ID
• Passport
• Military ID
• Tribal ID
• Naturalization Card

Unacceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Charge, bank, credit, or check cashing cards
• Employee ID
• Photo ID Issued for Promotional Purposes (e.g. amusement park)
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Organization Membership Card
• Child Find ID Card
• Police Report of Stolen Wallet or Purse
• Parents Photo ID
• Graduation Photo
• Fishing or Hunting License
• Web Page with Photo

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Driver's License or State ID
• School ID
• Passport
• Military ID
• Tribal ID
• Naturalization Card

Unacceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Charge, bank, credit, or check cashing cards
• Employee ID
• Photo ID Issued for Promotional Purposes (e.g. amusement park)
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Organization Membership Card
• Child Find ID Card
• Police Report of Stolen Wallet or Purse
• Parents Photo ID
• Graduation Photo
• Fishing or Hunting License
• Web Page with Photo

SPANISH/FRENCH

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Driver's License or State ID
• School ID
• Passport
• Military ID
• Tribal ID
• Naturalization Card

Unacceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Charge, bank, credit, or check cashing cards
• Employee ID
• Photo ID Issued for Promotional Purposes (e.g. amusement park)
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Organization Membership Card
• Child Find ID Card
• Police Report of Stolen Wallet or Purse
• Parents Photo ID
• Graduation Photo
• Fishing or Hunting License
• Web Page with Photo

SPEECH

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Driver's License or State ID
• School ID
• Passport
• Military ID
• Tribal ID
• Naturalization Card

Unacceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Charge, bank, credit, or check cashing cards
• Employee ID
• Photo ID Issued for Promotional Purposes (e.g. amusement park)
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Organization Membership Card
• Child Find ID Card
• Police Report of Stolen Wallet or Purse
• Parents Photo ID
• Graduation Photo
• Fishing or Hunting License
• Web Page with Photo

COMPASS ESL

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Driver's License or State ID
• School ID
• Passport
• Military ID
• Tribal ID
• Naturalization Card

Unacceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Charge, bank, credit, or check cashing cards
• Employee ID
• Photo ID Issued for Promotional Purposes (e.g. amusement park)
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Organization Membership Card
• Child Find ID Card
• Police Report of Stolen Wallet or Purse
• Parents Photo ID
• Graduation Photo
• Fishing or Hunting License
• Web Page with Photo

CLEP

Candidates are required to present an official identification card on the day of the test. A driver’s license, passport or other government-issued identification that includes a photograph and signature. Candidates will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on the candidate’s ID must match the name on their registration ticket. The ID presented at the test site must meet the following criteria:

• Be government-issued
• Be an original document — photocopied documents are not acceptable
• Be valid and current — expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recently they may have expired.
• Bear the test-taker's full name, in English language characters, exactly as it appears on the Registration Ticket, including the order of the names.
• Middle initials are optional and only need to match the first letter of the middle name when present on both the ticket and the identification.
• Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker
• Include the test-takers signature
• Be in good condition, with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph
• Military test-takers, bring your military ID

Home-school students and high school students, if you do not have the required government-issued ID, please complete a Student ID Form, which is valid for one year. The form must be accompanied by a recognizable photo, with a school or notary seal overlapping the photo. The form must be signed in front of a school official or notary. If you fail to present appropriate ID, you will not be tested. Examples of other types of acceptable ID include:

• Government-issued passport with name, photograph and signature
• Driver’s license with name, photograph and signature
• State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph and signature
• Military ID with name, photograph and electronic signature
• National ID with name, photograph and signature
• Tribal ID card with name, photograph and signature • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship with name, photograph and signature
• A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) with name, photograph and signature

NO OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED

DSST

Candidates are required to present an official identification card on the day of the test. A driver’s license, passport or other government-issued identification that includes a photograph and signature. Candidates will be asked to show this identification to be admitted to the testing area. The last name on the candidate’s ID must match the name on their registration ticket. The ID presented at the test site must meet the following criteria:

• Be government-issued
• Be an original document — photocopied documents are not acceptable
• Be valid and current — expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable, no matter how recently they may have expired.
• Bear the test-taker's full name, in English language characters, exactly as it appears on the Registration Ticket, including the order of the names.
• Middle initials are optional and only need to match the first letter of the middle name when present on both the ticket and the identification.
• Bear a recent recognizable photograph that clearly matches the test-taker
• Include the test-takers signature
• Be in good condition, with clearly legible text and a clearly visible photograph
• Military test-takers, bring your military ID

Home-school students and high school students, if you do not have the required government-issued ID, please complete a Student ID Form, which is valid for one year. The form must be accompanied by a recognizable photo, with a school or notary seal overlapping the photo. The form must be signed in front of a school official or notary. If you fail to present appropriate ID, you will not be tested. Examples of other types of acceptable ID include:

• Government-issued passport with name, photograph and signature
• Driver’s license with name, photograph and signature
• State or Province ID issued by the motor vehicle agency with name, photograph and signature
• Military ID with name, photograph and electronic signature
• National ID with name, photograph and signature
• Tribal ID card with name, photograph and signature • A naturalization card or certificate of citizenship with name, photograph and signature
• A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) with name, photograph and signature

NO OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED

THEA

Identification Policy

In order to take the THEA IBT, you must bring two forms of personal identification, one of which is photographic identification, to the test center. Examples of photographic identification include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Valid driver's license
• Valid passport
• Student identification card
• Military identification card
• Current alien registration card
• Department of Public Safety card
• Matricula Consular

Acceptable forms of non-photographic identification include, but are not limited to, the following:

• pay stub
• insurance card
• social security card
• valid credit card
• yearbook
• description of the examinee written on high school or college stationery and signed by an official of that institution

All forms of identification must be originals. Photocopies will not be accepted. If you do not have photographic identification, you may not be admitted to the test center.

If you are refused admission because you do not provide proper identification, you will be considered absent and will receive no refund or credit of any kind. You may reschedule your test appointment at the test center's convenience.

If the name on your identification differs from the name in which you are registering, you must bring official, original verification of the change (e.g., original marriage certificate, original court order).

Before testing, the test proctor will verify that the information on your identification documents matches your registration information. If your score report is produced at the test center after test completion, the proctor will also verify that the name appearing on the score report matches the name on your identification documents.

For current information go to THEA – What to Bring.

TExES

ID Document Requirements

With few exceptions, ID documents must meet all of the following requirements. Each ID document must:

• be an original document; photocopied documents are not acceptable
• be valid; expired documents (bearing expiration dates that have passed) are not acceptable
• bear the test taker's full name exactly (excluding hyphens, accents and spaces) as it appears at the time of registration and on the admission ticket
• bear a recent photograph that clearly matches the test taker
• bear the test taker's signature (the name and signature on the ID documents must match)

See Unacceptable ID Documents.

See Exceptions and Requirements if:

• you have a multiple-part last name (e.g., Pena-Delgado or Suarez Thomas)
• your name has recently changed
• you are in the process of renewing your driver's license
• you are testing outside your country of citizenship
• you are not a U.S. Citizen and you are testing within the U.S.
• you are in the U.S. military
• you are unable to meet ID requirements
• you have any questions about the acceptability of your ID document(s)

Acceptable Primary ID Documents

The following ID documents are acceptable for admission to a test center within your country of citizenship:

• Passport (must be current)
• Government-issued driver's license
• State or Province ID card (including those issued by motor vehicle agencies)
• National ID card
• Military ID card

For current information go to Identification (ID) Requirements.

QUALIFYING EXAMS

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Driver's License or State ID
• School ID
• Passport
• Military ID
• Tribal ID
• Naturalization Card

Unacceptable Forms of Photo ID

• Charge, bank, credit, or check cashing cards
• Employee ID
• Photo ID Issued for Promotional Purposes (e.g. amusement park)
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Organization Membership Card • Child Find ID Card
• Police Report of Stolen Wallet or Purse
• Parents Photo ID
• Graduation Photo
• Fishing or Hunting License
• Web Page with Photo

UTEP Codes: ACT: 4223; AP, CLEP, SAT, TOEFL: 6829; THEA: 357; DSST: 8021;