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Franklin University Test Center Earns National Recognition

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2012

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leader in educating working adults, is pleased to announce it has been awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) for its Student Learning Center (SLC).

The Franklin University SLC is one of the first test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed the intensive certification process to confirm its practices and services adhere to the rigorous NCTA professional standards established for a university testing center. 

Today’s announcement places the University’s Main Campus testing center as one of only 20 institutions who have earned certification distinction, out of over 600 NCTA member institutions.  Certification will be extended for a period of five years and can be renewed by demonstrating continued compliance to national standards.

Congratulations are extended to Tyler Marinelli, Assistant Director, Testing and Operations, and the entire staff of the Franklin University Student Learning center for maintaining high test administration standards and for excellent service to a wide variety of students and community members in the performance of their duties.

About the National College Testing Association
The National College Testing Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of professionalism and high quality service in the administration of testing programs, offers certification to college and university test centers that demonstrate exemplary practices.  NCTA membership numbers more than 1,700 testing professionals from over 600 colleges and universities as well as 42 test companies and organizations offering test-related products and services.  For more information visit:

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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