ID Policies

The best general rule for identification policies is to check requirements listed on your test’s registration website. The following guidelines apply to most exams delivered at Truman.

Digital IDs: Unless explicitly allowed for your test, do not expect to use any form of digital identification for test admissions. This includes State-issued digital IDs and photos of physical IDs.

  • Pearson VUE: “All IDs must be valid (not expired) and must be an original document (not a photocopy, fax, or digital ID).”
  • ETS (General GRE): ID must “be an original document; photocopied documents are not acceptable, and documents cannot be presented on a phone or any other electronic device.”
  • CLEP: ID must “be an original document—photocopied documents or images of IDs on cell phones are not authorized .”
  • Truman Senior Testing – Only physical, recent photo IDs are acceptable, including Truman IDs. Digital IDs, in any form, are not acceptable.
  • ACT: “ID must be in hard plastic card format. Paper or electronic formats are NOT acceptable.” ACT also offers an ID form with photo if you do not have a current official photo ID.
  • Subject GRE: ID must “be a physical ID; electronic ID issued to a mobile phone or any other electronic device is not acceptable”

Senior Testing: You need to present one recent, photo ID for check-in. Truman IDs, driver’s license, and passports are all acceptable for the MFT, ACAT, and CLA+. If your senior test is given at a Pearson or other testing center, those policies supersede – Truman IDs are not acceptable for Pearson, ETS, or similar exams.

Most Computer-Based Testing (Pearson / ETS / PAN): See your test’s policy for specific details, but you will definitely need one valid (unexpired) primary form of government-issued, photo ID. Driver’s license or passport work as a primary ID. Some exams require a secondary ID – often a signed debit/credit card or social security card. If you have a driver’s license and passport, one can act as a primary and the other as a secondary ID.

Temporary IDs: In many cases, an expired ID can be presented along with a temporary replacement, as long as it contains features such as a photo, name, and signature. Both the old and temporary IDs need to be provided for exams that allow temporary IDs.

Name Changes: Ideally, make every effort to ensure your name on your registration matches exactly with your ID. If you register with a name that does not match your ID due to marriage or another reason, you will need to present the original marriage certificate or other documentation indicating the previous name and new name, along with your current government-issued photo ID. If your exam requires the names to match, and doesn’t include a caveat for name changes, you will be turned away.

Name Variations: Most tests allow for slight variations of common names, such as James=Jim or Sandra=Sandy. If your test does not allow variations, you will be turned away.

Distance Examinees: Be sure to follow your institution’s instructions. This can vary quite a lot, but we will follow whatever guidance they provide to us.

Paper-based Exams (ACT / Subject GRE): You will need at least one form of current, photo ID. You will also need your admission ticket. Specific policies can vary, so see the ACT policies or Subject GRE policies for what is allowed and prohibited.