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Our mission is to administer tests accurately for faculty, members of the community and students which supports degree attainment and career advancement, and encourage diversity in an environment that is safe and conducive to success. We treat learners with respect while providing quality customer service. We subscribe to the standards of the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

Students may report to the TC to take their COMPASS Placement test, Distance Learning exams, traditional classroom makeup exams, and to request proctoring service for a non-CSCC exam for a small fee. You must report two hours before closing if you plan to take the COMPASS Placement test. The COMPASS Placement Test is a computerized diagnostic exam to help new students identify their appropriate starting level for reading, writing and math courses. After a student completes the COMPASS test he/she will be directed to the Advising and Counseling Services to speak with an advisor to have his/her scores interpreted. An advisor will assist him/her in selecting their first semester courses.

The Distance Learning and makeup exams are administered in the TC and the results are obtained from the instructor. The TC is a facility designed to meet the needs of and enhance the learning experience of examinees.

Testing is done on a walk-in basis. A valid photo ID is required. No tests will be administered within one hour of closing.

NOTE: Students will need to know their Cougar/Student ID number when coming to take exams. This can be found on student's schedule accessed through CougarWeb or on their Cougar ID card.

Testing is available at  the Dublin, Gahanna and Westerville surburban locations and the Delaware Campus.
Click here for Dublin, Gahanna and Westerville Hours and Services
Click here for Delaware Campus Hours and Services

 

TC Services Provided

COMPASS/ESL Placement Test
The COMPASS/ESL Placement Test is a computerized assessment for new students used to identify the appropriate starting level for reading, writing, and math courses. If you wish to take the COMPASS placement test, you must report two hours before the Testing Center closes.  After taking the test, Advising and Counseling Services will interpret your scores.

Departmentalized Testing
The Testing Center provides pre-arranged testing services that meet the curricular needs of individual departments throughout the college.

Distance Learning Exams
Courses taught via the web, hybrid, blended or video methods may have tests administered by the Testing Center. Results of the test can be obtained from the instructor.

Classroom Makeup Exams
Students enrolled in traditional classroom courses that receive course curriculum by classroom lecture may take an exam in the Testing Center. These exams are submitted via drop off by the instructor who has deemed the student missed a classroom examination due to a medical emergency, personal crisis, etc. - situations that are third party documented. Results of the test can be obtained from the instructor.

Where is the TC?
The Testing Center is located on the lower level of Aquinas Hall in room 002, on Columbus State's main campus, 550 East Spring Street, near downtown Columbus. Students should report the Receiving Area and then they will be directed to the Testing Arena. Click to see a virtual tour of the lobby and testing arena.

Click here for Dublin Center information and directions to the site

Click here for Gahanna Center information and directions to the site

Click here for Westerville Center information and directions to the site

Click here for Delaware Campus information and directions to the campus