Due to coronavirus concerns, we are moving placement testing online.
- All online and hybrid classes will assess students in an alternative manner/environment, including all final exams.
- All in-person classes converted to remote classes will assess students in an alternative manner/environment, including all final exams.
Your instructor will contact you directly with additional information.
For general coronavirus updates, see Coronavirus Updates & FAQs
Academic Testing Services Provided
Testing in Your Columbus State Courses
Important changes have been made to the way students take tests and other learning assessments in classes at Columbus State. Due to COVID-19, many campus buildings are temporarily closed, including the College Testing Center. With over 90% of our classes being held online, we are working with faculty to implement the best ways to test/assess learning in the remote environment while maintaining the important sense of community and trust that you value as part of your educational experience at Columbus State.
Columbus State Faculty take great pride in properly preparing you to graduate ready for certification exams, job opportunities, and/or successful transfer to other institutions. We are so grateful for their tireless dedication to finding creative ways to do this in the current environment. As part of this effort, each faculty member will make the decision about how academic testing/assessment is conducted in their individual courses. We encourage you to participate in conversations about testing expectations in each course.
You may see software names like "Respondus Monitor" and "Lockdown Browser" indicated on your syllabus for some classes. You may also have faculty members monitoring testing through platforms such as Teams, WebEx, Collaborate, and Zoom. Your faculty members will inform you of what testing/assessment methods will be used, and you will receive instructions on how to use the chosen software platforms, including practice tests and assistance with technology, as needed.
We are dedicated to supporting you in the remote learning environment to assure that your learning can continue uninterrupted, even in these uncertain times. We invite you to log into cscc.edu/learnon to explore all of the easy-to-access resources available to you anywhere you are learning.
If you need help obtaining the technology needed to take classes at Columbus State, we are here to help. We currently have Chromebooks and mobile hot spots available to loan to student in need. Contact Dr. Lisa Phillips in Student Affairs for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability Services Partnership
"It is Columbus State policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities." If you would like to request an approved testing accommodation, please contact the Disability Services Department, Columbus Campus, Eibling Hall Room 101, or call 287-2570.
- For more information, click on the link Disability Services Department website.
How to get started
Step 1: Students need provide their 7-digit Cougar/Student ID number when coming to take exams. Locate on CougarWeb or on their Cougar ID card.
Step 2: A valid photo identification is required. If an individual does not have valid identification, an exam will not be administered. (Valid identification is a state driver's license, state identification card, and/or CSCC Cougar student identification card.)
Step 3: Locate testing center location most convenient for you. Click on the College Testing Services Location and Hours.
All students are expected to adhere to the CSCC Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity policies. Students completing exams for other institutions and organizations are also required to abide by the exam policies and procedures outlined by those organizations. Anyone who violates these procedures will not be permitted to start or continue their exam session. Violations will be reported to the Student Conduct office, the instructor and/or exam vendor.
- For more on Testing Center Guidelines, visit the "What Do I Need to Know Before I Test".
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