Need to take a test for your class? Visit the Testing Centers for a quiet, secure location for test-taking. Can't make it to one of our Testing Centers? We have a list of Out of Region Testing Locations outside of our campuses.
The Academic Testing Centers administer and proctor exams for many of the courses offered each semester. Check your course syllabus or with your instructor to see if you need to take your exams in the Testing Center.
Testing in Your Columbus State Courses
You may see software names like "Respondus Monitor" and "Lockdown Browser" indicated on your syllabus for some classes. You may also have instructors monitoring testing through platforms such as Teams, WebEx, Collaborate, and Zoom or you may see ProctorU as a virtual testing option. Your instructor 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.
Please note that your instructor will indicate in the course syllabus if your exam(s) are to be administered on one of the above-mentioned platforms or in the Testing Center.
Late-Arrival Policy: Please arrive fifteen (15) minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you arrive more than 15 minutes beyond your scheduled appointment time, you may be asked to reschedule. If you are taking an exam on your deadline date and you are not able to test due to a late-arrival, you must reach out to your instructor for a possible deadline extension.
I need to take my exam in the Testing Center. How do I make an appointment?
If you need to take your exam in the Testing Center, you will need to make an appointment to secure a seat.
You have three great choices for In-person testing: the Columbus Campus Testing Center in WD 223, the Delaware Campus Testing Center in MO 157, and the Dublin Testing Center in DB 311; so, make sure to look at all locations when making your appointments.
All Testing Center appointments are made through RegisterBlast. Follow these simple steps to make your appointment.
Information you will need (you will find this information in your Blackboard course or Syllabus):
- Cougar ID number
- Course Information for exam you want to take (Format: HIST 1151)
- Exam Name (Ex: Test 1, Quiz 2, Midterm)
- Instructor’s Name
- Exam Format (Online or Paper/Pencil)
Appointments to test in the Testing Center must be made 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date.
1. Sign into Blackboard then select the Schedule Academic Testing - Registerblast link from the Tools menu
2. Select the exam you wish to take from your enrolled courses
If you do not see your exam listed, please contact your instructor to verify it has been submitted. Exams are visible in Registerblast 3 business days after being submitted by the instructor.
3. If you are approved for accommodations, select your accommodations from the list.
4. Choose an exam date
5. Choose an exam time
6. Verify your demographic information and, if desired, sign up for text message notifications for your appointment.
7. Read and Agree to the Exam Guideline Acknowledgement
8. Add to Cart
9. Review and Complete Registration
If you experience problems scheduling your appointment, please call the Testing Center at (614) 287-5750.
What you will need when coming to the Testing Center to take your test:
Students will need to know their CSCC login credentials when coming to take exams.
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.
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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