We Challenge. The testing center at SVSU

General Information

Please explore the following pages to find information regarding directions to the Testing Center, proctoring fees, scheduling, use of calculators and study material for testing.  

Directions to the Testing Center

Parking

  1. Enter through the main entrance of SVSU's campus which is located off of Bay Road.
  2. Head east, following College Drive West, past University Drive, Fine Arts Drive and Wickes Circle (After three stop signs).
  3. Park in D Lot which is located on the right after passing Wickes Circle and before Collings Drive (the fourth stop sign).
  4. If no spaces are available, continue east on College Drive West, passing Collings Drive and park in E Lot, located on the right, in front of the Ryder Center.

Inside the Building

  1. Enter the Herbert Dow Down Science Building through the door labeled, "Science Building and Library Entrance". There will be a Starbucks.
  2. Turn right and follow the hallway to the Zahnow Library entrance, which will be on the right, just before the glass doors at the end of the hallway.
  3. The Testing Center is located on the third floor of the Zahnow Library, to the left of the elevators. Visit the campus map here.

Exam

Proctoring Fee

Important Information

Alternative Testing for the Accessibility Resources & Accommodations Office

No charge

Students must be registered with the Accessibility Resources & Accommodations Office Office prior to the exam.

Make-Up Testing

$6.50

Students must have their instructor’s permission to take a make-up exam in the Testing Center. Instructors may proctor their own exams instead of using the Testing Center’s services; however, students should verify this before registering.

Accuplacer Math Retake

$10.00

There is no charge for students who are taking placement tests for the first time with the Testing Center. However, only Math Placement Tests can be retaken. Students are only allowed to retake the exam once, per the Math Department’s policy.

 

Note: Examinees taking their placement tests via the Accuplacer Voucher Program may be subject to proctoring fees, payable to the institution they have chosen to take their exam(s) with. SVSU and the Testing Center are not responsible for paying these or any other fees for students needing testing.

Proctored Exams for SVSU Students

$10.00

These are exams for SVSU students who are taking classes at other colleges or universities. (i.e. An SVSU student who is taking an online course at, for example, the University of Oklahoma over the summer, but is still in Michigan.)

Accuplacer Remote Placement Testing for Non-SVSU Students

$15.00

These are exams for students who wish to take an Accuplacer Placement Exam for an institution other than SVSU, using the Accuplacer Voucher Program.

Proctored Exams for Non-SVSU Students

$30.00

These are exams for Non-SVSU distance learners who are taking tests for other institutions. Students requiring multiple exams must register for the appropriate number of testing appointments. 

ServSafe National Restaurant Exam

$30.00

The fee listed here is the proctoring fee only. Testers must purchase their actual exams from the National Restaurant Association’s website. See “ServSafe National Restaurant Association Exams” under “Exams Offered” for further details.

Board Exams

  • Two and a half hours
  • Five hours

$75.00

$150.00

The fee listed here is the proctoring fee only. Testers must purchase their actual exam from the Board of Registry. Students must choose the appropriate time slot required to complete their tests. Exams that require five hours may not be scheduled for a shorter time slot, per the Board of Registry’s policy.

CLEP

$30.00

The fee listed here is the proctoring fee only. Testers must purchase their CLEP exam/CLEP ticket directly from College Board. Tickets must be presented to Testing Center staff on test day.

The Testing Center utilizes RegisterBlast, a third-party company, for scheduling exams, as well as collecting payment of proctoring fees. Testers wishing to schedule an exam should go to RegisterBlast and fill out the appropriate form provided on the website. (For specific scheduling directions, see the appropriate exam under “Exams Offered” on the Testing Center’s website.)  If payment is required, examinees will be prompted to pay at the end of the registration process via a debit or credit card. Once the form and payment have been submitted, a confirmation will be sent to the email provided on the RegisterBlast form. Examinees should read this in detail as it shows confirmation of payment, the title of the exam, the date and time the test was scheduled for, and the Testing Center’s rules.

It should be noted that board exams and ServSafe National Restaurant Association tests require examinees to register directly with their organizations before contacting the Testing Center and/or registering on RegisterBlast. 

Each testing organization that is affiliated with the Testing Center at SVSU has a different policy regarding the usage of calculators. These policies will be strictly adhered to. Please see below for each organizations’ policy. SVSU students that have a documented calculator accommodation must be registered with the Office of Accessibility Resources and Accommodations. Non-SVSU students/testers who also need this accommodation must contact the appropriate testing organization to seek approval to use a calculator.

Exam

Calculator Policy

Make-Up Tests

The policy is dependent on each instructor. Cell phones or other electronic devices are not permissible as calculators.

Proctored Exams

The policy is dependent on each instructor. Cell phones or other electronic devices are not permissible as calculators.

ServSafe National Restaurant Exams

No calculator is allowed.

Board Exams

The policy is dependent on both the Board of Registry as well as which exam is being administered.  Cell phones or other electronic devices are not permissible as calculators.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

No outside calculators allowed. For math tests, only the built-in CLEP calculator may be used.

Accuplacer Placement Exams

No outside calculators allowed. A calculator, which is allowed on only certain math questions, is already built into the Accuplacer program. The calculator that appears may be basic, scientific and/or graphing - depending on the question being asked.

Exam

Study Options

Reading Placement Exams

Accuplacer provides a study application. To access it, visit the Accuplacer website.

Math Placement Exams

Accuplacer provides a study application. To access it, visit the Accuplacer website.

 

It is also recommended that testers make an appointment with the Math and Physics Resource Center, which is located on the second floor of the Zahnow Library.

Course Exams

SVSU students who need help studying for their course exams can visit the Center for Academic Achievement, which is located on the second floor of the Zahnow Library.

ServSafe Exams

The National Restaurant Association provides online classes and study materials to those looking to become ServSafe Food Safety Managers. To view and/or purchase these materials, visit the ServSafe website.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP offers study guides through the College Board website (https://clep.collegeboard.org/earn-college-credit/practice). It is highly recommended that students only use current study materials for their exams as College Board creates new study materials yearly for their updated exams.

CONTACT US.






Testing Center
Zahnow 308
testing@svsu.edu
(989) 964-2820