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COVID-19 Update

The Testing Center is doing face-to-face testing on a scaled down basis. Due to social distancing guidelines and safety precautions, the maximum number of testers that may be tested in the lab at one time is nine (9).

If you have any questions, please contact the Testing Center staff during normal work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 903.886.5122 or by email at [email protected].

The Testing Center will continue to make adjustments if deemed necessary by senior leadership and post changes to our webpage.

We appreciate your continued understanding and patience during this time.

FACE COVERINGS

The Testing Center and A&M-Commerce require the use of face coverings in the Welcome Center and testing lab by staff and testers/visitors. Testers refusing to wear face coverings will not be allowed to test and will forfeit all testing fees.

REMOVAL OF FACE COVERING

  • Remove face coverings by the straps and move it gently away from your face. Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing.
  • If your face covering is disposable, then promptly throw it away in a waste container.
  • If you have a reusable cloth face covering, make sure you wash it after use.

For additional tips and care recommendations related to face coverings, please visit the Stay Healthy Lions website https://new.tamuc.edu/coronavirus/

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

The Testing Center will be holding SAT and ACT exams on Saturdays throughout the fall. New school codes have been created for added administrations due to COVID-19. Testing will be held at A&M-Commerce on the following dates with corresponding school site codes:

ACT Site #040887 – September 17, 2020

ACT Site #040889 – October 17, 2020

ACT Site #040880 – October 24, 2020 & December 12, 2020

SAT Site #44252 – September 26, October 3, November 7, & December 5, 2020

Testing for all school codes will take place in McDowell Administration Building. Face coverings are required for all administrations.

**LSAT administrations for October and November 2020 have been canceled. Please see the website at www.lsac.org for information concerning COVID-19, LSAT FLEX exams, and future face-to-face administrations.**

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Testing Center

Mission statement

The Testing Center provides access to an array of high-quality testing and assessment services for students and the community.

The Testing Center subscribes to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines and is a member of the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers.

We believe all examinees at our center are entitled to the following:

  • High standards of testing integrity
  • Professional staff that are trained to ensure a stress-free testing experience
  • A wide variety of test in various methods of test delivery, such as computer-based, internet delivery and paper/pencil tests

We look forward to working with you to help make you a part of the Lion’s Pride!

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Testing Center :: Schedule Your Exam

Schedule Your Exam

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins. Any testing/administration fees paid to the Testing Center are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Steps to Registering

*The following are third-party exams and must be scheduled through each testing company’s website: TExES, GRE, TOEFL, HiSET, SCANTRON.

*CLEP exams must be purchased both on their website and the proctor fee per the instructions below.

Registration through A&M-Commerce Marketplace

  1. Purchase your exam through the university’s MarketPlace at least 24 hours in advance of when you plan to take the exam. Exam dates must be scheduled within 60 days of purchasing.
  2. You will receive a receipt with a purchase order number through your email. Call the Testing Center at 903.886.5122 and provide your purchase order number at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date to schedule your appointment.
  3. Review our Policies and Procedures to ensure you are set for testing day.
  4. Bring a valid ID on the day of the exam
  5. Set your alarm. You don’t want to miss your exam, and neither do we. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early on testing day to ensure you’re ready to go.

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Testing Center :: Policies and Procedures

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Children

Children are not allowed in our testing center. Please do not leave children without adult supervision while taking the exam. Testers that arrive with children will not be allowed to test and will need to reschedule their exam for another day. You will forfeit your testing fees and must repay to reschedule.

Storage

Lockers are provided for small personal items so that you can take the exam worry-free. You may not access the lockers during testing. Please leave non-essential personal items at home or locked securely in your car. We are not responsible for lost, misplaced, or stolen items.

Testing Center Supplied Items

We will provide you with:

  • Scratch paper
  • Pencils
  • Tissues
  • Earplugs (upon request)
  • Scantrons (if needed for exam)
  • Calculator (if authorized for use)

Prohibited Items

The following items are not authorized in the testing room. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in dismissal from the Testing Center.

Electronics

  • Cell phones and other electronic devices
  • Watches of any kind including analog watches, smartwatches, electronic watches, Fitbit or other fitness trackers/devices
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • Recording devices, such as USB drives, handheld records
  • Photographic equipment

Other Items

  • No outside books, papers, notes, calculators or other aids are allowed unless specified by your exam instructions.
  • Food and drink
  • Purses, backpacks, bags and briefcases
  • Hats
  • Large outwear (jackets, coats, hoodies, etc)
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WEATHER-RELATED AND UNIVERSITY CLOSINGS

Weather-Related and University Closings

We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except during official university closings, holidays and weather-related closings. If the Testing Center closes due to weather-related or unexpected closings, you will not be penalized. You are expected to arrive safely and on time for your exam. If you arrive late, you will not be admitted.

Stay in Touch

Testers taking certification exams such as TExES or SCANTRON should contact their testing agencies to discuss rescheduling possibilities. If the Testing Center is unable to test you due to weather-related closing on the university’s behalf, your testing agency should be able to work with you. If you miss your appointment due to bad weather in your area, but the Testing Center is unaffected and does not close, your testing agency may not be able to reimburse you.

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TESTING CENTER:TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination law that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an accommodation during testing, please see below to find out who you need to contact to help make those arrangements.

Contact Student Disability Resources and Services to get Help Acquiring Testing Accommodations for the Following Exams:

  • ACT-R – (American College Test Residual)
  • RCT – (Reading Comprehension Test)
  • Spanish Language Placement
  • Local Credit-by-Exam

Student Disability Resources and Services is located in the Gee Library Room 132, and can be contacted by phone at 903.886.5150 or by emailing [email protected].

If you are granted testing accommodations through the Student Disability Resources and Services office, you are required to show proof of your accommodations to the Testing Center via an official approval form BEFORE scheduling your exam. This is to ensure that appropriate accommodations can be made within the Testing Center lab.

Contact the Individual Testing Companies for Further Information to get Testing Accommodations for any of the Following Exams:

  • ACT – (American College Test)
  • SAT – (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • THEA – (Texas Higher Education Assessment)
  • GRE – (Graduate Record Exam)
  • LSAT – (Law School Admissions Test)
  • ToEFL – (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • AP – (Advanced Placement Program)
  • IB – (International Baccalaureate Program)
  • TExES – (Texas Exam for Educator Standards)(Including the TOPT / TASC and the MTT)
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I cancel my exam?

Exams must be cancelled within 24 hours (72 hours for an exam on Monday) prior to the scheduled test date. To cancel your exam, call the Testing Center at 903.886.5122 before 5:00 p.m. closing time Monday-Friday and speak with a member of our staff.

Note: Teacher Practice Exams must be cancelled within 72 hours of the appointment.

The ACT-Residual must be cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment.

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What materials are prohibited on testing day?

The following items are not authorized in the testing room. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in dismissal from the Testing Center.

Electronics

  • Cell phones and other electronic devices
  • Watches of any kind including analog watches, smartwatches, electronic watches, Fitbit or other fitness trackers/devices
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • Recording devices, such as USB drives, handheld records
  • Photographic equipment

Other Items

  • No outside books, papers, notes, calculators or other aids are allowed unless specified by your exam instructions.
  • Food and drink
  • Purses, backpacks, bags and briefcases
  • Hats
  • Large outwear (jackets, coats, hoodies, etc)

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Do you accept walk-ins on testing day?

No. You must schedule all testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins. Any testing/administration fees paid to the Testing Center are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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What identification (I.D.) do I need to bring with me?

You will be asked to present a valid photo ID on testing day. For most exams offered at the Testing Center, a valid driver’s license, government issued ID, or passport will work, however, make sure you have the appropriate type of ID for the exam you’re taking. Some exams require a secondary ID. If you have questions about ID requirements, please contact the testing company that owns your desired exam or the Testing Center well in advance of your scheduled exam.

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When is the testing center open?

We are open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m except during official university and weather-related closings. Information about weather-related closings can be monitored on the university’s home page. If your exam is affected by weather-related or unexpected closings, you will not be penalized by the Testing Center.

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How much will my exam cost?

You must pay the administration fees prior to the exam. All administration fees paid to our testing center are non-refundable. The fees must be paid through the university’s Testing Center MarketPlace at least 24 hours in advance of the exam. Exams dates must be scheduled within 60 days of purchase.

Fees may not be transferable to another date or refunded if:

  • You fail to provide proper identification on exam day
  • Arrive late
  • Violate other testing center policies and procedures
  • Fail to call to cancel or reschedule their exam prior to testing day

Administration fees for exams are as follows:

  • $30.00 CLEP
  • $30.00 Proctored/Correspondence Exam Administration Fee
  • $15.00 per Section for TSI
  • $25.00 Remote TSI Fee
  • $70.00 ACT-Residual Test Fee
  • $45.00 BUSA 128
  • $60.00 CPCE
  • $30.00 CSCI 515, CSCI 502, or 516
  • $60.00 HESI
  • $20.00 Reading Comprehension Test (RCT)
  • $20.00 Spanish Placement
  • $30.00 TExES Practice Exam
  • $30.00 TExES Practice Principal or Superintendent
  • $50.00 THEA

Note: Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

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Are children allowed in the testing center?

Children are not allowed in our testing center. Please do not leave children without adult supervision while taking the exam. Testers that arrive with children will not be allowed to test and will need to reschedule their exam for another day. You will forfeit your testing fees and must repay to reschedule.

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What supplies does the testing center provide on the day of exam?

We will provide you with:

  • Scratch paper
  • Pencils
  • Tissues
  • Earplugs (upon request)
  • Scantrons (if needed for exam)
  • Calculator (if authorized for use)
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Where can I store my personal items while taking a test at the testing center?

Lockers are provided for small personal items so that you can take the exam worry-free. You may not access the lockers during testing. Please leave non-essential personal items at home or locked securely in your car. We are not responsible for lost, misplaced, or stolen items.

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Am I allowed to bring a cellphone or other electronic devices to the testing center?

No. Cell phones, iPods, mp3 players, digital watches, Fitbits or fitness trackers, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing room. If you bring one of these items with you on test day, please leave it in your car or secure it in one of the provided lockers. When using a locker to store your cell phone or other electronic device, it must be powered completely off (not on silent or vibrate). Failure to adhere to this policy will result in dismissal from the Testing Center.

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TESTING CENTER CONTACT US

Contact Us

  • The Welcome Center
  • 2200 Campbell St, Commerce, TX 75428

Hours of Operation

8am-5pm, Monday – Friday

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