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The RCTC Testing Center is located in AT209.
NORMAL OFFICE HOURS:
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Hours are subject to change due to testing schedules.
Students must contact the center at least two business days prior to taking any exams. NO DROP IN TESTING will be accommodated.
A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO TAKE ANY SCHEDULED EXAM. Students who do not have a photo ID upon arriving at the Testing Center will NOT BE ALLOWED to test, even with verbal identification from staff or faculty.
Students should also be aware that electronic devices such as cell phones should be turned off while taking an exam. No backpacks or purses are allowed on the desks in the testing room. Students who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or are suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be asked to leave the Testing Center to maintain a proper testing environment.
RCTC and WSU-R offers testing services in a secure, quiet environment for students who cannot take a scheduled class exam. This has proven to be a valuable service as it is sometimes difficult to coordinate a time when students and instructors can meet for a monitored exam outside of class. In addition, students taking online or traditional courses at institutions other than RCTC and WSU may also arrange for testing times. The Testing Center also offers CLEP, DSST and Kryterion testing. See New Student Placement Testing.
Please note that the RCTC Testing Center cannot accommodate entire classes. This also means that instructors cannot use the testing services as a substitute for regular in-class exams.
NOTE: Drop-in services cannot be accommodated. This means that instructors cannot drop off exams and have students drop in during testing hours to take an exam without making an appointment.
RCTC students with disabilities should be referred to Travis Kromminga, Director of Disability Services, at 507-280-2968. WSU-R students with disabilities should be referred to Nancy Dumke, Assistant Director of the Disability Resource Center, at 800-342-5978.
Where is the Testing Center located? AT209
What hours is the Testing Center open? Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Hours are subject to change depending on the Testing Center Coordinator’s testing schedules.
How do I schedule an exam or test with the Testing Center? Please contact the Testing Center by email at email@example.com to schedule an exam time. Email is the best form of communication for the RCTC Testing Center; the phone/voice mail is NOT a secure means of scheduling appointments.
What do I need to provide prior to the exam? Instructors MUST fill out and submit the RCTC Faculty Test Request form at least 2 business days prior to the test. Non-RCTC faculty/instructors will need to fill out and submit the Non-RCTC Faculty Test Request form with at least 2 business days prior to the test.
How much does it cost to take an exam? Students who are NOT currently enrolled at RCTC, WSU-R or other Minnesota State colleges and universities will be charged a $20.00 testing fee for each exam OR attempted exam. Students will need to visit the Cashier’s Office to pay this fee prior to the exam and bring their receipt to the RCTC Testing Center. Students who are taking the Accuplacer assessment test will not be charged the testing fee.
RCTC students electing to take an exam not required by RCTC, such as CLEP or AP, must pay the $20.00 testing fee for EACH exam. Any RCTC-required test, such as Accuplacer or make up exam, will not be charged the testing fee.
INSTRUCTOR/ STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
RCTC instructors are responsible for submitting the RCTC Faculty Test Request Form to the Test Center Coordinator, bringing or e-mailing the test to the Coordinator before the scheduled exam time, and picking up the test after it is completed.
Students are responsible for scheduling an exam time with the Testing Center Coordinator at least 2 business days in advance and providing a photo ID at the time of the exam. No exams will be administered without proper identification. Students should also be aware that electronic devices such as cell phones should be turned off while taking an exam. No backpacks or purses are allowed on the desks in the testing room. Students who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or are suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be asked to leave the Testing Center to maintain a proper testing environment.
Ursula Olson-Hernandez, Testing Center Coordinator
RCTC Testing Center
851 30th Avenue, SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999
NOTE: The RCTC faculty request form MUST BE DOWNLOADED and saved prior to clicking the submit button. Clicking “SUBMIT” without downloading the form will NOT send the form to the Testing Center.