Testing Center

The RCTC Testing Center offers various testing opportunities and services for students and community members in a secure, quiet environment. Students who wish to schedule an exam should follow the instructions below.  The Testing center is located in AT 209, directly above the Bookstore.

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.

All personal items will be stored in a Testing Center locker upon entry. No items, including food, beverages, cell phones, headphones, or other electronic items will be permitted at any testing station. (Exceptions are made only for items required of the exam, confirmed by the instructor.) 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.


Students who have been approved by their instructor to take an exam in the Testing Center must request an appointment using the Bookings link below.

Exam requests must be made at least two business (working days) in advance of the request date. NO DROP IN TESTING will be accommodated. This appointment request is tentative until the Testing Center has received faculty confirmation and materials needed for the exam.

RCTC Student Exam Request

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Distance Testing Request


Students who have been admitted to RCTC and have been directed to complete a placement exam (either ACCUPLACER, ALEKS PPL, or both) should sign up for an Accuplacer Placement Test. Please do NOT sign up if you have not been directed to do so.

Accuplacer offers online-based practice tests through their ACCUPLACER Student Portal. Students can create a free account with their personal email to access the resources.

Students who have been directed to take a placement test are allowed one retest per calendar year for each test required. No additional testing will be permitted following the original test and one retest until 365 days have passed.


The RCTC Testing center also offers CLEP, DSST, Kryterion, Meazure, and other exams that require professional proctoring. Fees listed below are applicable to ANY student requesting non-faculty testing exams, including RCTC students.

CLEP Exam Request ($20 fee per exam to be paid on exam day)

DSST Exam Request ($20 fee per exam to be paid on exam day)

NON-Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Distance Exam Request ($20 fee per exam to be paid on exam day)

Minnesota Real Estate or Insurance Exam Request ($20 fee per exam to be paid on exam day)

If you do not see an option that fits your needs, please email the Testing Center at testing@rctc.edu.

TEAS testing for Nursing students will be scheduled through the ATI Testing website. RCTC does not schedule TEAS testing.


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.

Non-RCTC Instructors requesting a student exam must complete the Non-RCTC Faculty Test Request Form.  Please allow 2 business days for a response from the Testing Center.


Ursula Olson-Hernandez, Testing Center Coordinator
RCTC Testing Center
Box 11
851 30th Avenue, SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Hours are subject to change due to testing schedules.

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.  Students at other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities should contact their institution’s testing center.

RCTC Faculty Test Request Form

Non-RCTC Faculty Test Request Form