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Testing Program

Distance Learning Proctoring

Test Center staff proctors exams for certain certifications and licensing, as well as for courses taken at other colleges, universities and entities.

During fall and spring academic sessions, we offer distance learning examinations Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. and Fridays by appointment from 8:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. During the summer, we offer distance learning examinations Monday-Thursday.

  • All exams are by appointment only.
  • Candidates should make appointment at least 3 business days in advance (unless paying by check - see below) to allow the candidate and home institution sufficient time to supply our office with necessary information, paperwork, and materials.
  • The allowed test time must fit within our hours of operation.

Candidates Requesting Accommodations

  • Candidates requesting accommodations should contact the Coordinator for Testing Program as soon as possible to discuss their request prior to scheduling any test.
  • Special technology is available for those candidates with documented disabilities requiring accommodations.
  • To ensure we can meet the accommodations requested before the test is scheduled, accommodations must be approved and submitted by the originating university or institution to our office for review.

Fees

Proctoring fees are $40.00 per test. No test administered without payment and it must reach our office prior to your appointment. Preferred payment is by credit card. You may pay online at Winthrop University Marketplace. Other acceptable forms of payment are check* or money order. All test fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Any return postage and mailing supplies are the responsibility of the candidate or home institution. Winthrop University is not responsible for any mailing fees to return tests.

A semester pass may be purchased for $100.00. This pass allows unlimited test proctoring during one semester only. Semester passes run January 5- May 5, May 16-August 15, and August 16-December 15.

Please note that if you are paying by personal check, your test will not be scheduled sooner than 2 weeks in order to process payment. If check is returned due to insufficient funds, your appointment will be cancelled until other payment arrangements have been made.

Registration

Registration is required due to limited space. To begin the registration process, instruct your home institution to contact the Test Center Operations Manager with any necessary information and forms. Next, enter your appointment request information via the on-line scheduling. Incomplete forms will not be processed. Finally, submit your payment to: Winthrop University Attn: Test Center Operations Manager, Office of Accessibility, 316 Bancroft Hall, Rock Hill SC 29733.

On Test Day

The Test Center is located at 312 Bancroft Hall. Because temperatures vary in the testing rooms, you may want to dress in layers.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment time, you will not be allowed to take the exam and you will forfeit any fees.
  • You may reschedule your appointment upon payment of additional fees.
  • Visitor parking on campus is free of charge; however, visitors to Winthrop University that desire to park on university property must obtain a visitor parking permit for a limited time from Campus Police. Visitor parking permits are available 24/7 from Campus Police.

Bring two forms of current identification.

  • Your primary ID must be government-issued and contain BOTH your photo and signature. Acceptable forms of primary ID include a driver's license, passport, or government-issued identification card.
  • The secondary ID is not required to have your photo or signature. Acceptable forms of secondary ID include credit/debit card, library card (name must appear on card), student ID, or utility bill.

Your name has to match on BOTH forms of ID. Your originating institution or organization may also require a specific ID. We recommend you bring several forms of ID with you.

 

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