Test Center

Community Proctoring Services

The OA Test Center offers a wide variety of testing for the local community. This may include exams for other institutions, organizations, or companies, and may be administered on paper and/or computer as indicated by the authorized representative for your exam. Please note that the OA Test Center does not offer remote (off-campus) proctoring or proctoring for international exams. You may click on the options below for more information on how we can assist you in meeting your testing needs. If you are unsure if your exam qualifies for proctoring with our office, please contact us at testcenter@winthrop.edu.


*Please note: The OA Test Center does not proctor most standardized exams (e.g., SAT, TOEFL, GRE, LSAT) as they must be administered at designated centers by the testing agency. These exams will often have a directory of centers that you may choose from when registering on their website. 


Distance Learning Proctoring

We offer distance learning examinations Monday - Thursday between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Friday Testing Not Available Until Further Notice.

All exams are by appointment only. Candidates should make appointment at least 3 business days in advance 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 normal hours of operation.


Proctoring fees vary from $25-100, depending on the length of the exam. A $15 convenience fee will be applied to all exam requests not giving adequate notice. No test administered without payment and it must reach our office prior to your appointment. Payment is by credit card only. You may pay online through the Winthrop University Marketplace once you have received your confirmation e-mail. 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.



Registration is required and space is limited. 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 registration form. Incomplete forms will not be processed. Finally, submit your online payment at least 24 hours prior to your appointment in order to reserve your seat.


On Test Day

  1. The Test Center is located on the ground floor of Macfeat House in room 104. Because temperatures vary in the testing rooms, you may want to dress in layers.
  2. You must check your temperature prior to arriving to the Test Center. Please reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. All campus safety measures will be followed by Test Center staff to lessen any risk of exposure.
  3. To ensure proper social distancing, please do not check in more than 15 minutes early for your scheduled appointment time. Upon arrival, we will verify your identity and go over testing instructions. Due to limited seating, if you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment time, you may be asked to reschedule and forfeit any fees.
  4. Bring current (non-expired) identification. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, passport, or student ID.
  5. 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 the Winthrop University Police Department. Visitor parking permits are available 24/7 from the Winthrop University Police Department. Parking Map

Candidates Requesting Accommodations

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


Please contact the Test Center Operations Manager if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for community testing. You may also call 803/323-3290, option #3. 


The Test Center is a member of the National College Testing Association Proctoring Network.

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