Test Center - Community Proctoring Services

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Community Proctoring Services

 

The OA Test Center offers a wide variety of testing for the local community. You may click on the options below for more information on how we can assist you in meeting your testing needs.

 

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

    During fall/spring academic sessions, we offer distance learning examinations Monday - Thursday between 8:00am- 5:30pm and Fridays between 9:00am – 1:30pm. Summer hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

    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 hours of operation.

    Fees

    Proctoring fees are $40.00 per test. No test administered without payment and it must reach our office prior to your appointment. A semester pass may be purchased for $100.00. This pass allows unlimited test proctoring during one semester only. Payment is by credit card only. You may pay online through the Winthrop University Marketplace. 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

    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

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

    In support of Winthrop University's commitment to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, all visitors to campus MUST wear a face mask at all times. Test takers refusing to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose, will be turned away and an incident report will be filed with the testing agency. Your appointment will be cancelled and any fees paid will not be refunded.

    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.

    Bring current (non-expired) identification. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, passport, or student ID.

    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. Parking Map
     

    Candidates Requesting Accommodations

    Candidates requesting accommodations should contact the Test Center Operations Manager 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 test is scheduled, accommodations must be approved and submitted by the originating university or institution to our office for review.

    For all other questions or concerns, please contact the Test Center Operations Manager, Karen Medlin. You may also call her at 803/323-3290, (option #3). 

 

    The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a computer-based exam that consists of 120 partial analogies to be completed in 60 minutes. You are not penalized for wrong answers; therefore, your scores are based on the number of items you answer correctly. At the end of testing, you will decide whether or not to process your test results. If you choose to process the results, your preliminary score will be displayed and a copy will be printed for you to take with you. An official score report will be mailed by Pearson to you and the schools/institutions of your choosing approximately 10-15 business days after Pearson receives your test.  


    The Test Center is merely a testing site. If you have any questions regarding you score upon completion of your test, you must contact Pearson directly at 1-800-622-3231 Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST. For information on MAT scoring, please visit the Scoring and Score Reporting link.

    Registration and Fees

    During fall/spring academic sessions, we offer the MAT Monday - Thursday from 9:30am- 4:30pm and Fridays from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Summer hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Registration is required and space is limited. To schedule your test, complete the registration form and enter your appointment request information. Incomplete forms will not be processed.


    $100 testing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. No tests administered without payment. Payment must reach our office prior to your appointment in order to reserve your seat. Payment is by credit card only. You may pay online at the Winthrop University Marketplace.


    On Test Day

    The Test Center is located on the third floor of Bancroft Hall in Room 312. Because temperatures vary in the testing rooms, you may want to dress in layers.

    In support of Winthrop University's commitment to mitigating the spread of COVID-19, all visitors to campus MUST wear a face mask at all times. Test takers refusing to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose, will be turned away and an incident report will be filed with the testing agency. Your appointment will be cancelled and any fees paid will not be refunded.
    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.
    You may not leave the room during testing for any reason. If you do leave the room, your test will not be scored and monies will not be refunded or transferred.
    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. Parking Map
     

    Bring two forms of current (non-expired) 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, government-issued identification card, or passport.
    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.
    We recommend you bring several forms of ID with you. If you have any issues with providing the correct forms of ID, you must contact Pearson prior to the testing date. If alternative forms of ID are approved by Pearson, you must bring documentation stating such.

    For more detailed information regarding test day, please visit Pearson's Candidate Information Booklet.

     

    Candidates Requesting Accommodations

    Candidates requesting accommodations should contact the Test Center Operations Manager 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.

    Please refer to Pearson’s Disability Accommodation section to access a printable Accommodations Request Form and procedural information. If you have any questions about requesting an accommodation after reviewing the MAT website, email them at MATscoring.services@pearson.com or call MAT Customer Relations at 1-800-622-3231. You may also contact Winthrop University's Test Center Operations Manager, Karen Medlin.

     

    For all other questions or concerns, please contact the Test Center Operations Manager, Karen Medlin. You may also call her at 803/323-3290, (option #3). 

 

Please contact the Test Center Operations Manager, Karen Medlin if you have any questins, concerns, or suggestions for community testing. You may also call her at 803/323-3290, (option #3). 

 

Last Updated: 9/1/20