Testing Center

The Testing Center is operated by the Office of Student Success & Advising and is located in the Main Building, Room 280. Tests are conducted in our testing room with 12 computer stations. The following tests can be scheduled and taken at the testing center:

  • Placement exams for English, reading, math, and foreign language (Spanish, French, and German)
  • Computer C100 test-out exams
  • DANTES subject exams
  • Independent Study exams
  • Classroom makeup exams
  • Accessibility Center testing

Appointments are necessary to take any test.
To schedule an appointment or to speak to the Testing Center,
you can email the testing center at testcent@iuk.edu or call (765) 455-9395.  

To schedule a test in the testing center click the links below:

Testing Form
Testing Form Guidelines

TESTING: Please READ this page then call the testing center at (765) 455-9395 to schedule any tests, C100 test, DANTES test, Independent Study, Makeup Exams, Accessibility Center testing or foreign language test appointment.

Rules for taking an exam in the Testing Center:

  1. You will need to bring and show a picture ID to the Test Center proctor upon arrival. (You will not be able to take ANY test if you do not have a picture ID - no exceptions.) Government-issued picture ID's can be obtained at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
  2. No children, parents, or friends are allowed in the testing area during the exam.
  3. No food or drinks are allowed in the exam room.
  4. No bags, backpacks, cell phones, purses, or calculators are allowed in the exam room. If the test requires a calculator, one will be provided to you. A 12" x 12" locker will also be provided to lock up your belongings. If your items will not fit in the locker, please leave them in your car. Turn off cell phones left in bags.
  5. No paper, pencils, pens, flash drives, CD's, or use of the Internet are allowed in the exam room, unless specifically allowed for an exam.

Security cameras are activated in the exam room and testers are monitored at all times.

Placement Tests

All first-time students need to take the appropriate placement tests. The tests required are listed on the admissions letter. These tests should be taken prior to orientation.

Students will either take all placements tests (English, reading, and math) or math only. If you are not sure which ones you will need to take, you may refer to your admissions letter or call your advisor to determine which test is appropriate.

The test scores are a guide to assist students and their advisors in selecting the appropriate level class in which to enroll for their skill level.

The English, reading, and mathematics examinations take approximately two hours.  It is recommended that the math placement test be taken the semester prior to enrolling in a math course.

Foreign language tests are 2 hours in length and can be taken between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Placement testing is available on the following days/times: Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additional times may be added as necessary for evening and weekend appointments.

Practice questions for placement tests.

Foreign Language Placement Exam

Students may take a foreign language exam to determine proper placement. The foreign language test is required for students who wish to continue study in a foreign language (Spanish, French, German) in which they have had previous instruction. If you plan to start with the beginning class at IU Kokomo, you do not need to take the foreign language placement exam.

Because test results will not be available on the day the test is taken, new students should complete the placement tests at least two weeks prior to registration. Students should check with their advisors for scores. The Testing Center staff is not allowed to release testing scores to students.

Foreign language tests are 2 hours in length and can be taken between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Computer (CSCI-C 100) Test out

Students who are interested in testing out of this 1 credit-hour freshman-level course should review the information at the following Web site before registering to take the exam: C100 Test-Out Information (This is a 1 hour test and can be taken between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DANTES Tests  

Students who are interested in taking DANTES subject exams must check with their advisors first to determine if the credits are accepted for their major.

DANTES tests are completed online. Students must have a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) and pay online for the $80 DANTES fee. Each test also requires the student to pay $20 for a proctoring fee at the bursar's office (check or money order made payable to IU Kokomo only).

Students are allowed two hours to complete the test. The student will get immediate results for the test. Official results are sent from DANTES to IU Kokomo in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.

DANTES tests are given on Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Evening hours are available as needed upon prior request.

Independent Study Exams

Students who are taking IU Independent Study courses are able to take their proctored tests at the testing center. There is no cost to the student if it is an IU Independent Study test. Students must follow the instructions sent with their materials for scheduling their test. If the course is offered by another institution other than IU, students will be charged a $20 proctoring fee and is payable at the bursar's office by check or money order to IU Kokomo before taking their test.

Independent Study tests are given Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students are typically allowed two hours for each test. Evening hours are available as needed upon prior request.

Makeup Exams

Makeup exams are usually scheduled by the instructor via e-mail or in person with at least a 48-hour notice to the testing center. The instructor will complete a form that will give the instructor's name, student's name, date/time of exam, class number, length of exam, any special instructions, and what the student is allowed to use during the exam.

Accessibility Services Testing

Accessibility Services testing is approved through the career services/accessibility office. Students need to contact the office at (765) 455-9301 to gain approval and arrangements for Accessibility testing. Students must be approved for services through the Accessibility Center, located in room 200 of the Kelley Student Center.