The Testing Center is operated by the Division of Continuing Studies and is located in the Main Building room 280. Tests are conducted in our state of the art 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 make-up and special need exams
Appointments are necessary to take any test
Please call 765-455-9395 to schedule your test
The Testing Center is closed from 12-1 p.m. Monday-Friday
Rules for taking an exam in the Testing Center
1. You will need to bring and show a picture ID of yourself to the Test Center proctor upon arrival for the test
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 for you by the Testing Center. A 12" x 12" locker will be provided for you to lock your items up. 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.
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 can check your admissions letter or call your advisor to determine which test is appropriate.
The test scores are a guide to assist students and their advisor in selecting the appropriate level class to enroll in for their skill level.
The English, reading, and mathematics examinations take approximately two and one-half hours. The tests are timed, and no student will be admitted to the testing room after a specific test has begun. The math placement test should be taken preceding the semester that enrollment in math is anticipated.
Students may take a foreign language exam to determine what class they should register for. The foreign language placement test is required for students who wish to continue study in a foreign language (Spanish, French, German) in which they have had previous instruction.
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 the registration time. Students should check with their advisors for their scores. Do not call the Testing Center for test results.
Placement testing is available on the following days/times: Monday & Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Additional times may be added as needed
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 website before making an appointment to take the exam: C100
Students who are interested in taking DANTES subject exams must check with their advisor 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 $70.00 DANTES fee. Each test also requires the student to pay $20.00 for a proctoring fee (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 2-3 weeks.
DANTES tests are given on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday between 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Testing Center is closed from 12-1 p.m. daily. Students are allowed two hours for each test but must be done by noon daily, 5:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) or by 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday
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 following 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 by check or money order to IU Kokomo at the time they take their test.
Independent Study tests are given on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday between 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Testing Center is closed from 12-1 p.m. daily. Students are allowed two hours for each test but must be done by noon daily, 5:00 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) or by 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday
Make-up exams are usually scheduled by the instructor via email or in person with at least a 48 hour notice to the Testing Center. The instructor will complete a form that will give instructor's name, student's name, date/time of exam, class number, length of exam, any special instructions, and what student is allowed to use during the exam.
Special Needs Testing
Special needs testing is approved through University Division office. Students need to contact the office at 765-455-9309 to gain approval and arrangements for special needs testing.
Online scheduling is coming soon, but until then please call 765-455-9395 or email email@example.com to schedule your test.