The Testing Center is committed to creating a positive atmosphere where students, faculty, and staff feel comfortable and confident that they will receive services in a professional manner and in a relaxed environment.

The Temple College Testing Center is available for placement testing, proctored exams (paper-based and computer-based), Health Professions assessments, Credit by Examinations, Institutional Exams, and other individual tests.

  1. Most testing is done on a walk-in basis – first-come, first-served.
  2. Examinees will be required to present a photo I.D. Some exams may require that the photo ID be a valid state/government issued ID.
  3. If a student is wearing a heavy coat, hoodie, or jacket they may be asked to remove it, pull down the hood, and/or roll up their sleeves due to testing integrity issues.
  4. Students will be required to remove all head gear unless deemed medically or religiously necessary due to testing integrity issues.
  5. Examinees may bring into the testing room only the materials that are allowed for the exam.  Other items, including but not limited to: books, notebooks, note cards, note papers, cell phones, music devices, laptops, other electronic devices etc., will not be allowed in the testing room.  These items must be stored elsewhere or shelved in the Testing Center at the student’s own risk.  These items may not be accessed during the testing period.  Examinees must notify testing staff if access is required.  If any unauthorized materials are found on or around the student’s desk, all materials, including the test, will be picked up, and the test will end at that time.  The instructor will be notified immediately.
  6. The student electronic device policy is upheld in the Testing Center. All cell phones, electronics, watches/wearable electronic devices, eyewear and earphones must be turned OFF and removed prior to entry to the testing area.
  7. In the event that any testing infractions occur, testing staff WILL notify your instructor and /or any other parties. See Disruptive Behavior in student handbook.
  8. Each test must be taken in one sitting. Examinees will not be allowed to leave the testing room for any reason during a test.
  9. Examinees must arrive at the Testing Center early enough to complete their tests by the Testing Center’s posted closing time. Tests will be collected at closing time even if the student has not finished. Examinees must arrive [at least] 45 minutes [in advance] of the posted closing time to be admitted to test. Testing Center hours are posted in the office and on the website.
  10. Examinees taking proctored exams for other institutions are responsible for:
    1. Submitting the proctor’s information to their institution
    2. Confirming the exam information has been received by the Testing Center
    3. Knowing/providing course information to the Testing Center in order to be admitted for the exam
    4. Course name and number
    5. Course start date
    6. Online system usernames and passwords
    7. Providing additional information as needed
  1. Administration fees for testing services (where required) must be paid prior to testing. It is recommended that administration fees not be paid before the day of testing. Examinees will have 30 days from the date listed on the payment receipt to take the corresponding examination. Examinees must bring their payment receipt to the Testing Center. For the Temple campus, administration fees should be paid to the Cashier located on the first floor of One College Centre. For the Hutto Center, examinees should contact the Hutto Center for payment instructions prior to testing.
  2. Administration fees may be refunded if the examinee did not test. Refund requests must be submitted to the Testing Center in person within 30 days of the original payment date listed on the payment receipt. The original payment receipt issued by the Cashier is required to processes a refund request. Refund requests will not be processed if the request is made more than 30 days after the original payment date or if the original payment receipt is not provided.
  3. Parents will not be allowed to accompany children testing in the testing room.
  4. Children will not be allowed to accompany parents testing in the testing room. Children may not be left unattended on campus at any time while a parent is testing. Parents will not be permitted to test in the Testing Center if children will be left unattended.
  5. No food or drinks will be allowed in the testing room.
  6. Examinees requiring special accommodations must contact the Testing Center and the Coordinator of Student Accommodations (when applicable) prior to testing so proper arrangements can be made in advance. Examinees needing to change their appointment date or time must contact the Testing Center and the Coordinator of Student Accommodations (when applicable) to reschedule.
  7. Credit by Examinations, Institutional Exams, and tests/examinees requiring special accommodations are the only tests required to have an appointment. Examinees needing to change their appointment date or time must contact the Testing Center to reschedule. The EWCHEC-Hutto Testing Center requires an appointment for all testing.
  8. Currently, Credit by Examinations and Institutional Exams are only offered through the Temple College main campus. Examinees should review the specific policies for these exams which are available in the Testing Center office and on the websites.
  9. Credit by Examinations and Institutional Exams require examinees to pay a specific test fee (in addition to the administration fee). Examinees should contact the Testing Center for information on these specific tests fees.
  10. Examinees who pay a Credit by Examination test fee and do not test should contact the specific testing company directly regarding their refund policy.