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The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a fragrance-free environment.
Cologne, perfume, scented lotions, and other chemical fragrances can make some people sick, especially those with asthma, chemical sensitivities or allergies, or other respiratory ailments. Please refrain from wearing/using fragrances when you're at any of our Tutoring or Testing Center locations.

New Testing Center Scheduling System: RegisterBlast
This spring we are piloting RegisterBlast, an online system for managing and scheduling our services. This should streamline the process for both students and faculty, and provide faster, 24 hr/day scheduling access. Please see the information below for scheduling and submitting exams at the Testing Center in spring 2016.

Faculty: Your examination materials are secure and not viewable by other faculty or students.

Please visit the Faculty Enrollment Page to register. This one-time process should take less than five minutes, and identifies you for future use by name and email. Once enrolled, the Testing Center will verify your identify, and you can then submit exams for testing.

Please visit the Exam Submission Page to upload an exam, modify submissions, manage your profile (if desired), and view students who have scheduled to complete your exams. Please see our Faculty Submission Instructions which details the submission process. This process should take about five minutes per submission, and is similar to the instructor cover sheet used previously.

Be sure to read our Faculty FAQ for instructions on changing submissions, deadlines, adding students, and other common tasks you may wish to perform.
Students: Please visit our Student Page to schedule your exam. See our Student Scheduling Instructions and Student FAQ for assistance.

The CAE provides a secure environment for:

  • Metropolitan State students who need to take make-up exams for classroom-based, online, and hybrid courses; independent study course exams; and waiver exams;
  • Students taking make-up exams from courses at MnSCU institutions; and
  • Students taking exams for courses taught at non-MnSCU institutions.
There is no charge for testing for exams for courses taught at Metropolitan State University or MnSCU institutions. There is a $35 per exam fee for courses taught at non-MnSCU institutions, payable by check or money-order.

Instructors bear responsibility for administering their own examinations (for classroom, online, and/or hybrid courses). Due to staffing and space limitations, the Testing Center cannot proctor examinations for an entire course. The Center proctors examinations for individual students on a make-up basis only.

Computers: accommodations for computerized exams are available at both locations.

Disability related testing accommodations:  testing services on the Saint Paul, Midway, or Minneapolis campuses may be obtained through the Disability Services office.

Placement assessment: tests and graduate admissions assessments may be scheduled through the Placement Assessment office.

Other Proctoring Options: It is our pleasure to offer proctoring services at Metropolitan State University. There have been requests to provide additional proctoring hours, and we are excited for the future possibility of expanding our hours of operation to help meet the high demand. Until then, however, we wish to offer alternatives for any students who cannot schedule an exam with us due to our services being full.

Please see our list for Local Proctoring Alternatives.

Testing Center Schedules - Summer 2016

Open dates: May 16 - August 16 (Closed June 26 - July 4)
The CAE is closed 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Daily
Location: Midway: Minneapolis:
Monday 10 am - 1 pm
2 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday   Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm
2 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday noon - 3 pm
4 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 10 am - 1 pm
2 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3:30 pm
(6/18, 8/6, and 8/13 only)
Are appointments
Are drop-in appointments
Room Number:
Room O (basement)
M4070 (fourth floor)
1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108
1300 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(651) 793-1460
Email address:

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