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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.

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.

Instructors: please see Instructor Procedures for submitting exams to the Testing Center.

Students: please see Student Procedures for scheduling exams in the Testing Center. We also help make arrangements for an Off-site Proctor for students who cannot travel to our campuses to take exams for Metropolitan State courses. Note: you may need to clear your browser cache in order to access the most current version of the Off-site Proctor form.

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 - Fall 2015

Open dates: September 8 - December 12 (Closed November 21 - November 29)
The CAE is closed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 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 1noon - 3 pm
4 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3:30 pm
(10/10, 10/17, 12/5, 12/12 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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