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The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) Testing Center provides a secure environment for:

  • Metropolitan State students who need to take make-up exams for classroom-based courses, online courses, and hybrid courses; independent study course exams; and waiver exams;
  • MnSCU students taking make-up exams for online courses; and
  • Other 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. We proctor 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: accomodations for computerized exams are available at both locations.

Fragrances: please refrain from wearing fragrances or perfumes when visiting either Testing Center location.

Testing Center Schedule for Fall 2014

Dates of operation: September 2 - December 16 (closed November 26 - 30)

Day Location Time
Monday Midway Room O 10 a.m.   5:30 p.m.
Tuesday Midway Room O noon - 7:30- p.m.
Wednesday Midway Room O noon  7:30 p.m.

Some Saturdays
Oct 11, 25
Nov 8, 22
Dec 6, 13

Midway Room O 10 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

Closed 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. weekdays  

Day Location Time
Tuesday Minneapolis MEC 4th Floor Room 4070 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Minneapolis MEC 4th Floor Room 4070 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Minneapolis MEC 4th Floor Room 4070 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closed 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. weekdays

The CAE Testing Center is closed November 26 30 for Thanksgiving, and December 12 January 20 for the Holidays.

Disability related testing accommodations for 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.

Contact Information for all locations

Phone: 651-793-1460
Email: testing.center@metrostate.edu
Center for Academic Excellence, 700 East Seventh Street,
Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000

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