Welcome to your home for testing services at Metropolitan State University.

Our mission is to provide make-up, independent study and waiver exam services to a diverse student, community and faculty population in a secure environment that ensures academic integrity.

We value professional and cordial service, draw on principles of universal design, and follow the best practices and guidelines of the National College Testing Association. The Academic Testing Center (ATC) is a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

ATTENTION! The Testing Center has moved to the Saint Paul Campus, New Main L205

Our Services

The ATC provides a safe, secure environment for:

  • Metropolitan State students taking make-up exams for classroom-based, online and hybrid courses; independent study course exams; and waiver exams (see our Student Information Webpage for instructions).
  • Students taking make-up exams for courses from Non-Metropolitan State institutions within the Minnesota State system.

    (Instructions found in the Non-Metropolitan State Students section of our Student Information Webpage)
  • Students taking exams for courses taught at non-Minnesota State institutions. There is a $35 fee per exam, payable by check or money-order.

    (Instructions found in the Non-Metropolitan State Students section of our Student Information Webpage

Accuplacer Exams are administered by Placement Assessment.

Our Proctoring locations

Saint Paul
New Main Building
Room L205
700 E. Seventh St
Saint Paul, MN 55106

See our current proctoring schedule for this semester’s hours of operations at both locations.


Visit our Student Information Webpage for information about scheduling an appointment.


Visit our Faculty Information Webpage for information about submitting exams and materials.

Accommodations for computerized exams are available at all proctoring locations. At this time we cannot proctor online exams that require lock-down browsers.

Disability Related Testing Accommodations
Testing services for individuals seeking accommodations may be obtained through the Center for Accessibility Resources office. Please also see their instructions/information for receiving testing accommodation.

Christopher West, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Testing Center
Phone: 651-793-1462