Southern Testing Center

The Southern Testing Center abides by the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards and Guidelines in providing high-quality test administration services to students, faculty, staff, and community members.

This center provides students, faculty, staff, and community members with a public service through our paper-and-pencil and computer-based testing services; our clean, quiet, and secure testing center; and our outstanding customer service offered by our trained testing center personnel to meet the needs of all test-takers.

Please note that that we are currently administering tests, but due to COVID-19, we are implementing social distancing rules and additional safety precautions. Below is a list of policies that test-takers should be aware of:

  • Test-takers are required to wear face masks for the duration of their time in the testing center. Entry to the center will not be permitted for any individual without a mask.
  • Upon entry, visitors will be required to sanitize their hands.
  • The capacity of each testing room will be reduced and test-takers will be seated at least six feet apart.
  • Test-takers will be required to bring their own pencils, erasers, and other materials that may be required for certain tests (i.e. headphones).

 
All tests are administered in the Southern Testing Center at:

Southern Connecticut State University
Buley Library, Room 303
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Information for Test Takers

Individuals taking a test at the center must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their test time. This allows time for test-takers to sign in, put away their possessions, and use the restroom if needed. Late-comers will not be permitted to take the test.

Individuals taking a test at the center must bring appropriate identification to the testing center. This can be a valid driver's license or passport. The names must match exactly from the verification to the name that has registered for the test.

Individuals taking a test in the center should leave all personal possessions in their car, except for their wallet, keys, and identification. No possessions are allowed in the testing room. If an individual brings items such as a practice test book, water bottle, or coat, it will be placed in a storage area. The individual will be assigned a locked cabinet that is in a room adjacent to the testing room where their belongings will be kept safely until the test has been completed.

Individuals taking a test in the center must follow our strict protocol for electronic devices. Cell phones and other electronic device must be turned off and put away before entering the testing room. Test takers may not use cellphones or electronic devices during the entire test session or during any restroom breaks.

Individuals taking a test in the center will be assigned a seat by proctors. Individuals are not permitted to choose their own seat or move once seated.

Individuals taking a test in the center must pay close attention to the directions given by the proctors. Individuals may be dismissed and/ or their test will be voided if they fail to follow directions.

Individuals taking a test in the center may not leave and return to the testing center until their test is complete. When leaving the test room, test-takers must turn in all materials. If the restroom is needed, the test-taker must notify the proctor.

Registering For an Exam

The Southern Testing Center is excited to be a location for the ACT. If you are considering the Southern Testing Center as your testing site for the ACT, this page will provide you with all the information you need.
   

How do I sign up to take the ACT at the Southern Testing Center?

During the ACT registration process, you will be prompted to choose a location. At this time, you can choose Southern Connecticut State University as your testing site. You will then be added to the roster for this location.
    

I have selected Southern Connecticut State University as my testing site – what do I do now?

Please read all procedures and directions from ACT to know the suggested arrival time, the time the test begins, what to bring on test day, the length of time you can expect the test to take, and the structure of the test. 
    

Where do I go on the day of the test?

On the day of the test, you will come to Southern Connecticut State University (501 Crescent St, New Haven, CT 06515). Testing will take place in Engleman Hall. Please park in the P-12 lot, which is located behind the School of Business building (see campus map). This lot offers the easiest access to the building where the test will be administered. You will check in for your test in the Engleman rotunda and from there, you will be escorted to your testing room.

The Southern Testing Center is excited to be a location for the SAT. If you are considering the Southern Testing Center as your testing site for the SAT, this page will provide you with all the information you need.
   

How do I sign up to take the SAT at the Southern Testing Center?

During the SAT registration process, you will be prompted to choose a location. At this time, you can choose Southern Connecticut State University as your testing site. You will then be added to the roster for this location.
    

I have selected Southern Connecticut State University as my testing site – what do I do now?

Please read all procedures and directions from SAT to know the suggested arrival time, the time the test begins, what to bring on test day, the length of time you can expect the test to take, and the structure of the test. 
    

Where do I go on the day of the test?

On the day of the test, you will come to Southern Connecticut State University (501 Crescent St, New Haven, CT 06515). Testing will take place in Engleman Hall. Please park in the P-12 lot, which is located behind the School of Business building (see campus map). This lot offers the easiest access to the building where the test will be administered. You will check in for your test in the Engleman rotunda and from there, you will be escorted to your testing room.

The Southern Testing Center is excited to be a location for the CLEP. If you are considering the Southern Testing Center as your testing site for the CLEP, this page will provide you with all the information you need.
   

About CLEP
The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 50 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities and administered in more than 2,000 test centers. This rigorous program allows students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the 34 examinations.

While CLEP is sponsored by the College Board, only colleges may grant credit toward a degree. Not all colleges have the same CLEP policies—some colleges accept credit for a few exams, while others accept credit for all of them. Prior to test registration, be sure to check with your college to ensure that they accept credit for the exam you wish to take.

For more information about the CLEP, please visit the CLEP website through the following link: https://clep.collegeboard.org/
    

Course Credit
Students who pass a CLEP examinations with a satisfactory score can earn academic credit at Southern towards major requirements, general education (LEP) requirements, or free electives.  To review a list of exams, minimum scores, and the course or LEP equivalent at Southern, please see the University Catalog CLEP section.
   

Exam Registration
To register for the CLEP, you must visit the CLEP website and purchase the exam you wish to take. During the registration process, you can select Southern Connecticut State University as your preferred location, but this does not create your appointment. In order to schedule a time to take your test, you must contact the Southern Testing Center directly by emailing scsutestingcenter@southernct.edu

  

Please note that there is a fee of $52.50 to take the CLEP. The duration of the test is approximately 90 minutes, so this fee is equivalent to our rate of $35 per hour. Please see our "Payment Information” tab for more information.

The Southern Testing Center is excited to be a location for the DSST. If you are considering the Southern Testing Center as your testing site for the DSST, this page will provide you with all the information you need.
   

About DSST
The nationally recognized DSST credit-by-exam Program gives students the opportunity to get college credit for knowledge acquired outside of the traditional classroom.  With more than 30 exam titles in college subject areas such as social sciences, math, applied technology, business, physical sciences, and humanities, DSST exams shorten the pathway to graduation while reducing college costs.

Over 1,500 colleges and universities recognize the DSST program and award college credit for passing scores. Prior to test registration, be sure to check with your college to ensure that they accept credit for the exam you wish to take.

For more information about the DSST, please visit the DSST website through the following link: https://www.getcollegecredit.com/
   

Course Credit
Students who pass a DSST examinations with a satisfactory score can earn academic credit at Southern towards major requirements, general education (LEP) requirements, or free electives.  To review a list of exams, minimum scores, and the course or LEP equivalent at Southern, please see the University Catalog DSST section.
   

Exam Registration
In order to schedule a time to take your test, you must contact the Southern Testing Center directly by emailing scsutestingcenter@southernct.edu. Registration for the DSST is completed at the test center. Please note that, as part of the registration process, you must pay a test fee directly to DSST. The test fee is only payable by credit card. The administration fee, on the other hand, may be paid either by credit card or cash.

The Southern Testing Center is excited to be a location for the GRE. If you are considering the Southern Testing Center as your testing site for the GRE, this page will provide you with all the information you need.

  
How do I sign up to take the GRE at the Southern Testing Center?

During the GRE registration process, you will be prompted to choose a location. At this time, you can choose Southern Connecticut State University as your testing site. You will then be added to the roster for this location.
   

I have selected Southern Connecticut State University as my testing site – what do I do now?
Please read all procedures and directions from GRE to know the suggested arrival time, the time the test begins, what to bring on test day, the length of time you can expect the test to take, and the structure of the test. 
   

Where do I go on the day of the test?
On the day of the test, you will come to Southern Connecticut State University (501 Crescent St, New Haven, CT 06515). Testing will take place in Engleman Hall. Please park in the P-12 lot, which is located behind the School of Business building (see campus map). This lot offers the easiest access to the building where the test will be administered. You will check in for your test in the Engleman rotunda and from there, you will be escorted to your testing room.

The Southern Testing Center is excited to announce that we will soon be a location for the PRAXIS! Stay tuned for more information.

Proctored Testing

Students who need to take an individually proctored exam are welcome at the Southern Testing Center! This service is available by appointment to students and community members for both paper-based and computer-based tests. The proctoring fee is $25 per hour for Southern Connecticut State University students and $35 per hour for individuals who are not enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University. Please see our “Payment Information” tab for more information.

Scheduling a Test

Individuals requesting this service should email scsutestingcenter@southernct.edu to schedule a date and time for proctoring. Due to limited availability, we recommend scheduling your test appointments at least two weeks in advance. In your email, please include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Date(s) you would prefer to take the test
  • Date the test must be completed by
  • Amount of time allotted for each test
  • School, institution, or agency the test is for
  • Any additional information the Southern Testing Center should have regarding your test and/or appointment

Payment Information

Individual Proctoring Fees

The proctoring fee per exam is $25 per hour for Southern Connecticut State University students and $35 per hour for community members not enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University. Payment is due in full upon arrival on the day of the test.

Test-Specific Fees

Certain tests require administration fees. The fee depends on the specific test you are taking. You will be informed of the fee when you contact us to schedule your test.

Please note that if you wish to pay in cash, you must bring exact change.

Pay by Credit Card
   

Contact and Parking Information

Please note that, with the exception of the SAT and ACT, all testing takes place in Buley Library. The SAT and ACT take place in Engleman Hall. These two buildings are directly next to each other.
  

On Weekdays
On weekdays, campus visitors must park in the Wintergreen Garage. The address of the garage is 23 Wintergreen Ave., New Haven, CT 06515. Parking in this location is free and the testing center is a 5-minute walk away. Upon exiting the garage, follow the sidewalk to Hilton C. Buley Library. There are signs throughout campus that will point you in the right direction. Once you have entered the library, take the front elevator to the third floor and you will step out directly into the testing center entryway.
 

On Weekends
On weekends, campus parking is more flexible. Visitors may still park in the Wintergreen Garage, but may also park in Parking Lot 2 or Parking Lot 12. Parking Lot 2 is located directly next to the library at the intersection of Fitch Street and Pine Rock Avenue. Parking Lot 12 is located between the Lyman Center and the School of Business. Visitors should follow the sidewalk between these two buildings, which leads to both the library and Engleman Hall.

 

Southern Connecticut State University
Buley Library, Room 303
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
Campus Map
Phone: (203) 392-8967
Email: scsutestingcenter@southernct.edu