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.
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.