Testing Center at Texas A&M University - Commerce

ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING COVID-19:

July 3, 2020

Face Coverings

The Testing Center and A&M-Commerce requires the use of face coverings in the Welcome Center and testing lab by staff and testers/visitors.  Testers refusing to wear face coverings will not be allowed to test and will forfeit all testing fees.

Removal of Face Covering

  • Remove face coverings by the straps and move it gently away from your face. Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing.
  • If your face covering is disposable, then promptly throw it away in a waste container.
  • If you have a reusable cloth face covering, make sure you wash it after use.

For additional tips and care recommendations related to face coverings, please visit the Stay Healthy Lions website https://new.tamuc.edu/coronavirus/

June 22, 2020

The Testing Center will begin doing face-to-face testing, on a scaled down basis, starting Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  Due to social distancing guidelines and safety precautions, the maximum number of testers that may be tested in the lab at one time is nine (9).  Testing Center staff will reach out to testers who had appointments canceled and/or requested testing appointments. 

  • Staff will continue to administer TSI, RCTs, ALEKS, and FIN 100s online only
  • Staff will start administering THEA, HESI/TEAS, TCEQ, CLEP, local exams on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 
  • Staff will be checking on GRE dates available to add to the calendar but this exam along with the TOEFL does have an online option through ProctorU
  • Staff will open testing dates for the official TExES Teacher Certification exams beginning, Monday, June 29, 2020
  • The ACT for July 18, 2020 will be administered limiting testing to no more than nine (9) testers in each room

If you have any questions, please contact the Testing Center staff during normal work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 903-886-5122 or email testingoffice@tamuc.edu.

The Testing Center will continue to make adjustments if deemed necessary by senior leadership and post changes to our webpage.

We appreciate your continued understanding and patience during this time.


Mission Statement:

The Testing Center provides access to a wide array of high-quality testing and assessment services for students and the community.

The Testing Center subscribes to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines and is a member of the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers.

We believe all examinees at our center are entitled to the following:

  • High standards of testing integrity
  • Professional staff that are trained to ensure a stress free testing experience
  • A wide variety of test in various methods of test delivery, such as computer based, internet delivery and paper/pencil tests

We look forward to working with you to help make you a part of the Lion's Pride!

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Test Day Reminders:

All testing appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of your desired testing date and time. We cannot accommodate same-day testers or walk-ins.

For ALL exams you will be asked to present a valid photo ID. For most exams offered at the Testing Center, a valid driver's license, government issued ID, or passport will work, however, make sure you have the appropriate type of ID for the exam you are taking. Some exams require a secondary ID.  Know the requirements of the exam you are taking BEFORE you arrive.

*If you have questions about your ID, contact the testing company that owns your desired exam or the Testing Center well in advance of your scheduled exam.

Children

Children are not allowed in the Testing Center.  Children cannot be left unattended without an adult in the One Stop Shop, surrounding buildings or parking lots while you test. This policy includes test administrations in other buildings on the A&M-Commerce campus or off-site testing locations.  

Testers that arrive with children will not be allowed to test and will need to reschedule their exam for another day.  You will forfeit your testing fees and must repay in order to reschedule your exam for professional/certification exams or any exam registered through a third-party company such as, but not limited to, TExES, TOEFL, CPCE, NCE or CASTLE.

Storage

For security reasons, lockers are provided for small personal items.  These may not be accessed during testing.  Examinees that utilize lockers are responsible for damage to lockers or lost keys, and can be assessed fees to cover the cost of lost keys and/or damage. It is advised that you leave non-essential personal items or items too big to be placed in lockers at home or locked securely in your car. The Testing Center is not responsible for lost, misplaced, or stolen items.