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Testing Services

Scheduling an exam

CTC Testing Services, located in Simmons Hall 304, is offering in-person proctoring by appointment only.

  • Please contact us at for guidance or to schedule.  
  • For accommodated course testing, please refer to The Office of Accessibility. Students should continue to submit requests for testing in OA and CTC through STARS after receiving approval, and through CBAE here.
  • If you registered for an exam through a test company (e.g. ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAC, Scantron, etc.) please contact them for further information.  

Administering online exams

  • Faculty are encouraged to use Respondus Monitor for administering online exams.
  • Students who need technology (laptop, webcam, etc.) to complete coursework are encouraged to fill out a Help-A-Zip Referral Form.
  • Online Learning Services can assist with setting up Brightspace exams. 

Please contact us at for guidance.


We offer two ways to borrow technology.

1. ZipsTech

Students in need of technology (laptop, webcam, etc.) in order to complete their coursework are encouraged to complete a Help-A-Zip Referral Form. Equipment (such as Chromebooks, web cams and hot spots) are available for the duration of the semester – free of charge!

If you are concerned about a student’s engagement in an online course, please feel free to submit a Help-A-Zip referral. Our team will work alongside you to outreach and offer resources.

2. Laptop checkout through Bierce Library

Currently enrolled students can access laptops through Bierce Library and our Department of Information Technology Services. How to check out a laptop.

Policies and guidelines

Guidelines for Testing

Academic Integrity Policy

Brightspace Exams for University of Akron Students 

Alternative credit

Alternative credit opportunities, or prior learning assessments, include options that allow a student to earn college credits via a method other than enrollment in a class. These options can help students progress more quickly to their intended degree and save money. Learn more.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

DSST (DANTES) - prior learning assessment proctored at CTC-Testing Services, not available for UA course credit

University of Akron Course Testing

Proctored tests for non-UA courses

Learn about proctored tests for non-UA courses

Placement testing

Admissions and certification testing

CTC-Testing Services is certified to proctor a wide range of admissions, certification, licensure, and other professional testing. Exams include but are not limited to the following:  ACT WorkKeys, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, HiSET (high school equivalency exam), Prov (licensure and certification), National Center for Competency Testing, MAT (Miller Analogy Test), ScantronESCO GroupNocti Business Solutions, and national testing programs including SAT, ACT, GRE-Subject, and LSAT.

On-Campus ACT - ACT for UA admission only, available if applicant is unable to take ACT on nationally scheduled test date

Please contact our office for information about any exams not listed. Counseling & Testing Center does not offer specific test preparation guides or workshops. Please refer to UA Solutions for test-specific resources. CTC provides test anxiety and study skills workshops and resources. For more information, visit CTC Important Resources.

Psychological, career and learning disorder/ADHD assessments

Psychological, Career, and Learning Disorder/ADHD Assessments - psychological assessments are available for a fee for enrolled students on referral from psychologist at the Counseling & Testing Center.

Our mission statement 

Testing Services adheres to the mission of the Counseling & Testing Center and promotes community engagement and student learning, success, and retention by providing a standardized testing environment for University and community members. The Testing Services differentiates itself and the University by its certification through the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and adheres to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines