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Counseling and Testing Center

Testing Services

During winter break, appointments are required in CTC Testing Services (Simmons 304) and Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation (CBAE in Schrank Hall North). 

  • Counseling & Testing Center – Testing Services (Simmons 304) is open 8 to 4:30 Monday to Friday. Appointments – call 330-972-7084 or email
  • Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation (SHN 152) will have first sign-on in the testing lab at 10 am, and last sign on at 3 pm, with office hours starting at 9 until lab closes. See here for scheduling. CBAE is closed 12/22 for lab maintenance. Tests needing administered that day should contact CTC Testing Services (see above). 
  • ALL testing offices on main campus are closed January 10th for in-service staff training. 
  • Contact and for any questions or concerns about scheduling. 

Scheduling an exam

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

  • Please contact us at or 330-972-7084 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. For assistance with CBAE, email 

Administering online exams

  • Faculty are encouraged to contact Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation ( for proctoring online exams. 
  • Online Learning Services can assist with setting up Brightspace exams and for assistance with Respondus Monitor for administering online unproctored exams. 
  • If students are unable to or do not want to use Respondus Monitor for testing, faculty are encouraged to reach out for in-person options in the testing centers. See here for testing options. 

Please contact us at for guidance.

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) - prior learning assessment available for UA and other institution course credit

DSST (DANTES) - prior learning assessment available for UA and other institution 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, Meazure Learning, and national testing programs.

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 Assessments

Psychological Assessments are available for a fee for enrolled students on referral from psychologist at the Counseling & Testing Center. Please visit the link to learn more. 

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.

Students in Need of Test Equipment or Space?

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

Faculty are also encouraged to refer students to the testing centers if they lack appropriate space or equipment, or prefer to take online administered testing in person.