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Counseling and Testing Center

Testing Services

ATTENTION: 

CBAE Testing Center will close at 12:00pm on Thursday August 18th, 2022. 

If you need help with testing, please go to the Counseling and Testing Center, Simmons Hall 306. Or call 330-972-7082. 

MEETING YOUR TECHNOLOGY NEEDS

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.

Scheduling an exam

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

  • Please contact us at cctesting@uakron.edu 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 testing@uakron.edu. 

Administering online exams

  • Faculty are encouraged to contact Computer Based Assessment and Evaluation (testing@uakron.edu) for proctoring 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 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. 

Please contact us at cctesting@uakron.edu 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, 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 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