University Registrar

Testing Center

Effective immediately, The Ohio State University has closed the Testing Center at the Student Academic Services Building in Columbus, Ohio, and will not administer tests there (internal and external) until at least August 1, 2020.

We apologize for this inconvenience; however, we feel it is necessary for everyone’s safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Staff will be available to answer your questions by phone and online while the center is closed.

We look forward to serving you in the near future, until then, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please email with questions.

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Testing Center Mission Statement

The mission of The Ohio State University Testing Center is to provide examinations and resources to students, faculty, staff and the external community that supports their academic and professional advancement.

The Ohio State University Testing Center:

• Administers placement exams for incoming and transfer students.
• Facilitates the testing needs of Ohio State online courses, make-up examinations, and distance-learning students.
• Supports student retention by making referrals to resources aimed at optimizing test preparation and student success.
• Makes national, professional and certification exams available to the campus and the community.
• Provides a knowledgeable, courteous and professional testing environment and staff.

The Testing Center is committed to maintaining professional testing standards and practices and strives to fulfill the needs of students and the community by adhering to the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines.

Contact Information

In Person: 585 Student Academic Services Building, 281 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Via Email:

By Phone: (614) 292-2241

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Note: The Testing Center remains open and staffed until all test-takers have completed their examinations.

Testing Away From Campus

Ohio State students occasionally need to take an exam or test when they're not physically on or near campus. To find a certified location that will proctor an exam or test for you, review the National College Testing Association's Consortium of College Testing Centers.



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