University Registrar

Testing Center

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Testing Center is offering reduced and limited services. Academic Testing (Proctored Class & Make-up Exams), as well as external vendor testing will be by appointment only. All appointments are to be made via the “Online Registration” link below (excluding ETS, Pearson, SCANTRON, and Kryterion).

If your exam options are not listed /have no available dates, please email will no longer facilitate “walk-in” appointments for OSU students. OSU Exam scanning services are suspended.

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 questions primarily by email and phone. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please email with questions.

Testing Services

Online Registration

General Office Information

Prior Learning Assessment


Other Examination Programs


Professional Organizations

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 - Thursday 8:00AM to 4:30PM

Friday - CLOSED

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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