University Registrar

Testing Center

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the Testing Center will be closed effective November 20, 2020.

The Ohio State University has made the decision to cancel all Testing (internal and external) until February 1, 2021. As a result, it will be necessary for the Testing Center to cancel upcoming tests during this period. We apologize for this inconvenience; however, it is necessary for everyone’s health and safety. Staff will be available to answer questions by email.

Testing Center email:

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. The Ohio State University looks forward to serving you in the near future.

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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 - 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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