Many of our online programs have a blend of exams, papers, projects, and assessment activities that take place completely online. Other courses require students to come to a testing center to take their exams. UMSL Students in the greater St. Louis region enrolled in online only courses have the option to take exams at approved offsite testing centers at local area community colleges. Approved colleges include:

East Central College (Union)

Jefferson College (Hillsboro and Arnold)

Mineral Area College

St. Charles Community College

St. Louis Community College (no testing center at Wildwood campus.)

Students using these services must submit an Offsite Testing Request Form (DOC 26KB) to schedule exams using the following procedures.

Step 1: Student completes Section 1 of the Offsite Testing Request Form, and emails form to course instructor.

Step 2: Course instructor completes Section 2 of the form, and forwards it to Michael Cunningham in the UMSL Testing Center at offisitetestingcenter@umsl.edu.

Step 3: Michael Cunningham forwards the form to the off-campus test site. The off-campus test site confirms the date and time of the student's test.

Step 4: Michael Cunningham emails student with test date and time. Instructor will be copied on the email. Student goes to test site to complete the exam.

Step 5: Test site signs form when student completes test, then scans and emails form to offisitetesting@umsl.edu. If hard copies of the test are required, the test site will gather completed materials, and scan and send them to the instructor and offsitetesting@umsl.edu.

Students must allow five business days' notice to schedule their exams through UMSL's Testing Center. The Testing Center recommends that students make appointments for their exams early each term when due dates are given in a course syllabus.

Students must bring a valid government ID to the testing center.

Students are responsible to ensure parking details and exact testing center location.

Online Testing Fees:

Proctoring fees are included in online course fees. UMSL students are not expected to pay additional fees at approved test sites.

Questions regarding the offsite testing process may be directed to Michael Cunningham at cunninghammi@umsl.edu.