Testing Services at SDSU offers newly admitted students (incoming freshmen and transfer students) the opportunity to make arrangements to have certain SDSU placement exams proctored at an approved testing center outside of San Diego county during the summer. This service is not available for continuing students.
- The exams must be proctored at a test center approved by SDSU: Many U.S. colleges and universities offer test proctoring services. Contact a local 4-year or 2-year institution of higher education, or a professional testing center (e.g. Prometric, Pearson, etc.), to ask about their services and procedures. (High schools, tutoring centers, learning centers, libraries, and similar venues are not acceptable testing sites.)
- Confirm that the testing site offers timed testing, and ask about test administration fees, parking fees, postage and handling for paper and pencil exams, and instructions particular to their center. The Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC) maintains a database of institutions that offer proctored testing that you may find helpful, although you are not required to use a member of the Consortium.
- Note: Due to proprietary and copyright considerations, remote testing may only occur in the United States. SDSU cannot send materials to a foreign country or overseas, including U.S. military bases.
- Deadline(s): Completed materials must be received by Saturday, July 8, 2017, to ensure scores are available by the start of New Student Orientation.
Chemistry Department Placement Examination - Requests will not be accepted after Friday, July 28, and all completed materials should be returned to Testing Services no later than Friday, August 11. Students who miss these deadlines can register online for the August 25 exam held on campus.
Mathematics Department Precalculus Proficiency Assessment - Requests with payment will not be accepted after Friday, August 11. Friday, August 18 is the last day a student may take the exam remotely (except for international students, who may take it on Tuesday, August 22, on campus).
SDSU Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) (Available only to new, incoming transfer students residing outside of San Diego County and current SDSU students who have completed all other requirements for graduation but no longer live in the San Diego area.)
This information is subject to change without notice.