Testing Services

Welcome to SDSU Testing Services

We provide secure high-quality test administration, while maintaining academic integrity, for SDSU students, other college or university students, and the greater San Diego community.

We are a National College Testing Association (NCTA) Certified Test Center.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as a result of the “stay at home” order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom, all in-person testing has been suspended until further notice. SDSU continues to monitor the evolving situation around COVID-19 and follow the guidance of our national, state and local government officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please review the Testing Services Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

For additional help you may visit our Virtual Office. Click here for details.
Virtual Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-10:30am and 12:30-3:00pm PDT.

We do NOT provide COVID testing. Please visit the SDSU COVID website for information on COVID testing and vaccinations at SDSU or visit the County of San Diego COVID website for additional testing locations.

Visitors to Testing Services are required to wear a mask at all times.

Testing Services is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Contact Testing Services by phone at 619-594-5216 or email at staar@sdsu.edu

SDSU’s commitment remains to be the safety, health and well-being of all campus community members including students, staff, faculty and visitors. SDSU is closely following the COVID19 guidelines set forth by national, state and local public health and government officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CSU Chancellor’s Office. All visitors to campus are asked to perform a self-check of COVID-19 related symptoms prior to coming to campus and remain home if you are experiencing any symptoms, including fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Prior to coming to Testing Services, you must be able to attest to the following:

  1. You have NOT been diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibited any symptoms within the past 10 days.
  2. You have NOT been in close personal contact with someone who has a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days.
  3. You have NOT exhibited any COVID-like symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, sore throat, shortness of breath or diarrhea within the past 14 days.

Incoming Freshmen
Are you an incoming freshman?

You may need to take one or more SDSU undergraduate assessment exams to satisfy basic proficiency requirements.

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Incoming Transfer Students
Are you an incoming student transferring from another institution?

All incoming transfer students must satisfy basic proficiency requirements.

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Continuing Students
Are you a continuing student at SDSU?

Do you need to take one or more SDSU undergraduate assessment exams?

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Other Exam Services
We offer exam proctoring services for ...

Professionals who need to be tested in order to receive certification in their field.

Students participating in distance learning programs and correspondence degree programs.

Other college or university students who need to have an examination proctored locally.

Members of the community needing to take employment exams and/or certification exams in their field.

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