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Most students will have to take the OSU Math Placement Exam in a proctored environment for the score to be valid for placement (enrollment) and remediation purposes. To facilitate this requirement, University Assessment and Testing has certified a number of proctoring locations to deliver the OSU Math Placement Exam.
Locating a Proctor
No matter which proctoring location you choose, make sure you provide them your Campus-Wide ID (CWID) number, as they will need it in order to certify your score. You also must also have an active O-Key email address and password in order to take the OSU Math Placement Exam.
Proctoring for the OSU Math Placement Exam is available at no charge at the following location:
Proctoring is available for a fee, paid by the student, at the following locations:
Please note, proctoring fees at other locations are at the discretion of those sites. Please do not show up at a testing center or proctoring location that is not on the above list or that has not been otherwise approved, as all proctoring locations are required to participate in a certification and orientation process before they can begin providing certified proctoring for the OSU Math Placement exam.
What to Expect
Most testing centers require appointments to be made at least 24 hours in advance. Be sure to contact the specific testing center you are interested in for their specific appointment policies.
Testing centers require a valid photo ID to verify your identity. Some forms of acceptable ID include a driver's license, a state ID, or a passport. Check with your specific testing center about forms of acceptable ID.
For your appointment, you must know your CWID, your O-KEY email address, and your O-KEY password. Bring this information with you to your appointment.
Allow at least two hours for completing the exam. ProctorU appointments will be three hours in length to allow for the coordination of the technical aspects of the proctoring (setting up the webcam, etc.).
You may use scratch paper. The calculator will be provided on-screen. You must answer every question in the exam.
The proctoring location where you take the OSU Math Placement Exam is responsible for certifying your score through an online system, so be sure to request that they do so at the completion of your exam. Only after your score is certified by the proctoring location will it be entered into your OSU student records and be available to you for enrollment purposes, and it takes approximately one business day after a score is certified for it to be entered. Certified scores can be viewed on your unofficial transcript.
OSU math placement exam scores are only valid for ONE YEAR from the date of the exam. After one year, scores expire and students may have to take the exam again if they have not successfully placed into and completed a prerequisite course at OSU.