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SMSU Testing Center Schedule

At this time, all testing at SMSU is suspended until further notice.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Southwest Minnesota State University is limiting access to campus buildings to students, staff, faculty, and those with pre-arranged meetings.

For the safety of all, we ask the general public to not enter the SMSU buildings during this unique and challenging time.

The Pearson VUE online system will only allow you to register for tests that do not exceed the testing time available. With the limited time available at SMSU, register for only 1 test at a time and pick and choose the time frame that fits your test. PearsonVue also adds 15 minutes to the testing time indicated by MTLE so if you have 2 subtests at 1 hour each, you will actually be signing up for 2.5 hours of testing time.

*Testing schedule subject to change.

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION - SMSU Student ID is not an acceptable form of ID for MTLE

*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to testing.

*Please Note: If the campus is closed or starts late due to weather, testing will NOT be held for the entire day and you will  need to reschedule with Pearson VUE / SMSU Testing Center.


SMSU Testing Center Location & Parking

The SMSU Testing Center is located at 1501 State Street - Bellows Academic 156 (#6).  A visitor parking permit can be obtained from Public Safety located in the Founders Hall (#1) basement.  Parking is available in the B Lot (#38).  Do not park in a reserved space as you will be ticketed. Visitor parking permits are not required in the summer.

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Test Proctoring and Other Testing Services

A variety of testing services are available from SMSU Counseling & Testing Services. Individuals in need of test proctoring services or other services not specifically listed, should contact SMSU Counseling & Testing Services at 507-537-7150 or for more information and to discuss their individual situation.

There is a $20.00 test proctoring fee payable by cash, check or credit card for all tests being taken for non-Minnesota State schools.  Some testing programs may have additional fees.  There is a $20.00 fee for tests such as CLEP and DSST.  If there are questions, please contact the Counseling & Testing Services office.

Fingerprinting for Minnesota Department of Commerce is located in the SMSU Testing Center.

Please Note: If the campus is closed or starts late due to weather, testing will NOT be held for the entire day and you will need to reschedule.

Last Modified: 6/3/20 10:09 AM