Spring Finals Week Scheduling Deadline: Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:00PM
Appointment policy effective March 2020:
Appointments must be scheduled at least one business day in advance. If a student walks in to the Testing Center (Campus or DAS) without an appointment and there are seats available, the student will be assessed a $10 sitting fee to take the exam. If seats are unavailable because of volume, on-demand testing cannot be accommodated. Students who arrive more than 30 minutes late to an appointment without notifying the Testing Center are subject to a $10 sitting fee. 

Some courses will require you to complete exams in a proctored setting. Or, you may miss an exam in the classroom due to unforeseen circumstances. An exam is "proctored" when it is taken under the supervision of another person, typically an academic professional who is not related to you. For UMSL online/blended courses, you have three options for proctors:

  1. The online testing service, ProctorU,
  2. The UMSL Testing Center,
  3. An approved testing site.


Exams are given in 93 JC Penney Building/Conference Center unless otherwise notified. The JC Penney Building address is 5 Arnold B. Grobman Dr.  Parking is available in the Millennium Student Center Garages, West Drive Garage South, and Parking Lot E. The Testing Center does not validate or distribute parking passes.


We offer extended evening hours during the fall, spring, and summer semesters of Monday-Thursday 8AM-8PM.  Friday testing hours are 8AM-1PM. Evening hours are not available during Fall/Spring break or intersessions. The Testing Center is closed whenever the University is closed for holidays, inclement weather, or other events. Exams must be submitted before the office closes regardless of the time allotted for the exam. 


The Testing Center is an appointment-based service; only users who have registered in advanced are guaranteed to sit for any exam at any time. Appointments must be scheduled a minimum of one day in advance. Failing to arrive within 30 minutes of a scheduled exam start time is considered forfeiting of the appointment. In some cases, walk-ins and late arrivals cannot be accommodated. 

Test Day Procedures

Students will

  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled exam start time.
  • Use restroom, review notes, and/or finish food or drink items before entering the check-in area. 
  • Bring and present a photo ID (e.g. UMSL student ID, driver's license, passport, military ID, or other government-issued photo ID).
  • Leave all personal belongings in car or store in locker (limited number available). No cell phones, smart watches, personal electronics, bags, food, or drink items are permitted in the testing area. 
  • Turn out pockets and roll up sleeves at request of proctors. 

Note: Testing areas are under visual and remote surveillance, and the Testing Center administers exams for other institutions and professional testing companies. Accessing any non-medical personal electronics during an exam is strictly prohibited. If a proctor sees any such device, or any unauthorized aid, your exam will immediately end and you will be reported to your instructor. Academic dishonesty will be dealt with according to University of Missouri policy

Testing Center staff will:

  • Check student's photo ID. 
  • Direct student to store personal belongings. 
  • Provide the student with testing materials and instructions. 
  • Direct the student to a specified seating area (where student will be under both visual and remote observation)
  • Enforce exam time limits. 
  • Ensure that students do not access prohibited materials/resources. 
  • Collect all test materials, including scratch paper, at end of exam.