Hutchinson Campus Test center

    Library - Room 134

    The test center has 15 computers and 12 chairs at tables and may not be able to accommodate everyone if you wait until finals week to take your exam(s).

    Test Center Hours - May 14 - 25 - open by appointment

    Summer Hours

    8:30 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 3:30 pm   

    10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    8:30 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 - 3:30 pm   

    8:30 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 – 3:30 pm 


    *Tests are not handed out 30 minutes prior to close times


  • Be prepared to show your Ridgewater College ID or valid Driver's  License.
  • Bring a #2 lead pencil for scantron tests.
  • A Test Center Authorization Form is required to be submitted to the Test Center before a NDT test is given; please ask your instructor for this form.
  • Tests are not distributed 30 minutes prior to the morning and afternoon closing times.
  • Cell phones and calculator covers need to be deposited in the appropriate boxes in the Test Center before a test is given.
  • Students need to arrive early enough to finish their exams by the posted closing times.
  • The Test Center is closed during holiday, semester and spring breaks.

Photo ID Requirement
A photo ID is required of all students who come in to test for any reason at Ridgewater College. 

Testing Fees – Testing fees will cover test administration as well as other costs associated with printing, mailing or faxing exams back to institutions. The fee must be paid prior to the exam being given. The student must provide a receipt from the Ridgewater College Business Office verifying payment of the fee.

Course Testing
A fee of $10.00 will be charged per exam (tests or quizzes) for students attending non-Minnesota State institutions, with a maximum of $50.00 per course. If the student is also currently enrolled at Ridgewater College, this fee will not be applied.

Assessment Testing (Accuplacer)
A fee of $25.00 will be charged to students who take the assessment test at Ridgewater College and transfer their scores to a non-Minnesota State College or University

There is no charge to Minnesota State College and University students for their initial assessment test. A fee of $10.00 will be charged to students who are retaking any part of the assessment test if the student's scores are still valid. Students are allowed to retest once within the period that the scores are valid (two calendar years for mathematics and three calendar years for reading comprehension).

CLEP Testing
An administration fee of $20.00 (payable to Ridgewater College) will be charged to students who take the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test. This is in addition to the fee that is paid directly to CLEP through the CLEP website. This administration fee must be paid prior to testing and a receipt from the Business Office provided to the proctor verifying payment.

All students must schedule an appointment for assessment testing with Students Services. 

CLEP test appointments are made with the testing center you want to test at. 

Distance proctoring students (non-Ridgewater students) also need to make an appointment with the Test Center they want to test at.

Course testing is done on a walk-in basis during posted Test Center hours only. Testing is not available during weekends, holiday, and many non-class days. When possible and appropriate, priority will be given to Ridgewater College students.

Online NON-RIDGEWATER students: Please check the test center hours listed on this page and email  to schedule a date and time to take your exams.

Online RIDGEWATER college students: Please check the test center hours listed on this page before departing for Hutchinson so you are sure the test center will be open when you arrive to take your test. If you have a question, please call 320-234-8511.

Thank you and have a successful semester!

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.