- A photo ID is required of all students who come in to test for any reason at Ridgewater College. Be prepared to show your Ridgewater College ID, valid Driver's License or passport.
- Cell phones must be turned off.
- Food is not allowed in the test center.
- Tests are not distributed 30 minutes prior to the morning and afternoon closing times.
- Students need to arrive early enough to finish their exams by the posted closing times.
- Check test center hours as they are subject to change as needed.
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.
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).
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 Student Services.
CLEP test appointments are made with the testing center at email@example.com
Distance proctoring students (non-Ridgewater students) also need to make an appointment with the Test Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.