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ALEKS-PPL Testing

Proctored ALEKS placement testing is only available to students who have completed the required minimum hours in the ALEKS Learning modules. Engineering students must complete 20 hours in the learning modules. Information specific to engineering students can be found here. All other students who require ALEKS must complete a minimum of eight hours before registering for a placement exam. Click here for general information on ALEKS-PPL.

If you are a non-engineering major and have completed the pre-assessment and the minimum of eight hours in the ALEKS Learning Modules and are ready for a proctored ALEKS placement exam, then you may take the proctored exam either in-person or remotely over Zoom.

In-person ALEKS Proctored Placement Exam: Please register for an in-person ALEKS placement exam through the online registration system. For your exam, please bring a picture ID, writing utensil, and scrap paper. The ALEKS placement exam does not allow the use of a separate calculator.

Zoom ALEKS Proctored Placement Exam: Please register for a Zoom proctored ALEKS placement exam through the online registration system. Remote proctoring by Zoom requires two devices. One device must be a computer running Windows or Mac operating systems or an iPad. The ALEKS lockdown browser must be installed on this device and is available here. The second device must be able to run Zoom with a webcam and microphone. For your exam, please have a picture ID, writing utensil, and scrap paper. The ALEKS placement exam does not allow the use of a separate calculator. For fall placement, you must take your proctored ALEKS placement exam by August 27th.

Sciences Class Testing

Certain large sections in the College of Sciences utilize the University Testing Center for their exams. Your professor will inform you if this is the case for your class. Click here to schedule your testing appointment.

Make-Up Tests

Responsibilities of the Faculty

In order to provide the most efficient and consistent testing services to the students, the faculty needs to be specific as to the instructions and conditions under which examinations are to be administered. For this purpose, the University Testing Center has designed an online form for test submission. Click here to submit your test online. It is important that all applicable items be completed and that a separate request be filed for each exam (but note that one such form will suffice for several students taking the same test).

Since testing is by appointment, students are expected to make an appointment online. We would like to emphasize that testing space is limited, and making appointments early is necessary. The Testing Center requires appointments be made 48 hours in advance. Students may click here to make an appointment.

Faculty are encouraged to consider other testing sites for unmonitored, open-book, open-notes exams, or other tests where security is not an issue. Students allowed multiple aids (such as books, notes, calculators, spell checkers, etc.) are sometimes disturbing to other students; further, space in the testing room is sometimes at a premium.

The University Testing Center is not available for entire classroom testing. Please accommodate such needs through your department.

Responsibilities of the Students

Students, too, have certain responsibilities in conjunction with their continued use of the University's testing facilities. Adherence to those responsibilities assures uniform test administration, which is in everyone's best interest.

Students agree to:

  1. Make arrangements with the faculty to take the test at the University Testing Center (Perry Library, Fourth Floor, Room 4011).
  2. Register online for a testing appointment at the Testing Center (at least two days in advance).
  3. Contact the Testing Center as early as possible to cancel their appointment if circumstances prevent their keeping the appointment. Repeated failure to do so may jeopardize future use of the Testing Center facilities.
  4. Clear any changes in appointment time, date, or conditions with their instructor if such changes are needed. This should be done prior to rescheduling with the Testing Center.
  5. Remind their instructor of your test appointment within a reasonable amount of time prior to the test date, and inform them they must send the test to the Testing Center.
  6. Arrive on time. Failure to arrive when scheduled frequently impacts students who are scheduled for later times and sometimes limits the time available to complete the examination. Because of limited seating, after 15 minutes it will be assumed that you are a "no show" and your seat may be given away. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK OR THE UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER WILL REFUSE TO TEST YOU. NO EXCEPTIONS!! You must adhere to the University's COVID-19 guidelines.
  7. Take bathroom breaks before entering the test room, whenever possible. Bathroom breaks taken during a timed exam are part of the total test time; therefore, one will have less actual time for the exam.
  8. Take only those items to your desk which are authorized by the instructor. No electronic devices, food or drinks are allowed.
  9. Make appropriate arrangements for child care, etc. prior to entering the Testing facility. Babies, children of any age, parents, spouses, friends, and helpers are not allowed in the testing room.

Student E-Mail to Faculty

Student E-Mail to Faculty

Dear Professor,

I have scheduled my make-up exam for [INSERT CLASS INFORMATION HERE] at the University Testing Center (Perry Library, Fourth Floor, Room 4011) for [INSERT DATE AND TIME HERE.] Please send over the test information so that they may proctor the exam. If this exam is on Blackboard, please still follow the instructions below; there is a field to enter the Blackboard password, if needed.

https://itsapps.odu.edu/forms_admin/viewform.php?formid=19211

  • Login with your MIDAS ID
  • Complete all sections
  • Be specific in your instructions
  • Attach the exam materials by selecting "File browse"
  • Acceptable formats are PDF and Word

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Testing Center at universitytesting@odu.edu or 757-683-5200.


Thank you!


Distance Learning Exams/ProctorU Support

Distance Learning Exams

Students have certain responsibilities in conjunction with their continued use of the University's testing facilities. Adherence to those responsibilities assures uniform test administration, which is in everyone's best interest.

Students agree to:

  1. Complete an online appointment through Smarter Proctoring. Instructions can be found here. Scroll down for a step-by-step guide on that page and follow the instructions to access Smarter Proctoring.
  2. Be sure to to cancel your appointment through Smarter Proctoring if circumstances prevent you from keeping the appointment. Repeated failure to do so may jeopardize future use of the Testing Center facilities.
  3. Arrive on time. Failure to arrive when scheduled frequently impacts students who are scheduled for later times and sometimes limits the time available to complete the examination. Because of limited seating, after 15 minutes it will be assumed that you are a "no show" and your seat may be given away. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK OR THE UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER WILL REFUSE TO TEST YOU. NO EXCEPTIONS!! You must adhere to the University's COVID-19 guidelines.
  4. Take bathroom breaks before entering the test room, whenever possible. Bathroom breaks taken during a timed exam are part of the total test time; therefore, one will have less actual time for the exam.
  5. Take only those items to your desk which are authorized by the instructor. No electronic devices, food or drinks are allowed.
  6. Make appropriate arrangements for child care, etc. prior to entering the Testing facility. Babies, children of any age, parents, spouses, friends, and helpers are not allowed in the testing room.

ProctorU

Due to the nature of ProctorU exams and the need for a quiet space where others are not present/you're not disturbing others, the University Testing Center is unable to allow students to test via ProctorU in our lab.

Click here for more information from Distance Learning about ProctorU.


Internal ACCUPLACER Math Placement Test

Your math placement is determined by your highest SAT or ACT score or transfer credits. Those students who seek higher placement than MATH 101M or 103M must submit either an SAT score or an ACT score or they must agree to take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test.

Register for the Test

Please register through our online registration system to schedule your test date and time. Test are administered on the fourth floor of the Perry Library in the University Testing Center. **If you are NOT an ODU student but looking to have your Accuplacer exam from another school proctored, please click here to visit the Credentialing Center.

Remote ACCUPLACER Testing

For students outside the Hampton Roads area, remote ACCUPLACER testing is an available option.

ACCUPLACER is offered at numerous Universities and Community Colleges across the United States.

Virtual Testing is also an option.

You must register with us before you can sit for the placement test at another location. Please complete the registration form for additional information regarding remote testing.

NOTE: There may be a fee associated with remote testing.

Re-test Policy

The ACCUPLACER Math Placement Test is used for placement into a math course at ODU, therefore, once a student has enrolled/completed any math course at ODU they are not eligible to take the ACCUPLACER Math Placement Test.

Eligible students are allowed to take the ACCUPLACER Math Placement Test twice in a semester.

Need to Study?

ACCUPLACER offers a Web-Based Study App that will familiarize you with the basic content and experience. Please visit https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students for more information.


Foreign Language Placement Test

The Foreign Language Placement test is administered in the Credentialing Center. Click here for more information.


Other Exams

Looking for exams like CLEP, DSST, MAT, Praxis, or Counseling Comps? These tests (plus many more!) are administered through the Credentialing Center. Click here for the Credentialing Center website.



Click here to register for a testing appointment in Norfolk  


Other Testing Centers:


Did you know that ODU offers students four testing centers? Located in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Tri Cities, and on the Peninsula, there's always a convenient place for you to test! See the links below for more information.

Virginia Beach- exams offered: make up exams, ODU Online exams, non-ODU test proctoring. Click here to visit Virginia Beach!

Tri Cities- exams offered: make up exams, ODU Online exams. Click here to visit Tri Cities!

Peninsula- exams offered: make up exams, ODU Online exams, Miller Analogies Test. Click here to visit the Peninsula!

Please note that Sciences Class Testing is only available on the main campus. Your professor will tell you if this is the case for your class.