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The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) Testing Center provides a secure environment for:

  • Metropolitan State students who need to take make-up exams for classroom-based courses, online courses, and hybrid courses; independent study course exams; and waiver exams;
  • MnSCU students taking make-up exams for online courses; and
  • Other students taking exams for courses taught at non-MnSCU institutions.

There is no charge for testing for exams for courses taught at Metropolitan State University or MnSCU institutions. There is a $35 per exam fee for courses taught at non-MnSCU institutions, payable by check or money-order.

Instructors bear responsibility for administering their own examinations (for classroom, online, and/or hybrid courses). Due to staffing and space limitations, the Testing Center cannot proctor examinations for an entire course. We proctor examinations for individual students on a make-up basis only.

Instructors: please see Instructor Procedures for submitting exams to the Testing Center.

Students: please see Student Procedures for scheduling exams in the Testing Center. We also help make arrangements for an Off-site Proctor for students who cannot travel to our campuses to take exams for Metropolitan State courses. Note: you may need to clear your browser cache in order to access the most current version of the Off-site Proctor form.

Computers: accommodations for computerized exams are available at both locations.

Fragrances: please refrain from wearing fragrances or perfumes when visiting either Testing Center location.

Disability related testing accommodations:  testing services on the Saint Paul, Midway, or Minneapolis campuses may be obtained through the Disability Services office.

Placement assessment: tests and graduate admissions assessments may be scheduled through the Placement Assessment office.

Testing Center Schedules - Spring 2015

Open dates: January 26 - May 5 (Closed Mar. 6-14)
Location: Midway: Minneapolis:
Monday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday   Tuesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.  3:30 p.m. (2/7, 2/21, 3/21, 4/11, 4/25, 5/2) Saturday  
Are appointments
Are drop-in appointments
Room Number:
Room O (basement)
M4070 (fourth floor)
1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108
1300 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(651) 793-1460
Email address:

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