MTSU Online and Distance Education Test Center
The Online and Distance Education Test Center, located in Keathley University Center (KUC), Room 107, provides exam services for MTSU graduating seniors and students taking distance learning courses including online, and hybrid courses. If a student is unable to attend his or her scheduled online-class exam due to extenuating circumstances, the exam may be taken in the Distance Education Test Center at an alternate date and/or time. The Test Center operates on limited hours and is staffed only part time. Early scheduling is encouraged. Testing is by appointment only and photo identification is required. No cell phones are permitted in the Test Center. Lockers are available for personal items.
Refer to Course Syllabus for exam dates and times
- Fall 2023 Exit Testing Dates: Ends December 13
The DSST is a credit-by examination process which gives students an opportunity to earn college credit for prior learning experience. All DSST exams are computer based with the exception of Principles of Public Speaking which is not offered at MTSU. For a list of offered exams, visit the DSST web site.
DSST test fees start at $100 dollars per test plus a proctoring fee of $30 per test. For additional details, visit our DSST exam web page. The $30 proctoring fee(s) will be collected when you register for the exam.
The link to schedule an exam is on our DSST information page. Please read over all information before scheduling an appointment. Students who wish to have their test scores automatically sent to MTSU need to enter the college code, 8829, at the time of testing.
MOS exams certify proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.).
The link to schedule an exam is on our MOS information page. Please read over all information before scheduling an appointment.
Procedures for Scheduling a Distance Education Exam With an Off-Campus Proctor
Students who live 50 miles or more from campus have the option of taking their distance
learning exams with an off-campus proctor. Distance education courses may require
proctored exams, which, if taken at approved off-campus locations, may include testing
fees. Please Note: Off-campus testing is only permitted at a test center on a university/college
campus. Employers are no longer acceptable proctors. Exceptions can be made for active
members of the military. Please call (615) 898-2743 if you have any questions about
your chosen proctor.
Set up a mutually convenient date and time for you to take your exam. Off-campus students must complete the exam by noon on the day of the scheduled on-campus exam unless written permission is sent by the instructor to Sheila Copeland at email@example.com to take it after that time. Obtain the proctor's business mailing address, phone number, and email. We will not fax exams!
Complete the form below
All requests must be received at least two weeks before the date on which you wish to take the exam! If your request is received with less than two weeks' notice, you will be given the choice of either getting permission from your instructor to test after the deadline or coming to campus for the exam.
Please visit Parking Services, 205 City View Drive, to pick up your parking pass. To receive a parking pass you will need valid photo identification, your M number, and your license plate number. Visitors may apply for a parking permit on the Parking Services website.
Directions to MTSU and a campus map can be found at the maps section of the MTSU website.
Students requiring special accommodations should be registered with Disability and Access Center (DAC) at MTSU. If you have already done so and will need accommodations at the Distance Education Test Center, please contact the test center at least one week ahead of your scheduled test date at (615) 898-2743 or email Sheila Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Distance Education Test Center may not be able to accommodate every request. If not, students will be referred to the DAC for an alternate testing location.