MTSU Online and Distance Education Test Center

COVID-19 Instructions/Requirements

Due to COVID – 19, please follow these requirements in order to take tests at the MTSU Online and Distance Education Test Center

  • masks are required for entrance into the test center - students not wearing masks will not be tested;
  • please bring your own pencils or pens for testing (pencils are required for scantron answer sheets);
  • the capacity of the test center has been reduced to comply with social distancing, so students are encouraged to schedule their exams early;
  • it is important to arrive at your appointment time;
  • students arriving excessively early will have to wait until their scheduled test time and until the capacity of the center allows entry;
  • students arriving excessively late may have to reschedule their appointments;
  • regardless of the length of time shown for your appointment, you will be allowed to test for the maximum allowable time
  • on average, the exit exam takes one hour to complete and major field exams can take up to two hours to complete

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 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.

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Refer to Course Syllabus for exam dates and times

General Exit Testing

  • Summer 2021 Testing Dates:  Tuesday, May 25 through Friday, July 16 (subject to change)

DSST Exams (formerly DANTES)

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 at the MTSU market place.

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.

Microsoft 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

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 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.

Student Information

Proctor Information

Agreed Upon Exam Date/Time

Exam Information


Additional Resources

Parking Permits 
Please visit Parking Services, 1403 E. Main Street, to pick up your parking pass. Parking passes are not available online at this time. To receive a parking pass you will need valid photo identification, your M number, and your license plate number.

Directions to MTSU and a campus map can be found at the maps section of the MTSU website.

Special Accommodations
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 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.