Scheduling Your Exam

Testing will be conducted virtually and on campus by appointment only. Most placement examinations have been moved virtually in an effort to keep students, faculty, staff and guests safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Email: Examinat@csu.edu

All Students

Be ready to provide your name, student ID number, and current student status (i.e., new first time freshman, new transfer or continuing student) and provide a contact number to reach you.

Schedule Your Test

To take your test virtually students must have internet service and a desktop or laptop computer with a working camera and microphone. Smartphones and tablets cannot be used to take placement exams.

CSU XPRESSIn Person Test

CSU XPRESSVirtual Test

 

Prepare Your Test-Taking Environment

Steps to Take Before You Begin Your Online Placement Exam

Before you begin your online exam, make sure you have prepared your test-taking environment to comply with the policies and procedures. 

Take the time to run a system test prior to the exam day to ensure you are able to take the exam on your computer.

  1. Have your picture ID ready, (i.e. school ID, Driver’s license, government ID).
  2. During the check-in process, you may be asked to perform a 360-degree room/work area scan using your webcam, which will be monitored by the proctor. The proctor may ask you to remove items in the room and re-check the room.  
  3. Except for a pen or pencil and two sheets of numbered scratch paper, please ensure that your desktop is clean and that you are not within arm’s reach of books, notepads, sticky notes, calculators, unauthorized electronics. If you plan to use a physical whiteboard, have it, your dry erase marker(s), and eraser ready.  
  4. Additional monitors and computers must be unplugged and turned off. Items on the wall with writing on them, such as whiteboards, will be inspected. 
  5. Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to allow enough time for the check-in process.

If your workspace does not pass a room scan, you will not be permitted to proceed with taking the exam.

During the exam, you may not access the following personal items: mobile phones, headphones or headsets (wired or Bluetooth), handheld computers or other electronic devices, pagers, watches, wallets, purses, hats (or other head coverings), bags, coats, books, notes, or any other materials not specifically approved. All items and devices must be placed out of sight/reach while you take the exam and may not be accessed during the test. 

Eating, Drinking and Breaks During the Exam

Water in a clear container is allowed during testing; however, eating, smoking, and chewing gum are prohibited. Brief breaks are allowed only in between exams.