The Center for Testing provides proctored testing services for several categories of students:
- Tests for persons taking online/distance learning courses through other institutions
- Special administrations of the U.S. or Georgia history tests or senior exit exams
- COMPASS placement tests for applicants to GC or other institutions
If space is available, the Center for Testing will proctor exams for persons taking online or distance learning courses for other schools. There is a $20 proctor fee for exams up to three hours in length, which is paid at check-in. Interested persons should call the testing office, 478-445-5016, to schedule an appointment. We recommend contacting us well ahead of the requested date. We will need to know how much time is allowed for the test and whether it is an online or paper/pencil test when we make the appointment. Please check your course materials for testing periods and deadlines and the procedure for notifying your school that you have scheduled an appointment.
Students who wish to take one of the legislative tests (U.S. or Georgia history/ U.S. or Georgia constitution) or their senior exit exam at a time other than the scheduled test dates may request a special administration for a fee of $20. For the senior exit exam, there may also be a fee covering the cost of ordering a test (usually $22 or $25, depending on the test) if the student did not register by the deadline for the semester. In most cases, special administrations of legislative tests are offered only at the end of the semester after the last scheduled date and only for students who have completed all other graduation requirements or students who have completed all other requirements for admission into a program (for example, the nursing program).
The Center for Testing administers the COMPASS placement test to persons applying to Georgia College as non-traditional freshmen. Because GC no longer offers a Learning Support program, these applicants must take the reading, writing skills, and algebra sections of the test and score above the University System requirement for placement in Learning Support courses in reading, English and math to be eligible to be admitted. For more information about the test or to schedule a test appointment, call the Center for Testing at 478-445-5016. There is no charge for the initial test for students applying to Georgia College, but there is a $20 fee for those who wish to retest in one or more areas.
The COMPASS test can also be administered here to local persons who are applying to another school, if that school registers you for a remote test administration at Georgia College. After you receive the remote registration confirmation, contact us to schedule a test appointment. There is a $20 charge for administering the test for another school, which is paid at check-in.