Testing Services

Fall 2020 Semester:

COVID-19 Statement

Due to the current restrictions regarding COVID-19, social distancing will be in effect on all campuses. Appropriate face coverings that cover both the nose and the mouth will be required to enter the Testing Center. Students will be expected to adhere to Centers for Disease Control, Georgia Board of Public Health, and University System of Georgia guidelines for preventative measures, including maintaining a distance of six (6) feet from other individuals. Noncompliance or removal of the face covering in any area of the Testing Center or waiting area will result in one warning. A second instance of noncompliance or removal will result in termination of the exam by Testing Center staff, without the opportunity for the student to reschedule or receive a refund.

If you have a medical reason that prevents you from wearing a face covering, please contact Accessibility Services PRIOR to scheduling your exam with the Testing Center. Accessibility Services will then notify Testing Services of the appropriate accommodation. Accommodations cannot be approved by Testing Center Staff. Students that arrive to test without face coverings and without approved accommodations by Accessibility Services will be required to reschedule.

Please reference the Return to Campus Fall 2020 (https://www.mga.edu/coronavirus/index.php) page for complete information

 
Please refer to the FAQs below for exam, scheduling, and contact information:

1. I need to take an exam but I'm not sure what next steps to take. What do I do next?

Please visit the individual pages for updates on specific exams such as Accuplacer, Math Placement Exam (MPE), GA/US Constitution or GA/US History Class Credit Exams, GACE, CLEP,and DSST.

2. Will I have to pay again or be penalized for rescheduling my exam?

  • All students will be allowed to reschedule up to one hour PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED EXAM TIME without penalty, so long as aanother appointment is available. 
  • Students wishing to reschedule must contact testingservices@mga.edu a minimum of one hour prior to the exam appointment.  
  • Students may request a refund for a future test date at least one business day PRIOR to the scheduled exam. Keep in mind, there is $3.50 non-refundable processing fee.  
  • Students who miss an exam without notice, and for which a rescheduled appointment is not available, will not be eligible to receive a refund unless proof of extenuating circumstances is provided.  

3. I want to schedule a vendor exam at an MGA Testing Center (GACE, CLEP, DSST, TEAS) that has been canceled or postponed. When will I be able to reschedule?

  • TEAS registration is open at MGA. You can register on our website at the following link: https://www.mga.edu/testing-services/tests/nursing-entrance.php. 
  • GACE will likely resume after September. Please reference our GACE page for updates. 
  • DSST :
    • Through mid-September: DSST will only be available for MGA students by request on the Warner Robins campus. Please contact testingservices@mga.edu for scheduling or questions. 
    • In late September: DSST will return to regular public scheduling with limited availability. At that time, students and community members will be able to register for an exam on the DSST webpage. Please check the DSST page for updates regarding registration availability. 
  • CLEP is available by request from MGA students on a limited basis. Please contact testingservices@mga.edu for scheduling or questions. CLEP exams will tentatively be available to the public in late September. Continue to check our CLEP webpage for updates. 

4. I need to take an Accuplacer Exam, what do I do next?

Accuplacer has partnered with Examity, a remote proctoring service, to offer a remote version of the Accuplacer Entrance Exam during the closure of on-campus operations at Middle Georgia State University.  

  • Both Academic and Employment Accuplacer Exams will be administered remotely at a location of your choosing. 
  • The exam requires a computer, camera, and stable wifi connection, and a government issued form of ID. 
  • If you cannot access remote exams due to technological resource limitations, please contact us at testingservices@mga.edu for assistance.

5. I tried to sign up for an exam on the MGA Testing website, but it won't allow me to register.

Some exams have not reopened or are only available by request. Please visit the individual pages for updates on specific exams such as Accuplacer, Math Placement Exam (MPE), GA/US Constitution or GA/US History, GACE, CLEP,and DSST. 

6. I'm an accommodated student at MGA. What should I do about testing?

Please visit the individual testing section labeled Special Accommodations for information and updates. 

7. Who should I contact if I have questions about my exam, registration, or payment?

You must have an appointment to enter any Testing Services office. However, Testing Services is available during university business hours via email at testingservices@mga.edu. 

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am -5:30pm 

Friday: 8:00am -12:00pm 

8. Where should I check for updated information regarding COVID-19 at Middle Georgia State University?

Please check the MGAWebsite (www.mga.edu) and your MGA email if you are a student.


HOURS

Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Semester
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday Closed

GOVERNMENT-ISSUED IDENTIFICATION 

All test takers must have a current valid picture ID in order to test.

Acceptable IDs include:

  • Passport
  • State ID
  • State Driver’s License
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Permanent Resident Card

High School ID accepted for current high students only.

YOUR MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY ID ALONE IS NOT ACCEPTED FOR TESTING. 

TESTING POLICIES 

Only test takers are permitted in the testing area. Testing Services reserves the right to refuse test administration to an individual if unsupervised children are present.

Late test takers will not be permitted to begin the exam unless there is sufficient time as indicated by the Test Administrator.

Items prohibited in Testing Services’ Testing Center include cell phones, E-books and other electronic devices. Also prohibited are watches, hoods, hats, sunglasses, drinks, and food/chewing gum/mints.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY 

Testing Services at MGA defines academic dishonesty as (1) giving or receiving unauthorized assistance of any kind, (2) using any unauthorized aids (cell phones, books, website's, calculator watches, smart watches, electronic devices, etc.), (3) attempting to take an exam for someone else, (4) failing to follow examination rules/regulations and instructions of Testing Center staff, and/or (5) attempting to remove questions, responses, or notes from the Testing Center.

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