Testing Center

Measuring Achievement and Providing Options

Results from tests are used:

  1. to determine eligibility for certain College programs,
  2. for some certifications,
  3. for course placement and
  4. to meet requirements mandated by the state legislature.

* All exams must be completed by the end of business hours.

Testing Times

Monday and Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Distance Education and Online Testing

For more information about testing options, contact the Testing Center at 409-933-8379.

Testing Center Policies

  • A valid photo ID is required for all testing.
  • All cell phones must be powered off and placed in a locker.
  • Examinees will test only during designated Testing Center hours.
  • Children and guests are not permitted in the testing room. COM is not responsible for their supervision.
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the testing room.
  • Only items designated by the instructor will be permitted in the room (pencils, calculator, etc.).
  • No exiting during department exams. If you leave the room, you must turn in your exam.
  • Students requiring special arrangements (i.e. time extensions, added materials, etc.) must have written permission from the instructor.
  • Scores will be kept confidential and not released to anyone other than the examinee (unless a person has a written statement from the examinee to obtain their scores).
  • Examinees taking tests on the computers are strictly prohibited from any other activity.
  • No logging off or locking computers after completing tests.
  • All scratch paper must be turned in to testing center staff for disposal.
  • The center is equipped with camera surveillance.
  • No waiting in others' testing areas.
  • Any disturbances in the testing area will result in your being asked to leave.
  • It is up to the student to come at a reasonable time to take a department's exam. If you do not complete by closing time, your test will be picked up and turned in as is. You may not return and finish the exam at a later time unless given permission by your instructor.

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