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Office of Testing Services

The mission and goal of the Office of Testing Services is to offer placement testing services to the Metropolitan State University of Denver student body. All first-time college students are required to take a series of exams before registering for their first-semester classes if their ACT or SAT scores are below departmental cutoff scores. Transfer and adult students are also required to take one or all of the exams if they do not have appropriate transfer credits. The exams measure college entry-level skills in writing and mathematics. The scores are used by advisers to help determine the selection of appropriate courses.

The testing center offers a variety of other testing services in addition to placement exams, our exam services include:

  • Test proctoring service for "mostly on-line" courses
  • American College Testing (ACT) National and Residual testing programs
  • Departmental Testing (MFT, ISA, Senior Exit Exams, etc.)
  • Make-Up Examination Service
  • CLEP testing

Spring Semester 2016 Hours:

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm (all tests must be complete by 5pm).

Evening hours for Accuplacer testing in January: On Tuesday January 5 and Tuesday January 12 Testing Services will open late for Accuplacer testing. Please call in advance for an appointment time.

Extended Office Hours: Beginning February 2 open until 9pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays (by appointment only). Beginning February 6 open Saturdays 9am to 3pm (by appointment only).

Spring Office Closures: MSU Denver and the Auraria Campus will close December 25 through January 3. Testing Services will not offer extended hours during Spring Break (March 21-26).

**Photo ID required for all exams**