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Non-USC Student Testing

Students of other colleges and universities may take proctored exams at the University of South Carolina Testing Center as space allows. Before requesting an appointment, learn about our guidelines, your responsibilities and testing fees.

Test proctoring for online courses being taught through other colleges and universities may available at the University of South Carolina Columbia as space allows. Testing hours are by appointment only and are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You should request an appointment at least three business days in advance. Walk-ins are not accepted.  

The fee for non-USC students is $45 per test and covers up to three hours of proctoring services. Payment must be received before your test day.

How to Schedule a Test

You must provide your school or institution with the following contact information to receive permission to take your exam at the University of South Carolina Testing Center:

University of South Carolina
Office of Distributed Learning
Attn: Shannon Carson
1716 College Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Fax: 803-777-6264

It is your responsibility to request that your institution send the test or online instructions to Distributed Learning prior to the scheduled test date. If your exam will be administered online, your university should email the password and instructions to administer the exam. If your school requires any completed forms from the Testing Center, please submit them by fax to the University of South Carolina Testing Center at 803-777-6264 before your exam.

Testing hours are by appointment only and should be requested at least three business days in advance. Walk-ins are not accepted.

To request a test appointment, please email Shannon Carson, testing coordinator, at or call 803-777-7210.

At least 24 hours before your exam, verify that your test has been received and is available to be administered to you. To do so, email the Testing Center at or call 803-777-7210 to confirm receipt. 

If you haven't already paid your $45 testing fee, it must be paid before the date of your exam.

Testing Center Policies and Procedures

Plan to arrive 10 minutes before your test appointment time. Bring a driver's license or student ID and a postage-paid envelope or paid courier envelope and label if your exam must be mailed to your school. The following items are not allowed in the testing area:

  • Food and beverages
  • Electronic devices
  • Personal items

Personal items brought to the Testing Center must be placed in a locker during your appointment. Only required materials for your exam will be allowed in the testing area.

When your exam is complete, your test proctor will verify that:

  • your exam was proctored under secure conditions
  • you were monitored at all times
  • you did not use unauthorized materials during the exam


To Cancel or Reschedule a Test

We require at least 24 hours' notice. To cancel or reschedule a test, contact Shannon Carson ( or call 803-777-7210. All cancellations will be charged a $5 processing fee.




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