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Testing Center

The Testing Center is operated by the Office of Student Success & Advising and is located in the Kelley Student Center, Room 250. We are open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The following tests can be scheduled and taken at the Testing Center:

Admissions Exam

Prospective students needing to take an admissions exam will be notified via the Office of Admissions.

This exam will take approximately one hour to complete and test scores are sent directly to the Office of Admissions for review and consideration.

Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Practice Questions
Math Placement Exam (ALEKS)

Prior to registering in their first mathematics course at IU Kokomo, all entering freshman students are required to complete a proctored ALEKS mathematics placement assessment for appropriate course placement.

Students transferring to IU Kokomo who need a mathematics course will also be required to take the mathematics placement exam unless they have transfer credit for a college level mathematics course equivalent to a course offered at IU Kokomo, and no more than two years has elapsed since their last mathematics enrollment.

Non-Indiana University dual-credit mathematics courses taken in high school will not exempt students who need further mathematics courses from taking the mathematics placement exam.

Students who have earned an AP Calculus score of 3 or higher within the past two years do not need to take the ALEKS placement assessment. Any exceptions will be made by the advisor in consultation with the mathematics faculty.

This exam will take approximately two hours to complete.

ALEKS Math Placement FAQ
Foreign Language Placement Exam

Students may take a foreign language exam to determine proper placement. The foreign language test is required for students who wish to continue studying in a foreign language (Spanish, French, German) in which they have had previous instruction. If you plan to start with the beginning class at IU Kokomo, you do not need to take the foreign language placement exam.

Because test results will not be available on the day the test is taken, new students should complete the placement tests at least two weeks prior to registration. Students should check with their advisors for scores as the Testing Center staff is not allowed to release testing scores to students.

This exam will take approximately two hours to complete.


Students must check with their advisor to determine if the credits are accepted for their major.

Due to these exams being completed online. Students will be responsible for paying:

  • The IU Kokomo bursar's office a $20* proctoring fee for each requested test (personal check or money order)
  • DANTES online exam fee of $80* (major credit cards). Effective February 1st, 2018 the price will change to $85.
  • *pricing subject to change

Results are viewable to student immediately and the official results are sent to IU Kokomo within 2-3 weeks.

Student are allotted two hours to complete the exam.

The deadline for completing DANTES exam for graduating students is as follows:

May Graduates - April 1st
August Graduates - July 1st
December Graduates - November 1st

DANTES Sample Questions and Practice Exams
Outside Proctored Exams

Proctoring is based on staff availability and must be scheduled by appointment.

Prior to scheduling a testing date, please consult with your college's testing center or instructor as they may require a signed proctor agreement. Proctor Agreements may be submitted to:

After confirmation has been received, you may call the Testing Center to schedule your exam date.

Students will be responsible for paying:

  • The IU Kokomo bursar's office a $20* proctoring fee (personal check or money order). This fee must be paid prior to testing and receipt provided the day of testing.
  • *pricing subject to change
Classroom Makeup Exams

Students must speak with their instructor about making up any missed exams. The instructor will then schedule a date and time with the Testing Center via an online form or a hardcopy form, at least 48hrs prior to desired testing date.

Accessibility Services Testing

All accessibility testing requires prior approval through the Office of Career Services and Accessibility.

Students with approval please be sure to let your instructor know prior to them scheduling any testing.

Private Rooms Only or Scribe/Reader Tests: We requires an 48hr notice prior to testing date to accommodate. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Accessibility Center at least two weeks prior to testing to prearrange a scribe/reader.

Testing Guidelines

Student rules for taking an exam in the Testing Center:

  • You must bring a photo ID each time you take a test.
  • You should arrive at least five minutes prior to the start time of your scheduled test.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for a scheduled test, you will not be permitted to test on that date. You will need approval from your instructor to reschedule your exam.
  • All tests are considered completed once you leave the testing area.
  • Please leave all personal items, such as cell phones, purses, bags, etc. in your car. Small lockers are also available to store these items.
  • Children, parents, or friends are not allowed in the testing area during the exam.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted unless the Testing Center has received written documentation from the Accessibility Center that you are approved to test with these items.

Accommodations: Please see the Accessibility Center for any accommodations prior to scheduling your testing. If any problems occurred with accommodations, they must be reported to the Testing Center Staff and/or Accessibility Coordinator within 48 hours after the test has taken place.

**Security cameras are located in the exam rooms, and testers are monitored at all times.**

Last updated: 11/06/2017