Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Proctor Services at Georgia State University
The Counseling and Testing Center offers individual proctoring services for those engaged in distance learning, or for other assessments and certifications on an appointment basis, with appointments typically scheduled to begin either at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Office hours for proctoring services are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. At this time, proctor services are not offered in the evening or on weekends. The Testing office staff proctor both paper based and computer based exams. The proctor fee for exams from U.S. institutions or organizations is $20 per hour, or portion thereof; payment is accepted in the form of money order only, payable at the end of the testing session. The proctor fee for exams from non-U.S. institutions or organizations is $25 per hour or portion thereof.

Please continue to refer to Georgia State University’s COVID-19 site for up to date information from the University.

      On-Campus Testing update (08/28/2020)
      Schedules are now available for limited face-to-face, on campus testing on each campus. Staffing will be to student demand and built around strategic concerns regarding density of students on campus. To this end, please note:

      • Masks must be worn at all times. Not only is this required for Georgia State University spaces, due to the nature of proctoring services, and the shape of our spaces, it is impossible to guarantee 6 feet distance at all times from other testers or staff.
      • Lockers will still be available, but examinees are highly encouraged to not bring any items to the test center to minimize your need to contact surfaces unnecessarily.
      • We will reopen as an appointment service only. If we schedule tests for a day and no one makes an appointment, we will not open the centers to ensure staff do not add to density on campus. We will not be testing every day of the week at this time, but working both on campus and virtually.
      • Our focus to begin with will center on exams that cannot be taken virtually, like MAT, TEAS, or CLEP.
      • Students with appointments cancelled during the closure should email the campus of their appointment to reschedule to an open date or time for their exam to be proctored.
      • TEAS – Examinees should contact ATI customer care to register for or reschedule their dates; Atlanta and Dunwoody campuses have opened up limited TEAS testing seats.
      • ACCUPLACER, Math Placement, CLEP, DSST, MAT, Independent Studies or Proctoring Services – Examinees should check for our schedules online Alpharetta Campus | Atlanta Campus | Clarkston Campus | Decatur Campus | Dunwoody Campus | Newton Campus by picking the On Campus Exams option, and then choosing their testing groups until they get to the exam they want.
      • Prometric Exams (including GACE) we are testing through our Prometric lab again, check your test vendor’s website for directions on how to register.

        Virtual Exams update (01/04/2021)
        Due to limited seating, virtual exams for ACCUPLACER, Math Placement and History and Constitution are still being offered in a virtual environment. This may be done through our campus registration pages at Alpharetta Campus | Atlanta Campus | Clarkston Campus | Decatur Campus | Dunwoody Campus | Newton Campus by picking Virtual Exams (online) and following the exam groups to your exam. Please note that Math Placement is offered through the ACCUPLACER platform.

        • ACCUPLACER, MATH PLACEMENT – Students and applicants can take the exam virtually through Examity if they meet the requirements to do so. Applicants and students may request an Examity exam setup for them through our registration pages –
            • Once you make the request, you will be added manually to an ACCUPLACER remote session. This does not happen automatically, but will be done in order of receipt of the request. You will also receive an email ‘receipt’ from the RegisterBlast registration system confirming that your request has been made.
            • You will receive an email with a code, called a “Voucher Number” from the ACCUPLACER platform. This code is used to launch your exam.
            • The ACCUPLACER email will include a link for Examity. You will need to set up and account with Examity to be able to make an appointment with them.
            • Please note that every exam proctored by Examity has a fee associated with their services.
            • Problems making an appointment with Examity or with the actual proctoring session should be directed to Examity’s support.
            • After testing, your scores will be posted to your record in 24-48 hours (with the exception of weekends), your next step would be to check the Admissions checklist or to reach out to your advisor.
            • if you need to retest, please request a new voucher be set up for you.
            • There are a limited number of seats available for proctoring virtually through WebEX at Newton Campus. Please pick the “Virtual Exam Request” and “WebEx Proctoring for ACCUPLACER and Math Placement”. Additionally Dunwoody may have space available – email first at duntest@gsu.edu.
          • History & Constitution Exams update (04/01/2020) – In collaboration with the History and Political Science department, we are offering a version of the exam that can be taken virtually.

            Rescheduling Update (8/25/2020) As campuses create schedules for re-opening, if you wish to reschedule exams that were cancelled due to the shut-down of campuses due to COVID-19, please contact the campus you registered at via the emails below.

              If you experience any problems, please contact us for assistance via our campus emails – Alpharetta, Atlanta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton

              Prior to designating the Counseling and Testing Center location or having test materials sent to this office, students should confirm an appointment with the proctor. Proctor arrangements may be made as far in advance as the desired dates for testing are known. 

              Fees may be paid online via our online fee portal. Note: Testing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. When using the online Testing Fee Portal, please read the information and then click the “Testing Fees” box to enter the portal. You will see the current fees displayed at the top of this second page. Scroll down and click “Add to Cart”. Be sure to pick “Atlanta Campus” and “Individually proctored exams/Independent Studies fee (Domestic)” or “Individually proctored exams/Independent Studies fee (International)” so that the correct fee is assessed. If your test is more than one hour, make sure the “Quantity” of your order matches the number of hours you need. If your test is 2 hours, your quantity would be “2”. Continue by providing the information asked for. For a quick overview of using the portal, please review “How to use the Testing Fee Portal”.

              Examinees unable to pay their fees online should contact the campus before making appointment to see if alternatives are available.

              Counseling and Testing Center is located at 75 Piedmont Ave, N.E., Suite 200A, Atlanta, GA 30303, on the southeast corner of the intersection of Piedmont Ave, N.E. and John Wesley Dobbs Ave., N.E. Upon arrival, candidates should inform staff at the Counseling and Testing Center reception desk that they are taking a proctored exam, so that the staff may provide appropriate directions to the Testing office.

              Please contact the Testing Center to arrange appointment dates and times.

              Georgia State University online students are not proctored through the Counseling and Testing Center; instead they schedule exams and are proctored through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s proctored lab for online exams

              Parking and Transit Options
              Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
              Two MARTA train stations are near the center, both on the east-west (Georgia State station) and north-south (Peachtree Center station) lines, as well as several bus stops. Visit MARTA for more information to plan an itinerary.

              University Visitor Parking and Public Parking
              University operated visitor parking is available. Lots or decks not affiliated with Georgia State University are also within the area; prices vary by lot, so consider comparing rates before visiting the center.