Penn State offers on-site testing at the University Park campus for:
- students in Penn State World Campus courses taking proctored exams
- anyone taking the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) (including non-Penn State students).
- students from any university taking a proctored exam
Outreach Testing Center Regular Examination Times
You may schedule an exam during any of the Testing Center’s regular examination times (all times are Eastern Standard Time). Additional times may be added during midterms and finals week. The times listed are exam start times (testing times are subject to change without notice). Please arrive 15 minutes before your exam.
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The Testing Center is located in suite 312 of the 329 Building, at 329 Innovation Boulevard, Innovation Park. Innovation Park can be accessed via exits 73 and 74 of Route 220/I-99.
If you are coming from a distance, you can:
If you are using the CATA bus system, take the Red Link and get off at the first Innovation Park stop. The 329 Building is directly beside the bus stop. If you need additional help with directions, please contact us.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a CLEP exam or an exam for another university, contact us at 800-252-3592 (toll-free in the United States) or 814-863-5256 (local and international), and select option 1, option 1 from the menu to speak with someone in the Outreach Testing Center.
Pre-test Checklist for Taking Exams
Be prepared to take an exam at the Outreach Testing Center by following these steps:
World Campus exams:
- Review Penn State's policy on academic integrity, as the Outreach Testing Center is committed to upholding this policy.
- Find out the exam format, time allotted for the exam, special materials you may need to bring to the exam, and other useful exam information in Canvas.
- Please contact us in advance if you require reasonable accommodations.
- Review the information on our CLEP page for information on how to prepare for your CLEP exam.
Exams from other universities:
- Please remember to request your exam from your instructor or institution at least two weeks prior to your desired testing time.
- If your exam is arriving from another university, please call a day before your scheduled time to confirm that your exam has arrived.
- To schedule your exam, contact us at 800-252-3592 (toll-free in the United States) or 814-863-5256 (local and international).
For all exams:
- No personal belongings are permitted in the testing room; items may be stowed in a secure bag during test time.
- The Outreach Testing Center does not supply headphones or other equipment for listening to audible portions of exams. If your exam requires listening to recordings of any kind (e.g., recordings of spoken words for a language exam), you will need to bring your own headphones.
- You will need to present a valid photo ID to the proctor at the time of your exam.
- Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your exam to allow time for checking in.
Scheduling a World Campus Exam
To schedule a Penn State World Campus exam with us, please choose a date and time using our proctored exam portal. Your syllabus will specify when you will need to take your exam.
If you have circumstances that require academic adjustments (e.g., extended time on exams and quizzes in a separate location), please contact a test administrator to discuss your needs at least two weeks in advance of your proposed test date. We will work with you to plan your testing session.
Penn State students must be registered with the Office for Disability Services to receive reasonable accommodations and are required to bring the Academic Adjustments Memo along to the Testing Center on the day of the exam.
CLEP candidates and other University students must submit a description of the accommodation to a test administrator. This documentation should be from an administrator at the college in which the student is enrolled or an appropriate health care provider, and must be on official letterhead.