MTSU Online and Distance Education Test Center

The Online and Distance Education Test Center, located in Keathley University Center (KUC), Room 107, provides exam services for MTSU graduating seniors and students taking distance learning courses including online, and hybrid courses. If a student is unable to attend his or her scheduled online-class exam due to extenuating circumstances, the exam may be taken in the Distance Education Test Center at an alternate date and/or time. The Test Center operates on limited hours and is staffed only part time. Early scheduling is encouraged. Testing is by appointment only and photo identification is required. No cell phones are permitted in the Test Center.  Lockers are available for personal items.

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Refer to Course Syllabus for exam dates and times

General Exit and Major Field Testing

  • Summer 2024 Exit Testing Dates:  Monday, May 20 through Friday, July 19

DSST Exams (formerly DANTES)

The DSST is a credit-by examination process which gives students an opportunity to earn college credit for prior learning experience. All DSST exams are computer based with the exception of Principles of Public Speaking which is not offered at MTSU. For a list of offered exams, visit the DSST web site.

The link to schedule an exam is on our DSST information page. Please read over all information before scheduling an appointment. Students who wish to have their test scores automatically sent to MTSU need to enter the college code, 8829, at the time of testing.

Microsoft Testing

MOS exams certify proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.). 

The link to schedule an exam is on our MOS information page. Please read over all information before scheduling an appointment.

Procedures for Scheduling a Distance Education Exam With an Off-Campus Proctor

Students who live 50 miles or more from campus have the option of taking their distance learning exams with an off-campus proctor. Distance education courses may require proctored exams, which, if taken at approved off-campus locations, may incur testing fees. Please Note: Off-campus testing is only permitted at a test center on a university/college campus. Employers are no longer acceptable proctors.  Exceptions may be made for active military service members or students who live more than 50 miles from another institution of higher education. Please call (615) 898-2743 if you have any questions about your chosen proctor.

Set up a mutually convenient date and time to take your exam with the proctor. Off-campus students must complete the exam by noon on the last day of the scheduled on-campus exam unless written permission is sent by the instructor to to take it after that time. Obtain the proctor's business mailing address, phone number, and email. We verify the legitimacy of the proctor and coordinate exam delivery (to legitimate proctors), at no cost to the student; however, the proctor may charge a fee for services. We will not fax exams! 

Complete the form below

All requests must be received at least two weeks before the date on which you wish to take the exam! If your request is received with less than two weeks' notice, you will be given the choice of either getting permission from your instructor to test after the deadline or coming to campus for the exam. After the form is submitted and your proctor is verified, the delivery of the exam will be coordinated with the off-campus proctor.

Student Information

Proctor Information

Agreed Upon Exam Date/Time

Exam Information


Additional Resources

Parking Permits 
Please visit Parking Services, 205 City View Drive, to pick up your parking pass. To receive a parking pass you will need valid photo identification, your M number, and your license plate number. Visitors may apply for a parking permit on the Parking Services website.

Directions to MTSU and a campus map can be found at the maps section of the MTSU website.

Special Accommodations
Students requiring special accommodations should be registered with Disability and Access Center (DAC) at MTSU. If you have already done so and will need accommodations at the Distance Education Test Center, please contact the test center at least one week ahead of your scheduled test date at (615) 898-2743 or email Sheila Copeland at The Distance Education Test Center may not be able to accommodate every request.  If not, students will be referred to the DAC for an alternate testing location.