Since 2018, conversations to establish a testing center to serve the SMU community were occurring. A Provost Office Testing Center Strategic Committee was formed, and working with the University Space Committee, space was identified in 2021 to establish the University Testing Center (UTC) in the basement of Clements Hall (G15).
On August 22, 2022, a three-phased opening of the center will begin.
- In phase one, most accommodated testing – for students with testing accommodations approved by Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS) – will be proctored by the center. Accommodated testing will be conducted by the UTC as a backup to instructors and academic departments. The test proctoring process and reservations of testing seats remains the same within DASS Link.
- In spring 2023, phase two will pilot the expansion of services to student athletes during their sport’s competition season.
- The final phase, depending on space usage and demand, will be to add placement testing, evaluation services.
A handful of other campus test proctoring services will remain operational and resources to instructors. Learn more about the new testing center, eligibility for testing, policies, and booking processes at smu.edu/testing.