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Expanded CLEP Testing now available at the University Testing Center

The University Testing Center is pleased to offer expanded CLEP (College Level Examination Program) testing beginning June 2024.

Testing is available by appointment to any SMU student or community member seeking academic credit. At SMU, course credit is awarded when a score of 60 points or above out of 80 possible points is achieved. Community members may also test at SMU and send scores to other colleges and universities for credit.

CLEP exams accepted for AY 2024-2025 include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

CLEP Exam

Score (out of 80)

Credit Hours

Course(s) Credited

Common Curriculum Requirements Satisfied

American Government

60

3

Generic Credit – TBD Social & Behavioral Science (SBS)
American Literature

60

3

ENGL 20XX None
English Literature

60

3

ENGL 20YY None
Financial Accounting

60

3

Generic Credit – TBD Quantitative Applications (QA)
History of the US I

60

3

Generic Credit – TBD Historical Contexts (HC)
History of the US II

60

3

Generic Credit – TBD Historical Contexts (HC)
Macroeconomics

60

3

ECO 1312 Quantitative Applications (QA)
Microeconomics

60

3

ECO 1311 Quantitative Applications (QA)

*The above credit table is subject to change and applies to the 2024 Undergraduate Catalog.

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  • All tests are administered on campus, in person.  Remote CLEP administrations are not conducted at the UTC.
  • Students must register and pay for a CLEP test on the College Board website, indicating SMU as the testing site and score recipient.
  • Testing seats are reserved using the UTC Portal.  The CLEP test administration fee charged by the testing center is waived for current SMU students, with a modest charge for community members.
  • Students must bring their College Board CLEP Registration Form and SMU ID card to their testing appointment at the UTC.

After Testing

When testing is complete, students will receive a preliminary score report from UTC staff.  Scores will also be available in the My CLEP Student Account portal on the CLEP website.  Final, official CLEP score reports will be sent directly from the College Board to the SMU Registrar, where course credit will be awarded with a qualifying score.

For more information, visit the University Testing Center or the College Board FAQs for CLEP.

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University Testing Center now accommodates Respondus LockDown Browser for Canvas assessments

The University Testing Center (UTC) is excited to announce a new proctoring software that allows Canvas tests to be administered with the Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB).

The new software, NetSupport School, replaces a previous program, iTalc, that could not facilitate real-time surveillance of students taking Canvas tests with the Respondus LockDown Browser on UTC computers.

With NetSupport Schoolprofessors will no longer have to create non-LDB versions of Canvas tests administered at the UTC — classroom test versions with LDB can now be used without issue.  And, on test day, students will not have to search for a “UTC version” of a Canvas test different from what is given in the classroom.

With its expanded features, NetSupport School streamlines the student and faculty testing experience while enhancing the UTC’s commitment to test integrity and security.

Various academic departments and professors utilizing the testing center suggested this feature and service enhancement, and we are excited to offer this new ability.

For more information, please contact the UTC at 214-768-6064 or universitytestingcenter@smu.edu.

 

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Good luck for finals and University Testing Center summer hours

Good luck on finals, Mustangs, and congratulations to those graduating!

The University Testing Center will be open for the following hours during the summer.

  • Operations: 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday
  • Testing: 8:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday
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University Testing Center spring Testing Assistant team members

The University Testing Center welcomes to its team a new Testing Assistant: Yash Guptaa.

Yash will join returning Testing Assistant Matt Swigart in working alongside the Testing Manager and Coordinator to prepare testing rooms, materials, and equipment for test administrations according to individual requirements and accommodation guidelines. Testing Assistants will also proctor online and conventional pen/paper tests.

Yash says, “I enjoy working at the crossroads of travel and strategy.  My interests include, but are not limited to, pen sketching, 8 ball, hiking, and stand-up comedy. I have experience as a business developer and budding entrepreneur.  The previous few months at SMU have been nothing short of a delightful surprise in making valuable connections, and I eagerly await the next step in my path.”

We are glad to introduce you to the team as we jump into the new semester!

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University Testing Center will Close for Winter Break

Following the undergraduate finals exam schedule for Fall 2022, the University Testing Center’s physical location in Clements Hall G15 will be closed for the remainder of December.

Questions and queries can still be sent to us via email or by phone and we will respond as promptly, within 1-3 business days.

Happy Winter Break and best wishes to all of our students!

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University Testing Center will be closed Wednesday, November 23

As classes will not be in session on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, the University Testing Center will also be closed.

This closure will take place Wednesday, November 23, 2022, and the center will reopen the following Monday, November 28, 2022.

We wish students a happy holiday and give thanks for all the support we have received in the opening of the center this semester!

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University Testing Center to close for Fall Break

In reflection of the undergraduate class schedule, the University Testing Center will be closed, Monday, October 10, and Tuesday, October 11, for Fall Break.

We will resume normal operation hours on October 12! Good luck to all of our students on midterms!

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University Testing Center welcomes new Testing Assistants

The University Testing Center welcomes to its team three (3) new Testing Assistants: Cossy Ogburie, Matt Swigart, and Anku Upadhyay.

These Testing Assistants will work alongside the Testing Manager and Coordinator in preparing testing rooms, materials, and equipment for test administrations according to individual requirements and accommodation guidelines. Testing Assistants will also proctor online and conventional pen/paper tests.

Cossy says, “I enjoy doing volunteer community service which taught me how important it is to help others. It’s a habit I continue to practice and have used to help build positive relationships. I am a big fan of travelling and love taking pictures. I am that person that reads every ingredient list on skincare product before any purchase. Hey there buddy, SMU! I am happy to be here, and Dallas, my home away from home!”

Matt adds, “I came to SMU after performing with the Marine Band while in NC. I love to read, play saxophone, and travel during my free time. I would have to say my favorite place I had the opportunity to visit was Athens! I have had a great time so far at SMU and look forward to spending the next couple of years here completing my studies.”

Anku greets, “Nameste! I am a Master’s Student in SMU Guildhall Game Design & Development course. I like to read literary fiction. I also enjoy trekking and trying new cuisine. Not typically at the same time. My passion for learning has brought me to SMU, and I am excited to meet people from here, there, and everywhere.”

We are glad to introduce you to the team as we jump into the new semester!

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University Testing Center to host open house August 24

You are cordially invited to celebrate the grand opening of SMU’s University Testing Center!

On August 24, from 2-4pm, join us in the basement of Clements Hall (G15) to learn about the space, the services offered, and how we support you in providing a secure and reduced distraction environment for students.

Food will be served and information sessions and tours will be led by our Testing Manager and Coordinator every 20 minutes. We hope you’ll stop by and join us in welcoming this new department to campus.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, you can find us online at smu.edu/testing. Reach out to us via email at universitytestingcenter@smu.edu or by phone at 214-768-6064.

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University Testing Center operational for Fall 2022

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.

  1. 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.
  2. In spring 2023, phase two will pilot the expansion of services to student athletes during their sport’s competition season.
  3. 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.