Video Entry System Effective 3/18/2024

Effective Monday, March 18, Zane State College building doors will be locked, and all visitors/guests, including testing candidates, will use a video entry system. Please tap the screen located to the right of the front entrance, and, when prompted, be prepared to show photo ID and give testing as reason for entry. This proactive step ensures a safer environment for everyone on campus. Thank you!

Welcome to The Testing Center

The Testing Center is conveniently located within the Welcome Center in College Hall on the Zane State College campus. With a professional staff dedicated to helping others succeed, the Testing Center offers a modern, quiet, and comfortable setting that's ideal for both Zane State students and the local community.

Zane State College Testing Center

The Welcome Center, College Hall

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Schedule an appointment:

What to Expect

Zane State College understands that stress sometimes comes with testing. The Testing Center strives to provide a calm, welcoming, and professional space, so you can focus on doing your best.

Current Zane State students who wish to speak with a professional to address test anxiety and time management etc. are encouraged to contact our Student Life Assistance program. For more information visit Counseling.

Students who wish to pursue testing accommodations are recommended to meet with Accessibility Services prior to their testing date. For more information visit Accessibility Services.

Testing appointments are strongly recommended. Click here to reserve your seat.  Click for study tips from ZSC!  

The Zane State College Testing Center is committed to maintaining professionalism by adhering to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.

We look forward to seeing you!

All Tests

  • CLEP
  • Accuplacer
  • PearsonVUE 
  • ZSC Class Exams
  • Ohio End-of-Course exams 
  • BMCA & ZSC Class Credit by Exam
  • Exams for Other Universities/Colleges
  • Meazure Learning (formerly Scantron)
  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) COMING SOON!


ACCUPLACER is a series of tests that evaluates skills in reading, writing, and math. Learn more here. This exam helps place new students into ZSC courses or qualify them for College Credit Plus (CCP). A ZSC Student Services Advisor or CCP Advisor reviews scores and helps make appropriate recommendations for course registration.  

  • Schedule your ACCUPLACER.
  • Prepare with ACCUPLACER Test Prep Resources.
  • Complete the ACCUPLACER Student consent for Release of Scores document and return to the Testing Center.
  • Please know your social security number or SSID when you come to The Testing Center. This will be used as an Accuplacer test identification number.
  • There is a $10 fee for each retake within one year. Please schedule as a retake and pay at the Business Office (downstairs in College Hall). 
  • ALL Accuplacer testers are required to present photo identification. Proper identification includes state ID, driver's license/permit, or student ID.
  • IMPORTANT IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION: If you are a middle or high school student who does not have photo ID, please complete the Accuplacer ID form with your school counselor. Click here for the Accuplacer ID form with instructions.

ALEKS Math Placement

ALEKS is a web-based program used to determine a student’s readiness for mathematics courses. Students who take the initial test at The Testing Center, can continue to use the program to work on skills and later retest for attempts at higher course placement. A ZSC Student Services Advisor or CCP Advisor will review scores and help make appropriate recommendations for course registration. 

BMCA Credit By Exam

Students must complete the Credit-by-Exam Application and pay the $50 fee prior to testing. Forms are available in The Testing Center or from a student's program advisor.

Credit-by-exam is available for BMCA 1020, BMCA 1050, BMCA 1110, and some additional courses upon request and approval.

Carefully read the exam application for testing policies.

Each BMCA exam may be taken only once. 

Students must score a 60% or better to earn credit.

For BMCA 1020, a book is available for study. It can be checked out from the Testing Center.

For BMCA 1110 (Keyboarding), students must type 30 words-per-minute in five minutes with five errors or fewer (unlimited attempts in one hour).

Click here to schedule your BMCA exam. Click here for the credit-by-exam application form.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP exams let you test out of introductory courses and move to more advanced courses sooner, saving time toward your degree (CLEP website, 2023).

Please register and pay for the CLEP here.

Please bring your printed CLEP "ticket" and a government issued ID to The Testing Center.

Please note, a CLEP recommended score is not always the required score for college credit.

Meazure Learning (formally Scantron)

If you’re in an industry that either requires or encourages you to maintain accreditation or regulatory standards, we can help (Meazure Learning, 2023).

  • View the list of testing programs provided by Meazure Learning.
  • Prepare for your Meazure Learning test.

At The Testing Center:

  • Candidates should bring their Meazure Learning confirmation email.
  • Candidates must sign the Meazure Learning Honor Code.
  • Candidates must present a government-issued photo ID with signature.
  • No items are allowed in the testing room. Noise cancelling headphones may be allowed if requested through Meazure Learning in advance.

Other Colleges/Universities

The Testing Center proctors exams for other colleges and universities, including Franklin University. Before testing, arrangements must be made with a student's home college or university. 

Pearson Vue

Zane State College is a certified Pearson VUE Testing Center. 

  • Please schedule and pay for your test through PearsonVue.
  • Candidates must bring proper identification as required by the test sponsor.
  • Candidates will be asked to sign a rules of agreement form and have their photo taken before testing.
  • Candidates are not permitted to take items into The Testing Center.

ZSC Proctored Exam

Proctoring is available for ZSC class make-up exams, in-person exams for online classes, and instructor-scheduled exams. 

  • Schedule a ZSC class exam. 
  • Please bring your photo ID.
  • Be sure to know your password if testing on Blackboard!
  • While we make every effort to accommodate walk-in testing, it is not always possible. Appointments are highly encouraged.

All testers must sign in, accept the integrity policy, and present photo ID. Some tests may require additional identification or information.

Items such as the following may not be used during testing unless specifically authorized:

  • Cell phones
  • Calculators
  • Computers/Tablets
  • Smartwatches/Fitbits
  • Cameras/Recording devices

Accommodations/Accessibility Services

The Testing Center provides accommodations and accessibility services for students who require them. Please indicate any need(s) when scheduling. Most accommodations require 24 hours' notice, and proper documentation is required for requests to be honored. For information about accommodations and accessibility services at ZSC, please click here.

Read & Write, a text-to-speech program, is available for testers with qualifying accommodations. Students may also utilize the program to study or work on homework assignments. To use Read & Write for homework in the Testing Center, please click here and schedule under "Other."