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: https://www.zanestate.edu/test


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.

If test anxiety is interfering with your ability to succeed, please contact Heather Merry M.Ed., PCC, Student Services Support Counselor by calling 740.588.1293, emailing hmerry@zanestate.edu, or scheduling online here.

Appointments are strongly recommended. Click here to reserve your seat.

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


  • CLEP
  • Scantron
  • Accuplacer
  • Credit by Exam
  • ZSC Class Exam
  • Franklin & Other University Exams
  • Health Occupations Aptitude Exam


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.  


ALEKS is a web-based program used at Zane State College to determine a student’s readiness for mathematics courses. Students who take ALEKS can continue to use the program after testing to work on skills and retest to try for a higher placement. A ZSC Student Services Advisor or CCP Advisor reviews scores and helps make appropriate recommendations for course registration. 


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

  • Schedule a ZSC class exam. 
  • While we make every effort to accommodate walk-in testing, it is not always possible. Appointments are highly encouraged.


The Testing Center can proctor exams for other colleges and universities, including Franklin University.  


Credit-by-exam is available for BMCA 1010, BMCA 1020, BMCA 1050, and BMCA 1110.

Students must complete the Credit-by-Exam Application and pay the $50 fee prior to testing.

Carefully read the exam application for testing policies.

Each BMCA exam may be taken only once. 

Students must score a 70% or better to earn credit.

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

  • Schedule your BMCA credit-by-exam.
  • Download a copy of the BMCA 1020 study guide BMCA 1020 Study Guide.pdf.


CLEP was created to help individuals with prior knowledge in a college course subject earn their degree efficiently and inexpensively (College Board, 2021). 


To schedule a HOAE at the Testing Center now until December 9, 2021 please Click here!

To schedule a HOAE in January - March 2022, please call the Testing Center at 740.588.5000 or email testingcenter@zanestate.edu


Listed below are the HOAE dates and times for January, February, & March 2022: 

Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in.

Thursday, January 27 at 9:00am

Wednesday, February 16 at 1:00pm

Tuesday, February 22 at 9:00am

Thursday, March 3 at 1:00pm

Monday, March 14 at 9:00am


The Health Occupations Aptitude Exam is required for admission into these selective programs:

General Information:

At the Testing Center:

  • Scratch paper and pencils will be provided.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled exam.
  • Please know your PearsonVUE username and password.
  • Candidates must present a current, unexpired signature-bearing photo ID. 
  • Candidates will be required to provide a digital signature and have their photo taken.
  • Accommodations must be approved through the Testing Center and PearsonVUE.



Scantron provides testing and training design, development, and delivery services to certification and licensure organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government agencies, and trade and professional associations (Scantron, 2021).

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

At the Testing Center:

  • Candidates should bring their Scantron confirmation email.
  • Candidates must sign the Scantron 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 Scantron in advance.

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
  • Smart watches/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."



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