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:


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, 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.

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  • CLEP
  • Scantron
  • Accuplacer
  • PearsonVUE 
  • ZSC Class Exams
  • BMCA Credit by Exam
  • Ohio Graduation Tests (OGT)
  • Franklin & Other University Exams
  • Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE)


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.
  • Please know your social security number when you come to the Testing Center.
  • $10 fee paid to the Business Office for retakes within one year
  • ALL Accuplacer testers are required to present photo identification. Proper identification includes state ID, driver's license/permit, or student ID. If you are a middle or high school student who does not have photo ID, please complete the Accuplacer Student ID Form with your school counselor.


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. 


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

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

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

Click here to schedule your BMCA 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.


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, please contact the Testing Center at 740.588.5000, or email


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 20 minutes prior to your scheduled exam.
  • Please know your PearsonVUE username and password.
  • Candidates must present a current, unexpired government-issued photo ID. 
  • Accommodations must be approved through the Testing Center and PearsonVUE.



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


Zane State College is a certified Pearson VUE Testing Center. 

  • Please schedule and pay for your test through PearsonVue.
  • To better accommodate you, it is helpful if you also schedule with The Testing Center at PV tests can currently be scheduled under "Other."
  • Candidates need to 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.


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.


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.

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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