Testing Center

The Testing Center offers the following exams:


Online Course Proctoring

Alexandria Technical & Community College's (ATCC) Testing Center will act as a proctoring location for students enrolled in Minnesota State distance education/online course(s) or students enrolled in a credit-based course(s) from another accredited, degree granting, ATCC partner college or university. Please complete a proctoring request form for each course. Students are required to pay a $25 fee per course, per semester prior to any exam being proctored. This fee is waived for ATCC, Distance Minnesota, and partner college students.

ACCUPLACER: ACCUPLACER is a computerized, un-timed placement test used to assist in college academic advising and proper course selection to help students be successful in their college education.


External Website: College Level Examination Program (CLEP): CLEP is a way for a student to earn credit for what the student already knows. CLEP tests offer individuals the chance to demonstrate knowledge that they have gained independently and earn credit.

External Website: DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test): The DSST program gives students the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. Use DSSTs to help earn a degree, get a promotion, or simply demonstrate college-level knowledge in subjects relevant to a career.

ITEC 1430, 1440, & 1445 Test Outs: Accepted ATCC students may attempt to test out and earn credit for Intro to Computer, Beginning Personal Computers I, or Personal Computer Skills at ATCC.

External Testing

The following tests may also be used to earn college credit but are not administered at ATCC.

Advanced Placement (AP): AP allows high school students to complete designated college level courses in high school and earn college credit by demonstrating a specified level of performance on AP exams. Students must have their official AP score report sent directly from the College Entrance Examination Board to ATCC.

International Baccalaureate: The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally recognized program through which secondary students complete a comprehensive curriculum of rigorous study and demonstrate performance on culminating examinations. The examination for the IB diploma covers six subjects, three or four of which must be at the higher level, with others at the standard level. Students may present a full IB diploma or a certificate recognizing specific subject examinations and be considered for credit based on the examination level and result.

The IB Diploma Program is a course of study for students up to the age of 19 that leads to examinations in various subjects. ATCC will grant credit for scores of 4 or higher on individual IB examinations or successful completion of the IB program. More information about IB is available at External Website: International Baccalaureate - www.ibo.org.

Contact Testing Center

888-234-1222 ext.4487

Email: Testing Center - testingcenter@alextech.edu

Room: 112 (main building)