Testing Center


Central Ohio Technical College’s Testing Center provides accessible, secure and confidential testing services to both students and community members in an optimal testing environment. We strive to preserve academic integrity and support the academic mission of excellence held by COTC. This is accomplished by adhering to the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards and Guidelines.

The Testing Center for COTC is located in Hopewell Hall 88. Many types of tests are administered in the Testing Center, including ACCUPLACER placement testing, HESI A2 Health Applicant Exams, missed classroom tests and class tests for students with authorized accommodations. All testing is done individually — that is, no full classes are proctored.

COTC’s Testing Center is committed to serving students in a flexible, accessible manner. While our main modality for testing is on campus and in person, we will also work with students and faculty to find solutions for your testing needs, while maintaining the security of all exams.

All information is subject to change as new circumstances arise. We will comply with new state, local and college requirements as they are implemented.

Spring Semester 2023 Testing Hours:

Monday: 8:15 a.m.–4:15p.m. 
Tuesday: 8:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m. 
Wednesday: 7:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m. 
Thursday: 7:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m. 
Friday: 8:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m. 


Testing Policies and Scheduling

  • All testing is done by appointment only. *Please see following section to schedule on an Extended Campus.
  • Students are responsible for coordinating their testing appointments with their instructors.
  • All appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance to ensure testing materials are available in the Testing Center.
  • Students are required to present a valid (non-expired) government or school issued photo identification (ID). ID’s must match the name listed for a testing appointment. *There are no exceptions for this requirement. 
  • Arriving more than 15 minutes late for a testing appointment may result in a time deduction from the allotted test time.
  • Please be advised that if you receive extended time to also allot for the additional time when planning to come in to test.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the Testing Center.
  • Attire - All hats, caps, or head coverings must be removed and stored in a locker. Only religious head wear may be worn while testing. Similarly, hoods are not to be covering your head while testing.
  • Children are not permitted in the Testing Center.
  • No breaks are permitted once testing has begun. 
  • All electronic and Bluetooth devises must be turned off and placed in a locker. Vibrating or ringing devices in the Testing Center are considered a testing violation. 
  • Please note, security cameras are in operation at all times.
  • If you are unable to select a testing slot, then testing is not available at that time.
  • Assignments cannot be accepted by Testing Center staff.

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Hopewell Hall 88
1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055



Accommodated Testing

The Testing Center provides a testing space for students with documented disabilities.  Testers are required to have a current Letter of Accommodation (LOA) from the COTC Office of Disability Services. Students have the ability to schedule testing appointments through RegisterBlast, www.registerblast.com/cotc/exam and select testing appointments with extended time, distraction-reduced testing environments and additional accommodations as described in a Letter of Accommodation. For questions regarding testing accommodations please contact:

Student Life-Disability Services
The John L. Christine Warner Library and Student Center Room 226

You MUST contact the Testing Center at 740.366.9193 BEFORE scheduling your HESI A2 exam in order to use your accommodations.


Health Applicant Exam

HESI A2 Exam

HESI Exam Information

HESI A2 stands for the Health Education Systems, Inc., Admissions Assessment. HESI serves as the entrance exam for COTC health related programs. Please allow at least four hours for the exam. 




ACCUPLACER® helps place College Credit Plus (CCP) students in appropriate courses​

You may not be required to take ACCUPLACER​​

Before you take ACCUPLACER, please check with a Gateway staff member to discern whether you may be able to use another measure for placement, such as High School GPA or scores from another test, such as ACT.