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Proctoring Services

Students are responsible for making an appointment in the Career and Learning Center by

e-mailing sophia.mcdermott@presentation.edu or call (605) 229-8581. 

Proctoring hours are available 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.  Students must report to the CLC at the time scheduled to take their test.

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The instructor will provide the test information to the CLC, including the dates the test is available, length of the test, and if any materials are allowed.  The CLC will not proctor a test outside the test availability time unless permission is granted from the instructor.

Classroom/Make-up Tests

The CLC will administer make-up tests and proctored exams for students who are unable to take a scheduled classroom test for one of the following reasons:

  • A personal, family, work, or medical emergency
  • Missing a test due to a college sponsored academic or athletic event
  • A documented disability identified by the Disability Services Coordinator

Only Presentation College faculty members can authorize a make-up test.  Students must speak with their instructor before scheduling an exam in the CLC.  The instructor will provide the test information to the CLC, including the dates the test is available, length of the test, and if any materials are allowed.

Proctoring for Non-PC Students

The CLC will proctor tests for a limited number of non-PC students for a charge of $20 per test.

An individual requesting ADA accommodations must have the ADA Coordinator of the institution forward accommodation recommendations to the CLC in advance of the test.


CLEP - College Level Examination Program

Students may be able to earn college credit by taking an exam to demonstrate their competency in a particular subject. Passing this exam does not affect a student’s GPA and credit hours are simply granted for the course in question.

Interested students should discuss their areas of strength and CLEP test options with their advisors. Several PC courses have associated CLEP tests, and it is important that advisors approve the appropriate test for the desired course equivalent.

If CLEP testing is recommended, students can go to the CLEP website to explore the tests and the content covered. Practice tests are available on the site for students to explore as well.

If a student chooses to attempt a test, it is purchased directly through the website. The site will require students to register an account, select a reporting institution (Presentation College), and choose a testing location. After the purchase of a test, the student will contact the testing center to schedule a specific date and time to take the test.

*Students are not required to take the exam on a Presentation College campus. The CLEP website offers many testing locations around the country. It is important that the student indicates that the score needs to be reported to Presentation College.

After completing the exam, the student should notify his/her advisor. Scores are reported to the Registrar’s Office at Presentation College, and course credit will be issued if the score meets the requirements.

Each exam costs $89.00 (prices may vary), paid directly to the CLEP website. PC students taking the exam on campus will not be charged a proctoring fee yet other intuitions may.
** There may be addition fee’s depending on the CLEP exam

New Incoming PC Students


Students who have not taken the ACT for admission to Presentation College may take the ACT Residual Test on campus for a fee.  Please note, residual ACT Score Reports cannot be transferred to another school or used for athletic eligibility or scholarship purposes.

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Placement Testing

All incoming PC students are placed in the appropriate level of math and/or English courses by ACT or SAT scores. If a student wishes to challenge the ACT/SAT placement he or she may take the COMPASS placement test.   Presentation College offers the COMPASS test, one time, at no charge to incoming PC students.

Students requesting to take the COMPASS test for another college may do so by scheduling an appointment with the Career and Learning Center.

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Test Fees

  1. Non-PC Student Placement Test Fee (Compass) -$20
  2. Non-PC Student Proctoring Fee- $20
  3. CLEP Test Fee $80 (Additional $20 to non PC students)
  4. Residual ACT Fee- $36.50
  5. Compass Placement Test (for repeat exams)- $10


Tutoring Services

The CLC is pleased to offer a variety of tutoring options for PC students! Stop in to speak with the friendly CLC staff  to determine what type of tutoring will be most beneficial for your academic needs.

  • Group tutoring/Test preparation in many core subjects
  • Individual tutoring
  • Writing and proof reading assistance
  • -Drop-in tutoring (Tutors are available the majority of the hours the CLC is open)
  • Help navigating NetTutor

NOTE: All tutoring must be organized through the CLC. The CLC staff will assist you in connecting with a tutor during times that work best in your schedule. In order to guarantee effective tutoring, you need to contact the CLC at least 48 hours in advance of needing assistance.


Looking for help after hours or prefer to work with a computer tutoring program?  Tutor.com provides 24 hour online tutoring help to PC students, accessible through your Moodle Courses section.  Please see CLC staff for assistance if you desire help getting started.