Remote Testing

All Remote Testing Fees are waived for MDC students until regular college operations resume.

Are you an MDC student who wants to take a placement test at another institution, an approved facility, or via a technology supported online proctoring service?

Miami Dade College has a process in place for allowing students to take a placement test on a remote testing basis. The Testing and Assessment Departments use the term "Remote Testing" to describe tests that are authorized by MDC to be administered by a non-MDC proctor at another institution, an approved facility or via an MDC approved online proctoring service. The criteria below explains the MDC remote testing request process and fees.

Remote Placement Testing will be processed for the following reasons:

  • Students who live outside of the South Florida Tri-County area (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties).
  • Students who live within the South Florida Tri-County area who are requesting a technology supported online proctoring service due to a conflict with MDC test center hours of operation, are homebound or prefer social distancing.

The following tests are eligible to be taken through MDC's Remote Testing process:

Remote Placement Testing Policies:

  • Students must have a MDC Student ID number prior to requesting remote testing.
  • All remote testing requests must be approved by the Institutional Test Administrator (ITA), Silvio Rodriguez, or designee prior to taking the test. The Remote Testing Request Form is used for the approval process.
  • Requests must be received at least 10 business days prior to the preferred test date.
  • Testing must occur at a secure postsecondary test center, or for those serving in the military or foreign services, a military/government educational facility, or via a technology supported online proctoring service.
  • Students are responsible for all remote related proctoring fees as well as any MDC testing fees. This includes a separate fee for technology supported proctoring testing options when available.
  • Students must adhere to the Testing Dishonesty and Behavioral GuidelinesProhibited Items in Testing, and the Testing Requirements and Acceptable IDs when taking a test at another institution, an approved facility, or via technology supported online proctoring services.

Remote Placement Testing Steps:

  1. Students must locate a testing facility in their geographic area with internet access, or proceed to Step 4 to complete the form for a technology supported online proctoring service. 
    1. Look for community colleges, colleges, universities, or military bases in your area.
      • To assist you in locating a college or university testing center, visit the NCTA website.
  2. Contact the testing facility and make sure they are willing to proctor an assessment for you prior to contacting MDC. Depending on the test, you should allow up to 3 ½ hours for a complete test administration.
  3. Make sure that you have the following information before completing the Remote Testing Request Form.
    • Student's Information:
      • Full name
      • MDC Student ID#
      • Contact phone number
      • Email address
      • Test date and time
    • Proctoring Institution Information
      -- (Does not Apply) --
      • Institution name and website address
      • Proctor name and Proctor address
      • Proctor email address
      • Proctor phone number
  4. Click on the link below to complete the Remote Testing Request Form.
    Remote Testing Request Form
  5. Once you complete the student form, one of the following will occur:
    • an email will be sent to the test proctor you have designated with a link to a Remote Placement Request Proctor Form he or she will complete. OR
    • an email will be sent to MDC's Remote Testing Coordinator if you selected a technology supported online proctoring service to facilitate your request and assist you with test fee payment process.
  6. Upon completion of all required forms and fee payment, your remote test request will be scheduled by the Remote Testing Coordinator.