University of Maryland Counseling Center

Testing Office

Psychometrist: Alice Mitchell
Room 2112 Shoemaker Building
Phone: 301-314-7688      Fax: 301-314-8408
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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The Testing Office offers a variety of services to the University of Maryland and the community it serves. Located within the Counseling Center, the office works with career counselors, mental health counselors, educators, students and community members to provide for their testing and assessment needs.

The University of Maryland, College Park, is the testing site for many nationally and locally coordinated examinations. Testing for graduate or professional school entrance, professional certification, and language testing are just a few of the types of tests administered through the office. A listing of standardized test descriptions, schedules, and registration information is available.

The Testing Office is a computer-based testing facility. Tests currently beng offered include: the GRE, CLEP, MAT, TOEFL, and PRAXIS. Get additional information concerning computer-based testing offered at the University of Maryland.

The Testing Office also offers proctored testing services. If you have an exam that you'd like to have proctored, please send an e-mail which includes your name, phone number, university, whether your exam is paper-based or computer-based, approximate length of the exam, and your preferred dates and times for scheduling to The fees for proctored testing are $25 per hour, cash or check with a $25 minimum for Proctored Testing. UMCP students are exempt from this minimum with your Student ID.

For our proctored testing hours, please go to

The Testing Office works in conjunction with both the Counseling Center and the Career Center to help provide resources for their clientele. Personality testing, interest tests, and other forms of assessment can all be administered. Clients can have their results sent to a qualified professional who will then help the individual understand the results and how to best use those results.

If the family member is testing
Unattended children under age 16 are not permitted in Testing while their family member or adult guardian is testing. Violations of this policy will result in denial of admission for the test scheduled for that day.

If the child is testing
If a child under the age of 16 is testing (for example in connection with home schooling), their adult guardian must remain within the Testing Office suite during the time the child is testing. If the adult guardian cannot remain in the Suite during the time their child is testing, admission will be denied for the test scheduled for that day. If the adult guardian does not remain in the Testing Suite during the time their child is testing, admission will be denied for future testing.

The Testing Office is open whenever the University of Maryland is open. For weather related University closures, please call our university weather emergency phone number: 301 405-SNOW If the University closes due to weather and you were scheduled for a computer-based GRE, Praxis, or TOEFL, you will be contacted by Prometric to reschedule your test. If you were scheduled for any other testing (MAT, CLEP, or proctored testing), please call our main Testing Office number (301 314-7688) when the University is open and during business hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) to reschedule your test.


Educational Testing Service

ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation

American Educational Research Association

National Council on Measurement in Education

The Buros Institute of Mental Measurement

National College Testing Association