Academic Assessment and Testing Services offers many tests

Testing Center

Contact Information

Kristen Lownds
Testing Center Manager
800-456-8675, ext. 1347

Testing Center Hours

Dowagiac Campus

David C. Briegel Building,
Room 1103

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Niles Campus

Main Building
Room 141A

Monday and Tuesday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

National College Testing Association Certified Test Center

New students admitted to the college are required to complete placement testing before registering for classes. This allows us to place them in the courses best suited to their academic abilities. Accuplacer placement tests are available in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics, although ACT, SAT, or other standardized test scores may substitute for placement testing.

The Testing Center also offers many tests that can result in the attainment of college credit for passing the test. In addition, we provide services to the public as a testing site for many professional certifications.

Placement tests and course tests are given on a walk-in basis. However, some time restrictions set by instructors require that tests must be started at least one hour, sometimes two hours, before the Testing Center closes.

The Academic Assessment and Testing Services is a certified testing center by the National College Testing Association.

Southwestern Michigan College
Testing Center
Mission Statement

The mission of the Testing Center of Southwestern Michigan College is to provide support to students, faculty, and staff which promotes high quality operations and ethical and fair practices to all who use our services. The Testing Center adheres to the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines that promote legal, ethical, and equitable practices within an environment of continuous quality improvement, technological advancement, and fiscal responsibility. We value honesty, integrity, and fairness in all testing procedures. We value confidentiality, rights, and privacy of examinees and staff. We value respect and understanding for students, faculty, and staff.