SinclairOnline works to provide you with a fully online experience; however, some supervised testing may be required to protect the integrity of your work. Your options for taking tests will vary according to where you live in relation to Sinclair’s Dayton campus. You may be responsible for any fees incurred in the testing process.
Within 60 Miles
If you live within 60 miles of Sinclair's Dayton campus, you must take your placement test and course proctored tests at one of Sinclair's Testing Centers. See the list at the bottom of this page for courses requiring proctored testing. Proficiency exams will be taken through Prior Learning Assessment.
Beyond 60 Miles
If you live more than 60 miles from Sinclair's Dayton campus, you may use one of the above resources, or a local proctor. Information on specific testing is below:
Sinclair uses a test called ACCUPLACER for placement testing. The test has three parts: reading, writing and math. Students are required to take all three parts before enrolling in classes. Students who already have English and/or math on their transcript from another college or university should contact a SinclairOnline coach before taking the placement test. The first time you take the placement test there is no fee. You may retake the placement test, or any part of the placement test, once per calendar year for $15.00. If you wish to retest, you must wait 24 hours between tests. The most recent scores are valid for two years. Visit the Proctored Placement Test page for more information.
Sinclair faculty have developed proficiency tests for many Sinclair courses. A proficiency test measures a student’s knowledge of the subject area of the course. A student who passes a proficiency test will earn credit for a specific Sinclair course without enrolling in the course. There is a non-refundable fee for testing which is paid before the test is given. Visit the Proctored Proficiency Test page for more information.
SinclairOnline Courses That Require Proctored Testing
Most SinclairOnline courses offer online testing. However, if you enroll in a course that requires proctored testing, then supervised paper-and-pencil or computerized testing is required. It is important that you determine the type of testing used in a SinclairOnline course(s) prior to enrolling in it. Check the list below to see if your course(s) require proctored testing. If you live more than 60 miles from campus, and your course(s) require proctored testing and you want a local proctor, follow the procedures on the Proctor Information and Procedures page.
|ACC||1210||All||Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|ACC||1220||All||Introduction to Managerial Accounting|
|BIS||1100||All||Introduction to Computers and Keyboarding|
|BIS||1200||All||Keyboarding and Document Formatting I|
|CHE||1111||All||Introduction to Chemistry I|
|CHE||1311||All||College Chemistry I|
|ECO||2160||All||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|ECO||2180||All||Principles of Microeconomics|
|MAT||1130||All||Allied Health Math|
|MAT||1440||All||Excursions in Mathematics|
|MAT||1460||All||Finite Mathematics for Business Analysis|
|MAT||2160||All||Calculus for Business and Economics|
|MAT||2170||All||Business Statistics I|
|MAT||2180||All||Business Statistics II|
NOTE: This information is subject to change.
NOTE: Tests may be proctored:
- at the Sinclair Testing Center (located at the downtown Dayton campus)
- at a Sinclair campus or learning center by appointment (Courseview, Englewood, Huber Heights or Preble County)
- with a local approved proctor in your area (please see the Proctor Information and Procedures page for requirements)