Testing Information

General Questions
For general questions about proctored testing and finding a proctor, please contact the SinclairOnline Testing Coordinator by email at online@sinclair.edu or by calling 937-512-2990 or 1-888-226-2457.

SinclairOnline Testing Information and Academic Integrity

SinclairOnline works to provide students with a fully online experience. The Sinclair College Honor Code requires all students to uphold the values of social responsibility, citizenship, and personal accountability. To support implementation of the Honor Code and to protect the integrity of students’ work, some proctored or supervised testing may be required.

Within 60 miles

Students who live within 60 miles from Sinclair’s Dayton campus must take their placement test and proctored, online course tests at a Sinclair Testing Center. A list of the online courses that require proctored testing is at the bottom of this page.

Beyond 60 miles

Students who live beyond 60 miles from Sinclair's Dayton campus have the option of using a proctor, or exam supervisor, to have their placement test, proficiency tests and proctored online course tests administered closer to home. Students are responsible for obtaining a suitable proctor. The Proctor Information page has more information.

NOTE: Proctors may charge a fee for each test that they supervise. Students are responsible for all proctoring fees.

Do you live 60 or more miles from campus? Distance from Sinclair can be calculated using Google Maps.

Placement Testing

Sinclair uses a test called ACCUPLACER for placement testing. The placement test is an untimed computerized assessment in Math and English that Sinclair uses to properly enroll a student in classes. Students who already have English and/or Math on their transcript from another college or university should contact a SinclairOnline Academic Coach before taking the placement test. The first time a student takes the placement test there is no fee. They may retake the placement test, or any part of the placement test, once per calendar year for $15.00. If a student would like to retest, they must wait 24 hours between tests. The most recent scores are valid for two years. The Proctored Placement Test page has more information.

Proficiency Testing

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 that is paid before the test is given. The Proctored Proficiency Test page has more information.

Online Courses That Require Proctored Testing

Click here for a printable view of the online courses that require proctored testing.

Course Number Title
ACC 1210 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC 1220 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ALH 1140 Fundamentals of Disease Processes
ALH 2202 General Pharmacology
ALH 2220 Pathophysiology
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications
BIS 1201 Keyboarding & Document Formatting
BIS 1301 Advanced Document Formatting & Keyboarding
BIS 1500 Software Testing Fundamentals
BIT 0010 Computer Fundamentals
CAT 1401 Construction Estimating
CAT 2401 Engineering Technology Project Management
CHE 1111 Introduction to Chemistry I
CHE 1311 College Chemistry I
DEV 0025 Basic Mathematics
DEV 0028 Introduction to Algebra
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2180 Principles of Microeconomics
MAT 1120 Business Math
MAT 1130 Allied Health Math
MAT 1270 Beginning Algebra
MAT 1355 Intermediate Algebra I
MAT 1365 Intermediate Algebra II
MAT 1370 Intermediate Algebra
MAT 1440 Excursions in Mathematics
MAT 1450 Introductory Statistics
MAT 1460 Finite Mathematics for Business Analysis
MAT 1470 College Algebra
MAT 1570 Trigonometry
MAT 2160 Calculus for Business and Economics
MAT 2170 Business Statistics I
MAT 2180 Business Statistics II

NOTE: Tests may be proctored:

  • at the Sinclair Testing Center (located at the downtown Dayton campus)
  • at these Sinclair regional centers by appointment (Eaton, Englewood, Huber Heights or Mason)
  • with a local approved proctor if you live beyond 60 miles from Sinclair’s Dayton campus (please see the Proctor Information and Procedures page for more information)

This information is subject to change.

All Accelerate IT courses require proctored testing, see the Accelerate IT Proctored Course List page.