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Test Center

The Test Center Staff welcomes you to explore our services! We provide a variety of programs to assist our students on campus and abroad. You can see and access our list of services by clicking on the links to the left.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Test Center is to advance the academic mission of Bellevue University by facilitating an individual's educational and professional goals while providing a considerate and secure atmosphere for testing. The Test Center provides high quality testing services to meet the growing needs of our students, faculty, administration and community.

Within this framework, the Test Center:

  • Adheres to the regulations and guidelines established by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), test companies, and faculty;
  • Maintains the highest compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulations regarding the confidentiality of test candidate information and records;
  • Focuses on maintaining exemplary standards of academic integrity while vigilantly safeguarding the intellectual property of tests;
  • Provides a facility conducive to a quality testing environment which is comfortable, quiet, aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly and;
  • Offers collaborative and courteous customer service to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
NCTA Certified Test Center

Bellevue University is a National College Testing Association (NCTA) charter member and Certified Test Center.

Our department is located in the Learning Center Building, Room 522, on the Bellevue University Main Campus. Regular office hours are
Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Please Note: Our testing hours differ from our office hours. Contact us for the current schedule.

You can contact us by e-mail or by:
Phone: (402)557-7428
Toll-Free: (800)756-7920 Ext. 557-7428
Fax: (402)557-5433

For additional information about the testing services we offer please contact:

Wendy L. Shirey, Test Center Manager
Phone: (402)557-7425
Toll-Free: (800)756-7920 Ext. 557-7425

General Policy & Notes

Ordinarily students are not permitted to use books, notes, formula sheets, calculators, or any type of electronic device while taking an exam. However, if an instructor allows specific items it will be identified in the course syllabus.

Make sure you have a clear understanding of the requirements for your test before you take it.

All scratch paper and permitted notes must be turned in with your test before you leave the testing location.


  • No earphones may be worn in the testing area.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the Test Center.
  • Cell phones may NOT be used as a calculator – No Exceptions!
  • Only watches with primary features are permitted in the testing room.
  • If your test is timed, Test Center staff will monitor your testing time.


You must present an official picture I.D. which includes a picture, birth date, and signature. Driver's license, passport, or military I.D. are generally accepted. CLEP tests require two pieces of I.D.

You will not be allowed to take a test without proper identification. There are no exceptions!

Academic Honesty

Bellevue University is committed to academic excellence. We believe that academic honesty from all its members is essential in achieving that objective. For purposes of the Test Center, we consider the following to be academically dishonest:

  • Not adhering to the guidelines established by the instructor for a particular exam.
  • Representing the work of others to be one's own.
  • Facilitating dishonesty by others.
  • Copying from another person's test.
  • Using unauthorized materials.
  • Taking an examination for another.
  • Permitting another to take an exam for you.
  • Obtaining or providing to another an unadministered test or answers to an unadministered test.
  • Removing or attempting to remove a test, any portion of it, or its answers from the Testing Center.

Consistent with the University's Academic Honor Code, individuals caught engaging in any of the above described behaviors will be referred to the Dean of Students and to their instructor for appropriate disciplinary action.

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