Testing Information and Academic Integrity
SinclairOnline works to provide students with a fully online experience. The Sinclair Community 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.
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.
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
|ACC||1210||Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|ACC||1220||Introduction to Managerial Accounting|
|BIS||1100||Introduction to Computers and Keyboarding|
|BIS||1200||Keyboarding and Document Formatting I|
|CHE||1111||Introduction to Chemistry I|
|CHE||1311||College Chemistry I|
|DEV||0028||Introduction to Algebra|
|ECO||2160||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|ECO||2180||Principles of Microeconomics|
|MAT||1130||Allied Health Math|
|MAT||1365||Intermediate Algebra II|
|MAT||1440||Excursions in Mathematics|
|MAT||1460||Finite Mathematics for Business Analysis|
|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 a Sinclair campus or learning center by appointment (Courseview, Englewood, Huber Heights or Preble County)
- 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.