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About the Testing Office

The University of Maryland Testing Office administers a wide range of tests to University of Maryland students taking classes at other institutions and to other test takers from outside the university.

We strive to provide the best customer service and a great experience for everyone who visits our office.

Please refer to the tabs below for more information.

Office Hours

Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Our computer-based testing (TOEFL, GRE, PRAXIS, CLEP, MAT) hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week and evenings in the peak months of October through December. Our proctored testing hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Children in Testing

Unattended children under age 16 are not permitted in the Testing Office or on campus while their family members or adult guardians are testing and the children cannot be supervised by those family or guardians. Violations of this policy will result in denial of admission for the test scheduled for that day.

If a child under the age of 16 is testing (for example, in connection with homeschooling), an adult guardian must remain within the Testing Office suite during the time the child is testing. If the adult guardian cannot remain in the suite during the testing, admission will be denied for the test scheduled for that day. If the adult guardian does not remain in the Testing Office suite during the time the child is testing, admission will be denied for future testing.

The Testing Office is located on the 2nd Floor of the Shoemaker Building, which is located behind the Memorial Chapel.

2112 Shoemaker Building
4281 Chapel Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Several days before your test date, please familiarize yourself with the parking and test location instructions to follow.

Visitor pay parking is very limited near Shoemaker Building. We suggest Visitor Pay Parking located at Mowatt Lane Parking Garage (7591 Mowatt Lane, College Park, MD 20742).

You will be testing in the Shoemaker Building (4281 Chapel Lane, College Park, MD 20742) in room 2112, located on the second (top) floor.

Please use our campus web map to locate the parking garage and to determine walking directions from the garage to the Shoemaker Building where you will be testing.

Parking with State-Issued Disabled ID; please view the Parking Guidelines page.

Office Closures and Inclement Weather

The Testing Office is open whenever the University of Maryland is open. For weather-related University closures, please call the university weather emergency phone number: (301) 405-SNOW.

If the University closes due to weather and you were scheduled for a computer-based GRE, Praxis, or TOEFL, you will be contacted by Prometric to reschedule your test. If you were scheduled for any other testing (MAT, CLEP, or proctored testing), please call the Testing Office number, (301) 314-7688, when the University is open and during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to reschedule your test.

Alice Mitchell

Alice Mitchell, Ph.D
Manager, Testing Office
(301) 314-7689

Academic History: Ph.D., 1997, Student Affairs Administration; doctoral minor in Measurement and Statistics, University of Maryland; M.A., 1982, College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University; B.Mus., 1978, Music, Heidelberg College
Professional Interests: assessment, student affairs administration, d/Deaf culture/issues
Personal Interests: biking, kayaking, landscaping, woodworking

Eleanor Anderson

Eleanor Anderson
Administrative Assistant
(301) 314-7688

Personal Interests: Walking, hiking, reading.

Caitlin Clark

Caitlin Clark
Graduate Assistant, Testing Office
(301) 314-0319

Academic History: Graduate Student in the UMD School of Information Studies, Library and Information Science; B.A. English Literature and Political Science, University of Redlands
Professional Interests:: Library accessibility and public service, LGBTQ representation in literature
Personal Interests: reading, playing with kittens, gardening, cooking, and traveling

Jeremy Lightner

Jeremy Lightner
Testing Coordinator
(301) 314-7687

Academic History: Master of Science in Higher Education, 2008, Florida State University; B.S., 2005, Economics, University of North Florida
Professional Interests:: Adult learning and education, assessment, student affairs administration, community college leadership
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family and dogs, Disney, reading, cooking, and baking, learning for personal enrichment, traveling, exploring the world through food

For more information, please e-mail us at or call us at (301) 314-7688 for more information.

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