We offer a variety of testing services and programs for current SMU students.

You'll find some resources below as well as additional information under the particular testing service you plan to utilize under the services menu above.

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The University Testing Center is located in the basement of Clements Hall on the SMU Dallas campus. 

Physical address:

University Testing Center
Clements Hall
3100 Dyer Street
Dallas, TX 75205

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The University Testing Center is located in the basement of Clements Hall on the Southern Methodist University main campus in Dallas, Texas. The physical address is 3100 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205.

SMU students are encouraged to park in their permitted lot. Limited parking and handicap parking on the north side of the building. See Campus Parking Map number 44 for a location description.

The accessible entrance to Clements Hall is from the west - an elevator is available in the middle of the building's first floor. Four stairs to the basement from the exterior is possible to access the center. Check-in for your test in room G14.

The UTC is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with testing hours 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. by appointment. Testing hours are adjusted to accommodate peak testing times and university holidays and closures. Plan ahead and allow ample time to complete your exam.  Testing times and operating hours are strictly enforced. You will not be allowed to check in for your exam if the allotted exam duration (per the professor’s instructions) exceeds the center’s testing hours.   

Exams can be designed in ways that are flexible and rarely require accommodations, while others exams create barriers.  Testing accommodations can happen in a variety of ways. Due in part to the way most courses are set up at SMU, testing accommodations may be different from what students have experienced at other schools or expect as a student new to the accommodation process.

Accessible tests in the classroom or online

Many instructors design exams in ways that reduce barriers or they make arrangements to provide the necessary accommodations themselves. As a result, you may find that the accommodations you've used in the past for some courses are not necessary.


  • Exams designed to be completed in a portion of the class time however the entire class period is available to complete the exam (extra time is built in for all students).
  • Online exams modified to include the extended time.
  • Take-home exams, papers or projects.
  • Having technology, like a computer, available during exams.
  • Allowing notes or other materials during the exam.

Why testing in the classroom is often better for the student?

  • You may be able to ask questions during the exam.
  • Receive information from the instructor for any clarifications.
  • Don't have to go to a different location.
  • Don't have to find an alternative time to take the exam.

Applying for accommodations

Students requesting services and accommodations must apply via Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS).To apply for accommodations, SMU students complete and submit an online Accommodation Request Form along with supporting documentation to determine eligibility for services.

Learn more about the accommodations and how to apply on the DASS website.

We look forward to helping you! Depending on your accommodation(s), you will test at the University Testing Center (UTC) or at Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS).

Tests must be scheduled at least 2 calendar days in advance of a classroom test date, so book early to give your instructor time to approve your request. Schedule your test in the UTC Portal. Download our student instructions for test scheduling in the UTC Portal.

Learn how to register for academic testing


Cancellations and reschedules should be made through RegisterBlast at least 24 hours prior to your testing appointment. Reschedules are contingent on professor's test availability window and availability at the UTC.   

Check-in is done in the University Testing Center Entrance Room in Clements Hall G14.

We recommend arriving on time or 15 minutes early prior to your appointment time to allow time to lock away your personal belongings and take care of any personal needs. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late to your test appointment, you may not be admitted.

Lockers are available free of charge outside of the front office. Once all prohibited items are locked away you may get in line with your physical SMU ID Card and any exam materials permitted by your instructor.

Please remember, you must check-in with the full testing time within your instructor's approved exam window. If you are not permitted to check-in/test due to your late arrival, you will need to either reschedule or contact your instructor directly to discuss other testing options.

Your SMU ID Card is the official student ID. It will be the only form of ID accepted by the University Testing Center. No other forms of ID will be accepted. You will be denied access without a physical SMU ID Card. If you do not have a SMU ID Card, you must obtain one prior to your exam.

Visit the Parking and ID Services in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 107.

You will NOT be allowed to check-in for your exam if the allotted exam duration (per the professor’s instructions) exceeds the University Testing Center’s scheduled closing time.

  • If the allotted exam duration is 2.5 hours and you arrive 1 hour prior to the scheduled closing time, you will be denied access and will need to either reschedule or contact your professor directly to discuss other testing options available to you.

Closing times are strictly enforced. Plan ahead and allow enough time to complete your exam. All exams should be completed 15 minutes prior to closing time, any students still testing at this time may continue to do so up to the scheduled closing time. Any exams not turned in at the scheduled closing time will be submitted and considered complete. We do NOT stay open past the scheduled closing time.

Physical-key lockers are available free of charge to secure your personal items before check-in.

The following items are NOT ALLOWED inside the University Testing Center's testing rooms include, but are not limited:

  • Backpacks, bags, purses, wallets, badge holders
  • Bracelets/bangles, wristbands
  • Calculator covers, pencil cases or pouches
  • Candy, chewing gum, lip balm, food or beverages of any kind
  • Electronic devices: any phones, pagers, iPads, timers, smart watches, laptops, headphones, ear pods, cameras, recording/listening/scanning/photographic devices
  • Firearms and weapons of any kind
  • Hats, beanies, wave caps, head scarves
  • Handkerchiefs, Kleenex/tissues (Testing Center will provide if requested)
  • Keys, any watches (including digital, analog, smart watches, and Fitbits)
  • Large outerwear (jackets, coats etc.), hoodies/hooded shirts
  • Scarves, gloves, sunglasses
  • Scratch paper (Testing Center will provide)
  • Tobacco products, Vapor, or E-Cigarettes

If you are wearing an item that should not be removed for cultural or religious purposes (such as a hijab, turban, Kara, etc.) or you have an accommodation that permits one of the above items, please confirm this upon check-in with UTC Staff.

  • Respect others by remaining quiet during your exam.
  • If you have questions or concerns about the test environment or need assistance, please quietly notify the proctor.
  • You may not converse in the University Testing Center with other students. You may engage in brief conversation only with the proctors or a staff member.
  • Digital clocks are clearly visible in the University Testing Center. Students are responsible for tracking their own time while testing.
  • For computer-based exams you should remain seated and the proctor will put in the password to launch the exam for you.
  • When you have finished your test, follow your instructor’s directions for submitting online and/or bring all used materials to the check-out room, located in the back left of the testing room.
  • All notes, cheat-sheets and formula sheets used during your exam will be collected at check-out, unless stated otherwise by the instructor in the exam request form.