FAQ for Students - Coastal Carolina University
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FAQ - for students

If your question is not listed here, please email us.

 Can I just come to the ATC to take a test that I missed?

No.  If you miss a test due to an excused absence, ask your instructor to send a request form to us to authorize you to test.  We will then send you an email with instructions regarding your test options.  You can choose to make an appointment or use our walk-in testing hours.

I should be getting extra time or other accomodations for my test.  Do I contact the ATC?

No.  Students who receive any type of accommodation should contact the ADS Testing Center.

I am trying to schedule my test at the link you sent me, but I am getting an error that says the test is restricted.  What should I do?

Your CCU email address must be keyed in EXACTLY in order for you to register.  Check that first.  If you still have problems, call the ATC at 843-349-4011.

I cannot find an appointment on a date and time that works with my schedule.  What should I do?

No worries; you can take advantage of our walk-in testing hours.  Walk-in testing begins at 9:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday.  For most days during the Fall and Spring Semester, testing hours end at 4:30, BUT TESTING HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CLICK HERE to check our testing hours for the day of your test. 

PLEASE NOTE: Tests will not be administered if your arrival time does not allow for your full testing time.  For example, if you are allowed 2 hours for a test and our testing hours end at 4:30 p.m., you must begin testing no later than 2:30 p.m.

If neither our appointments or walk-in hours work with your schedule, you'll need to contact your instructor for other testing options.

I missed my appointment.  Now what?

Our scheduling system does not allow you to reschedule a missed appointment.  Refer to the original email we sent you for our walk-in policies and your exam details.

I was not able to get to the ATC to take my test before my testing deadline.  What should I do?

Contact your instructor to see if it is possible to extend your deadline.  Your instructor must contact the ATC by email to extend the deadline or we will not be able to test you.

I have heard the ATC environment is different than a classroom.  How so?

The ATC is a certified testing center with the National College Testing Association (NCTA), which has strict guidelines to which we must adhere. The ATC also administers many types of tests for various professional testing companies which require certain testing room protocols.  We do our best to make our testers feel comfortable and relaxed, but it may be helpful for you to review our Security and Testing Policies before you come.