Operations during COVID-19
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) physical distancing requirements, Testing Centres are operating on a limited capacity with reduced seating. Based on these restrictions, we may not be able to accommodate external test requests. Priority will be given to internal and GED testing.
Please remember to plan your time accordingly and arrive early for your testing appointment. It can take time to check in and register.
Testing Centre hours and locations
Once you arrive on campus, the location of the Testing Centre will be well marked with signs indicating the room number and how to get there. If you have any trouble finding your way, please ask Student Services staff.
Writing your GED
General Educational Development (GED) is an internationally recognized high school equivalency-testing program. NSCC Testing Centres provide supervision for community members interested in writing the GED test.
For a complete list of resources available to help you prepare to take the GED visit the Nova Scotia Government GED website. You will also find details on who is eligible to receive free GED testing, how to request accommodations should you have a documented disability and a list of community learning organizations. (PDF 190KB)
Book your GED
Step 1: Email for information on how to register and schedule your test
Step 2: Book your GED online through the GED Testing Service website
External Testing Services
If you are a student from another post-secondary institution or organization and would like to request to have your exam or assignment proctored at NSCC:
Please note: Testing for students from other institutions depends on the availability of testing space. Contact the Testing Centre for more information.
For NSCC students wishing to have exams or assignments proctored outside of our Testing Centres:
- Complete the External Proctor Form (PDF 179 KB)
- Submit it to your instructor as soon as possible.
Book a test
To submit a request for test scheduling, please fill out the online request form well in advance of your test date.
External students writing an exam or certification for another institution can request a testing date through the same online form.
We will get back to you within two business days to confirm the date, time and details of your request.
Please note: Requests to write accommodated tests for on-campus classes will be scheduled at your campus at the same time as your class.
Writing your test at NSCC
You will need to sign in with a Photo ID to complete your registration before taking your exam. NSCC student must provide their NSCC Student ID.
If you are writing the GED test you will need to provide a form of government identification.
If you are writing an exam for an external institution or organization, you will need to provide your receipt for payment of testing fees along with a government or NSCC ID.
We recommend coming 15 – 30 minutes before your test to give yourself time to register and store your belongings. Waiting areas and lockers are available.
Supplies and materials
Be sure to bring any materials required to write the test. You will be required to leave any materials not required for the test, including personal belongings such as cell phones or electronic devices, outside the testing room. Lockers are provided so that you can store your belongings safely.
If you are writing the GED test, all materials will be provided by the Testing Centre.
All testers must agree to follow NSCC's policy on academic integrity which prohibits behaviour such as cheating, plagiarism, impersonation and providing false information to faculty.
If you are writing a test for an external institution or organization, you will also need to follow any rules and regulations outlined in the exam instructions that accompany your test.
Call to reschedule or cancel
If you are unable to make a scheduled appointment, please call the Testing Centre directly to advise them that you will not be writing as scheduled.
If you cannot make it to your GED test, please log into your GED account and cancel or reschedule there as well.
Make sure we're open
Sometimes a campus will be closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, which impacts our ability to deliver testing. While we will try to contact testers about closures when possible, we encourage you to check our closures page, especially during the winter months, before coming to campus.