Completing the CPE Off-Campus

Students who live more than 50 miles away from SJSU may request to have their Calculus Placement Exam proctored at an approved testing center in their area.

This process incurs additional fees and requires at least 2 full weeks (14 calendar days) advance notice- no exceptions. Plan ahead to make sure you meet all deadlines.

To request to have your CPE proctored:

First: Locate a college/university testing center in your area.

- Acceptable centers include other college/university testing centers, including other CSU campuses.
- The center must have a reliable internet connection and Respondus lockdown browser.
- Make sure to get the name of the test center, proctor's name, e-mail address, and phone number.
- Schedule an appointment at least 2 full weeks in advance to allow time for processing.

Next: Fill out a Off-Campus CPE Request Form online (SJSU e-mail or Gmail only).

- IMPORTANT: Enter all information correctly. Your test or your score may be lost otherwise.
- Wait 5-7 business days. We will contact your proctor first before approving your request.
- DO NOT SCHEDULE an appointment with your proctor until we approve your request. 
- You will be notified by e-mail if your request is approved/denied. A payment link ($20) will be included.
- Once the payment completes processing, we will e-mail test information to your proctor.

On the day of your test: 

- Bring a valid photo ID. Follow your test center's guidelines and procedures.
- You are responsible for any fees charged by your test center.

After you test:

- Your results will be posted to MySJSU by the end of the next business day.
- You will receive a MySJSU message with your course recommendation.

Retaking the CPE:

- You may retake the CPE once, if desired. If you wish to retake your CPE for a higher score, e-mail us.
- There is a 2 week cooldown period between attempts. Only the highest score will be counted.
- You do not need to do another proctor request. We will notify the same proctor again.
- A new payment link ($20) will be sent to you to cover the processing for your retest.
- Once the payment completes processing, we will e-mail test information to your test center.
- You are responsible for any fees charged by your test center.