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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some common frequently asked questions for scheduling your exam appointments in RegisterBlast. 

All Gulf Coast State College and Florida State University/Panama City  students must schedule an appointment in Register Blast at least 72 hours before their requested testing date(s) and time(s). Non-Gulf Coast State College  students who have requested proctoring services must also schedule appointments in Register Blast at least 72 hours before their requested testing date(s) and time(s).


To schedule an appointment in RegisterBlast:

  1. Go to RegisterBlast

  2. Choose a testing location. You have the option of testing at the Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe, FL or at the main campus in Panama City, FL. Select the testing option that best suits your needs.

  3. Type in the information requested, pay special attention to fields that read, "required".  Note that course code and course name must be entered (e.g course code: MAC 1105, course name: College Algebra).

  4. Complete the Exam guideline acknowledgment. The Exam guideline acknowledgment must be read and marked that you agree to the guidelines before you will be able to proceed to the check-out stage.

  5. Click Add to Cart.

  6. Verify your test date/time information is correct. If your exam does not require a fee, click "Complete Registration." If your exam requires a fee. complete the "Billing and Information" fields and then click "Complete Registration."

  7. Congratulations, you have successfully scheduled your exam. Please check your email for a confirmation receipt. Save this email until after you have come in for the appointment.

If you are a GCSC student who is needing to test at one of our satellite campuses or at a non-Gulf Coast State College location, then you will need to fill out an Off-Campus Proctor Request form. For more information about off-campus proctoring and to complete the off-campus proctor request form, please visit our Off-Campus Proctoring page. 

This is either due to the 72-hour in advance policy for scheduling your exam in RegisterBlast or due to the Testing Center being closed on that date. If this happens, please schedule your exam for the next available date. Once you receive your confirmation email, reply to the Testing Center email to confirm the availability of certain dates and to reschedule your testing appointment.

All GCSC, FSU, and Non-GCSC students may schedule multiple exam appointments on the same day. To do that, after you have selected "Add to Cart" and have proceeded to the next page, you will need to select "Add Another Exam" next to the "Complete Registration" button.

CLEP and PERT examinees may not schedule multiple examinations on the same day.

To reschedule your appointment in RegisterBlast:

  1. Go to RegisterBlast
  2. Click the My History tab at the top of the page.
  3. Enter the email address that was used to schedule your exam.
  4. Click the Continue button underneath the email field.
  5. In a few minutes, you should receive an email link which is valid for 90 minutes.
  6. Click the link from the email received and a new window will open with your registration history.
  7. Click the Reschedule link.
  8. A calendar will appear with the available dates for rescheduling purposes.
  9. Click the date and time that you would like to reschedule your exam for.
  10. After you have completed the steps above, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the new test date.
All GCSC and FSU students No fee
Non-GCSC students $20 non-refundable fee
(plus a $3.25 online service fee) per exam
PERT/College Placement
$7.50 non-refundable fee
(plus a $1.50 online service fee) for the exam
CLEP For non-military CLEP testers, there
is a non-refundable fee of $15.00
(plus a $3.50 online service fee) for the exam.
For military CLEP testers, there is no fee. However,
you must present your DANTES CLEP ticket and/or
military ID prior to admission.
As soon as you know the dates that your proctored exam(s) will be made available, you can begin scheduling your testing appointments. Testing appointments can always be rescheduled as needed.
You must have your instructor's written permission sent to the Testing Center before taking an exam outside of an exam's testing window. We must receive an email confirmation from you instructor. Otherwise, we cannot allow you to test.
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