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Tests at Gulf Coast State College

Our Mission:

The Gulf Coast State College Testing Center supports the educational mission of Gulf Coast State College by providing high-quality testing and assessment services for students. In addition, the Gulf Coast State College Testing Center strives to reach out to the community by providing testing and assessment services to organizations and individuals.

The Gulf Coast State College Testing Center is committed to creating a secure and optimal testing environment that promotes responsible ethical and equitable practices within an environment of continuous quality improvement by:

  • adhering to the regulations and guidelines established by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), Florida Association of College Test Administrators (FACTA), testing companies and faculty;
  • maintaining highest compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulations regarding the confidentiality of test candidate information and records;
  • offering collaborative and courteous service to students, faculty, staff, and community.

Tests Offered:

Hours of Operation

Normal Testing Center hours at the Panama City Campus are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. during the and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Hours may vary, call 850-769-1551 ext 5807.

*Please note if the college is closed, then the Testing Center will also be closed.

Online Test Proctoring

Proctored tests/assignments for your GCSC online classes can be taken free of charge at any one of GCSC Testing Centers (see below for more information on the different campuses). However, another option is to use the testing software Respondus Monitor. Respondus Monitor is a test proctoring solution that must be used in conjunction with Respondus Lockdown Browser and allows you to take proctored exams using a web-camera and a microphone from anywhere. Talk to your professor about this option. This special browser is available for both Windows PC operating systems and Apple MacOS operating systems. NOTE: Respondus Lockdown Browser is not compatible with Chrome Books running the Chrome operating system.

If you choose to take your proctored test(s) at an external non-GCSC site, you may be responsible for an additional fees by the proctoring institution. The GCSC Testing Center will not be responsible for providing refunds, under any circumstances, for those using off-Campus proctoring sites.

Panama City Campus Testing Center Location

The Gulf Coast State College Testing Center for the Panama City campus is located in the Student Union West Building, Rooms 80.

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.