The Center for Student Success computer lab is available for students who need to take the COMPASS placement exam, proctored exams, MFT/ Proficiency Profile exams, Graduate Comprehensive Exam or other required testing. The lab is also available to offer students the technological equipment needed to complete academic assignments, access to the internet, print or conduct job searches.

Exam Day Requirements General Proctor Information


Exam Descriptions, Dates and Times Questions?



Exam Day Requirements

On the day of your exam, please arrive 15 minutes early and note the following requirements in order to be admitted into the exam room.

  • 1 Student identification number and picture identification
    1. Ex: Current government issued driver’s license, a passport or a military issued identification card
  • 2 Trojan Web Express username and password
    1. Please call 1 (800) 414-5756 for assistance
  • 3 TROY student e-mail address
    1. Please note our e-mail policy regarding using your student TROY e-mail for conducting any University business.

All Troy University students are required to have and check a Troy University e-mail account. This account should be used for all official Troy University electronic correspondence. Once you have registered for classes, your e-mail account will be created within 48 hours. Your e-mail address is the same as your Trojan Web Express ID. If you do not know your Trojan Web Express ID, follow this link: Find Your E-mail Address.

  • Your password is the same as your Trojan Web Express password.
  • Your initial password (PIN) is the First Letter of your First Name (capital) + First Letter of your Last Name (lowercase) + 8-digit birthdate (MMDDYYYY).

If you continue to have difficulty, send an e-mail to emailhelp@troy.edu or contact the Helpdesk at (334) 670-HELP (4357). Students can also find help at 1 (800) 414-5756.

Students have a mailbox size limit of 50 GB.

General Proctor Information

A proctored exam is a test taken under the supervision of a qualified person or with the use of an electronic device that allows a qualified person to monitor your activity. Many TROY Online courses now require a proctored exam. Your instructor will indicate this requirement via the online schedule of classes, the course syllabus, a Blackboard announcement or by e-mail. The TROY Online Testing Staff also send e-mail notifications to every student enrolled in a course that requires a proctored exam.

For a complete explanation of a Proctor’s qualifications and University proctored exam processes, please click here.

Exam Descriptions, Dates and Times

Please note that if you register online for an exam, you will be contacted by a proctor that your registration is confirmed or in need of additional details for the exam, date and time selected.

COMPASS (Computer Adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System)

COMPASS placement exam assesses the kinds of skills needed for success in college. It helps to place students in whatever course they are ready for, either college-level courses or courses to prepare them for college-level courses. There is not a pass or fail with the COMPASS exam. It determines the current skill level in the areas tested so the student can be placed in the appropriate course. The COMPASS test areas are writing, reading comprehension and mathematics. Students must take this exam unless they have previously completed college level math and/or English at another institution and those courses have been accepted by Troy University at the appropriate level. Please see the two links below for practice exams.

ATTENTION Phenix City/Columbus/Ft. Benning Students: Please e-mail pctesting@troy.edu with the request to register for the COMPASS exam. A proctor will contact you in regards to your inquiry.

COMPASS Placement Exam Practice Test COMPASS Placement Exam Practice Test II


Register for COMPASS
(Online Students)



California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)

Students taking this exam are enrolled in BUS 4476. The exam is given via Blackboard and is taken immediately following the MFAT exam. It has a hard time limit of 45 minutes. If a student does not submit their exam 45 minutes after the exam has started, it will automatically submit itself.

Course Exams (Midterm and Finals, Capstone, Comprehensive)

Course Exam Comprehensive Exam


Millers Analogies Test (MAT)

The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring solutions stated as analogies. Through analogies with content from various academic subjects, MAT scores help graduate schools identify candidates whose knowledge and abilities go beyond mere memorization or repeating information. The analytical skills measured by the MAT are key to success in graduate school and highly valued by graduate programs. The exam must be taken prior to the first term of enrollment unless you have previously completed a master’s degree through an accredited institution. The exam is timed at 60 minutes with an additional 20 minutes to build a profile prior to the exam. Below is a link where students can have access to a study guide, practice test and official transcripts.

Students are required to have two types of identification for the MAT exam. A picture ID such as a driver’s license or a military ID card. The second source required can be a credit card or library card.

Term 1 2016 Exam Dates:
August 23, 2016 (10 a.m. EST)
September 7, 2016 (2 p.m. EST)
Learn more about the MAT exam

Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT)

The MFAT is used to measure students’ mastery of their chosen field of study, assess the effectiveness of major programs of the student and approve curricula and student learning outcomes. The exam is 2 hours and has 100 questions. To register, please see the link below.

For Business, Criminal Justice and Psychology majors only. Psychology majors have to complete the MFAT proctor form. For all other majors, the MFAT exam information will automatically be sent to proctor along with course exam information once you complete the course proctor form.

Term 1 2016 Exam Dates (10 a.m. or 2 p.m. EST):
BUS 3310: December 11–17, 2016
BUS 4476: December 5–11, 2016
CJ 4499: November 20–26, 2016
Register for MFAT exam

Proficiency Profile (formerly known as the MAPP)

The Proficiency Profile test assesses four core skill areas: critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics. Associate degree-seeking students will be expected to complete the Proficiency Profile prior to graduation. Students are expected to take the exam within 50 semester hours. Bachelor degree-seeking students will be expected to complete the exam during their junior year. Students will be expected to take the exam within 90 semester hours. Students entering Troy University with an associate or bachelor's degree will not be required to complete the Proficiency Profile exam.

Assessment results are used to fulfill a SACS requirement for accreditation and are important to ensure credibility of a diploma earned through Troy University.

Term 1 2016 Exam Dates:
September 13, 2016 (10 a.m. EST)
September 27, 2016 (2 p.m. EST)
Register for MAPP exam


Please call (334) 448-5232 or send an e-mail with your questions and concerns to Ms. Vanda Zavala at pctesting@troy.edu.

All testing is conducted at:
TROY Phenix City Riverfront Campus
1510 3rd Avenue
Phenix City, AL 36867
3rd floor, Room 310
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