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Assessment & Testing Center

Due to inclement weather, the testing center will be closing at 2:15 on Monday Feb 16

Ashby Hall Basement LB7

The Assessment & Testing Center at JMU (formerly known as the Ashby Lab) is located in the basement of the Ashby Residence Hall. It can be accessed through a small entry door on the ground floor to the right of the main hall steps. The lab provides 100 computer workstations separated into private cubicles and a proctor staff for the administering and monitoring of computer-based tests.


Students needing to take University, department, or course-required assessments such as the MREST can come in during normal hours without an appointment.

Faculty members with limited class time (i.e. online courses, limited-credit courses, etc) may request exams be proctored by the lab staff by sending testing instructions, valid date, and rosters. Please note that tests must be delivered through Blackboard, Canvas or Respondus. Paper tests cannot be administered as we do not have the means to deliver completed exams to faculty.

If you need additional assistance, please contact testingcenter@jmu.edu.

Please note: Any communication made after 5pm Friday will be responded to the next business day.

Praxis Inquiries: Please contact Rebecca Davis at (540) 568-6274

Spring 2015 Hours

Walk-Ins Welcome!

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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MREST Due Date: Thursday March 5

The last day to complete and pass the MREST before holds are placed will be Thursday March 5.

Starting Friday March 6, holds will be placed on all students who have not passed the MREST.

Holds will not be removed for any reason until the MREST has been passed. Please note, students with holds on their accounts will not be able to register for classes.

Testing Center Will Be Closing at Noon on Friday Mar 6

The testing center will be closing at noon on Friday March 6. Please plan accordingly.

Faculty: New Way To Reserve Space!

Attention Faculty: To help us better serve your needs, we have a new way of accepting reservation requests. Head over to our reservation request page and check it out!