Walsh College

Welcome to the Testing Center

The Testing Center provides a professional and secure environment for test administration for Walsh College students and members of the community. We adhere to nationally recognized standards and guidelines and promote honesty, integrity, and fairness in all procedures.

Get in touch

Phone: 248-823-1692 
Fax: 248-689-0920
E-mail: testingcenter@walshcollege.edu

The Testing Center is located at the Troy Campus on the south side, across from the cafe.

The Walsh College Testing Center subscribes to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines and participates in the Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC).  Student education records are protected under the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Test scores are student education records; therefore, cannot be released to a third party without written authorization from the student.

Testing Center hours

Day Standard Hours
Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus (CLA+)

To be effective in the workplace, graduates must have not only mastered critical disciplinary business knowledge, they must also be able to communicate both analyses and solutions to critical stakeholders.

The Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus (CLA+) is a performance-based assessment that demonstrates a student’s ability to analyze and evaluate information, solve problems, and structure information and results effectively. In addition to assessing a student’s writing mechanics, the instrument also evaluates performance of business skills including; problem-solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critical thinking.

The CLA+ is a timed, 90-minute computer-based writing assessment. The instrument is used by colleges and universities across the country and allows Walsh College the ability to not only evaluate the effectiveness of our programs, but it also allows the College to compare the performance of our students to other institutions nationwide. 

In addition, because the CLA+ is an accurate assessment of the skills most in demand by employers, a score of Proficient or Advanced on the CLA+ will enable you to earn and display a ProExam digital badge on your electronic resume or your LinkedIn profile.

CLA+ Guide

CLA Guide

Download this guide to learn about the CLA+. 

View CLA+ Guide

Taking the CLA+

Your active and effective participation in this assessment process is critical. Since the CLA+ is a standardized assessment, it must be completed in a proctored environment. You may:

  • Schedule online for the Troy Campus Testing Center 
  • Call 248-679-1410 to schedule a Novi Campus appointment 
  • Refer to the Guidelines for Requesting a non-Walsh Proctor for testing outside of Novi or Troy

  • CLA+ testing for the SP18 semester ends Thursday, June 14.

Michigan Test for English Language Proficiency (MTELP)

The Michigan Test for English Language Proficiency (MTELP) is a multiple choice test that covers grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension. The test is given to prospective Walsh students who are non-native English speakers as a way to measure the proof of English language proficiency admission requirement. This test is administered at the Troy Campus Testing Center only and requires an appointment.

Prospective Walsh students must first meet with a Walsh advisor to determine if they meet the requirements to take the MTELP.

Make-up Testing for Instructors

Instructors teaching in any modality may request proctoring services for individual students who need to make up an examination through the Troy Campus Testing Center or other campus testing location. Whole class testing cannot be accommodated by the Testing Center.

Students must make arrangements through their instructor to take a make-up exam at any testing location, and must schedule their own appointment. Instructors must submit a completed Test Procedures and Routing form and all testing materials to the testing location prior to the day of the student's appointment.

Please contact the desired testing location directly to inquire about or coordinate make-up testing for students.

Make-up Testing for Students

To schedule a make-up exam at a specific campus location, students must:


  1. Make arrangements through their instructors
  2.  Schedule an appointment directly with that location
  3. Complete all tests within the allocated examination time and 10 minutes before the testing location closes


Placement and Assessment Testing

Students who need to complete placement exams or other assessments may do so at the various campus locations. Exams and assessments may not be offered at every location. Please contact a selected location directly to determine whether a specific exam or assessment is offered there.



Testing Guidelines for Students

The following rules apply to all students who utilize the Troy Campus Testing Center for test taking:


  • All students must schedule an appointment. 
  • Students must present valid photo identification. Tests will not be administered without proper identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: Government issued photo ID such as a driver's license, state ID or current passport Walsh student or staff photo ID Students must sign the Testing Center Policies and Procedures form. 
  • Only items designated by the instructor or Coordinator of the Testing Center will be permitted in the testing area. 
  • All personal items (including cell phones, electronic devices and smart watches) not required for testing must be stored in the lockers or baskets provided. 
  • All tests must be completed within the allocated examination time and 10 minutes before the Testing Center closes.