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About Distance Learning Testing Centers (DLTC)


Purpose of Testing Center

The purpose of DLTC is to provide testing services to students taking distance learning courses through Western Kentucky University and other higher education institutions. 


Mission Statement

Our mission is to support WKU's institutional mission of preparing students to be productive, engaged leaders in a global society while subscribing to the National College Testing Association's Professional Standards and Guidelines. To achieve this goal, DLTC seeks to: 

  • facilitate computer and paper-based testing for Western Kentucky University distance learning students and students from other higher education institutions who offer a distance learning curriculum; 
  • provide a facility that promotes a positive testing experience for examinees through a clean, comfortable, quiet, and user-friendly environment; 
  • recruit and retain an astute group of support staff and student proctors for active monitoring of examinees; provide excellent customer service by being knowledgeable, respectful, responsible, accountable, informative, accurate and supportive; 
  • extend assistance to various campus offices in helping students meet their testing needs; and 
  • collaborate with our faculty and staff, other higher education institutes, and the National College Testing Association (NCTA) to stay up to date on the most recent changes in testing and change our procedures accordingly. 

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 Last Modified 4/3/18