West Campus

Testing Center

5959 Grand Avenue, Room 119W
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Phone: 515-633-2426
Contacts: Bonnie Hyda, Cathy Swisher and Yvette Wong
email: westtestingcenter@dmacc.edu


Testing Center Hours:

Fall Semester​

​Monday thru Thursday:


Fridays: 8AM-12PM


9/7/15: Labor Day 

10/16/15: DMACC President's Day

11/26 and 11/27 2015:Thanksgiving Break

12/14/15 thru 1/3/16: Winter Break

Available Testing:

  • Make-up tests for West campus
  • COMPASS (By appointment)  Mon-Th: 9AM, 1PM,& 5PM (5PM not available during the summer) (Testing fee of $20 for COMPASS testing for non-DMACC institutions)
  • ESL COMPASS (By appointment) Mon-Th: 9AM-1PM
  • DMAAC Challenge Tests (Check for availability for particular courses)
  • Online and paper tests for DMACC online classes
  • Online and paper tests for non-DMACC institutions (Testing fee of $20 per test.  Please call to confirm testing hours)

Please Note:

  • A photo ID is required to take any test.
  • Tests must be started at least two hours prior to closing and must be completed prior to leaving the testing center.
  • Students doing DMACC West’s makeup tests and DMACC online classes are required to know the name of the instructor.
  • Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the Testing Center.
  • Scientific calculators and personal laptops are not allowed to be used unless specific written permission has been given by the instructor.
  • No private testing rooms are available.
  • A $20 testing fee per test is charged for the administration of the test for non-DMACC institutions.  The fee is payable in advance at Student Services.
  • Once a test has been started, the tester may NOT leave the testing room.