Testing Center Rules

Once you have entered the Testing Center, be ready for testing. Store all prohibited items in the cubbies within the Testing Center or in a locker on the second floor (student is responsible to bring personal lock). Have your photo identification ready for checking in.

No walk-ins are accepted, and you must have appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.

During testing, students may not open any other browsers—including e-mail or documents/textbooks—prior to, during or after exam has been submitted. Once the exam is submitted, log off of the Clarkson College Distance website. Return any approved scratch paper or items to the proctor and exit the Testing Center.

Any student whose behavior is disruptive will be asked to leave the Testing Center.


Photo ID

A photo ID such as a student ID, valid driver's license or military ID must be presented at every visit to the Testing Center. Have this out and ready for checking in. Only original, hard copy ID's are acceptable. ID's presented on an electronic device are not acceptable.


Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited in the Testing Center:

  • Electronic devices.
  • Books or notes unless otherwise specified by instructor.
  • Backpacks, purses, handbags and/or other items. These must be able to fit in one cubby or locker.
  • Outwear with pockets, including coats, hoodies or sweaters.
  • Hats, caps or hoods.
  • Personal writing utensils. Utensils will be provided by the College.
  • Headphone or ear buds. Ear plugs are available through the Testing Center.
  • Children, outside visitors or pets.
  • Food or beverages.

Additional Information

  • All prohibited items must be placed in the available cubbies or lockers.
  • If unable to remove prohibited clothing/outwear, you will be asked to reschedule.
  • All electronics must be powered down and removed from pockets.
  • Approved scratch paper and/or white boards will be issued by the Testing Center and must be returned when leaving the Testing Center.
  • Approved/required calculators designated by instructor or provided by the Testing Center.
  • The Testing Center is not responsible for missing and stolen items.
  • Students found guilty of a violation of academic integrity are subject to disciplinary action. The Academic Integrity policy (SW-25) and procedures may be found in the Academic Integrity section within the Student Handbook.

Student Responsibility

  • Students must schedule all appointments using the online test scheduling system.
  • Students must receive prior approval from their instructor if requesting a test date other than the test scheduled dates or when arranging for a makeup test.
  • Students must supply necessary testing tools other than scratch paper and calculators, which are provided by the proctor.
  • Tests should be scheduled allowing enough time so they are completed prior to the Testing Center's scheduled closing time.
  • Students are encouraged to adhere to the appointment cancellation policy.
  • Test scheduling questions for either testing site should be directed to the Testing Center Coordinator via e-mail or phone at 402.552.3034.
  • Any other questions regarding your test should be directed to the instructor.
  • Accommodations Procedure: For information about testing services available to individuals with disabilities, contact the Accommodations Coordinator. Examples of exam accommodations include an exam scribe, exam reader, low-distraction environment, assistive technology aids, wheelchair-accessible computer, and/or extended time to complete your test. If eligible, test arrangements must be made in advance with your instructor and the Testing Center Coordinator.

Test Proctor Responsibility

The test proctor will:

  • Be a professional staff member of Clarkson College.
  • Ensure the Testing Center is open during hours of operation.
  • Be prepared to administer the exams as scheduled.
  • Maintain a quiet atmosphere while student tests. Disposable earplugs are available.
  • Arrive at the Testing Center on time for scheduled test time.
  • Deliver completed written tests to the instructor within 24 hours. In most cases, written tests will be delivered to the instructor at the end of the day it was administered.

Proctors may document students who arrive late or miss appointments without proper notification.


Instructor Responsibility

Online Course Exams
Instructors who require a test proctor for their exams and quizzes must complete and submit the Off-site Test Proctor Request form to the Testing Center Coordinator at the beginning of each semester. The form is distributed each semester via email. Any handouts to be used by students during testing should also be provided in an electronic format at this time.

Written Online Course Exams
The Proctored Test Information form must be submitted as above. Instructor may send a written test electronically to the Testing Center Coordinator. It is at the coordinator's discretion to agree and be responsible for printing a copy of the test and temporarily storing the test file in a secure drive, or the instructor may supply, in advance, enough copies of the written exam when an entire class will test at the center. It is recommended that an electronic version also be sent to the Testing Center Coordinator as a backup.

Makeup Exam or Other Special Exam Arrangements
Notification of a special test arrangement must be communicated to the Testing Center Coordinator as soon as possible so the exam selection is enabled in the online appointment scheduling system.

  • Include the course number, quiz/exam number, student name, time allowed and completion date deadline and password, if applicable.
  • Attach the electronic test file (unless online) or deliver to the Testing Center inbox on the fifth floor. The test will be secured at the Testing Center.
  • Indicate what help aids are allowed, i.e., calculator, periodic table, etc. It will be assumed the test is closed book, no notes unless otherwise specified.

Accommodations

The Testing Center offers testing accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Examples of exam accommodations include an exam scribe, exam reader, low-distraction environment, assistive technology aids, wheelchair-accessible computer and/or extended time.

Disabled students eligible for accommodations receive a Statement of Eligibility (SOE) from the Accommodations Coordinator. The SOE lists the student’s approved reasonable accommodations. The SOE will be sent to faculty by the Accommodations office.

Instructors presented with an SOE need to review the implementation directions with the student. Action may be required, such as providing the course exam schedule and instructions in advance to the Testing Center Coordinator as explained under Instructor Responsibility.

Questions regarding test accommodations may be directed to the Accommodations Coordinator.