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Firelands Teaching and Learning Center: Testing Services

Testing (Students)

What you must know/do to make-up a test:

  1. Make-up tests are at the discretion of the instructor.
  2. After making arrangements with your instructor call or visit the TLC for a testing appointment. You must make this appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
  3. Come to the TLC (or designated testing area) at least 15 minutes before testing appointment.
  4. Bring your state or BG photo id.
  5. Bring all items needed to take your test i.e. pencil, calculator, etc.
  6. If you have a special correspondence from your instructor make sure you have it accessible for TLC secretary to view.
  7. Know your instructor's name, and the course name and number in which you are testing.
  8. You will be asked to review the test envelope and sign for the test.
  9. When completed, the test must be returned to the test administrator/supervisor on duty in the TLC.

Testing (for Students registered with Disability Services)

Students registered with Disability Services may qualify for extended testing time, distraction-free testing, use of a computer during testing, and/or use of a test reader or scribe. If you qualify for any of these accommodations please read the following policies and procedures:

1. Students must contact the course instructor as soon as possible to discuss Disability Services-approved testing accommodations. For each test, ask the instructor what date and time you may take your test, and ask to have the test delivered to the TLC.

2. Students requiring extended time, distraction-free testing, use of a computer, and/or a test reader or scribe: 

  • Stop by the TLC at least three (3) business days before the test to schedule an appointment. You must have your Accommodations Letter or Disabilities Services Visa with you when scheduling your appointment. 
  • Be sure to have the following information ready: what your accommodation allows, the instructor-approved date and time of the exam, the amount of time allowed for the exam, the course name, and instructor’s name.
  • NOTE: If you schedule your test less than 3 business days prior to the exam, a test reader or scribe cannot be guaranteed.  

3. On the day of the test, go to the TLC (230 North) and check in at the secretary station (rear desk). Some things to keep in mind:

  • If you are unable to keep your appointment, you will need permission from your instructor to reschedule the test.
  • Please be courteous to the service provider and arrive on time. Test Readers/Scribes will wait for 15 minutes past the scheduled start time.  After the 15-minute grace period the Test Reader/Scribe may not be available to assist with testing accommodations for the allotted time.
  • Please keep in mind that Readers may only read the test as it is written (unless accommodations allow for clarification of instructions) and Scribes may only write down the student's words as spoken. Reader/Scribes may not do any of the following: explain, re-word, or assist with choosing answers on a test; tutor or teach any class materials; do personal tasks or errands; act as a go-between with the student and the instructor.

Block Testing

Testing for spring make-up testing (begins 2nd week of the semester, ends the last week of classes.)


  • Scheduling:  The student must have permission from his or her professor before calling and scheduling an appointment to make-up his or her exam.  Failure to do so will result in the student not being allowed to enter the examination area.  In addition, he or she must speak with his or her professor prior to the testing date to ensure the exam is delivered to the TLC.
  • Preparation:  The student is responsible for having all necessary materials for taking the test.
  • Arrival:  The student taking the exam must arrive to the TLC  prior to the start of his or her scheduled time.  If the student is not present at this time, he or she may be locked out of the testing area and unable to take the test.
  • Testers are responsible for academic honesty and integrity.
  • Professors are responsible for ensuring that the student’s exam is in the Teaching and Learning Center prior to his or her scheduled test date and time.

Dismissal from the TLC

A test administrator / supervisor is authorized to dismiss you from a test session and / or your test may be canceled by the TLC for actions such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • attempting to take the test for someone else or having someone else take the test for you.
  • failing to provide acceptable identification.
  • obtaining improper access to the test, a part of the test, or information about the test.
  • using a telephone or cellular phone during the test session or during breaks.
  • using any aids in connection with the test which have not been approved by the instructor. These include items such as: mechanical pencils, pens, pagers, beepers, calculators, watch calculators, books, pamphlets, notes, rulers, highlighter pens, stereos or radios with headphones, telephones, cell phones, watch alarms (including those with flashing lights or alarm sounds), stop watches, dictionaries, translators, and any hand-held electronic or photographic devices.
  • creating a disturbance (Disruptive behavior in any form will not be tolerated; the test administrator / supervisor has sole discretion in determining what constitutes disruptive behavior.)
  • attempting to give or receive assistance - or otherwise communicate in any manner with another person about the content of the test during the administration, during breaks, or after the test.
  • removing or attempting to remove test content from the TLC.
  • Under no circumstances may test content or any part of the test content be removed, reproduced, and / or disclosed by any means (e.g., hard copy, verbally, electronically) to any person or entity.
  • bringing food, drink, or tobacco into the TLC.
  • leaving the TLC without permission.
  • failing to follow any of the test administration regulations here, those given by the test administrator / supervisor, or specified in any test materials.

The Teaching and Learning Center reserves the right to take all action including, but not limited to, barring students from future testing and/or canceling one's test for failure to comply with test administration regulations or the test administrator or supervisor’s directions. If one's test is canceled, one's instructor and the Office of the Associate Dean will be notified as to the reason.