Alternate Time for Classroom Tests

Students may communicate with you regarding their participation in an off-campus University-sponsored event, illness/injury, death of an immediate family member and/or another personal reason and ask to take a classroom test at an alternate time.   At which point, you may decide to have the student make arrangements to take a test with Testing Center Services. If so, then the following outlines the roles and responsibilities of the faculty, the student and Testing Center Services when an accommodated classroom test is administered in the Testing Center. 

Students must confirm their intent to take a test, in the Testing Center, by the test registration deadline. This deadline is seven days prior to the day of your test for tests taken during the semester.  Final exam deadlines – Fall semester must confirm by the last Friday in November; the Spring semester must confirm by the first Friday in March.

Exceptions (illness, recently self-identified accommodations, etc…) will occur and we will work with students and faculty on a case-by-case basis; however, same day service will not be allowed.  Less than three day notice may be accepted but is limited due to available resources.

Right to refuse service if:

    • Less than three days notice from the student
    • Student reports more than 15 minutes late to scheduled test time block
    • A course professor presents Testing Center staff with a test, but the student has not confirmed with the Testing Center.
    • Busy time of the semester, i.e. Midterm and Finals
    • Limited space and/or staff
    • Building maintenance, computer upgrades, special presentations

Confirmation for testing will be done online by the student; you will receive an email informing you that he or she has scheduled a tentative time block to take a test at Testing Center Services. The email will include the student's name, S&T ID number, date and time they have scheduled the test, and a request for test instructions that will allow us to administer the exam according to your specifications (these instructions are described below). You will also receive a reminder email 24 hours prior to the test date.

In the confirmation email, you will see a list of options for test submission and a link to our Instructor Proctor Request Form. Fill out this form and select the "Submit" button to submit the form and test to us via email. We strongly discourage allowing students to handle blank or completed exams.

The completed test will be returned according to your instructions immediately upon completion of the exam. We will also hold the test in our office for you or a TA to pick up. We will include any incidents noted with the returned tests.

Students are advised of the following:

If your scheduled test time block would cause your test to run over into another class period, then you need to make arrangements with your course professor to begin your test earlier or take it at another time.  You must make these arrangements prior to scheduling a test time block and your course professor has the right to choose when the alternate time will be. They also may ask you for a copy of your class schedule to confirm this request.

If your test falls outside of our testing hours, you must make arrangements with your course professor to take the test during our testing hours. They are listed on the left sidebar. Again, you must make these arrangements prior to scheduling a test time block and your course professor may choose the hours during which you will take the exam.

Do not schedule your test time block for an alternate time, no matter the reason, without first speaking with your course professor. Unless you need an alternate time for the reasons listed above, your course professor has the right to refuse to allow you to test during the time you have requested. If a course professor notifies the Testing Center that they did not approve an alternate test time block, Testing Center staff will not administer your test until the course professor contacts the office directly to approve it.

If you do not receive an email confirmation from the Testing Center stating your scheduled test time block is permanent, then the course professor may not have submitted an Instructor Proctor Request Form.  If we do not receive this form, Testing Center staff will conclude the course professor has made other arrangements for your test.


The Testing Center does not have the ability or capacity to administer a classroom test to an entire class section.

If a faculty member decides to have a student take a test in The Testing Center, it does not guarantee the student will use the Testing Center for every classroom test.    

The Testing Center does not have the ability or capacity to evaluate individual cases, in regards to test anxiety, English comprehension, or diagnosing disabilities.



 Updated: May 2023