The MCV Testing Center is utilized for a variety of purposes, but two are the focus. It is used to provide space for those students with testing accommodations and for those students who, for whatever reason, are not taking their exam at the same time as the rest of their class. Any academic accommodation must be approved through DAS and then shared with the class professor/instructor before being valid. Any student without testing accommodations who will be taking their exam before or after the rest of their class must have this approved and set up with DAS by their professor/instructor.
Note for Students: If you are late for your exam in the Testing Center, please call to notify us and call or email your professor/instructor. This is important. There will be no make-up time given for your exam. If your exam is scheduled from 9-10:30 am and you arrive at 9:10 am, your exam time will still end at 10:30 am. You will not get the missed time back.
Note for Professors: Please be sure that you send your exam to Katelyn Acree with plenty of time before your student’s scheduled appointment. The Testing Center can get busy, and last-minute exam requests may delay your student. Also, it is essential to confirm times with the Testing Center before assuming your student can test there (if the student is taking their exam without accommodations).
Accommodated Testing Form - Please use this form if not testing at the DAS Testing Center.
The Process for those with Testing Accommodations:
Note: If you are taking an accommodated exam in a place other than the Testing Center, please use the Accommodation Sign-In Sheet and return the completed copy to DAS.
The Process for those testing Earlier or Later than their class, Without Testing Accommodations:
The Process for working with Students with Testing Accommodations:
The Process for working with Students testing Earlier or Later than their class, without Testing Accommodations
Students are required to get new accommodation letters each semester and must give their instructors a copy of that letter at the beginning of each semester before exams can be scheduled in the Testing Center.
Students are required to notify the Testing Center Coordinator (TCC) at the beginning of the semester of their exam schedule preferably or at least one week before the exam. Per University handbook policy (pg. 6).
Students must inform their instructors one week in advance of the scheduled exam date that they will receive testing accommodations.
Students are responsible for arriving on time for each of their scheduled exams.
Students should arrive a few minutes earlier than their scheduled exam time to take care of personal needs.
If a student has a conflict on the day of the exam they must notify the Testing Center Coordinator. Students may have to reschedule their exam if the Coordinator is unable to accommodate a change in the testing time and/or schedule.
Students desiring to observe a religious holiday of special importance must provide advance notification to TCC at the beginning of each semester.
If a student will be late due to unforeseen circumstances, the student must notify the Testing Center Coordinator immediately.
If a student is unable to take an exam because of illness they are responsible for contacting their instructor first and then contacting the Testing Center Coordinator to reschedule. The student is responsible for having the instructor contact the Testing Center Coordinator for approval of a rescheduled make up exam.
All students are required to take the exam and mark their bubble sheets within their allotted extended time, no extra time will be given to bubble answer sheets.
There will be a 15 minute cap on all self scoring or checking of exam answers.
Students may be required to adjust their schedule on the day of an exam to accommodate scheduling conflicts within the Testing Center due to hours of operation. Every effort will be made when scheduling exams to ensure that accommodations are in place.
Students must leave all belongings with the proctor i.e. Book bags, purses, lap tops, books or any other study materials. Cell phones, pagers, or PDA’s will not be permitted in the testing room.
If the exam is open note or open book, students must provide written clearance on what materials will be permitted for an open book/note exam.
Failure to comply with the policies and procedures may result in change of Testing Accommodations.