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Policies For Test-Takers

Testing Services’ Testing Centers provides a secure testing environment for the administration of all exams. Please read and adhere to the following policies which will help ensure an efficient testing experience and protect you from the perception of any improprieties.

Before Checking-in


  •  Use good judgment when dressing to come to a Testing Center.
  •  We do not allow vulgar or profane text/images on clothing for it may offend and distract others.
  •  A Testing Center environment’s temperature can fluctuate so test takers may want to dress accordingly.
    • Not allowed in a testing room: light sweaters, jackets, coats, sweaters, neck scarves, hats/beanies, sunglasses, phones, smart watches, electronics. We will request removal prior to a test taker entering a testing room. No exceptions unless a test taker has an approved accommodation through the Accessibility & Disability Services (ADS).



Use the restroom prior to checking-in for we do not allow restroom breaks during testing unless you have an approved accommodation through the Accessibility & Disability Services (ADS).


Id Required (We cannot accept pictures of ID.)

You must present one of the following:

  •  SLCC Student ID Card (preferred)
  •  Driver's License or State ID Card
  •  A Current Passport

Late Arrivals

  • A test taker who arrives with less than half of his/her allotted testing time available before closing time will have to reschedule for another date. This may require securing permission from the instructor.

Authorized and Unauthorized Items

  •  Only bring instructor authorized items into the testing room (e.g., calculator without a cover, textbook, etc.).
  •  Any instructor authorized notes, note cards, formula sheets, etc., will remain with Testing Services once the exam is completed. Test takers are responsible for making their own copy prior to starting the exam.

Personal Items

  •  You may not bring any personal items into the testing room unless you have prior approved accommodations through the Accessibility & Disability Services (ADS). These include, but are not limited to, food water/drinks, sunglasses, hats of any kind, outerwear, purses/backpacks, cell phones, any type of wrist watches, ear buds/headphones, and electronic device.
  •  We will check for unauthorized items.
  •  We will ask that you to pull your pockets to verify that you do not have any unauthorized items.
  •  We will ask that you remove and store personal and unauthorized items in lockers provided.


Testing Services continuously monitors and records test takers, testing rooms, and offices by audio/video surveillance.

During your test

  •  Once we issue your test you may not leave the testing area without first ending the test
  •  We continuously monitor and record test-takers by audio/video surveillance, proctor walk-throughs, and the observation window during the test session.
  •  Raise your hand for assistance if you experience any problems. Do not delay if an issue arises, for the sooner we know of an issue the sooner we can help resolve the issue.
  •  You cannot talk to other test-takers or refer to their screens, testing materials, and/or written notes.

Academic Dishonesty

  •  We will report any blatant and/or suspected issues of academic dishonesty to your instructor and Associate Dean.
  •  We will ask you to leave and refer you to your instructor for appropriate disciplinary action.
  •  Visit Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.