Rules & Responsibilities

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.

Have your photo identification ready for checking in. Your photo identification must include both your first and last name. Ideally, this would be our student ID or your driver's license. ID's are to be left in the hanging clear compartments by the entrance or with your personal belongings in a cubby, and must not be taken to the testing stations.

No walk-ins or reservations for same day appointments will be accepted after 3:00 p.m. You will be required to reschedule if you are late for your scheduled appointment and the proctor indicates that no seating is available, and/or your allotted exam time passes the Testing Center's scheduled closing time.

During testing, students may not open any other browsers—including e-mail or documents/textbooks—prior to, during or after exam has been submitted, unless allowed per the instructor. Once the exam is submitted, log off of the Clarkson College Canvas 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. ID's are to be left in the hanging clear compartments by the entrance or with your personal belongings in a cubby, and must not be taken to the testing stations.


Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited in the Testing Center:
(This is to help keep the integrity of your exams secure.)

  • 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.
  • Outerwear 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.
  • If unable to remove prohibited clothing/outerwear(in particular hoodies &/or other jackets, etc. with pockets), you will be asked to reschedule.
  • All electronics must be powered down and removed from pockets. This includes cell phones, which are not allowed at the testing stations.
  • Approved scratch paper will be issued by the Testing Center and must be returned directly to the proctor when leaving the Testing Center.
  • Approved/required calculators designated by instructors are provided by the Testing Center, as applicable.
  • 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 Academic Catalog.

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. The Testing Center staff will then need to schedule that online for you.
  • 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 cancel their appointment electronically, or contact the Testing Center, to ensure ample seating is available for other students.
  • Test scheduling questions 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

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 Proctored Exam Form at the beginning of each semester. The Proctored Exam Form may be found under “Resources for Faculty and Staff.

Written Online Course Exams
The Proctored Exam Form must be submitted as above. Instructor may electronically attach handouts or written tests to the Proctored Exam Form, or e-mail them to the Testing Center Coordinator. The Testing Center Coordinator agrees to be responsible for printing a copy of the test and temporarily storing the test file in a secure drive. The instructor may bring the exam and/or any back-up documents to the Testing Center if no electronic version is available.

Makeup Exam or Other Special Exam Arrangements
Notification of a special exam arrangement must be communicated to the Testing Center Coordinator as soon as possible. 

Using this link with simultaneously notify both the student and the Testing Center of the special exam arrangement/alternate exam date approval: 

https://clarksoncollege.sharepoint.com/sites/intranet/departments/academic-success-services/Pages/Alternate-Exam-Date.aspx

  • Include the course number, quiz/exam number, student name, time allowed and completion date deadline.
  • The student will be required to e-mail or call the Testing Center to schedule the exam by the deadline stated in your approval e-mail to them and the Testing Center.

For any special exam arrangements for more than one student and/or changes to your original Proctored Exam Information, please e-mail or call the Testing Center 402.552.3034 to discuss.