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Yes, appointments are required.

How To Schedule a Test
  • If you are in an online course that utilizes Canvas exams, you should schedule your exams using the Student Appointment SystemAt this time, only Canvas exams can be scheduled this way. Your professor will instruct you whether or not to use the Student Appointment System to arrange your exam appointments.
  • All other test appointments should be requested in a timely manner through the Test Request Form. Appointments are confirmed within 48 hours.
Make-Up Testing
  • Make-up testing services are for students who miss a regularly scheduled class exam due to an excused absence or unforeseen sickness, family emergency, or University extra-curricular conflict. This service is not for students who miss their regularly schedule exams by choice or by error.
  • If your professor allows you to reschedule or make-up an exam given in the classroom, please request a Testing Center appointment by submitting a Test Request Form.
  • Make-up exams should be completed within 24-48 hours of the original exam, unless there are extenuating circumstances. In this case, you may be required to provide documentation to your professor to justify the extension.
  • Your professor must approve any reschedules of a make-up examination.
Final Exam Week
  • Effective Fall 2018, all Final Examination appointment requests must be submitted no later than one week in advance. The deadline to schedule a Final Exam at the Testing Center for the Fall 2018 Semester is Monday, December 3. No requests will be accepted past this date.
Tardiness
  • Tardiness to an exam administered in the Testing Center is considered the same as tardiness to an exam administered in the classroom by your professor. Under normal circumstances, there is no provision to give extra time to students who arrive late. Students who arrive more than 15 minutes late may not be admitted.

Schedule your tests early! Seats fill up quickly, especially during peak testing times such as midterms and finals.

 Be Ready - Help us keep the line moving!

Before Checking In:

  • Use the restroom, study, or finish eating before entering the reception area.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in to your scheduled exam. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you may not be admitted.
  • Have photo identification ready (Student ID, driver's license, or passport are all okay). Students will not be admitted to an examination without proper photo identification. Expired IDs, credit cards, etc. are not acceptable forms of identification.
  • Have any supplemental materials out and ready for inspection.
  • Review the Testing Center Rules. When you sign in, you are agreeing that you understand the rules and will adhere to them.

Checking In:

  • Present your photo ID to the proctor.
  • Place all personal belongings in a locker or on the storage shelf. No cell phones, smart watches, electronics, bags, or coats are permitted in the test room.
  • Turn out pockets and roll up sleeves at request of the proctor.
  • Please wait to be seated.

During & After Your Test:

  • You will turn in all of your exam papers, scratch paper, and materials to the proctor. Under no circumstances are students permitted to leave with exam material without explicit instructor permission.
  • If you need extra scratch paper, you must use Testing Center provided scratch paper.
  • Once your exam has started, you are not allowed to leave the test room.
  • If you experience any problems during your test session, it is your responsibility to let the proctor know. Do not wait until after the exam is completed!

Students with registered disabilities may take exams at Disability Access Services or at the Testing Center.

  • Students requesting extended time, or other eligible testing accommodations, have a few options for adaptive testing. Students may test in the Testing Center or the DAS Office. Students should discuss with their professors their preference for a testing location so that they can schedule exam appointments well in advance and in environments free of normal classroom distractions.
  • Exams must be scheduled with DAS at least 7 working days prior to the exam.
  • All exams are administered by the Testing Center or DAS Office during class time. Any variations must first be approved by the professor.
  • All exams must be completed by the posted closing time.
  • Tardiness for an adaptive exam in the Testing Center or DAS Office will be treated as tardiness for a regular exam. The time will be deducted from the allotted test time. Students arriving over 30 minutes late must reschedule the exam at the professor's discretion.
  • Time extensions may not be used for study or review.
  • Make-up exams should be completed within 24-48 hours of the original exam, unless there are extenuating circumstances. In this case, you may be required to provide documentation to justify an extension.
  • If you are scheduled to take an adaptive exam in the Testing Center or DAS Office, please call us to cancel before the exam time.

For more information on test accommodations, please contact Adam Mann, Coordinator for Student Accommodations, at mannad@umsl.edu.

All students taking exams in the Testing Center are subject to the University's academic integrity policy.

Academic dishonesty is a serious charge with serious consequences if guilt is found. Discipline includes suspension and possible expulsion from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest, whether or not that effort is successful. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, or collaboration, consult your professor or course instructor. Your instructor will be notified of any academic dishonesty that occurs while taking an exam at the Testing Center. Your instructor may choose to follow through with the UMSL academic dishonesty policy.

The term cheating includes but is not limited to: (i) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (ii) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (iii) acquisition or possession without permission of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the University faculty or staff; or (iv) knowingly providing any unauthorized assistance to another student on quizzes, tests, or examinations.

-Inside UM System, Collected Rules and Regulations, Ch. 200: Student Conduct

 

Many online programs have a blend of exams, papers, projects, and assessment activities that take place completely online. Other courses require students to come to a testing center to take exams in a proctored environment.

If you cannot physically come to the UMSL campus to take mandatory exams, you need to locate an authorized offsite testing location. Students testing offsite are responsible for any parking or additional fees that their chosen testing location may require for external examinees or non-students.

We are happy to proctor your exam from a different college or university.

Offsite Testing Procedure for UMSL Students
  1. At the beginning of the semester, submit your Offsite Testing Request Form. Fill in Section 1 and 2 with your information.
  2. You will have the option to take your exam at an area community college testing center. These requests are automatically approved and UMSL students are not expected to pay testing fees at these institutions. If you plan on testing at one of these sites, make your selection and submit the Form to offsitetesting@umsl.edu.
  3. If you plan on testing at an alternate site, Section 4 must be completed and returned by your proctor to offsitetesting@umsl.edu (proctor requests submitted by students or without a proctor signature will not be accepted).
  4. You will receive email confirmation after you proctor has been approved or denied.
  5. Once approved, you may contact your offsite testing center to arrange your appointments.
CAN BE A PROCTOR
CANNOT BE A PROCTOR
  • Local college or university testing center
  • Professional testing, learning, or tutoring center
  • Educational officers of a military installation or correctional facility
  • Certified librarians at a library, college, university, or school (NOTE: not all libraries offer proctoring services and not all meet our requirements)
  • ProctorU (not available for all courses)
  • Relative, spouse, or significant other
  • Friend or peer
  • Co-worker, work supervisor, or business associate
  • Student or graduate student
  • Anyone who does not have a verifiable, professional email address
  • Anyone who cannot monitor student taking exam (note that many libraries have difficulty with this requirement)
Approved Testing Centers in the St. Louis Area
1964 Prairie Dell Road
Union, MO 63084
636.584.6550
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376
636.922.8629
1 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050
636.481.3147
3400 Pershall Road
Ferguson, MO 63135
314.513.4292
1687 Missouri State Road
Arnold, MO 63010
636.481.3592
5600 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.644.9233
5270 Flat River Road
Park Hills, MO 63601
573.518.2140
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
314.984.7596

Where is the Testing Center located?

  • We are on the ground floor of the JC Penney Building/Conference Center. Our main office is in Room 93, with additional computer workstations in Room 94.

Where do I park?

  • Students may park in Lots B and C after 5:30pm, in Lot A (two-hour parking only), or any other student designated parking lot or garage on campus. Visitors must obtain a temporary parking pass.

How do I schedule an appointment?

  • Please see the tab on this page labeled "Policies & Procedures for Students."

How do I pay my testing fees?

  • The Testing Center accepts payments of cash (exact change only) or check. MoGEA, Paraprofessional, and ACT Residual payments can be made at the Cashier's Office (UMSL students only).

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Only bring the items you are allowed to use on your exam. We provide pencils, scratch paper, erasers, earplugs, and noise blockers. All other personal items must be kept on the storage shelf or in a small locker.

What personal items can I not take into the test room?

  • Cell phones
  • Electronic devices capable of wireless communications or storing information
  • Recording and listening devices
  • Food and drinks
  • Hats and outerwear
  • Backpacks, bags, or purses
  • Textbooks, notes, supplemental materials (including calculators) unless permitted by your instructor

How early should I arrive?

  • It is best to arrive 5-10 minutes before your exam start time. 

Are walk-in exams allowed?

  • All testing is by appointment only. Walk-ins may be admitted when there is time, space, and staff permitting. Walk-ins are not accepted during Finals Week. 

What if I forget my photo ID?

  • Sorry, you may not be admitted without proper photo identification.

What if I experience a problem while taking a test?

  • Let the proctor know! We want you to perform at your best academic ability, and if we do not know that you need assistance or are having an issue, we cannot help you with this.