- Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- McIntyre Library, fifth floor, room 5029
- firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / 715-836-4908
- Please schedule exams at least two business days in advance
SSD Students: How to submit an exam request to use testing center
When you notify an instructor of testing accommodations with a Faculty Notification Letter, they are sent a link at the end of it with a form to fill out called a Testing Agreement, through which instructors detail exam materials and parameters for the semester. After they fill that out, any student who has chosen to use testing accommodations for that course can schedule exams in the Testing Center.
Below are instructions for scheduling your exams. If your instructor or their department is proctoring your exams, you don’t need to use the software for scheduling.
- Log in to the Student Portal.
- On the left side menu under My Accommodations, select Alternative Testing.
- From the Select Class dropdown menu, select the course.
- Select Schedule an Exam.
- Select the exam request type (quiz, exam, final, etc.) from the dropdown menu.
- Enter the date and time for your test.
- Select the accommodations you wish to use.
- Select Add Exam Request to submit the request for review.
- You and your instructor will receive an email notification about the request.
- Testing Center staff will look over the details and you’ll receive a final confirmation email, or a request to reschedule, etc. If you need to reschedule and the time is known, you’ll receive an email with a link to confirm the new time.
Note: please submit your requests at least two business days in advance. If you are requesting a time after that, you may encounter an additional form asking you to indicate why it is a last-minute request.
On the day of your exam in the Testing Center:
- Please arrive at least five minutes prior to the start of your exam.
- Bring your Blugold ID to show to the main desk in the Testing Center.
- Testing Center staff will get your exam and go over allowed materials.
- You’ll place your backpack and phone in view of the front desk, away from the cubicles.
- You will not need any materials unless your professor has provided special instructions to use during the exam (e.g. a calculator).
Faculty: How to use the testing center for SSD-accommodated testing
Before your students can schedule exams in the Testing Center, you'll need to receive at least one Faculty Notification Letter (FNL) email letting you know that a student has testing accommodations. That email contains a link to a form called a Testing Agreement, in which you detail the materials and parameters of your exams and quizzes for the semester. After you fill that out, any student who has sent you an FNL with testing accommodations can schedule exams for that course.
Here is a guide to the SSD software. It includes instructions for accessing the Testing Agreement, how to upload exams to the Faculty Portal, as well as how to view which students have scheduled and completed exams.
For general information, please see our faculty resources page.
How to schedule accommodated exams for NNSE students
In courses that require tests (in which the primary language of instruction and assessment is English) to be taken during class time, students who are non-native speakers of English (international or permanent residents/citizens) may request extended test-taking time (time and a half.) This accommodation does not apply to other forms of evaluation (e.g. papers, projects, group presentations) or to situations in which students must demonstrate clinical or similar skills. The accommodation is intended for students with lower English proficiency in their first semesters on campus. Eligibility is determined by the Department of Languages and is good for one semester.
To apply for this accommodation, students must complete and submit this eForm (BP Logix: Start New Form: Request for Additional Test Time Student – Initiated) before the term deadline (approximately 3 weeks before final exam week for Fall or Spring terms and at the beginning of the Winterim or Summer terms.) Approved students will receive email notification along with the instructors for the approved courses. Students should discuss with their instructor how the instructor plans to make the accommodation. If the instructor chooses to use the Testing Center (in the library), the student must start and submit another eForm, which will be completed by the instructor and confirmed by the Testing Center.