Testing Center Guidelines
Making a Reservation
Faculty can request an appointment for their students to take an exam at the University Testing Center through the online reservation system available through their myBinghamton account. Directions on how to use the form can be accessed on our New Software Training page.
The UTC requests two (2) business days notice for exam requests, whenever possible. Appointments are processed based on availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Exams with advanced notice are more likely to be accepted.
Include in this form:
- any pertinent exam instructions
- any accommodations permitted to your student for this exam
- the best way to reach you if there are questions during the exam
Once the request has been submitted and approved, UTC staff will send confirmation emails to the instructor and student.
Faculty will be responsible for ensuring that the exam arrives at the UTC in either of the following ways:
- At least 24 hours prior to administration, the exam may be e-mailed to UTC@binghamton.edu OR
- At least 24 hours prior to administration, the exam may be dropped off to the UTC
Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm. (See Electronic Exam Materials Policy)
Faculty will be responsible for securing receipt of the exam after it is completed in either of the following ways:
- The professor (or designee) may pick up the exam from the UTC, Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm.
- The professor may choose to have the UTC email the exam to the instructor within 48 hours of administration. (See Electronic Exam Materials Policy)
- Submit reservation requests through myBinghamton portal.
- Two (2) business days notice is appreciated whenever possible.
- Facilitate the prompt arrival and collection of exam materials.
- Follow the Electronic Exam Materials Policy regarding the printing and scanning of exams.
- Be available during the exam to promptly answer student questions.
- If the instructor becomes aware of any errors in the exam submitted to the UTC, makes any announcements in class, or in any way changes the administration of their in-class exam – these updates must be reported to the UTC immediately.
- Provide disability accommodation letters to instructors, if applicable.
- The UTC does not determine testing accommodations.
- Arrive ten (10) minutes prior to appointment time. This allows adequate time to complete
testing paperwork and get seated.
- Consequences for late arrival may include a shorter testing session and the possibility that you will be unable to take your exam if the proctor is unavailable.
- Bring a photo ID (driver's license, student ID, passport, etc.) as proof of identity.
- Provide their own pencils, pens, calculators, etc., as appropriate.
- Turn off any electronic devices and leave them, along with any personal belongings
including notes or study materials, with the proctor before beginning the exam.
- Cell phones must be silenced or turned off. Vibrate is not an acceptable alternative.
- To ensure exam confidentially, the UTC will collect all materials brought to or generated by the student unless specifically requested by the instructor. Students are advised to make photocopies of any supplementary materials before coming to the testing center.
- Students disregarding Center guidelines, acting suspiciously, or suspected of cheating will be reported to the instructor.
- Students can ask Testing Center staff for clarification on instructions only. Testing Center staff will contact the instructor with any questions or concerns brought to their attention during administration.
- The UTC is closed and proctoring is unavailable during University Holidays and when classes are cancelled due to inclement weather.