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Guidelines for Testing

In order to ensure test integrity and adequate space for testing, the following guidelines have been established.

  1. Testing is available on a space-available basis. Students must schedule an appointment in advance to guarantee a testing time.  In addition to the date and time students wish to test, we also request the name of their instructor. Closing times of the Testing Center must be considered when beginning a test. Appointments may be scheduled in person or by calling the Testing Center at 281.425.6262.
  2. The student should consult with their instructor to ensure that their test will be delivered to the Testing Center prior to their testing appointment. It is the responsibility of the instructor or divisional secretary to deliver and/or pick-up exams from the Testing Center. It is also the instructor’s responsibility to inform the student of testing procedures, time limitations and necessary aids for testing. Virtual College of Texas (VCT) and/or Proctored Exam students should confirm their exam has been received prior to their test date.
  3. Students are required to bring a PHOTO ID. Acceptable IDs include:
    • Current government issued ID (Driver’s License, DPS Photo ID, Military ID, Resident Alien Card, Passport, etc.)
    • College or university student ID with photo
    • High School ID with photo and name
  4. Students are responsible for bringing any materials necessary for testing, such as paper, pens, Scantron answer sheets, Bluebooks, calculators, etc. The Testing Center provides pencils and scratch paper if needed.
  5. The only items that a student is allowed to take into the testing lab is their test, writing utensils, and/or approved testing materials, i.e. calculators, Scantron answer sheets, instructor approved aids, etc. All personal items are required to be placed into an assigned locker before testing for all testing candidates. This includes electronic items such as cell phones, watches with alarms, smart watches, etc. Any personal item(s) that will not fit into a locker will be required to be placed at a designated location or the student may return these items to their vehicle. If a student/testing candidate violates these policies, there may be consequences. Consequences may include instant dismissal, possible retesting at individual’s own expense, irregularity report submitted to student’s instructor, etc. Security may be contacted for severe consequences.
  6. Students suspected of cheating will have testing materials collected and their behavior will be reported to the instructor of the class. Students who interfere with or disrupt testing operations may also be reported and be subjected to the College’s disciplinary rules and procedures. Testing labs are monitored and recorded by camera surveillance.
  7. No food, drink, or tobacco products are allowed in the testing labs.
  8. We prefer that personal needs are taken care of before entering the Testing Center, i.e. personal phone calls, restroom, etc. Students are not allowed to take breaks or leave the testing area during testing. Restroom breaks are limited—some candidates are not allowed access during testing. A restroom and a water fountain is located in Testing Center.
  9. Talking, noise, or disturbances are not permitted during testing.
  10. The Testing Center is not responsible for the grading of the exams. Therefore, students should check with their instructor for test results.
  11. Students with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact the Disability Services counselor to arrange such services.
  12. No children are allowed in the testing labs, nor or they allowed to be left unattended during testing.