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Testing center accommodations are provided to students previously registered with and approved for accommodations by Saint Louis University’s Office of Disability Services. Students must get approval for reasonable exam accommodations from Disability Services prior to requesting accommodated exam services at the testing center.

The testing centers are available to course instructors and students who need to coordinate equal access exam accommodations, including quiet testing space, computer use for essay exams, and a reader or writer upon request.

Services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the north campus, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the south campus. Exams cannot be scheduled in the testing centers outside of these times.

North Campus Testing Center
Des Peres Hall 105
testctr@slu.edu
314-977-5176

South Campus Testing Center
Valentine School of Nursing Building 114
medtc@slu.edu
314-977-6384

Scheduling an Exam

There are two kinds of exams that may take place in the testing center: out of class tests (OCT) for students with approved accommodations through Disability Services, or rescheduled exam requests (RER) for students who do not have accommodations but who are unable to take an exam in class at the regularly scheduled time. Each form can be accessed by clicking the buttons below.

OCT Form

RER Form

Beginning Fall 2020, rescheduled exams during midterms and finals will only be accepted for reasons related to unexpected or emergency circumstances. These will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Scheduling an Exam in the Testing Center

  1. Form Submission: At least seven days prior to the exam date, submit a completed and signed OCT form to the testing center, either in person or submitted to testctr@slu.edu. For rescheduled exam requests (RER), forms should be submitted as soon as possible and will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
  2. Confirmation of Exams: Once the completed form is entered into the testing center schedule, a confirmation email will be sent to the student and professor. Please verify that all of the information in your confirmation email is correct for each exam that you schedule. If a student or instructor finds a mistake in the confirmation email, they must notify the Testing Center immediately. If no errors are reported, the Testing Center will assume that the information is correct.
    1. If you have turned in a form but have not received a confirmation email, your exam has not been scheduled. Please reach out to the testing center to see if there was missing information on your form, or if there was another issue.
  3. Exam Time Adjustment: If a scheduled exam time needs to be adjusted, the professor responsible for the course must email the Testing Center directly and confirm the change. Adjustments requested less than three days prior to an exam will be approved on a case-by-case basis and will depend upon the availability of space and personnel.
  4. Incomplete Forms: Forms that are incomplete will not be scheduled. In the event that a form is turned in with missing information, staff will reach out to the student and/or instructor to complete the form. Only when all of the necessary information is provided will forms be entered.

Taking an Exam in the Testing Center

  1. Academic Integrity. Testing center staff regularly check in with students to ensure that the academic integrity of facilitated exams is upheld. Students should be aware that there are video cameras within all testing locations monitoring any suspicious activity. If student is caught cheating, the exam will be ended immediately and the instructor will be contacted.
  2. Arrival: Please plan to arrive at the correct testing center at least five minutes prior to the start of your exam. If there are multiple students beginning their exam at the same time, it may take a few minutes to go through the check-in process.
    1. Testing centers are only able to facilitate exams within the approved time on your Out of Class Testing form. If you think you will be late, you must contact the testing center before the start of your exam to let us know.
    2. Aside from extenuating circumstances, end times for exams will not be extended if the student is tardy, and the instructor will be notified if the student is greater than 15 minutes late.
    3. If a student is more than 15 minutes late to their exam three times in one semester, the student must schedule an appointment with the Director or the Coordinator of Disability Services within five days. Next steps will be discussed during the meeting.
  3. Identification: Testing center staff may request students show their SLU ID prior to testing for verification purposes.
  4. Personal Belongings: Students must leave all personal belongings in a locker or cubby (this includes backpacks, purses, computers, coats, hats, etc.). In addition, all cellular devices and smart watches will be collected and stored separately, as they are not allowed in the testing area.
  5. Previously Approved Materials: Only materials specified on the Out of Class Testing (OCT) form are allowed in the testing area. Cell phones, smart watches, and other electronic devices are not permitted unless specifically indicated by the instructor. Please come prepared to the testing center, making sure that you have writing utensils and other allowed materials with you when you arrive.
    1. Any student using approved technology (e.g., Blackboard, Excel) will be closely monitored by staff; and, unless specified by the instructor on the OCT form, Internet use is strictly prohibited.
    2. The testing center may be able to provide basic function calculators, but students should always bring their own.
    3. The testing center does NOT provide blue books or any other materials for students.
  6. Restroom Use: Use of the restroom before the test begins is encouraged. Bathroom breaks should be kept to a minimum and should be taken within a reasonable amount of time. End times are not extended if students choose to take a restroom break during their exam time.
  7. Time Warnings: Students will be given their end time when the exam begins and should monitor their time carefully. Staff will notify a student once their time has come to an end. When the test time is up, the student must turn in their test immediately. Testing center staff reserve the right to confiscate an exam if it is not turned in at the end of the allotted time.
  8. Delivery of Exams/Materials to Instructor: Testing center staff will ensure the material and exam are returned to your instructor within 48 hours of test completion. Instructors can also elect to pick up the materials from the testing center.
  9. Student Conduct: All students who use the testing center are expected to be respectful to staff and other students. Please keep the volume low and be respectful of testing center property. Students may be removed for disruptive behavior. Please refer to the Student Handbook for any questions about acceptable student behavior.

Testing Center Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours for the Testing Center and where are they located?

The North Campus Testing Center is in Des Peres Hall room 105 (across from the clock tower) and is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The South Campus Testing Center is in the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, Suite 114 and is open from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

Starting in Fall 2020, the North Campus Testing Center will be open for finals week only from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

How do I schedule an exam in the testing center?

You must submit a signed and completed OCT (Out of Class Testing) form to the Testing Center via email a minimum of seven days prior to your exam date. Testing Center email addresses can be found at the top of your OCT form. If a form is sent fewer than seven days in advance, the Testing Center cannot ensure that you will receive your full accommodations due to spacing and/or staffing.

Once the completed form is entered into the testing center schedule, you will receive a confirmation email. Ensure that your confirmation email is correct. If there is a mistake, please contact the Testing Center immediately.

I missed an exam due to an athletic event or unforeseen personal event. Can I take my exam in the Testing Center?
 Yes. Your instructor must complete an RER (Rescheduled Exam) form and submit the completed form a minimum of 48 hours in advance to the North Campus Testing Center. We will not accept RER forms turned in less than 48 hours in advance.