Test Center Rules
Review the Test Center Rules and examinee misconduct information (below) and follow them during testing. If you have questions or need clarification, please direct inquiries to the Testing Office staff prior to your test via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-358-4487 or visit the Testing Center in Hubert Building, A, room 114.
Rules regarding electronic items such as cellphones and other prohibited items/behaviors are strictly enforced. Testing misconduct and/or irregularities will be reported to the instructor/or associated testing agency for further action. Testing rooms and computers are monitored.
Special Notice: Effective July 15, 2020, USG institutions will require all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing
- All test registrations should be completed online. Students should bring only items allowed for test.
- Arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled reporting time.
- All scheduled test times are reporting times, not actual test start times. Please allow an additional 15-25 minutes after reporting time for check-in, photo ID check, general instructions, seating, etc.
- Photo identification (clear, recognizable, government-issued/or current SSU student ID) is required for all tests. Please bring a second photo ID as an extra precaution.
- Examinees are responsible for knowing all requirements for exams including maximum time allowed, testing aides allowed, test payment (if applicable), etc. Check with your professor or home institution for details.
- Electronic and communication devices are not allowed in the testing room. This includes cellphones, smartwatches, Fitbits, listening, recording and photographic devices. If such items are brought into to the test center, they must be turned off and placed in the designated area along with other prohibited items. Testing staff is NOT responsible for items. NOTE: Any electronic device suspected in an irregularity or misconduct situation may be checked and/or confiscated by the testing staff.
- No hats or hoods may be worn during testing, unless worn for religious purposes or approved by testing staff. Personal belongings must be placed under workstation, or in designated area.
- Only items designated by the instructor or testing agency will be permitted during a test. Amendments to items allowed must be received in writing from the appropriate person(s) and sent directly to test center staff.
- Restroom breaks are allowed (unless otherwise stated), however, the time out of the room cannot be made up. Excessive or extended breaks are documented and/or reported to instructor/or testing agency as an irregularity.
- Food and drinks must be consumed outside the testing room. Spill-proof drinks will be placed in area designated by testing staff.
- Students requiring test accommodations such as extended time, small group, magnification, etc.) must have prior written permission from the Counseling and Disabilities Resource Center at 912-358-3115.
Engaging in misconduct will result in dismissal from the test center and reporting of incident to the instructor/college of record and/or testing agency. Misconduct may result in voided test/or failing grade, further disciplinary action, and/or suspension.
Examples of misconduct include, but are not limited to the following:
EXAMPLES OF MISCONDUCT
|Giving or receiving unauthorized assistance of any kind||Causing a disturbance of any kind|
|Using any unauthorized aids (electronic devices, books, notes, calculators, computers, websites, etc.)||Removing or attempting to remove questions and/or responses or notes (in any format) from the testing center.|
|Attempting to take a test for someone else||Attempting to remove scratch paper from the testing center.|
|Failure to follow examination regulations or instruction from testing staff||Sharing a calculator with other examinees|
|Talking with other examinees during a test||Sharing of notes with other examinees|