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Test Center Guidelines

Test Center

312 Bancroft Hall

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Final Exams Hours
Available exam times are 8:00 am, 11:30 am, and 3:00 pm
NOTE: We offer extended hours during finals, as well as Fall and Spring academic sessions as requested by appointment.

Summer Hours
For summer hours contact the Test Center Operations Manager, Karen Medlin.
To Schedule a Test:

  • Schedule each test taken in the Test Center at least three (3) business days in advance.
  • If we have a question or see a conflict, we will contact you via your Winthrop email account. If you wish to schedule more than one exam, please complete a separate request for each test.
  • If you contact Test Center staff less than three (3) business days before your test date, we will attempt to work with you, space and staff permitting.
  • Schedule tests for the same day and at the same time that the test is given in class unless there is an academic-related scheduling conflict. If you have such a conflict (see example below), you are responsible for discussing this with your professor prior to scheduling your test at a different time. Your professor must send his approval via email to the Test Center before we administer the test.


  • If the use of extended time for a test interferes with back-to-back classes.
  • If you attempted to schedule your test three (3) business days in advance, but the Test Center has no available space. In this instance, Test Center staff will contact your professor to find a reasonable alternative testing option for you.

---- Non-academic related obligations are not considered valid scheduling conflicts ----

  • Plan accordingly. Test Center staff will not provide excuses for missing class or work in order to complete a test.
  • If you are unable to take a test as scheduled due to illness or other emergency, notify the Test Center staff and your professor as soon as possible. You and your professor must agree on arrangements for rescheduling your test before Test Center staff will administer the test.
  • Note: If your test is online and not proctored, the student is responsible for reminding the professor to set the test for the appropriate extended time. (e.g., “Professor Smith, as per my accommodation letter, please set my online test for 50% extended time.)

On test day:

  • Arrive on time to complete test. Tests will not be administered if you arrive more than 15 minutes late. If you arrive up to 15 minutes late, that time will be deducted from the allotted test time. Professors will be notified.
  • Present Winthrop ID prior to taking test.
  • Bring only permitted materials into the testing cubicles. Any prohibited items are to be stored in the lockers/cubbies provided by the Test Center. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: hats, coats, purses, backpacks, cell phones, pagers, iPods, watches, jewelry, personal calculators or other electronic devices. Food and/or drinks are not allowed in the Test Center cubicles unless specified as an accommodation.
  • Demonstrate academic integrity in accordance with the Winthrop University Student Code of Conduct. We report ALL instances of suspected academic dishonesty to the Dean of Students and your instructor.

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