Winthrop University: Testing Program

Office of Accessibility


Test Center Information

312 Bancroft Hall

803/323-3290
testcenter@winthrop.edu

* ALL TESTS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY* 
Test requests will not be reviewed until the following Monday
if received between 1:00pm Fridays and 8:00am Mondays.
 

 

Fall/Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm


Final Exams Hours

Available exam times are 8:00am, 11:30am, and 3:00pm


Summer Hours

Contact the Test Center Operations Manager, Karen Medlin at medlink@winthrop.edu

 

Classroom Test Scheduling   

Course Details Needed to Register

  • To schedule a test, you must submit the following information:

    • Student ID number

    • Course prefix name and number

    • Instructor's first and last name

    • Day and time class usually meets

  • Students MUST schedule each test at least three (3) business days in advance. This allows the Test Center staff ample time to check for seat availability, request the test from the professor, and to receive any testing materials/instructions from the professor.

    • Schedule your tests via the Test Accommodation Request page

    • Enter your appointment request information. Only one exam per request.

    • If we have a question or see a conflict, we will contact your via your Winthrop email account. Please make sure to check your email regularly.

    • By submitting a test request, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Test Center guidelines listed below.

Test Center Guidelines

The Test Center follows, standard procedures so students know what to expect when they arrive to take their tests. Please familiarize yourself with the following information.

  • 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. -- Non-academic related obligations are not considered valid scheduling conflicts.-- 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 their approval via email to the Test Center before we administer the test.

        Examples:

  •  If the use of extended time for an accommodated 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.

  •  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. It is recommended you arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your test beginning. This allows time for the proctor to give any instructions and to put away any personal belongings in provided cubicles. If you are late, those minutes will be deducted from your allotted time. Professors will be notified.

    • Present Winthrop ID prior to taking your test. No test will be administered without proper identification. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    • Bring only permitted material into the testing stations.

      •  Calculators must be of the type permitted by the instructor and may be inspected by Test Center staff prior to use. Calculators with internet capability are not permitted. The Test Center has a limited supply of basic calculators for student use.

      • You may only use notes if instructor has notified us that they are allowed. Notes will be collected, attached to your completed test, and forwarded to the instructor.

      • Scratch paper will be provided by the Test Center. Scratch paper will be collected, attached to our completed test, and forwarded to the instructor.

      • Mechanical pens/pencils are not allowed in testing stations. The Test Center will provide standard pencils for testing, if needed.
         

    • Prohibited items include, but not limited to: hats, coats, purses, backpacks, cell phones, smart watches, fitness trackers, jewelry, photographic/recording devices, or any other electronic devices. Possession of prohibited items or accessing unapproved resources at the testing station will result in the immediate termination of the exam and possible disciplinary action.

    • Cubicles are available to store your personal belongings while you are testing; however, space is limited. It is recommended that you limit the items you bring with you. Personal items will be returned upon completion of our test.

    • No food and/or drink in the Test Center stations unless specified as an accommodation through the Office of Accessibility. Approved beverages must be in a clear container.

    • No firearms or other weapons. Winthrop University prohibits employees, students, and visitors from possessing any firearm or any components which can readily be assembled into a firearm unless otherwise authorized by law. Any violators will be subject to the appropriate legal and/or disciplinary action.

    • Seating will be assigned by the test proctor unless specified in an Office of Accessibility accommodation.

    • No bathroom breaks. Typically, tests are to be taken in one sitting. Bathroom breaks are not allowed unless permitted by an Office of Accessibility accommodation. We recommend you use the bathroom prior to your arrival at the Test Center. If you leave during your test for any reason, the Test Center proctor will document our departure and professors will be notified.

    • Visitors not allowed to accompany a student into the testing room. Unattended children are not permitted at any campus location.

Student Conduct and Disciplinary Action

In addition to proctors performing regular walkthroughs, security mirrors and lockdown browsers are also utilized to maintain an environment of academic integrity. Students are expected to demonstrate academic integrity in accordance with the Winthrop University Student Code of Conduct at all times. Any violation of the Student Conduct Code (outlined in section V) will result in your immediate expulsion from the Test Center. The incident will be reported to your professor and the Dean of Students office which may result in disciplinary action.

Students who significantly interfere with or disrupt Test Center operations are in violation of the Test Center policy. They may be asked to leave the Test Center and may be subject to disciplinary action (outlined in section VI).

Last Updated: 7/3/19