Lab Information for Student
Basic Lab Rules
- You must have a valid UCF ID to test in the lab.
- No food or drinks are allowed in the lab.
- Cell phones must be turned OFF, see below!
- No books, bags or other non-testing materials will be allowed.
Lockers are available for $.25 and $.50 in room 105 next to the testing lab.
Instead of taking your exam during a specific class time you can pick a time that works better for your schedule. Come in between the open and end date of your exam, no appointment needed. For your class exam schedule: Exam Schedule Lookup.
Policy and Procedures
You may check-in for an exam during the Testing Center open hours in which your instructor has made the exam available. Your UCF ID will be electronically scanned to authenticate your access to the exam by the Testing Center Manager, other testing center staff, or proctors. It will be scanned again when checking out.
A valid UCF Student ID card is required to gain entrance to the Testing Center.
- If you attempt to use an invalid UCF ID card, you will be given a warning on the first occurence to obtain a valid working student ID from card services.
- On a second occurance, the invalid ID will be confiscated and turned over to card services.
- A one time “free pass” will be given to students who have forgotten or lost their student ID. To receive this free pass, you will need to provide a photo ID or have your professor call/email us to verify your class enrollment. This exception will be marked on your record and you will be denied entry to the testing center if you can not provide a student ID after its usage.
If you encounter difficulty with any equipment or software in the Testing Center, you must immediately report the problem to a proctor or staff member for assistance. DO NOT attempt to fix the problem on your own. Report as much information about the problem and your location as you can. Because many exams are timed, reporting a technical problem as quickly as possible will minimize the time required to get back online and complete the exam.
The COBA Pass system is designed to reduce wait times by scheduling a time in advance online. For more information, please visit the COBA Pass section of the website http://www.bus.ucf.edu/testingcenter.
Students in the testing center are expected to use the resources responsibly and in accordance with the Campus Use of Information Technology and Resources Policy, which may be found at http://policies.ucf.edu/documents/4-002UseofInformationTechnologiesandResourcesFINAL.pdf. Computer workstations must not be turned off, moved, or unplugged. When departing the testing area, each student should return their station to its normal orientation.
No Unauthorized Materials
The following are some of the items that are prohibited in the Testing Center: food, drinks, books, bags, backpacks and programmable calculators. Additional unauthorized materials are listed on the front door of the Testing Center, on the testing center website, or in the syllabus of your professor. If prior arrangements for belongings are not made, students have the option to store them in the pay-for-use lockers ($.50 & $.25) located in room BA2-105. The testing center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Cell phones should not be brought into the testing center.
- If a student is caught with a cell phone out of their pockets in the testing center, they will be immediately escorted from the testing center and their exam submitted as is.
- If a cell phone causes a disturbance in the testing center by ringing, vibrating, dinging, etc., the student will immediately be escorted from the testing center and their exam submitted as is.
Students are responsible for bringing their own course approved materials for their exam (ex: basic calculator, pen, pencil). Scratch paper will be provided by the testing center if the exam permits. Material information can be located through http://www.bus.ucf.edu/testingcenter and selecting “Exam Schedule Lookup”.
Leaving the Testing Area
Once a student is seated for an exam, he or she is not permitted to move from that location for the duration of the exam. Should an emergency occur in which a student must leave the exam, he or she will be accompanied by a proctor if he or she wishes to return to the exam. Otherwise, the student’s computer will be reset and reassigned to the next student checking in.
NOTE: The testing center environment and its computers are electronically monitored/recorded to include real-time video.