COBA Pass is a way of scheduling a time for your exam to bypass a line if there is one. During finals and other busy times during the semester it will help to have one scheduled for each exam. You don't need a COBA Pass to take an exam. However, COBA Pass holders will be able to skip the line (if there is one) to enter the lab at their scheduled time slot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How far in advance can I get a COBA Pass?
A: You can reserve a time slot 48 hours in advance.
(Example: If you wanted to select 3/3/2010 at 3pm; the earliest you could sign up would be at 3/1/2010 at 3pm.)
Exams will not show up on the drop-down list until 48 hours prior to them opening!
Q: What if I get a COBA Pass and later decide I need a different time?
A: If your schedule changes and you need a different time, you can go back into the system and change/cancel your COBA Pass. Make sure if you are not going to be able to make it during the time you signed up for, to cancel your COBA Pass.
Q: What if I have more than one test to take?
A: You may get a COBA Pass for any test that is open within the next 48 hours. Simply sign up for your first COBA Pass, and then repeat the process for any other tests that you have to take. Just make sure that you allow yourself enough time between the COBA Pass times to finish exam one, take a break if necessary, and return to check-in for your second exam.
Q: Can I use my Yahoo, G-mail, Hotmail or other personal e-mail account to obtain a COBA Pass?
A: No, COBA Pass requires a Knights e-mail account, as this is the official e-mail of the University. If you do not have an account, you may obtain one for freehere.
Q: If I set-up my Knights e-mail account to forward messages to my phone, will I be charged for the messages I receive?
A: Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your plan. Check with your service provider for more information.
Q: I am getting an error message that says "invalid NID/ISO combination". What could I be doing wrong?
A: First, make sure that you have entered your NID correctly. NIDs typically begin with two letters followed by six numbers. If you do not remember your NID, you can look it up on the MyUCF home page. If you are sure you have entered your NID correctly, make sure you are entering the last eight digits of your ISO (UCF student ID card number). If you have gotten a new ID card, it will not be valid in the system until the next day. Also, if you have ever replaced your id card, you must use the newest/active card. An old card number will not work. Please visit Card Services if you need to obtain a valid ID card.
Q: What happens if I am early or late for my COBA Pass time?
A: If you arrive early to the lab, you will be asked to come back when your time slot is open. If you arrive late for your time slot, you will NOT be admitted into the lab, regardless of the reason. You must then reschedule another available time slot online or wait in the stand-by line.