ODA Testing — Alternative Test Request Form Policies & Procedures
Your observance of the following testing policies and procedures will help us to provide you with testing services in the best way possible. Failure to follow procedures may result in a delay in or denial of testing services.
Whenever possible, arrange reasonable testing accommodations with your instructor early in the semester. If your instructor is not able to provide a testing space and your recommended reasonable testing accommodations, then you and your instructor must complete the ODA Alternative Test Request Form, keeping in mind that it is your responsibility to return the completed form to the ODA (instructor retains pink copy).
ODA Regular Testing Hours (Summer semesters)
- Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
ODA Final Exam Week Testing Hours (Summer semesters)
- Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
During Fall and Spring semesters, Alternative Test Request Forms should be submitted to the ODA at least five business days before the scheduled exam time. Students should reference exam dates from the course syllabus when scheduling exams. Exams should be scheduled during your class time unless otherwise specified by your instructor. Students are encouraged to list all exam and quiz dates from the course syllabus (with the exception of the final exam) on one Alternative Test Request Form or one online request. (Example: CHEM 1010.001; Start time in the ODA Testing Center = 10:00AM; Exam Dates = 9/07, 10/01, 11/02). Final exam Alternative Test Request Forms should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the date of the test.
During Summer semesters, Alternative Test Request Forms should be submitted to the ODA at least three business days before the scheduled exam time. Final exam Alternative Test Request Forms should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the test.
Failure to schedule tests in accordance with these deadlines may require rescheduling.
All changes to the Testing Center Schedule, such as rescheduled exam dates, changes to the exam start time, materials approved for the student to use during an exam (calculator, notes, etc.) require submission of a handwritten note documenting the approved changes and signed by the course professor, or a copy of an email documenting the approved changes, sent directly from the professor’s official email address. Any changes made to the testing schedule must be authorized by your instructor and submitted to the testing coordinator.
On Exam Day
Arrive on time and have your UNT student ID ready to show the test proctor. Be prepared with the necessary items to take your test (Scantron, blue book, etc.), and be ready to begin upon entering the office. Due to lack of space, studying in the ODA waiting area is not permitted. There are study spaces located in Sage Hall and the Union. If you arrive late for your scheduled test time, ODA will not administer the test. It will be your responsibility to contact your instructor about rescheduling the exam. It is your instructor's decision to approve or deny rescheduling your test and we will still require five business days’ notice to reschedule tests in our testing center. Tests must be completed in one sitting unless otherwise authorized by your instructor.
No books, papers, notes, backpacks, purses, cell phones, etc. will be allowed in the testing rooms unless otherwise specified by the instructor. Lockers are provided within the ODA Testing Center to store personal belongings not allowed in the testing rooms. Students may bring their own lock to secure their personal items in the testing center lockers. ODA Testing Center does not provide locks. Scratch paper will be provided by the ODA (unless instructor directs no paper allowed) and will be returned with the exam. Please remember use of calculators, tables, dictionaries, etc. requires written instructor approval.
No visitors, phone calls or interruptions are allowed while a student is testing. Children will not be permitted to wait for you in the waiting area unless accompanied by an adult. If a restroom break is necessary, the proctor will retain the test materials. The student will be required to sign out when leaving and sign back in upon returning to the exam. The proctor may escort students to and from the restroom to ensure test integrity. Emergencies that cause a student to miss a scheduled testing time (illness, childcare, transportation, etc.) will require professor approval before it may be rescheduled in the ODA Testing Center. It will be the student's responsibility to contact the instructor about rescheduling the exam. It is the instructor's decision to approve or deny rescheduling the student's test, and we will still require five business days’ notice to reschedule tests in our testing center.
Cameras and proctor walk-ins are utilized during testing. If a student is suspected of academic dishonesty (cheating), a report will be written and sent to the professor, the ODA director, and the Dean of Students. A copy of the report will also be placed in the student's file. The instructor and the Dean of Students will determine further actions to be taken. Academic dishonesty is a violation of the student code of conduct and may lead to course failure, suspension or expulsion from the university.