ATC Policies

  1. Students are required to provide a valid photo ID upon check-in. URI IDs, driver’s licenses, and passports are all accepted. Arrive 15 minutes before exam time to allow for the check-in process.
  2. All personal belongings must be left outside the test room. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Backpacks and purses
    • Headwear/hats and outerwear (Exceptions: headwear for a religious or medical reason is allowed, but staff may ask to inspect it; this will be done in a private area away from the check-in desk.)
    • Food and drink
    • Pens and pencils (the ATC provides writing instruments)
    • Electronic devices including cell phones, fitbits, smart watches/glasses. Devices must be turned off.  There are coat hooks and cubbies but no lockers. It is strongly advised that students bring nothing to the testing center aside from URI photo ID and any permitted testing materials.
  3. Instructors specify permitted testing materials in their exam submission form to the ATC. Only materials included on that list are permitted.
  4. Students arriving after the testing session start time may be asked to reschedule.
  5. ATC staff will assign students to specific seats in the testing room.
  6. Once a testing session has started, students are not permitted to leave the ATC. If a student exits the ATC without the expressed permission and supervision, the testing session is immediately over and the instructor will be notified. Completion of the test is at the instructor’s discretion.
    1. If there is an urgent need, restroom breaks will be permitted one at a time. Everyone will be asked to demonstrate that no materials have left or entered the testing room. Times will be noted on exam envelopes for faculty.
    2. Students with ADAAA/504 accommodations for stop-the-clock breaks or who need to exercise self-care will be held to the same protocol listed above.
  7. ATC staff cannot answer questions about exams. If the instructor has given permission, staff can reach out to the instructor by phone so the student can ask any questions. If the instructor is unable to be reached, staff will make a note on the exam indicating an effort was made to contact the instructor. At the discretion of the ATC staff, time may be added to the student’s testing session to accommodate for this process.
  8. Interaction with other testers can result in dismissal.
  9. Camera surveillance is in operation throughout the Testing Center.
  10. ATC staff reserves the right to deny or delay testing services to any student who poses a health or safety risk to themselves or others – this includes presenting with symptoms of illness such as coughing, congestion, fever etc.
  11. Faculty will be immediately informed of a suspected academic integrity violation. See additional section on Academic Integrity.