For Students

Make-Up Exams
Each faculty member determines their own policy on make-up exams. This policy should be outlined in your course syllabus. If your instructor offers make-up exams, you may be able to take a missed exam in the Academic Testing Center. To be eligible, you must be absent from the regularly scheduled exam for a University approved excused absence. These include religious observances, death in the family, medical emergency, and attendance at University sanctioned events (click here for the University policy on absences).  All questions should be directed to faculty.

Accommodations
If you have a Letter of Accommodation through Disability Services providing for accommodations on tests/quizzes/exams, then we may be able to accommodate you in the ATC. We can proctor for the following:  extended time, separate space or private room, dictation, screen reading, and word processing. The ATC is also able to proctor exams for students with certain other accommodations. Contact us for more information.

Courses at Other Schools
We do not currently offer proctoring services for courses at other institutions taken by URI students. If you need an exam proctored for a non-URI course, the nearest testing center is at CCRI. They offer this service for a fee at all four RI campuses. Contact information for each CCRI testing center is available here.

Student FAQ's

  • Yes. Once your instructor has submitted an exam request form, they will let you know so you can schedule through our online system.

    Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make your appointment within the date range specified by your instructor (these dates will be the only ones you can select on the calendar). If there is no ATC availability during that date range, you must immediately contact your professor to make other arrangements.

    Scheduling through the online system is available up to 24 hours in advance of your desired testing appointment time. If you want to schedule something within the next 24 hours, please call or email us and we can check availability for you. (401) 874-4421 or academictesting@uri.edu

  • Testing Hours:

    Spring 2018
    Monday  11am – 6pm
    Tuesday  9am – 5pm
    Wednesday  9am – 5pm
    Thursday  10am – 6pm
    Friday  9am – 3:30pm


    Schedule Notes:

    • Cancellations and schedule changes will be listed in the Announcements on our homepage.
    • Testing sessions begin every hour during testing hours.
    • All students in a particular session check-in at the ATC and begin their test at the same time. Because students are taking tests for different courses, they will complete their tests at all different times during the session.
    • Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Online scheduling is available up to 24 hours in advance of your desired testing appointment time. If it is within 24 hours, call or email to schedule.

    To schedule your exam, scroll down and hit the Schedule Now button.

  • Yes, you can cancel or reschedule for anytime during the dates your instructor designated for you to take the exam. If it is more than 24 hours ahead of your testing appointment, you can cancel or reschedule online. You will be asked to create a temporary guest account. Directions for this process are on the right sidebar here.

    If it is within 24 hours of your testing appointment, call or email the 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. It is helpful to arrive 10 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
      • Hats and outerwear (Exception: religious headwear 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 (Exception: water can be brought in if it’s in a clear bottle with no label.)
      • 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, but no lockers or cubbies. 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 may assign students to specific seats in the testing room.
    6. Restroom breaks are not permitted, unless previously approved.
    7. Once a testing session has started, students are not permitted to leave the ATC. If a student has to exit the ATC for any reason (including emergencies), the testing session is immediately over and the instructor will be notified. Completion of the test is at the instructor’s discretion.
    8. 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.
    9. Interaction with other testers can result in dismissal.
    10. Camera surveillance is in operation inside the Testing Center.
    11. 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.
    12. Faculty will be immediately informed of a suspected academic integrity violation. See additional section on Academic Integrity.
  • In cases of suspected breach of academic integrity, the student will be asked to exit the testing room and will not be permitted to complete the exam. All exam materials and any prohibited materials will be returned to the instructor with an incident report.

    Faculty will immediately be informed of the situation.  Video surveillance footage will be made available to faculty and administrators as necessary and appropriate.

    Academic integrity is outlined in the Student Handbook (p. 12)

  • Weather Cancellations

    Students: When the ATC is closed for testing due to inclement weather, it is the student’s responsibility to reschedule themselves whenever possible and appropriate. Students can expect to receive an email with instructions from the ATC after the University announcement is made (sometimes it will be possible to anticipate a closure and we will email earlier). This will be sent to the email address used during testing registration.

    Faculty: If the ATC will be closed, instructors will receive an email prompting them to check their online accounts to see whether they have students scheduled. At this time, they can request alternate arrangements from what is described below. We know that when classes are cancelled, syllabus assignments are shifted around and this may mean instructors need to change the exam window entirely. We are happy to work with faculty on these changes. Please note, unless we hear from an instructor we will automatically proceed with the rescheduling policies described below.

     

    Morning classes cancelled:

    – If classes are cancelled, the ATC will be closed during the same time period and all exams will need to be rescheduled (e.g. classes before 11am cancelled, ATC will be closed until 11am).

    – Students will be asked to reschedule for another session later that day or on another day during the exam window provided by the instructor.

    – If the student is not able to reschedule within that time frame, they need to contact their instructor immediately to find out next steps.

     

    Afternoon/Evening classes cancelled:

    – If afternoon/evening classes are cancelled the ATC will be closed during the same time period and all exams will need to be rescheduled (e.g. classes after 2pm cancelled, ATC will be closed beginning at 2pm).

    – Students will be asked to reschedule for another session earlier in the day or on another day during the exam window provided by the instructor.

    – If the student is not able to reschedule within that time frame, they need to contact their instructor immediately to find out next steps.

     

    All classes cancelled:

    – If classes are cancelled, the ATC will be closed and all exams will need to be rescheduled.

    – If there are at least 2 business days remaining in the exam window, students will be asked to reschedule in that timeframe.

    – If there are less than 2 business days remaining, the ATC will automatically extend the deadline such that students will have 2 business days to complete the exam.

    Example 1: Snow day Wednesday, original deadline Friday. ATC will not extend deadline. (Student can test Thurs or Fri.)

    Example 2: Snow day Wednesday, original deadline Thursday. ATC will extend deadline to Friday. (Student can test Thurs or Fri.)

    Example 3: Snow day Thursday, original deadline Friday. ATC will extend deadline to Monday. (Student can test Fri or Mon.)

Ready to schedule your exam?

  • Read the ATC Policies before proceeding.
  • Once your instructor submits the request, it can take up to one business day for the exam to appear in the drop down list.
  • Online scheduling is available up to 24 hours in advance of your testing appointment time and space is first-come, first-served. If it is within 24 hours, contact the testing center for assistance. 

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PROCESS FOR USING ACADEMIC TESTING CENTER (ATC)

For a printable graphic of this process, click here.

  1. Student presents need to faculty
    – Make-up for an excused absence, per URI manual
    – Disability Services approved accommodation

  2. Faculty requests & views documentation
    – Make-up exams: doctor’s note, athletic excuse form, death certificate, or other approved documentation
    – Letter of Accommodation from Disability Services

  3. Faculty submits online request
    – Faculty creates account via link on uri.edu/ATC/faculty (first time users only).
    – Account activated by ATC within 1 business day (faculty notified by email when this is complete).
    – Faculty submits request via link on uri.edu/ATC/faculty. Exam can be uploaded at a later date.
    – Faculty notify students to register with ATC.
    – Exam will be approved for student registration within 1 business day.
    – Through account, faculty can view submission, upload exam, see students who are scheduled, and more.

  4. Student schedules testing session
    – Schedule online via link on uri.edu/ATC/students.
    – Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis.
    – Online scheduling available up to 24 hours in advance of testing appointment time. If within 24 hours, contact ATC for assistance.
    – If there is no available testing session during the date range provided by the instructor, the student must immediately contact their instructor to make alternate arrangements.

  5. Student completes exam at the ATC
    – Faculty receives email regarding completion of exam, prompts them to pick up completed student exam at ATC.

  6. Faculty picks up exam in person
    – ATC staff will check photo ID upon pick-up.
    – Faculty can designate TA’s to pick up.
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