Do's and Don'ts

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Testing Policies and Procedures

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In order to test in the Classroom Testing Center you must agree to abide by our Testing Policies and Procedures (PDF).

Things to Know Before Testing

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Course Information

Know class name, course number and instructor’s name.


A current Government issued picture ID is required to test (UVU ID, driver’s license, military, or passport).


A #2 pencil is needed for bubble sheets.

Methods of Payment

We Accept

  • Cash (Preferred)
  • Green Bucks (Preferred)
  • Credit
  • Debit

We DO NOT Accept

  • Checks

Cell Phones and Electronics

All electronic devices, including but not limited to, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and pagers, must be powered off before entering the Testing Center and placed into a bag. There are no electronic dictionaries allowed, only paperback dictionaries are permitted, if authorized by the instructor.

All other electronic devices must be completely powered off and put away (e.g. laptops, tablets, smart watches). Smart watches must be powered off, taken off and put away.

Alarms will turn your electronics back on and go off. If your phone goes off or is used a $10 fee may be charged for disrupting the test room. If found using phones or electronics while testing, your test will be terminated.

Personal Belongings

All personal items must be stored under desk (Sunglasses, keys, backpacks, gloves, etc.). If an item will not fit under a desk, it will not be allowed in the testing room (Instruments, longboards, surfboards etc.). Black bags will be issued for any loose items.

While testing, items should never be taken out of your bag without checking with a Testing Center employee first. It could be interpreted as cheating.

During Testing

  • Do not sit next to any classmates
  • Raise your hand to ask the proctor a question
  • Only use test aids and materials that were cleared at check-in
  • Hats must be worn backwards or put under desk

Restroom Breaks

If you need to use the restroom while testing, raise your hand and the proctor will escort you out of the room. All testing/personal items must be left in the room

Food & Drinks

No food or drink may be consumed in the testing rooms. Food and drinks must be stored under the testing desk. Drinks without twist on lids are not allowed in the testing rooms. If you need to get a drink or eat a snack, raise your hand and the proctor will escort you out of the room.

Suspicious Behavior

Any suspicious behavior will be investigated. Your test may be stopped and instructor notified pending the results of the investigation. If you have any writing on yourself, try to remove it prior to testing

Closing Warnings

Prior to closing, warnings will be given at:

  • 15 minutes until closing
  • 5 minutes until closing
  • 1 minute until closing

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Prohibited Behavior/Exceptions

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Communicating with another person while checked in or taking an exam

Cell Phone Policy

All cell phones must be turned OFF before entering the Testing Center, not on silent or vibrate. If your cell phone rings or vibrates in the Testing Center you will be required to pay a $10 fine for disturbing the testing environment.  If the fee cannot be paid immediately after testing, a hold will be put on your account and you will not be able to test again until the fee is paid.

Children in the Classroom Testing Center

The Classroom Testing Center supports the UVU policy on “Children in the Classrooms.” Campus police will be notified when children are found unattended in the halls around the Testing Center.

Fee Structure

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Testing Fees

Testing fees are set up on a scale to allow YOU the student to manage your own testing situation. Gives you the option to test for free, during a specified timeframe

After the first third of the testing period the $4.00 fee will begin. Your instructor will decide how long a test is offered in the CTC and that determines when a fee will occur.

Traditional Course Exam Schedule

Instructor Scheduling Option Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Days in CTC 2 days total 3 days total 5 days total
Free Day 1st day 1st day 1st & 2nd day
Fee Day 2nd day 2nd & 3rd day 3rd, 4th, &5th day

Online Course Exam Schedule

Instructor Scheduling Option Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Days in CTC 3 days total 5 days total 12 days total
Free Day 1st day 1st & 2nd day 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th day
Fee Day 2nd & 3rd day 3rd, 4th, & 5th day 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th day

Payment of Fees

  • Pencils and blue books are sold in the Classroom Testing Center. Pencils are $0.25 and blue books are $0.50 for the large size and $0.25 for the small size.
  • Taking the test on the “fee day” will result in a $4.00 fee. (Students can check online to look up their tests schedule and scores online). Log in to your Chi Account (using your UVID and password) for this information.
  • All charges must be paid in either cash or card. There is an ATM available in the building that dispenses $1's, $5's, and $10's for your convenience.

Benefits of the Testing Center (TC)

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  • Unlimited time to complete an exam
  • Not feeling rushed to finish your test in class
  • Flexibility of testing hours
  • Extra days to prepare and study
  • Large and comfortable testing rooms

Cheating/Academic Dishonesty

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Student Code

The Student Rights and Responsibilities states: “The College expects all students to obey the law, to show respect for properly constituted authority...observe a high standard of conduct for the academic environment….a student enrolled in the College accepts the obligation to conduct himself/herself in an adult manner acceptable at an institution of higher education”. For more on Student Rights and Responsibilities please refer to the current catalog.

The Classroom Testing Center understands the stress students go through leading up to, and during testing. We strive to provide the best service to all of our clientele at all times. If you have any issues or concerns about our service, please email our office at

Academic Dishonesty

For students using UVU Testing Services, we consider the following behaviors to be academically dishonest:

  • Copying from another person's work during an examination.
  • Allowing someone to copy from you during an examination.
  • Using unauthorized materials during an examination.
  • Taking an examination for another or permitting another to take an exam for you.
  • Obtaining or providing answers to an administered test.
  • Removing or attempting to remove a test, its answers, or any portion thereof, from Testing Services
  • Discussing the contents/answers of an examination already taken with a student who has not entered to take the exam.

Consistent with the expectations of Utah Valley University, individuals caught engaging in any of the above-described behaviors will receive a zero on their exam and be referred to Campus Police and their instructor for appropriate disciplinary action.

Is it worth it?

What to do if you are dismissed because of suspicious behavior

If you are caught engaging in prohibited behavior please follow the instruction given by the proctor. An incident report as well as any other evidence of the prohibited behavior will be sent to your instructor describing what we observed. You are encouraged to contact your instructor with any questions or concerns you may have.

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Acceptable Test Aids

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CTC Scratch Paper

All scratch paper will be collected after testing. If you want to be guaranteed scratch paper you can bring your own. We run out! Our scratch paper comes from students that do not use the scratch paper they bring for their test. We can only provide 2 pieces out of our supply

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Blue Books

Only CTC issued blue books can be used for testing. Although the UVU Bookstore sells green books, they are not permitted for use in the Testing Center.

Blue books may be purchased for:
Large book- 50¢
Small book- 25¢

You must purchase blue books at the time of testing

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CTC employees cannot teach you how to use the calculator.

Types of Calculators:

  • Four Function- can multiply, divide, add, and subtract
  • Scientific- scientific notation, floating point arithmetic, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, exponents, pi, and complex numbers
  • Financial- financial functions commonly needed in business and commerce.
  • Graphing- capable of plotting graphs, solving simultaneous equations, and performing many tasks with variables

CTC Calculator Notice (pdf)

CTC Calculators

We have a limited selection of calculators to borrow at no cost. CTC Calculators and Calculator cards must be returned after your test

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Four Function
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Test Aid:Notes

Notes must be contained in a 3 ring binder. Please bring your own 3 ring binder for your notes. We have a limited amount of binders on hand for students to borrow

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Cue Sheets

As of July 1, 2017, cue sheets that are folded, ripped, torn, taped, stapled, glued or otherwise adapted in an attempt to come close to the size requirements or fit more content onto the cue sheet will not be accepted.

Students may use the size of cue sheet their instructor allowed, it must be cut down to the indicated size so that it is only one single sheet of paper/card without any of the aforementioned adaptations.

Cue sheets that do not meet this standard will not be accepted and students will be given the option to leave and come back with a cue sheet that meets the requirements without extra adaptations or to test without their cue sheet. 

All cue sheets will be stamped and collected . Try to leave space for a stamp.

  • Cue sheet size can be up to a half sheet size depending on istructor specification.
  • Cue sheets will be collected and destroyed after testing. 
  • We cannot attach cue sheets to the exam and they will not be returned.
  • If students want to retain information on a cue sheet we reccommend they take a picture or making a copy of the cue sheet prior to using it for testing.


Textbooks will be inspected before check-in. Please remove all loose papers or notes from the textbook before check-in. Electronic textbooks may be printed out beforehand but should be hole-punched and in a binder.

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When You Are Finished Testing

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After Testing

After testing:
  • Please exit the room
  • Proceed to check out at the back counter
  • Return all test materials

Remember not to discuss any part of your test with other students after testing. This could be considered as a form of cheating.

Turning in a Finished Test

  • Students should leave their backpack/black bag closed until they have turned in the test.
  • ALL testing materials (including scratch paper) must be turned in to the employee at the counter. Scratch paper will be discarded.
  • After the exam has been scored the student will not be able to review the test or see answers from their scantron. Any questions regarding answers or test questions should be directed to the instructor, not a Testing Center employee.

The removal of tests or testing materials from the Testing Center is viewed as cheating and will be reported to the instructor, the Dean of Student Life and Campus Police.

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