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Exam Proctoring Changes

The Testing Center Hours

The Testing Center Hours have been updated to reflect a set closing time of 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.  If you have any tests that would end after these closing times, talk with your instructors in advance to determine a new start time that will allow you to finish your test by the posted closing times.  Typically, you may start such tests a bit earlier but, if this conflicts with another class, you may request to take the test the following day.  Do not forget to allow for ‘extended time’ or ‘pause time when symptoms occur’ accommodations if these apply to you.

Time Warnings

Historically, SDS has provided time warnings to students at 30 minutes and 5 minutes prior to the end time of the test.  Beginning this semester, we will aim to provide each student with one warning at 10 minutes prior to the ending time.  This is offered as a courtesy, but may not be given when the proctor is completing other critical tasks.  Students are responsible for being aware of and budgeting their own time accordingly.  A clock is provided at every testing space to assist.

Deadline to Scheduled Final Exams

The deadline to schedule final exams is now three weeks before Study day, a week earlier than in previous terms.  This will allow sufficient time for SDS to procure space and provide a reserved seat for each exam scheduled by the deadline.