Testing Info for Students

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La Plata Campus
Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 114

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager

Leonardtown Campus
Building C, Room 314

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Supervisor

Prince Frederick Campus
John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 102

Courtnie Krauss, Testing Center Supervisor

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To take a course test at the Testing Center, you should do the following:

1.  Review your syllabus for information. 

  • Where you can take the test?  Is it available at all Testing Centers or just one campus testing center?  Does your instructor offer you a choice of where it can be taken?
  • When will the test be available?  Be sure you find out the first day and last day the test will be available, and if there is a cut off time for giving out or finishing the exam.  You also want to know how much time you will have to complete the test itself.
  • What are you allowed to have, if anything, when you take the test?  Your instructor will inform you if formula sheets, notes, calculator, reference books, or any other items are permitted.
  • If you don't know the answer to any of the above, contact your instructor for more information.

2. Arrive at the Testing Center prepared.

  • Be sure to check the Testing Center's schedule, and make sure to check the "Special Hours" section for any changes to the regular operating schedule prior to planning your visit. All testing must end at closing.
  • Bring a photo ID such as your CSM student id or a government issued id such as a driver's license.  No one is admitted to the Testing Center without proper photo ID.
  • Know your CSM ID number.
  • Know the course number and title as well as the name of your instructor. 
  • Minimize the amount of non-testing items you bring, as outside items are not permitted and will need to be locked and stored prior to testing.
  • Make appropriate arrangements for childcare before coming on campus to take your test, if necessary.  Babies and children of any age are not permitted in the Testing Centers. 

3. Check-In to the Testing Center.

  • Allow plenty of time to get checked into the Testing Center as well as enough time to complete your exam.
  • Be prepared to turn off your cell phone and put it and all other personal belongings in a storage locker during your exam.
  • Any testing aids allowed such as notes, calculator, textbook, etc. will be examined by the Testing Center staff to be sure it meets instructor guidelines. Notes and scratch paper will be collected at the end of the exam.

4. Take your exam.

  • Testing Center staff are responsible for maintaining exam security, and provide a proctored environment suitable for all test takers. 
  • To ensure exam integrity, you will be monitored while taking your exam.
  • Inappropriate behavior or exam violations may result in immediate dismissal from the Testing Center, and will be reported to your instructor.

5.  Contact your instructor if you have an issue with taking the exam.

  • Exams are no longer available after the deadline provided by your instructor.
  • If you have missed the deadline, you must get permission from your instructor to take the test. Your instructor must then contact the testing center to make arrangements.