Exam Lab Policies

The Exam Lab administers make-up exams, online exams, exams for students with testing accommodations, distance learning exams for other institutions ($15 fee), and professional licensure and certification exams for campus and the community. Staffed by professional, non-student proctors, the Exam Lab schedules, administers, monitors, and regulates all examinations given. 

  • All test takers are expected to adhere to LCCC’s Student Code of Conduct. Talking is considered cheating. Students caught talking or cheating during testing will have their exam confiscated and the incident reported to their instructor.
  • When checking in, students must complete the Tester Information Form with their instructor’s name, course name, course number, section number, and exam name.  Testers must also present a photo ID (driver’s license, student ID, etc.). Exam Lab personnel will not administer an exam to a student without a photo ID and complete course/exam information.
  • Only exam takers are permitted in the Exam Lab; no children or unauthorized guests.
  • Cell phones and other technology, unless pre-approved, are not allowed. Turn off and stow in a locker all electronic devices, including watches and wearable technology (Fitbit, Vivosport, etc.).
  • Hats, coats, scarves, gloves, backpacks, wallets, purses, keys, and all other personal items must be stowed in lockers.
  • Calculators and testing supplies, including approved note cards and formula sheets, will be examined before use.
  • Once an exam has started, students must remain in the Exam Lab until completion. Leaving the lab during the exam will result in termination of the exam.
  • Exams will not be administered 30 minutes prior to closing. We discourage you to begin an exam in less time than allowed by the instructor.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the Exam Lab. Drinks can be left in the Exam Lab lobby and used as needed during testing, after the bottle has been examined by a proctor.
  • Exams will be collected at closing time regardless of completion.
  • At the completion of the exam, sign out with the Exam Lab proctor. All scratch paper and testing materials must be turned in to the proctor. 
 
  • Distance learning testers will be charged a $15 proctor fee. Cash/check will be accepted in the Exam Lab. Credit/debit cards will be accepted at the Student Accounting Office in Pathfinder during business hours.
  • LCCC employees taking distance learning courses through other institutions will not be charged the $15 proctor fee (with valid employee ID).

Some testing supplies, including timers, calculators, dictionaries, thesauruses, scrap paper, blue books, pens, pencils, and headsets, may be available to borrow from the Exam Lab, if permitted by the instructor. Ear plugs and tissue paper are always available for testers. 

 
  • Exam Lab Test Forms are required for all LCCC exams. Instructors can find the electronic Exam Lab Test Form on Canvas or here: Exam Lab Request Form.
  • It is recommended that instructors provide a tester roster either attached to or typed in the Exam Lab Test Form.
  • Instructors will determine the maximum time limits for exams. Students will be informed of the time limits, and the students’ start and end time for each exam will be recorded.
  • For all paper tests, please include the following information at the top of the exam: Your name, Course Name, Course Number, Section Number, and Exam Name.
  • For all paper tests, instructors are responsible for printing and dropping off enough copies of the paper exam and any supplementary materials/reference sheets for all anticipated testers.
  • Please leave a minimum 72-hour window for students to complete your exam, so the Exam Lab can handle the testing demand.
  • Please submit the completed Exam Lab Test Form and copies of paper exams to the Exam Lab no less than one hour before the scheduled testing time.
  • Exam requests will not be accepted, or the exams administered, for whole classes that should be tested during regular class session, including midterms and finals. The Exam Lab is unable to accommodate that volume of testers at this time.
  • Completed paper exams will be stamped and initialed by an Exam Lab proctor to verify the date and time of the student’s test.
  • In the event of a testing irregularity or academic integrity concern, exams will be confiscated and returned with a written report to the instructor.
  • Instructors or their designated proxy may pick up completed exams from the Exam Lab at any point during or after the testing window. At every pick-up, exams will be checked for accuracy by a proctor, then instructors/proxies will be asked to sign for the completed exams on the Test Checklist form. Exam Lab personnel are not responsible for delivering completed exams to instructors.
 
  • The Exam Lab is pleased to offer testing accommodations in accordance with Disability Support Services.
  • A distraction-reduced testing environment is an environment or testing center that limits interruptions and other environmental influences. The entire testing area of the Exam Lab is a distraction-reduced environment.
  • Private room test accommodation is a further change to the environment for testing. This accommodation is required for reader and scribing services. This accommodation must be scheduled with DSS to be accessed.
  • If you have questions about your specific accommodation, please contact DSS in the Clay Pathfinder Building, Room 207 or by calling 307.778.1359.