Questions Frequently Asked by Students
We are currently proctoring accommodated exams,on-line exams, and several sponsored exams. Refer to this page for more information on these commercial exams.
No proctoring fee is charged for the administration of accommodated, over flow computerized, or make-up Michigan Tech exams utilizing the Testing Center.
Current Michigan Tech students and employees who would like to use the Testing Center for certifications* or non-Michigan Tech courses will be charged a $10 per exam fee. All others who need to take a proctored exam will be charged a $25 per exam fee. These fees are in addition to whatever fees the tester may have already paid to register for the course or exam. The fee must be paid through the Techshop page, by visiting the Michigan Tech Testing Center tab. Once the fee is paid, you will be contacted to schedule a time for your exam.
*Many sponsored exams have their own fee schedule. If the sponsored exam has their own fee schedule, the above proctoring fee does not apply.
For sponsored exams like the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, you must register and pay the registration fee through the sponsoring organization’s website. The Testing Center cannot accept registration payments for any exams. The instructor must make the request to the Testing Center by completing the online form for Michigan Tech accommodated exams.
This depends on the time of the year. Certain exams are only allowed to be offered on specific dates. If you need to take a commercial exam, check with your department’s advisor or the commercial exam’s website. When the test dates are released, register early for the best choice of dates and times.
This is your personal decision. Some people prepare for a year, while others do no preparation. Some companies offer exam review books. Check with the individual commercial organization for these materials.
The Testing Center is located on the second floor of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library, Room 226. There are parking meters available directly outside the Library or in the visitor’s lot on the west end of the Michigan Tech campus. For parking fees, please refer to the parking details page.
You need to bring a government issued picture ID for a sponsored exam or your Michigan Tech ID for a Michigan Tech course exam, along with other allowed materials which may include books, calculator or index cards. The Testing Center will supply you with pencils and scratch paper to use during your exam.
You can check ID requirements on the website where you registered for the exam. If this is for a Michigan Tech accommodated or make-up exam, your Michigan Tech ID will be sufficient.
No. Your driver's license or passport must be current and valid.
Yes. The name on your ID must be the same as the name on your registration.
Yes. The Testing Center has individual lockable storage for your belongings. You may keep your locker key with you during your exam. Hooks are provided in each testing space for the key.
Food and drinks are NOT allowed during testing. However, during breaks you may have access to any food you wish to keep in your locker.
Exams longer than one hour may offer a break. For most exams, the break is optional. During the break you can use the restroom, eat a snack, or get a drink of water.