Testing Center

Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces

The Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces (CATS) provides additional support for undergraduate and graduate students who are registered with Student Access and Accommodation and have a documented need for accommodated testing. Faculty must reserve a specific start time with no more than five students per section of a course. Faculty may need to stagger reservation times or schedule students at an alternate time.

Located in Sadler Hall rooms 122 and 123, testing is available:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Makeup test for students with accommodations MUST be scheduled through the Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces.

Reservation Instructions Reservation Form

Reserve a testing time

    1. Complete the online form at reserve.tcu.edu/TestCenters. You will receive a calendar invitation as confirmation.
    2. Forward the calendar invitation to the student(s) to confirm the date, time and location of their reservation.
      • It is the faculty member’s responsibility to provide the student with the date, time, location and requirements for testing (see below).
    3. Print the cover sheet that is attached to the confirmation email.
    4. Bring the paper exam and cover sheet in an envelope to Assistant to the Dean Jean Stayton by 8:15 a.m. at least TWO DAYS prior to the test date.
      • There are no exceptions to this policy.
      • Each exam should have the student’s name, class, and section on it.
      • Include the PDF cover sheet from your calendar reservation.
    5. Completed tests will be delivered to Jean Stayton the day after the test is administered.

NOTE: There will be no exceptions, last-minute changes or additions to the accommodated testing schedule. Faculty may not interact with proctors nor enter the test spaces. Any questions should be directed to accommodatedtesting@tcu.edu. Detailed instructions with pictures can be downloaded here.

Requirements for students

Students who do not follow the rules may be prevented from taking their test. Students should:

  1. Have a confirmed reservation showing date, time and place. The calendar invitation serves as confirmation.
  2. Bring their TCU photo ID for identification.
  3. Arrive promptly. Students are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early.
    • Students who are more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to test and must reschedule.
    • All rescheduling — whether a student is late or does not show — must be completed by the faculty member.
  4. Sign an honor code statement of agreement before the test is administered.
  5. Behave ethically.
    • A student may be dismissed from the testing space for inappropriate behavior (i.e. evidence of cheating, disrespecting the proctor, violating testing space policy).
    • The faculty member and Dean’s office will be notified if a student is dismissed.

Makeup Testing Center

The Schieffer Testing Center provides a proctored space for students’ makeup tests. (Makeup test for students with accommodations MUST be scheduled through Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces.)

During the regular semester, the Schieffer College Testing Center will offer test proctoring from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in MOUS 185. Testing is unavailable on days the university is closed, like Thanksgiving Friday. A schedule for study days and finals week will be released closer to those dates.

How to schedule

  1. Complete the reservation form at reserve.tcu.edu/TestCenters/ by 9 a.m. on the Thursday before the testing day. If you do not see “Schieffer College of Communications Testing Center” as an option, email coctestingcenter@tcu.edu.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from coctestingcenter@tcu.edu once the form is complete. Please check your Junk folder if it does not appear in your inbox.
  3. The email will contain instructions for your student; please pass along that information. Remind students to bring their official TCU student ID cards to their testing appointment, so proctors may verify their identity.
  4. Bring each test, in its own envelope, to the dean’s office in MOUS 207 by 3 p.m. the Thursday before the scheduled testing day. If the test is to be given electronically, please note that on the reservation form.
  • No accommodated testing — regular or makeup — can be done at the Schieffer Testing Center. Those must use the TCU Centralized Accommodated Testing Spaces.
  • Students may NOT reserve testing services; all reservation requests must be submitted by the instructor.

Please direct any questions about the testing center to coctestingcenter@tcu.edu or phone Jean Stayton at 817-257-5918.

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