Test Center Policies

Parking:  Examinees coming to HBU do not need to purchase a parking permit or visitor’s pass.  Visitor parking is available in front of the Brown Administrative Complex and the UAC (click to view the campus map: http://hbu.edu/HBU/media/HBU/publications/CampusMap/HBU_CampusMap.pdf).

Prohibited Items:

Examinees only need identification, pencil and possibly a calculator and/or payment. All other items will not be allowed for testing.

DO NOT bring any prohibited items into the testing room. HBU is NOT responsible for any of these items, even if they are lost or stolen.

  • Cell Phones
  • Accessories - At any time during the testing session, testing staff reserve the right to ask examinees to remove scarves, hats, or any other superfluous accessory, including jewelry (not those worn for religious reasons) in the event of suspicious behavior.  If suspicious behavior is observed and confirmed, testing staff will fill out an irregularity report documenting the event which could jeopardize the examinee’s score.
  • Purses and BackpacksAll personal items must be left at the front of the room or in another designated area.  Examinees may only have with them a writing utensil, an approved calculator (if applicable), and payment method (if applicable), unless otherwise specified by testing protocol for a specific exam. Once the testing session has begun, examinees are not allowed to look through their purse or backpack until they are finished with their exam.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the testing room.

Rescheduling and Refunds:  Only under extreme circumstances does the Testing Center allow for rescheduling an exam.  Refunds are not given.

Calculators:  Some exams allow the use of a calculator.  Please check the guidelines for your specific exam to see what is allowed (unless specified, scientific calculators are typically not allowed).  Some tests have a calculator built into the exam.  It is not the responsibility of testing staff to ensure that examinees know how to use a calculator.  Please prepare ahead of time and be aware of the necessary level of technical skill required for your exam.  Examinees are also not allowed to share their calculator with another examinee.  Finally, testing staff do not provide extra calculators or batteries.

Test Requirements:  Please prepare ahead of time for what is required on test day.  Some exams require two forms of ID, separate payment, a username and password, etc.  Extra time will not be allowed, and examinees may be turned away if they do not have the appropriate requirements for their exam.

Test Behavior:  During the test, please do not engage in any suspicious or questionable behavior.  This includes, but is not limited to:  Do not look at another examinee’s computer or test materials, do not talk to other examinees, do not have at your desk any unauthorized materials.  If these or other questionable behaviors are observed, testing staff may remove the examinee from the room, confiscate unauthorized materials, fill out an irregularity report, and whatever other actions are deemed appropriate for the situation.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Test Center policies, please feel free to contact us at testing@hbu.edu.