WCSU Testing Center

Day of Examination

Testing Center Important Information


Arrive on Time

Plan to arrive in advance of your exam appointment time. You will not be admitted after the testing session has begun.

Exams are administered at: 

Western Connecticut State University (Westside Campus)
Building: Campus Center

43 Lake Avenue Extension
Danbury, Connecticut 06810

Location: 3rd Floor Computer Center or Suite 300 (refer to confirmation letter)

Campus Center Information Desk: (203) 837-3999

Parking

You may park on the main road across from the Campus Center or in designated Visitors Parking in front of the Westside Classroom Building.

Bring Identification

Bring two forms of identification; at least one must be a government-issued photo ID.

Acceptable and valid forms of identifications:

  • State-issued Driver’s license or State-issued ID card
  • Passport, Naturalization card or Certificate of Citizenship
  • Military, State or Federal ID
  • Credit Card with Photo
  • Student or School Photo ID
  • CLEP DANTES or GI Bill funded U.S. Armed Forces /Military candidates must present a current military ID.

Payment

WCSU Testing Center registration fees are prepaid except for proctoring services and as communicated via e-mail or verbally.

  • College Level Exam Program (CLEP): No payment due at check-in unless you scheduled an alternative date; refer to confirmation letter. Must bring CLEP payment voucher for each exam scheduled.  Dantes funded candidates must create an account with College Board.
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): No payment due unless you scheduled an alternative date; refer to confirmation letter. Candidates submit payment with registration.
  • Proctoring Service for Distance Learning or American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): Proctor fees are due on the day of the exam. Payable in cash only or as stated on confirmation letter.

Weather Alert

In case of increment weather or hazardous driving conditions, please refer to www.wcsu.edu/alert or call 203-837-9377. If WCSU is closed, the test date will be rescheduled to a later date in which you will be advised via email on the next business day.

Testing Center Policies

  • Pencil, pen and scratch paper will be provided by the test center
  • All scratch paper and exam must be returned to the test administrator before leaving the room
  • No prohibited items allowed unless pre-approved by institute
  • Exam rest breaks are not scheduled; Use bathroom before the test begin
  • When using a Scantron form, be sure to blacken the space fully, erase completely and avoid stray marks
  • Once you receive your test, you may not leave the Testing Center without submitting your test to the proctor. You may not leave the Testing Center and return to finish your test later
  • No talking permitted inside the testing room or while waiting to be registered
  • Cell phone, pagers or other electronic equipment must be turned OFF, removed from individual or left in the car
  • You are responsible for securing your belongings
  • Be considerate of others taking exams; avoid behavior which could be distracting to others:
    • Please enter and exit testing room quietly
    • Do not chew gum
    • Avoid sniffing or coughing
    • Do not drum fingers or tap feet
  • Violation of Testing Center policies will result in your immediate dismissal

Prohibited Items

Items brought into the Center will be asked to be removed or left outside of room. Testing Center personnel are not responsible for candidate’s personal belongings.

  • Calculators. A calculator function is built into the software for some exams (unless pre-approved by institute)
  • All types of Electronics. E.g. cellular phones/pagers, smart phones, flash/thumb drives, tablets, any type of wireless communication devices, etc.
  • Any kind of photographic or copying device
  • Listening devices. E.g. radios, media players with headphones or recorders
  • Any type of books or reference materials unless authorized by institute
  • Papers of any kind (scratch paper will be provided)
  • Mechanical pencils or any type of pen or highlighter
  • Slide rules, protractors, compasses or rulers
  • Food, beverages or tobacco products
  • Sunglasses, hats or hoodies (unless worn as a religious requirement)
  • Weapons or firearms
  • Any other unauthorized items as noted by Center at check-in

Examinee Misconduct

Engaging in misconduct may result in a failing grade and further disciplinary action, including but not limited to suspension of Testing Center privileges.

  • Giving or receiving unauthorized assistance of any kind
  • Using any aids (books, notes, calculators, computers, websites, etc.) that are not authorized in writing by the instructor
  • Attempting to take an examination for someone else
  • Failing to follow examination regulations or instructions of the staff
  • Causing a disturbance of any kind
  • Removing or attempting to remove questions and/or responses or notes (in any format) from the Testing Center
  • Attempting to remove scratch paper from the Testing Center
  • Tampering with the operation of the computer or attempting to use it for any function other than taking the examination
  • Unusual or suspicious behavior will be questioned and may be reported to your instructor/institute
  • Talking with other examinees during an examination