Exam Proctoring

WSU Tri-Cities Testing Center

The Testing Center at WSU Tri-Cities provides an alternative testing environment to help meet the needs of students to support their academic success.   The testing center is free all WSU students for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Students attending another university are able use the testing center and have proctoring services for a small fee.

The testing center is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.  All exams are by appointment only. Contact us at tricities.testingcenter@wsu.edu to schedule a time.

Instructors

Please submit a proctoring services request form for each student. We ask that the form be completed 24 hours in advance to ensure materials are ready for the student appointment. The testing center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am- 12:00 noon and 1:00-5:00 pm.

The expectation is that students will start their exams at the time listed in the syllabus. However, this is not always possible due to the student’s class schedule as it relates to their approved extended accommodated test time, or that exam that falls outside of the testing center hours. If the student is unable to take the exam during the times listed above, the student will be asked to contact the instructor and to request an alternate time. The instructor may either complete a new form, or email tricities.testingcenter@wsu.edu with a new start and end date.

The Proctoring Request Form is the official form used to submit exam and testing information to the Testing Center. This form contains information the Testing Center needs to know about the exam and the students who are scheduled to take the exam in the testing center.

The Testing Notification Form is used for instructors who would like to send notification to the Testing Center about exams for the semester with date and length of exam information. No student information is collected through this form, no exam is submitted, and this is simply a resource available to help students schedule their exams further in advance.

In light of COVID-19, WSU Tri-Cities is offering free proctoring services for WSU students on any WSU campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Students

All students must schedule their exams 24 hours in advance. Due to space limitations, the Testing Center may not be able to accommodate same day requests. Instructors must complete an exam proctoring form for you to be able to take the exam in the testing center.

The exam must be taken and completed during the scheduled proctoring hours. The Testing Center is open Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00 noon to 1:00-5:00 pm. Proctoring hours cannot be extended to allow for exam completion. There is no cost for WSU Tri-Cities students.

Students must have photo ID to take an exam.   Personal items (i.e., purses, backpacks, hats, cell phones, notebooks, and electronic devices) are not allowed in the testing area unless otherwise specified in your exam.

Once the exam is started, you will not be able to leave the testing area for any reason. Please take care of personal needs prior to starting the exam. Leaving the testing area during the exam will result in a completed exam unless a student has accommodations through the Access Center.

Plan your arrival to allow enough time to check-in, complete the exam, and check-out before closing time. Proctoring hours cannot be extended for completion of an exam.

Access Accommodations

Any accommodations for testing must be approved by the Access Center. The Testing Center will have notes of testing accommodations.

Personal items (i.e., purses, backpacks, hats, cell phones, notebooks, and electronic devices) are not allowed in the testing area unless otherwise specified in your exam or accommodations.

If you are concerned you are not receiving the proper accommodations for your exam, contact Access Services directly.  The proctor may not be able to resolve issues at time of testing, and an alternative testing time may have to be scheduled.

 

Schedule an Exam

Walk-In: CIC 101R in the Learning Commons

Email: tricities.testingcenter@wsu.edu

Call: 509-372-7191

WSU Global Campus proctored exams are either paper-based or online and are administered in Canvas. Your course syllabus will explain what options of proctoring are available to you for each individual course. Confirm in the course syllabus the type of exam, time limit, and any special requirements for each individual course. You can request all your exams early in the semester.

You must submit a separate request for each exam you need proctored. During this process, you will be asked to complete a Proctor Nomination Form. Please do not confuse this form with the proctor request form for WSU Tri-Cities instructors which is located in the WSU Tri-Cities exam proctoring webpage.

To request a proctored exam, please follow the instructions below.

  • Log into myWSU.
  • Locate your Proctored Exams tile in the middle column in myWSU home page. Your proctored exams are listed here (to see this pagelet you may need to select Online Student located next to Main Menu).
  • Choose the link for the exam you need proctored.
  • You will be directed to Scheduling Proctored Exams page.
  • Select Propose a New Proctor if you have not previously used the WSU Tri-Cities location and then follow the instructions for completing the Proctor Nomination form.
  • Select Request Previous Proctor if you previously used the WSU Tri-Cities location.
  • Provide the exam date and delivery option.
  • Click on Submit Proctor to WSU Online.
  • Check in the Proctored Exams pagelet for the status of your request. It will indicate the date the exam was received and when it was sent to the proctoring center. To find out if the Proctoring Center has received it, you will need to contact the Proctoring Center.

Please allow two (2) weeks for requested exams to be processed and delivered to the Proctoring Center.

You must make an appointment to take your exam. You can schedule an appointment by emailing tricities.testingcenter@wsu.edu or calling 509-372-7191.

If you still have questions about completing this process, please contact WSU Global Campus Proctoring Services at 1-509-335-0827, 1-800-222-4978, or email gcps@wsu.edu for assistance.

Ask your school or instructor to send the exam to tricities.testingcenter@wsu.edu or send a hard copy to:

WSU Tri-Cities Proctoring Center
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-1671
Phone: 509-372-7191
Fax: 509-372-7173

Please pay for the exam in advance and bring the receipt and photo ID on the day of the exam. Payments must be made in person at the Cashier’s window in Floyd 269. Exam fee is $25. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. You must make an appointment to take your exam. You can schedule an appointment by emailing tricities.testingcenter@wsu.edu or calling 509-372-7191.

Plan your arrival to allow enough time to check-in, complete the exam, and check-out before closing time. Proctoring hours cannot be extended for completion of an exam. Add an extra 15 minutes to your time if the completed exam has to be scanned to your school. Failure to do so may delay exam submittal until the following business day or week.

If the completed exam needs to be sent to your school by U.S. Mail, you will need to provide a 9×12 stamped envelope.