Student Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make an appointment to take a course exam or standardized test?

Course Testing – If you are approved by your faculty member to take a course exam in the testing center, you will be required to make an appointment for your test 24 hours in advance of your desired test date.

* Only courses and students that reside at the Downtown Campus are eligible for testing services. Courses taught on other campuses must use one of the other Valencia testing centers for exam proctoring unless you are a student that resides at the Downtown Campus.

Standardized Testing – Valencia College students taking a placement assessment are strongly encouraged to make an appointment 24 hours in advance of your desired test date. There will be limited availability for walk-ins.

UCF students taking a placement exam will be required to work with the main campus UCF University Testing Center for approval and then required to make an appointment for the Downtown Campus testing center. 

* Placement exams are available to Downtown Campus students only.

 

How do I schedule an appointment to take a course exam or standardized test?

Click the following options to learn how to register for your exam

* UCF accommodated students should visit the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) website for appointment instructions.

 

Do I have to pay to take a test?

Course Testing - There is no charge to students for taking a faculty course exam.

Standardized Testing - There may be a separate test administration cost for students taking a standardized test. Payments must be made through the appointment set up through RegisterBlast.

 

How early should I arrive on the day of my course exam or standardized test?

Course Testing & Standardized Testing - Typically, we ask that you arrive at least 15-minutes in advance of your scheduled appointment time. This will give you an opportunity to check-in and receive instructions prior to beginning your test. The amount of time you are asked to arrive at the center before your scheduled appointment time may differ depending on which test you are schedule to take. You will receive an appointment confirmation email with detailed information.

 

What if I am late or miss my scheduled time to take my course exam or standardized test?

Course Testing - If you are more than 15-minutes late for your scheduled course exam, Testing Staff may have you reschedule. Your professor may have a more strict policy regarding late arrivals. If you do not show up for your scheduled course exam, you will need to reschedule if your professor allows an additional attempt.

Standardized Testing - If you are more than 15-minutes late for your scheduled test, Testing Staff may have you reschedule.  If you do not show up for your scheduled test, you will need to reschedule.  Placement test fees will not be refunded and you will be required to submit another payment when you reschedule.

 

What type of ID do I need?

Course Testing

  • ID- For faculty course exams, you may use your Downtown Campus ID card or a government issued ID.
  • Calculator or other materials only if approved for your scheduled test (blue/green books and scantrons)
  • Pens, pencils, and scrap paper will be provided pending professor approval.

Standardized Testing - For all placement exams, you will need to present government issued identification that is valid and not expired.

  • Acceptable forms of identification include: state ID/License or a federal ID (passport, permanent resident card, employment authorization card, tribal ID card and certificate of naturalization).
  • Pencils and scrap paper will be provided pending the assessment

 

What should I not bring on test day?

Course Testing & Standardized Testing

  • All electronic devices, including smart watches, fitness bands, cell phones, etc
  • All study materials
  • Food or beverages
  • Sunglasses and hats
  • Sweatshirts and jackets with hoods are not to be worn with hood up. Your hood must be turned inside out

*Exceptions are made based on documented accommodation

NOTE: There is a storage system which will be provided for storage of personal items. Since this storage system has limited space, it is strongly recommended that you do not bring any personal items to the testing center unless they are needed and approved for the test.

 

Is there a place to store personal items on test day?

There is a storage system in the Testing and Accessibility lobby which will be provided for storage of personal items. Since this storage system has limited space, it is strongly recommended that you do not bring any personal items to the testing center unless they are needed and approved for the test.

 

Who do I contact if I have additional testing questions?

Please contact the Downtown Testing and Assessment Staff at 407-235-3825 or DTCTestingCenter@valenciacollege.edu for more information.