Computer-based Testing Facility (CBTF)

Giving students flexibility in when they take their exams.

Reservation system login

Student Expectations and Procedures

When to arrive
Arrive 10 minutes early and wait in the corridor outside the lab. Students will be given instruction prior to entering the facility.
If you arrive 10 or more minutes after the exam start time, your reservation may be canceled.
What to bring
Your iCard.
A pencil or pen, if desired.
What not to bring
No cell phones or smart devices of any kind. These should be left at home or in bags on the storage racks.
No food or drink allowed (including water bottles, coffees, any kind of beverage.)
No scratch paper from home, and all scratch paper must be left in the testing facility.
Backpacks are asked to be left home. If necessary, there are available storage racks for bags to be placed in an orderly fashion.
Use the restroom before the exam; no bathroom breaks will be allowed during the exam.
Follow directions
Read (or listen to) directions carefully, then follow them.
Use assigned seats.
Be considerate
Avoid behavior which could be distracting to others:
Set all devices to silent mode.
Please be quiet when entering or exiting the Testing Room.
Talking is not permitted.
Alert a proctor promptly about technical issues with the exam or CBTF facility.
Questions directly related to content of the exam should be addressed to course instructors after the exam.
Exam Security
All people in the CBTF are subject to monitoring by security cameras, audio monitors and proctors for test security and fairness.
Unusual or suspicious behavior will be questioned and may be reported to your instructor. See the University policy regarding cheating.
Missed Exams
If you miss an exam due to sickness, emergency, or error on your part, you must go to 57 Grainger Library and contact a proctor in person. You may be permitted to reschedule your exam subject to availability.

Where is the Computer-Based Testing Facility?

The Computer-based Testing Facility (CBTF) is in the basement of the Grainger Engineering Library in room 57. ADA map basement floor plan

57 Grainger is on the east side of the lower level. Photos will be posted here soon.

What are CBTF's hours?

The CBTF's normal hours (beginning September 6th) during the Fall 2016 semester are:

Monday through Thursday10am - 10pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday11am - 6pm
Sunday11am - 10pm

We will be on reduced hours until after Labor Day. See the scheduler for availability and to reserve an exam time.

We are closed during university holidays and when Grainger Library is closed. Hours during finals' period are 'to be announced'.

DRES Procedure for Students using the CBTF

The CBTF recognizes the accommodations identified by the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services (DRES) and does its best to accommodate all students. If you, as a student, wish to receive accommodations for exams at the CBTF, you should do the following:

  1. Well in advance of scheduling your exam, give your instructor a copy of your Letter of Accommodation (LOA). If your accommodations includes features other than (1) a distraction reduced environment and (2) additional time, you must speak to your instructor to explain your accommodations, and your instructor must contact the CBTF administrators to discuss if/how your needs can be met in the CBTF.
  2. Make an exam reservation that is compatible with your accommodations. Specifically, if you are allowed extra time, reserve a slot that permits the amount of time you need before the CBTF closes. If you have a disability-related condition that prevents you from using the online reservation system, contact your instructor.
  3. When you go to take your exam at the CBTF, bring a copy of your Letter of Accommodation. When you check in (before the exam starts), show the letter to the proctor. Proctors can make arrangements at that time for a reduced distraction environment and extended time.
  4. Once you have logged into a computer, a clock is available on the computer desktop for keeping track of time. Cell phones and other smart devices are not allowed in the CBTF for any reason.
  5. In normal situations, food/drink and bathroom trips are not allowed during CBTF exams. Students are encouraged to eat/drink and visit the restroom before their exams. If you are concerned that this might be a problem, contact the proctors.

Statement of Principles of the CBTF

Fairness And Nondiscrimination

The Testing Center will administer all tests in a fair, impartial, and uniform manner. No examinees will be given an advantage over any others. All examinations will be monitored to preclude the possibility of dishonesty. Each exam shall be administered in a uniform manner. The Testing Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, physical handicap, or sexual orientation in the administration of any tests.


The Testing Center recognizes and subscribes to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Release of information to other university personnel about examinees is restricted to a "need to know" basis.

Disabled Test Takers

DRES is the only office authorized to determine the extent of a disability and to prescribe academic adjustments and reasonable accommodations. The Testing Center makes every effort to comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other relevant statutes.

Conflict Of Interest

All personnel of the Testing Center will avoid all activities which are, or appear to be, improper including (but not limited to): discussing the specifics of any examinations, taking an examination we are entrusted to administer, or coaching or assisting examinees on responding to the questions on any examination. Test Center personnel have the responsibility for disqualifying themselves from a specific activity when a potential conflict exists.


The personnel of the Testing Center encourage anyone who has a complaint with these policies or the services to discuss it with them.