Approved test materials
The University Testing Center aims to strike a balance between the need for a uniformly secure testing environment and the individual preferences of professors. In addition to scratch paper, we have developed a list of approved materials/aids that professors can permit students to use on their exams.
The Testing Center staff is trained to follow professors’ instructions explicitly and without exception. Please pay close attention to your selection(s) to ensure that you have chosen the intended materials/aids.
Inspection and handling of materials
All exam materials will be inspected by a proctor prior to the student being admitted to the exam. The Testing Center reserves the right to reject a student’s materials if they do not comply with the professor’s instructions or the Testing Center’s policies. Students whose materials are rejected will have the option to test without the rejected materials or to reschedule (continent upon availability).
All written materials used during the exam, including handouts, scratch paper, and note sheets/cards, will be collected at the end of the student’s exam. The Testing Center retains these materials for 30 days, after which they are shredded. We recommend advising students that these items will not be returned to them, and that they should make a copy of them prior to the exam if they wish to keep them for future reference.