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Important Notice for Summer 2024

eTesting in the Pollock Testing Center will be closed for Summer 2024.

  • eTesting will not be available in Pollock from Monday, May 6 to Friday, August 9, 2024.
  • Scanning Operations will remain open throughout the summer.
  • eTesting is available using Respondus LockDown Browser for Canvas exams and Quizzes. Respondus is available for proctored etesting in all Student Technology (STEC) classrooms and some departmental/college labs. Information about software, scheduling STEC classrooms, and using Respondus with your Canvas exams is available in a Knowledge Base article from Penn State IT.

Why are we closing for the summer 2024?

  • The computer lab on the second floor of Pollock will undergo a major renovation, which will generate noise that would disrupt student exams on the first floor.
  • The Testing Center lobby will have its ADA gates and doors updated to better accommodate all students.
  • The eTesting check-in/-out system is being updated by our partners from Penn State IT.

We understand that this closure may inconvenience you and we apologize for any disruption of your summer testing plans. However, we believe that the improvements we are making will ultimately benefit everyone who utilizes our testing services.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at etest@psu.edu or 814-865-9784.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to enhance the Testing Center.

The Testing Center's eTesting Lab administers secure, computer-based exams through Canvas for undergraduate classes at the University Park campus. The eTesting Lab has 150 exam workstations per testing time slot with up to 15 time slots per day.

The Testing Center does not administer commercial exams such as the SAT, GRE, or LSAT.

Please view the eTesting video before requesting or scheduling an exam.

For Students

For Faculty

eTesting Services

Instructors request space in the Testing Center on particular dates. Students enrolled in the course select a timeslot convenient for their schedules on the dates designated by the instructor. After checking in for the exam, students have access to their course exam.

Scanning Services

Scanning Operations processes and scores paper bubble sheets from course exams for all campus locations using Scantron answer sheets. To learn more about this service, please visit the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence's Scanning page. Faculty clients of Scanning Services can access their exam results at Instructor Tools.

Consulting Services

Need help with your exam? Schedule an appointment with a SITE Instructional Consultant for assistance writing multiple choice questions, interpreting exam analysis, and more!


Canvas Status

Stay up-to-date on Canvas's current status at http://status.instructure.com/

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring

8:00A - 11:00P, Monday through Friday

Summer - May 6-Aug 9, 2024

eTesting is closed for summer 2024

Scanning Operations will be open:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

and 6/24, 8/9 and 8/12 for Finals

Closed on University holidays

Closed during UP campus closures

Contact Us

eTesting Lab

104 Pollock Building
Phone: (814) 865-9784
Email: eTest@psu.edu

Scanning Services

105 Pollock Building
Phone: (814) 863-2802
Email: scan@psu.edu

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