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Information for Students

Welcome to the Testing Center web page. Here you'll find information about what to expect when you visit the Center to take an exam. To help get you started, please view the Testing Center Video and review the the eTesting Student Conduct below.

If your instructor has scheduled an exam for you, you will receive an email directing you to the scheduling site where you can select a testing time that works for your schedule. If you have questions or concerns about taking a test in the Testing Center, it's best to discuss them with your instructor before you check in to take your test.

ADA Accommodations

Please arrange accommodations with your instructor in advance so that you do not need to self-identify in public during check-in. To ensure your privacy, please have your instructor notify Testing Center staff prior to each exam that you will need any of the following accommodations:

  • Wheelchair access
  • Adjustable height station
  • A station in the Quiet Room
  • Extra time

eTesting Student Conduct


  • Early check-in begins at 15 minutes before the exam start time
  • Late check-in lasts only 15 minutes; please do not request exceptions from the staff
  • All testing stops at 11:00 p.m., even if you check-in after 10:00 p.m.*
  • Student ID should be in-hand before reaching the check-in turnstiles
  • Items allowed by your instructor should be in-hand
  • Staff cannot loan you forgotten items
  • Place all other items in a zipped/closed bag, including:
    • cell phones
    • smart watches (at a minimum, turn off)
    • media players
    • headphones (unless explicitly allowed for the exam)
    • drinks (only bottled water allowed)

*Closing times vary at different times of the year, see hours on homepage.

Academic Integrity

Please make sure you are familiar with the University’s Academic Integrity policy. Additional expectations for academic integrity in the eTesting Lab include:

Empty desktop (except materials allowed by your instructor)
Presence at assigned station (except necessary visits to the restroom)
Silence (no talking with other students)
Solitary work (no collaboration or communication with other students)
Bags out of reach (stowed under desk or on top shelf)

If a student is out of compliance with any of these conduct expectations, staff members will report it to the course instructor.


Important for Fall 2020

Please see the annoucement on the Testing Center home page.

New information about Canvas Available!

Updated information about setting exam start time, pre-exam linking deadline, exam naming and more. Click + Canvas Exams on the homepage for more details.

Hiding Individual Question Responses

If you don't want students to see what they answered (and the correct answer) for each question after they submit their exam, uncheck the "Let students see their quiz responses" check box. Learn more in this Canvas Knowledgebase article.

Embedding a Document or a Calculator in a Canvas Exam

Step-by-step instructions are now available in this Canvas Knowledgebase article.

Guidance for Merging Canvas Course Sections

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 16-Aug 12

9:00A - 3:00P, Tuesday through Thursday
9:00A - 3:00P, 6/27 & 8/12 for Finals

Closed on University holidays

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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