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Information for Students

If you have not taken an exam in the Testing Center, please view the Testing Center Video and review the the eTesting Student Conduct below.

If your instructor has scheduled an exam in the Testing Center, you will receive an email directing you to select a time for your exam. Please discuss questions or concerns with your instructor before the exam.

ADA Accommodations

Please arrange accommodations with your instructor in advance so that you do not need to self-identify in public during check-in. Your instructor will notify us prior to each exam if you need an accommodation such as:

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

eTesting Student Conduct

Students are expected to abide by Penn State's Student Code of Conduct in the Testing Center, in addition to the following.


  • 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
  • Only bottled water is allowed into the etesting lab
  • Place all other items in a zipped/closed bag, including:
    • cell phones, powered off
    • smart watches, silenced, including alarms
    • media players
    • headphones (unless explicitly allowed for the exam)

*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)
  • Keep bags closed while in the testing room

If a student is out of compliance with any of these conduct expectations, staff members will report it to the instructor and possibly to the Office of Student Conduct and Accountability.


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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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