Testing Policies and Procedures

The Tulsa Community College Testing Centers agree to:

  • maintain a secure and confidential testing environment where student information remains protected in accordance with FERPA.
  • serve as a liaison between Tulsa Community College (TCC) and other testing companies.
  • provide scratch paper, pencils, ear plugs and calculators.
  • proctor all exams in a way that eliminates dishonesty and distraction, and supports the right of individuals to test in a quiet environment.
  • administer all tests, policies, and procedures in a fair, impartial, and equitable manner.

Students and Community Clients are expected to:

  • conduct themselves in a manner that supports the mission of TCC and that exemplifies personal integrity.
  • arrive on time for scheduled exams. Failure to arrive on time may result in the loss of reservation (for community-based testing, Certiport Exams, and special testing accommodations facilitated by the Accessibility Resources).
  • utilize the lockers provided in the testing area for all personal items. Personal items prohibited in the testing areas, include but are not limited to, the following:
    • hats, coats, watches, backpacks, purses, snacks, water bottles, sunglasses and all electronic devices (fitbits, phones, etc.).
  • find appropriate accommodations for parents, spouses, friends and children. Outside parties will not be allowed in the testing area and children should not be left unattended at the College.
  • remain in the Testing Center after beginning an academic exam.
  • return any scratch paper or other supplied materials to the test proctor prior to leaving the Testing Center. Pictures or personal video taken by the student/client of any supplied materials including scratch paper is not allowed.
  • be considerate of others in the Testing Center by refraining from distracting behaviors such as chewing gum, tapping fingers or feet, reading aloud, humming, etc.
  • bring the following items:
    • photo identification (driver’s license, state or federal identification card, passport, or TCC student ID);
    • TCC ID number;
    • course name, number and instructor’s name;
    • any materials necessary for your test as authorized by the instructor (e.g., calculator, notes, books, scantrons, blue books, etc.).

Acts of Academic Dishonesty

Students/Clients caught participating in academic dishonesty will be asked to leave the Testing Center. Their information (to include video footage and screenshots) will be forwarded to the referring instructor, testing company, and/or the Dean of Student Affairs.

Students Requiring Special Testing Accommodations

  • Contact the Accessibility Resources prior to the test to identify appropriate accommodations as needed. Testing staff members do not implement special accommodations without the approval of the Accessibility Resources office.
  • Students with emergency situations should provide their outside contact with the number to Campus Police at (918) 595-8888. Campus Police will contact the testing proctor, who will then request the student to step outside the Testing Center to take the call.

Instructor/Program Administrator agrees to:

  • send Course Exam materials with appropriate paperwork to the TCC Testing Centers in a timely manner (preferably at least a week in advance).
  • provide appropriate passwords, instructions, and materials when requiring online exams.
  • provide contact information in case of an issue during the exam.
  • pick up exams as soon as possible after the closing deadline.
  • respond to reports of potential academic dishonesty immediately. Testing Center staff will notify faculty about testing irregularities, attempts to breach academic integrity, and/or disruptive behavior.