Testing Accommodation Center (TAC) Rules and Regulations

  1. U-M “smart” Mcard: Students must have a “smart” Mcard to enter the Testing Accommodation Center (TAC). Mcard information can be found at www.finance.umich.edu/node/4553.  Please be aware that the Modern Languages Building is typically locked at 6:00 PM every night. To enter the building, students may need to swipe his/her Mcard at the Southwest entrance, behind Hill Auditorium.  If the building is locked, and you do not have an Mcard (with the key logo on it), you will not be able to gain access to the building.
  2. Personal Items: Students must leave ALL personal items not approved by an instructor (i.e. coats, hats, bags, backpacks, cell-phones, smart watches, computers, books, folders, notes, etc.) in the storage lockers (located outside the testing center). Students may not access storage lockers until the test is complete.
  3. Storage Locker Keys: Students will be provided a key to the storage locker (free of charge). The student’s MCard will be held until the storage locker key is returned.
  4. Food or Drink: No food is allowed in the TAC. If a student has a long exam, he/she may leave a snack in the Proctor’s Office (no additional time will be added for time used for a snack break). Drinks are allowed during exams at the TAC, but are highly discouraged. Damage to tests due to spilled drinks will be the student’s responsibility.
  5. Bathroom breaks: Bathroom breaks are discouraged (unless approved on your VISA).  Student's must sign-out with a Proctor when leaving the TAC, and must sign-in when returning.  If a bathroom break is needed, the time elapsed during this break will not extend the time allotted to complete a test (unless minutes used for breaks is an approved accommodation on the student's VISA form).
  6. Test Environment: Please remain quiet at all times when in the TAC. This includes when you are being directed to your seat, upon completion of the test, and upon check-out and key return.
  7. Arrival time: Students are expected to arrive no later than ten minutes prior to a scheduled test.  We ask that students arrive at the reservation time and not on "Michigan" time.  This will allow time for storage of personal belongings, check-in, and test delivery. Exam time will not be extended due to late arrival.
  8. Late arrival:  Students will not be allowed to take an exam, without instructor approval, if arriving 30 minutes (or more) late.  If an instructor approves the late start, the end time of the exam will not change due to the late arrival as space and/or Proctor availability may be limited.  The time to complete the exam will be determined from the test reservation time and not the time a student arrives at the TAC.
  9. No show: Students who fail to arrive on the reserved testing day and time will be considered a “no show”.  A new reservation request must be made by the instructor.  
  10. Cancellation: Cancellations must be received in-writing no later than 24-hours prior to a test reservation.
  11. Materials used during tests: Only materials approved by the instructor may be used during an exam. All materials (i.e. notes or scrap paper) will be returned with the exam. Students may ask for materials back in class. Students must bring his/her own blue book (if needed) and/or calculator (if needed) as these items are not supplied by the TAC.
  12. Time for Test: The time indicated on the instructor’s reservation request will be the time allotted for the scheduled test. The start and end time will be confirmed by the Proctor on staff. The end time for a test will not be determined by a student’s personal timer, clock, or watch.
  13. Test Completion: Proctors will secure the test and any (if approved) materials used during the test. Students will no longer have access to the exam. Students may not return a test to the instructor.
  14. Academic Misconduct: If a proctor witnesses any suspected academic misconduct during the testing period, he/she will document the issue on a “Proctor Incident Report” and will notify the Testing Accommodation Coordinator of the incident. The Coordinator will review the Proctor Incident Report and notify the instructor and/or contact the Office of the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.
  15. Test Irregularities: If the student or Proctor feels it necessary to document a particular test irregularity he/she may do so by completing a “Proctor Incident Report”. “Proctor Incident Reports” will be returned to the instructor and a copy kept on file at the Testing Accommodation Center.
  16. Questions during a test:  Proctors may not answer questions about test material.  Students are encouraged to talk with his/her instructor about how to handle questions that arise during an exam at the TAC. If an instructor leaves his/her contact information, with approval to answer questions, the Proctor on staff will attempt to call the instructor on behalf of the student.
  17. Exam end time: It is the full responsibility of the student to monitor his/her own exam time and to submit the exam at the designated end time.


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