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Testing Center keyboardThe time for taking your finals has arrived. The Testing Center has 24 regular testing computers, 12 reserved special testing cubicles, and hundreds of students to test. With many tests scheduled, it is possible that you may have to wait for a space to open. To avoid the wait, here are four tips to make your finals as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Testing Tip 1: Know the Testing Center Protocols

Read the Testing Center Protocols before you come in to test. The Protocols clearly explain the rules relating to the Testing Center’s hours, sign-in procedures, testing room policies, and academic integrity standards.

Testing Tip 2: Test Early

Don’t wait until the last minute to take your test. If you do, then you can expect to experience delays and waiting time if all spots are filled.  The busiest times tend to be the hours between 4:00 pm and closing time.  Keep that in mind as you plan for your finals. Come early and beat the rush and the stress of waiting.

Testing Tip 3: Remember the “Drill”

  • Bring your UAMS Student ID
  • Sign in at the ID Kiosk by scanning your badge and and select your test. You can learn more about the new sign-in process by reading New Student Sign-in.
  • Be sure to check with one of the testing coordinators and let them know what test you are there to take. We can’t open your test if we don’t know who you are.
  • Place all your personal belongings in one of the lockers outside the testing room with cell phones turned off.

Testing Tip 4: Know the login procedure for your test before arriving.

Is your test in Blackboard?  Lockdown Browser? ExamSoft? ATI? The initial phase of logging in and accessing your exam is your responsibility. Make sure you know what to do.

Keep these things in mind and taking your finals will be a much smoother experience.