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Student Guide to Testing Services

General Information

Students may take make-up, re-take, and special-circumstances tests in the Academic Services Center (Library 103).  You may take advantage of our services if you miss a mid-term, final, or other important test during the course of the semester if permitted by your professor/instructor. Students with documented disabilities and special testing accommodations (i.e. extended time or a quiet location) may also arrange to take their exams in our facility. When you have a scheduled exam with Testing Services arrive early to take your test and present your Trinity photo identification when requested.

Please note: If you have documented disabilities, your exams will be administered by Disability Student Services  (202-884-9358) in Main 212.

The staff in Academic Services cannot accept homework assignments or special projects; check the professor’s policies for details about submitting your assignments.

Hours of Operation

The Academic Services Center is open from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday, and by appointment on select Saturdays. The use of Testing Services is by appointment only – please make arrangements with your professor/instructor first.


  1. Contact your professor to obtain permission to take your exam in the library. Academic/Testing Services is not responsible for giving students permission to take an exam. It is also the student’s responsibility to confirm that the professor has sent the exam to Testing Services.
  2. Complete the Student Exam Appointment Request online. You should list 3 different times that you are available to take the test. When possible, list more than one day that you are available to take the exam. Be sure to allow enough time for your request to be processed; it is recommended that you submit your form at least 2 business days prior to your requested exam date.
  3. When Testing Services receives your request, the staff will attempt to honor your first request so list the appointment times in rank order; i.e. the first appointment on the list should be your first preference.
  4. Testing Services will send you an email to confirm your appointment date and time along with other instructions, if any, you need to follow before the exam. If Testing Services is unable to schedule an appointment for you on one of the times you listed, the staff will contact you to arrange an alternate date/time.
  5. Following the exam, staff will return your completed exam to your professor who will provide any feedback including grading, etc.

Important Notes

  1. The staff administering the exam will adhere strictly to the professor’s written instructions. This includes deadlines for scheduling, tools and aids allowed (not allowed) during the exam, etc. Staff cannot administer tests on unauthorized days, allow the use of unauthorized aids, or grant extra testing time unless specified by the professor or specified by appropriate documentation for students with disabilities.
  2. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the professor to ask any questions regarding the test(s) s/he will be taking with Testing Services, e.g., the dates you may take the test, the amount of time allowed, and/or aids (notes, textbook, scratch paper, calculator, dictionary, etc.) the student should bring. Students unable to reach their professor may contact Testing Services for assistance.
  3. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the professor for permission to take an exam/test/quiz in the library and to confirm the professor has submitted the exam as required. Testing Services and the professor have the right to refuse exams for students who did not follow correct procedures.

Trinity’s Honor Code

Academic and Testing Services adhere to Trinity’s Academic Honor Code  and students are expected to follow the Honor Code guidelines as described in the Code of Conduct for Students.

Retrieval of Academic Tests

Testing Services will maintain the strictest security and confidentiality of your records.  Following the test, the staff will collect the test materials and return them directly to the professor/instructor based on the agreement made with her/him. Students should follow up with the professor following the exam for feedback and additional information.

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