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Test Centre

Do you need to schedule a make-up test or exam, or require accommodations when taking your tests or exams?  Book your test or exam with the Test Centre.

The Test Centre is a student and faculty service designed to assist in facilitating the scheduling of make-up tests and exams at Ryerson University. Scheduling of the date and time is coordinated by the student and instructor through the Test Centre's Make-up Online Booking System.

While both instructors and students can request a make-up test/exam online, it is expected that students confirm permission with their instructor before submitting a request online.

The Test Centre also facilitates test and exams with accommodation for students registered for Academic Accommodation Support.

Test Centre Rules of Conduct
  1. Students should arrive and check-in at the Test Centre at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the test/exam commencement time.
  2. Students must bring a valid photo identification card (OneCard) and present it to the invigilator upon arrival at the Test Centre. Photo identification will remain on the desk during the course of an examination with the Test Centre.
  3. The Test Centre will not compensate students for time lost due to late arrival. Please note: In the case of late arrival of more than 30 minutes for a test/exam, the student will not be permitted to write and will be instructed to follow up with their professor.
  4. If a student misses a test/exam due to emergency, illness, error, or oversight, the student must contact the instructor immediately. The Test Centre is not responsible for follow-up with the student or instructor concerning a missed test/exam.
  5. Access to the Test Centre is restricted to students scheduled to write tests and exams and the invigilation staff supervising the Test Centre.
  6. Impersonation for the purpose of writing a test/exam will be deemed an academic offence.
  7. The Test Centre will respect a student’s right to have a quiet and scent free exam space.
  8. Medically necessary food will be permitted in the Test Centre. Any food brought into the Test Centre must be stored in a clear plastic bag and presented to an invigilator for inspection. Any food brought into the testing site must be scent free and nut free.
  9. Prior to the commencement of a test/exam, students are asked to place coats, bags, books and other personal belongings (including their cell phone) in an area designated by the invigilator. The only materials that are permitted are aids/resources that have been specified by the course instructor(s). Please note: The Test Centre is not responsible for any lost, stolen, broken, or items left behind in the examination site.
  10. After the announcement of the conclusion of a test/exam, students must refrain from adding information to, erasing information from, or otherwise altering the test/exam.
  11. All test/exam materials must be submitted before leaving the Test Centre.
  12. Students are expected to comply with instructions given by the invigilator or staff members of the Test Centre.
  13. The invigilator will assign the seat at which a student will sit while writing the test/exam.
  14. Behaving in a verbally or physically abusive, demeaning, threatening, or intimidating manner toward the invigilator or other Test Centre staff will be subject to penalties under the Student Code of Non-Academic Conduct.
  15. In the case of emergency (i.e., fire alarms etc.), students are expected to follow the directions of an invigilator and evacuate the exam room in an orderly manner.
  16. During the writing of a test/exam, students are permitted only materials that are expressly authorized by the course instructor(s). 
  17. Students are prohibited from both obtaining assistance, and providing assistance that compromises the integrity of a test/exam being written at Ryerson University. This includes students who have, in their possession, unauthorized materials or any electronic devices. Remember: “It’s not just a cell phone, it’s an unauthorized aid”.
  18. Designating any answers prior to the commencement of a test/exam is not permitted.
  19. Students may not leave the test/exam room within the first 30 minutes after the test/exam has commenced or during the last 15 minutes of a test/exam.
  20. During the writing of a test/exam, students are not permitted to communicate with anyone except the invigilator.  Test Centre invigilators cannot answer any content related questions regarding the test/exam being written.
  21. In case of a personal need of any sort (e.g., illness, washroom), the student must inform an invigilator and request assistance or permission to leave the exam room. Please note: Only one student will be permitted to use the washroom at a time.
  22. Students are subject to all Ryerson Senate policy.
Important policies related to writing a quiz, test or exam at Ryerson University

 

Ryerson University Senate Policy 60
Student Code of Academic Conduct
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Ryerson University Senate Policy 135
Examination Policy
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Ryerson University Senate Policy 145
Undergraduate Course Management Policy
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Location and Contact Information

The Test Centre is located in VIC-B-15, Lower Level of the Victoria Building, 285 Victoria Street.

General Enquiries:

By phone: 416.979.5000 ext. 7932

By email: testcentre@ryerson.ca

Faculty Enquiries:

By phone: 416.979.5000 ext. 3592

By email: testcentrefaculty@ryerson.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm

Friday: 9 am to 5 pm

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You must book a Make-up Test or Exam 8-days in advance.

The Make-up Test Centre is a service designed to facilitate the make-up testing needs of students and instructors. After obtaining the permission of your instructor to write the make-up test, log in to the online system and submit a request to write your make-up test or exam. Final approval of a make-up test or exam is up to the discretion of your instructor.

Need help booking a make-up test/exam? Read our How to Book a Make-up Test or Exam guide.

For questions on your bookings, please contact the Test Cente at 416.979.5000 ext. 7932 or testcentre@ryerson.ca 

Make-up Test/Exam Location

On the day of your test/exam, please go to the scheduled location confirmed in your email, approximately fifteen (15) minutes before the start time. Make-up tests and exams take place in room VIC-504, Victoria Building, 285 Victoria Street.

Available Days and Times

Wednesday: 3 pm to 9 pm

Friday: 12 pm to 4 pm

 

BOOK A MAKE-UP TEST/EXAM

Test Centre

You must book a Quiz, Test or Make-up Test with Accommodation 10-days in advance. If you miss the deadline, you must submit an Exceptional Booking Request - see below for the form.

For questions on your bookings, please contact the Test Cente at 416.979.5000 ext. 7932 or testcentre@ryerson.ca 

Final Exam Bookings

Winter 2017 Final Exam booking deadline is on March 24th at 4:30 pm

Notice of Your Booking

Notification of your test/exam booking will be emailed to you indicating date, start time, and location two (2) days in advance of the scheduled write date. It is your responsibility to confirm this information.

One the Day of Your Test/Exam

On the day of your test/exam, please go to the scheduled location confirmed in your email, approximately fifteen (15) minutes before the start time. Bring your Ryerson student card or a valid government issued photo ID as proof of your identity.

Booking Tips

  • We suggest you submit your bookings as early as possible, even if you don't know the test/exam length (your professor will confirm this info with us).
  • Starting on your exam day, count backwards 10-days, skipping any Ryerson University closures, until you reach 10-days.
  • If there's a change to the start time or date of your booking, an email confirmation is required from your professor to make the change.

 

BOOK A TEST/EXAM WITH ACCOMMODATION

 

How to Book A Test (Video)



 

Exceptional Booking Request for Quizzes, Tests and Exams

Students who miss the deadline to book a quiz, test, and exams with accommodation must submit an Exceptional Booking Request.

The Test Centre reviews requests, those with less than ten (10) days’ notice, and approves based on availability of resources. We cannot guarantee you a spot to write, however we will make every effort to fulfill your request.

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact your Academic Accommodation Facilitator.

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The Test Centre facilitates make-up tests and exams on behalf of Ryerson faculty and facilitates tests and exams with accommodation for students who are registered for Academic Accommodation Support.

Faculty can contact the Test Centre at 416.979.5000 ext. 3592 or testcentrefaculty@ryerson.ca

How to approve a request or book a make-up test/exam

Our make-up online booking system, coordinates the scheduling and administration of make-up test/exam for up to 40 students at a given time. Approval of make-up test/exam is up to the discretion of the instructor. For further information regarding policies related to make-up tests/exams, please refer to Ryerson University Senate website.

How to approve an accommodated test/exam

To approve a booking, please log in to the Academic Accommodation Support online system for Faculty

The SLS Academic Accommodation Support Online system allows faculty to see all of the courses they are teaching each semester in which there are students registered for Academic Accommodation Support. Here, you will have one-stop access to:

  • View each student’s academic accommodations
  • Approve and securely upload quiz/test/exams which students have booked to write with accommodations.

Use the online system to access a list of all students writing a particular test at the Test Centre and verify the parameters, aids and test length in one place.

Watch our instructional video for steps on How to Approve Accommodated Tests/Exams.

In all cases, Faculty must:

  • Provide the Test Centre with information surrounding the details of the test/exam.
  • Provide the Test Centre with contact information in the case there are questions during the test/exam. Instructors are not required to be present at the test/exam location.
  • Respond to a student’s request online as soon as possible. The service requires faculty approval to confirm a test or exam booking

Delivering your Quiz/Test/Exam/ to the Test Centre

  • Option 1: Online
    You may upload your Quiz/Test/Exam to the Test Centre’s secure encrypted server located within the Ryerson firewall.
  • Option 2: In-person
    You may also arrange delivery of the exam to the Victoria Building Lower Level, Room B15 (for Ryerson Faculty) or SHE 597 (for George Brown Faculty) five (5) business days prior to the time the exam is to be written.
  • Alternate Formatting
    To create a test or exam in an alternate format, the Test Centre must receive an electronic copy (preferred format is Microsoft Word) five (5) business days before the date of the test.

Contact the Test Centre

Faculty Enquiries:

By phone: 416.979.5000 ext. 3592

By email: testcentrefaculty@ryerson.ca

 

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George Brown students must book a Test or Exam 5-days in advance.

The Test Centre at Ryerson University facilitates tests and exams for George Brown College students.

You will receive two emails from the Ryerson Test Centre. The first will be to confirm your booking request with the Test Centre. The second email will arrive two (2) days before your test/exam day and will confirm the test/exam date, time, and room location. 

On the day of your test/exam, please go to the scheduled location confirmed in your email, approximately fifteen (15) minutes before the start time. Bring your George Brown student card, or valid government issued photo ID as proof of your identity.

Submit a George Brown Test Booking

 

Contact the Test Centre

Tel: 416.979.5000 (choose option 1) ext. 7932
Email: testcentre@ryerson.ca

Test Centre

The Test Centre administers tests and exams for external colleges, universities and organizations.

The Test Centre aims to provide the community with quality test administration in a professional, secure and positive testing environment that allows students to demonstrate their academic success.

Students writing in the Test Centre are subject to our Rules of Conduct and Ryerson University policies.

If you are a student with Athabasca and need to write a test/exam at Ryerson, please contact Mansa Trotman: mansa.trotman@ryerson.ca

Booking Requirements

Test and exams must be booked 10-days in advance. Requests are not guaranteed as space is limited. We require payment upon confirmation of the booking.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8 am to 9:30 pm

Location

The Test Centre is located in downtown Toronto, and easy accessible by public transit (Dundas Station). We are in the lower level of the Victoria Building (VIC), 285 Victoria Street, Toronto.

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Invigilation Costs

  • $75 per hour per student (includes service charge for courier)
  • Group rates available, please contact us for a quote

Payment is collected at the time of booking. Payments can be made in-person or online (Mastercard or Visa).

Please note, a fee of $25 will be charged for a “no-show” or exams cancelled with less than 48-hour notice.

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What if I miss a test/exam for medical or compassionate reasons?

According to Ryerson policy, you must contact your instructor within 3 working days of missing the test/exam. Your Instructor will advise you whether you need to submit any documentation. Your instructor may request a Completed Ryerson Medical Certificate if you will miss or have missed a test or an exam for medical reasons.

What if I know in advance that I will need to miss a test/exam?

According to Ryerson policyyou must notify your instructor within the first two weeks of classes

What if I cannot attend the test/exam?

Notify your instructor immediately. Once a test/exam has been booked, you must make every effort to write it. If you miss a test or exam for medical or compassionate reasons, a make-up may be granted on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the instructor.

Work schedules and personal commitments such as travel plans are not normally considered to be acceptable grounds to reschedule a make-up test/exam.

Who can use the online system to request a make-up test?

Any Ryerson student, with a valid OneCard, including Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Education students, who received permission from the course instructor to write a make-up test/exam.

What if I am registered with the Academic Accommodation Support and need to write a make-up test?

Students who are registered with Academic Accommodation Support and require accommodations for a make-up test/exam will need to book through the Academic Accommodation Support online system.

Who decides the time of my test/exam?

An appropriate scheduling time is coordinated between student and instructor within the operating hours of the Test Centre.

What if I am late for my test/exam?

Time will be deducted from your overall permitted writing time. The Test Centre will not compensate students for time lost due to late arrival. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, students will not be permitted to write. It is recommended that students arrive 10 minutes before the test/exam start time.

What do I need to bring to the Test Centre?

Bring a valid student photo identification card (OneCard). Any (authorized) materials you will need to complete your test/exam (i.e., pen, pencil etc.)

Can I consume food during my make-up test/exam?

A Medically necessary food will be permitted in the Test Centre. Any food brought into the Centre must be stored in a clear plastic bag and presented to an invigilator for inspection. Any food brought into the testing site must be scent free and nut free.

Can I keep my cell phone with me during the make-up test/exam?

Electronic devices such as cell phones are not permitted to be on your person during a test/exam being written through the Test Centre. A cell phone on your person could be deemed an academic offence under Ryerson Senate Policy 60.

What if my test/exam has an online component?

If you are taking an electronic test/exam, you are responsible for ensuring that any required resources (e.g., individual accounts on system, specific applications, file space, etc.) are valid and that they can be accessed in time for your test/exam.

Can I ask questions during the test/exam?

Test Centre invigilators cannot answer any content related questions regarding your make-up test/exam. Instructor contact information will be provided where possible.

Can I use the washroom during my test/exam?

A Where necessary, washroom breaks will be permitted during the scheduled make-up test/exam. If you require a washroom break, you must inform an invigilator who will arrange for you to be escorted to the washroom.

What if there is an emergency?

You will need to inform an invigilator of your circumstance and request assistance.

What if I finish early?

You will not be permitted to leave within the first 30 minutes of the test/exam commencement or during the last 15 minutes of the test/exam.

What do I do when I am finished writing?

Upon completion of your test/exam you must hand it in to the invigilator. After a test/exam is handed in, you will not be permitted to add information, erase information, or otherwise alter the test/exam.

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