Please note that the majority of students test in the late afternoons and evenings. Please take this into account when planning your schedule.

Appointments are not necessary for academic testing, e.g., distance education.
All academic testing is on a drop-in basis.

Instructions for Taking Distance Education Exams

If you are enrolled in a distance education class and your instructor has indicated that you will need to take an exam in the Testing Center, please read this carefully.

The exam dates will be posted on your online class's web page or communicated to you by your instructor. Depending upon your instructor, there will generally be a three to five day period of time during which you will be able to take the exam.

Student's Responsibilities

Taking a Test

  • Show up with sufficient time to take your exam. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the Testing Center's hours of operations and closing dates of tests.
  • All students must show a Citrus College photo ID or a photo ID with official documentation of your Citrus College student ID number. (If hand written, must be stamped and initialed by Admissions & Records staff).  Tests cannot be administered without proper ID.
  • You must bring whichever materials have been specified necessary to take the exam. These include pencils, bluebooks, and/or scantrons. These items will not be supplied for you by the Testing Center.
  • Textbooks, calculators, notes or other aids are not permitted unless specifically allowed.
  • Graphing calculators are only allowed if specified by instructor.
  • You may not leave during the exam, and cheating will not be tolerated. If you do either of these, the Testing Center will note it and inform your instructor.
  • Completed tests and all scrap paper will be collected by the Testing Center staff.


Test Taking Policies

  • Most tests have a beginning and ending date. Test takers will not be permitted to take a test before its opening date or after its closing date unless the Testing Center has permission from the instructor.
  • Cell phones and any other electronic devices are allowed in the Testing Center as long as they are turned off and are put away during the testing process. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not to be heard or seen while in the Testing Center.  If this occurs, Testing Center staff may discontinue your testing and ask you to leave.
  • Backpacks, purses, wallets, keys, books, school items, laptops etc, are allowed in the Testing Center, but must be securely put away underneath the desk.
  • No beverages, food, etc., are allowed in the Testing Center.
  • You may not leave during the exam, and cheating will not be tolerated. If you do either of these, the Testing Center will note it and inform Counseling.
  • All completed tests and scrap paper will be collected by the Testing Center staff.
  • Student-related Test Taking Policies must be adhered to or student will not be allowed to use the Testing Center.
  • Children are not allowed in the Testing Center and may not be left unattended in the check-in area.
  • The Testing Center facility is not noise-free. If you have a disability for which you will need adaptive testing accommodations, please contact the Disabled Student Programs and Services' Adapted Testing Office at (626) 914-8572 to schedule to take your exam and arrange adaptive accommodations.

If you have any questions regarding the particulars of your exam, please contact your instructor.