Academic Policies and PRocedures

Policy 02:19:00

Examination Scheduling/Rescheduling Requests


To define the College's policy for examination scheduling outside of the classroom setting and to define the College's policy for rescheduling of examinations

Revision Responsibility: Dean of Nursing

Responsible Executive Office: Dean of Nursing

Created: August 6, 2014, Revised: September 16, 2014 to include Rules in the Student Services Testing Center, July 8, 2016 to include additional Rules in the Student Services Testing Center and to add to the list of prohibited items in the Testing Center, January 20, 2023 to include updated language.


Disability Accommodation for Exams

Students whose disability requires them to take examinations with accommodations must make arrangements with the Academic Support and Career Services Coordinator as stated in the Section entitled Procedures for Perspective Students and Enrolled Students from Policy 03:05:00 ADA.

Exam Rescheduling

All efforts should be made to avoid missing a scheduled examination, including ATI examinations. Please refer to the Exam Procedures and Late Assignments section of the Course Syllabi for details.

If a student misses a regularly scheduled examination:

  • Faculty members will submit an Examination Proctoring Request Form (insert link) to the Test Proctor with pertinent information regarding the exam.
  • Students must contact the  Instructor prior to reaching out to the Test Proctor to schedule a make-up exam in the Student Services Testing Center. (See Rules, following)
  • They should coordinate taking the make-up exam  with the faculty member within one week of returning back to class. Consequences for taking the exam late are outlined in the Exam Procedures and Late Assignments section of the Course Syllabi.   

Students are reminded that the Honor Code is in effect for the entire exam period as stated in Policy 02:17:00 Academic Integrity.  The Code prohibits asking for, or giving, any information between students about administered exams, including seemingly innocuous statements like the exam was "easy" or "hard."

Before any examinations are taken in the testing center, both the student and proctor must complete and sign the Student and Proctor Testing Center Checklist. 

Rules in the Student Services Testing Center

All students and examinees are required to be aware of and abide by the following:

  1. Instructors must complete the Examination Proctoring Request Form and send either by email or hard copy to the Test Proctor in the Testing Center.
  2. Once approved by faculty, students may send an email request or stop by to schedule a makeup exam to the Test Proctor in the Testing Center.  
    1. Proctoring hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30-3:00. Please send the date and time you are available to take the exam.
    1. The exam is to be completed by 3:00pm unless approved by the testing staff to extend the time later.
  3. Students must be in full view of the cameras at all times. Students cannot touch the camera. The Proctor has the right to adjust cameras at any time during the testing process.
  4. Students will receive scratch paper and a writing utensil provided by the College for any examinations. All scratch paper, including any used paper or paper exams, MUST be turned in to the proctor before you leave the Testing Center.
  5. No personal belongings are allowed at the computer/workstation - all backpacks, pencil bags, purses, books MUST be stored in the Testing Center.
  6. Once you receive your exam or it has been initiated on the computer you may not leave the testing site for any reason.  You may not leave the Testing Center during an ATI exam.
  7. No food or drink allowed in Testing Center as outlined by the ATI Proctor Process Guide unless an exemption is approved by ATI in collaboration with the Platt College ADA Coordinator.

Prohibited in the Testing Center:

  1. Cellular phones, all watches, including Smart Watches, iPods, iPads, notebook, and tablet computers, ANY and ALL other forms of electronic devices*. All items listed are prohibited unless necessary for medical reasons, doctor's statement required.   All items listed must be turned into the proctor prior to testing.
  2. The exception to the *electronic devices is the use of a personal laptop while taking a Canvas Lockdown or ATI exam.
  3. Bulky coats, visors, sunglasses, or hats unless worn as a religious requirement or for medical reasons. Hooded sweatshirts and sweaters are permitted after showing all pockets are empty.
  4. Headphones of any kind, listening devices such as radios and/or media players or recorders. ONLY headphones and earplugs provided by the Testing Center are allowed for noise reduction.

Any violations of the above testing center rules the exam will be stopped and the student will be referred to the Dean of Nursing.

Rescheduling ATI retake exams:

Students may request to retake an ATI exam if they wish to improve their score for Capstone placement.  The following are the steps to do so:

  1. An instructor permission is not required to schedule an ATI retake exam.
  2. Students will contact the Test Proctor with the date and time they’d like to retake the exam.  Include the following information:
    1. ATI exam name
    1. Number of retakes (Retake 1 or 2)
    1. Date (M-Th)
    1. A time for 70 or 90 minutes (8:30am-3:00pm), exam to be completed by 3:00pm
  3. An ATI may be taken a total of three times, including the original Course ATI.
  4. An ATI for the current course MAY NOT be retaken in the same quarter and may be scheduled in a future quarter.
  5. There must be a minimum of one week between ATI exams before scheduling a second/third retake exam.  Student should complete the focused review prior to scheduling the retake examination.

Finals Week Exams:

Students must take Final Exams and ATI exams as scheduled during Finals Week.  Exceptions are made only for extenuating circumstances (i.e., death in immediate family) and must be approved prior to Finals Week by the Dean of Nursing. 

Exams are NOT to be taken early unless approved by Faculty for extenuating circumstances.