Exam Information

BG Campus

Exam proctoring arrangements can be made with faculty, department staff or the Testing Center at Jerome Library. The Testing Center can accommodate students with extended time for exams and/or a testing environment with limited distractions. If a student is eligible for additional exam accommodations (ex. reader, scribe, etc.), arrangements may be made with the Accessibility Services Office.

Firelands Campus

Exam proctoring arrangements can be made with faculty, department staff or the Teaching and Learning Center.

Testing Center at Jerome Library

BG Campus students that are directed by faculty to utilize the Testing Center should arrange an appointment for their exam to be proctored. Faculty should encourage students to utilize this service if they do not have alternate arrangements for proctoring. All tests must be arranged by appointment, and appointments must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance. Students can do this through the Testing Center webpage. Scheduling questions may be directed to testcenter@bgsu.edu. Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


  • Share your accommodation memo with your professors. If you need another copy of your memo, please contact our office, and we can email it to you.
  • Talk with your professors a week before each exam to make arrangements. Find out if your exam will be proctored by your professor, department staff or the campus testing center. 
  • BG Campus students who are eligible for extensive exam accommodations (ex. reader, scribe, etc.) may use the Accessibility Services Office for exam proctoring, if needed. 

Accessibility Services proctoring is available by appointment, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., using the following steps:

  1. Contact your Accessibility Services staff member to verify eligibility to take exams in our office. 
  2. Contact your professor to find out when you are allowed to take the exam. Your professor may have requirements on the date(s) or time(s) that you will be permitted to take the exam.
  3. Contact our office at least 72 hours in advance of your test time to make your appointment. Call us at 419-372-8495 or email us at access@bgsu.edu with the following information: your name, your phone number, your email address, exam date and time, course name and number, instructor name and instructor email address.
  4. Communicate your appointment booking with your professor. They will provide Accessibility Services with your exam and exam instructions prior to the exam. They will receive an email from our office as well requesting this information.
  5. Respond to any correspondence from our office regarding your appointment. We may have additional questions or have specific information to relay to you.
  6. Arrive promptly for your appointment. The end of your appointment cannot be extended.


  • Please review accommodation memos received from students. Any questions related to how these accommodations will be delivered can be sent to Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu.
  • For online assessments, you will need to utilize the Canvas accessibility tools to proctor your exams; and, if audio format is needed, LockDown browser cannot be used as it does not allow the reading software to open.

Providing Accommodations for Online Exams:

  1. Extra test time – In Canvas, professors extend the timer for students with disabilities who have this approved accommodation. If professors need assistance with extending the timer for a particular student, they can contact the Center for Faculty Excellence at 419-372-6898.
  2. Exams in audio format or read aloud – If a student is eligible for this accommodation, professors need to ensure that the exam posted on Canvas does not have LockDown Browser in use. LockDown conflicts with the FREE online reading software, Natural Reader, that students utilize for online exams.

Updated: 02/15/2023 10:39AM