The DRC Testing Center is devoted to providing a safe, reliable, welcoming testing environment that empowers students to self-advocate for their needs and possible testing accommodations while also safeguarding the integrity of the tests entrusted to us by faculty.
Masks are still required in the DRC, even while optional on campus. Please put on a mask before entering the office.
Winter Quarter 2023
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Evening Testing: Available by appointment– please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be closed on the following days:
- Tuesday, April 19th
- Monday, May 29th
- Monday, June 19th
Finals Week: March 22nd – 24th
Tuesday: Student Success Day, no classes.
We have limited availability for Final Exams. You will not be able to schedule your Final in MyDRC. Please email the DRC to schedule!
BC’s Final Exam Schedule for assistance in scheduling your final exams.
Information for Students:
To Schedule Your Testing Appointments with the DRC:
- Log-in to MyDRC
- In the menu on the left select “Alternative Testing”
- Choose your class from the “Select Class” drop-down menu and click “Schedule an Exam”
- If your class does not appear in this list either your instructor has chosen “Class Has No Exams” for the class or you have not requested testing accommodations for this class
- Click “View All Upcoming Exam Requests” (if present) to see all exam requests already made for this course to avoid double-scheduling an exam
- Please review the information boxes at the top of the Exam Request page carefully – they may provide information from your instructor about scheduling your exams
- To schedule, find the Exam Detail box and completely fill out all required fields.
- Test time should overlap with the class time when possible
- Only choose the accommodations and/or “Required Technology” needed for each specific exam
- Add any additional notes for the DRC (Instructor will NOT see these)
- A successful submission will reload the page with a “System Update Is Successful” message at the top.
When scheduling your testing appointments online in MyDRC your instructor will automatically be notified via email. They will then deliver your test to the DRC for your scheduled test.
You can also modify and cancel testing appointments through MyDRC.
Other Ways to schedule:
You may also email the DRC directly to schedule your testing appointments, or to address any questions or concerns you may have.
If you encounter any difficulties with either of these scheduling options or would like more support with scheduling your tests, please contact us!
Request Testing Accommodations
- Request your Testing Accommodations. Accommodations for testing can be requested at any time during the quarter, but they cannot be applied to tests already taken.
- NOTE: When requesting accommodations for a class, testing accommodations are requested as a group. You will be able to choose specific testing accommodations when scheduling testing appointments.
Talk with your Instructor About Testing Accommodations
Please talk with your instructor about your testing accommodations and how they provide testing. If you or your instructor determine your tests should be proctored by the DRC please schedule your tests through one of the ways listed in “How to Schedule Tests” above or contact us for more support.
Respond to communication from the DRC and your instructor.
Check your Bellevue College email often and respond to all questions! It is important we receive timely responses to emails in order to appropriately support your testing experience.
Schedule your Exam Appointments
- All tests must be scheduled in advance
- Tests or testing space may not be available if not scheduled
- Schedule your test at least one week prior to the test date if you need a Reader, Scribe, or ASL interpreter
- Tests must be scheduled between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday.
- Evening Testing: Available by appointment– please email email@example.com
- Winter Quarter: 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.
- Check with your instructor about an alternate start time for exams if your schedule or the class schedule conflicts with the DRC testing hours
- Tests should be scheduled to overlap with the class testing time.
- If you need test outside of the class test time or on a different date:
- Your request must follow the guidelines provided by your instructor on the MyDRC Test Proctoring Form; or
- The DRC must receive approval from your instructor for the requested date and time.
- You are expected to take the test in the same format as the class.
- If the class is testing on campus, you should as well
- If the class is testing online, you should test online too.
- Notify the DRC office if a test is cancelled, or you no longer need to test with us.
- If an unscheduled test is announced or a test date is changed, please Email us or make the appropriate changes in MyDRC as soon as possible!
- Please CC your instructor on this email to keep them in the loop.
- Your instructor will be automatically emailed if changes are made through MyDRC.
- Arrive at the DRC Office, U001
- If you are running late, let us know!
- Bring and use only the materials indicated by the instructor on the Test Proctoring Form.
- Non-testing materials, such as Cell Phones, must be stowed in lockers provided in the DRC Office.
- Feel free to bring snacks or drinks for during your exam! You can also ask the Front Desk for snacks and drinks.
- No testing materials are allowed outside DRC Testing during the test appointment.
- If you need to take a break, leave all of your materials in the testing room and notify the proctor when you leave and return.
- Generally, breaks do not count against your test time. Breaks of excessive length or number may be reported to the instructor.
- Please inform the Test Proctor of any personal or medical needs that may arise during testing.
- Notify the proctor immediately should you encounter any difficulty during your test.
- All tests must be returned to the proctor before the office closes for the day.
- Testing is closed when Bellevue College or the DRC office is closed. In the event of an unexpected closure, all testing appointments will need to be rescheduled. Students can reschedule tests through MyDRC or by contacting the DRC Office.
- Please sign up for BC Rave Alerts to receive urgent campus notifications.
This option is only available for DRC students in classes with online testing proctored by either the instructor or monitoring software. The DRC has some limited availability to remotely proctor online exams via Zoom or Teams. Below are the suggested steps for arranging online test proctoring with the DRC:
- Talk with your instructor about how your testing accommodations will be provided. Instructors have varying abilities to provide testing accommodations depending on how they choose to administer their tests. You and your instructor can determine the best way to provide your testing accommodations and how the DRC can support.
- Complete the Student Alternative Testing Request Form. If your instructor isn’t sure how to provide an accommodation or you still have concerns about being provided your testing accommodations, please complete the Student Testing Request form. Please provide as much detail as possible. Using this information we will determine how we can best support your online testing needs.
- A webcam and microphone are required for online tests proctored by the DRC. You will need to keep both the camera and microphone on for the duration of your test. Additionally, all testing proctored by the DRC will be recorded in case of potential testing irregularities. These recordings will only be used in the event there is suspicion of an irregularity and will be deleted after three days if no concerns are raised. Depending on the testing method used by your instructor it may also be necessary for you to “share your screen” with the test proctor in order to monitor your internet activity and access to support materials.
- Schedule your Testing Appointments. All tests must be scheduled in advance – a minimum or 3 business days; more if some specific accommodations need to be arranged. Please follow the instructions in “How to Schedule Tests” (above) and indicate you are scheduling an online test. Ideally you should schedule all tests for the quarter as soon as remote proctoring is approved.
- Respond to communication from the DRC and/or your instructor. Check your Bellevue College email often and respond to all questions! This includes calendar invites the DRC may send you when scheduling your testing appointments. Sometimes scheduling online tests requires more coordination than in-person testing. It is important we receive timely responses to emails in order to appropriately support your testing experience.
- Familiarize yourself with our remote testing procedures. This process will be emailed once you have scheduled a testing appointment with the DRC. The DRC’s Remote Testing Procedures are also available to review so you can be aware of the process and raise any questions prior to a testing appointment.
Test appointments for finals must be made in advance. We will email deadlines and reminders for scheduling final exams every quarter. If you do not schedule your final, you may need to take your exam in the classroom.
Due to space limitations not all Finals with the DRC are taken in the DRC Testing Center. We reserve alternate spaces for other students to test. We limit noise and distraction in these spaces and spread students out as much as possible. When your Finals email reminder is sent the week before Finals, it will include your testing location.
Be sure to be on time when scheduling your final tests for the quarter!
All students are expected to abide by BC’s Student Conduct Code.
- Academic Dishonesty (aka cheating) will not be tolerated.
- Academic Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and fabrication.
- Use of cellphones, tablets, laptops, digital media players, smart watches, or any other WiFi capable device is strictly forbidden unless explicitly approved by an instructor or other authority.
- All testing is monitored and recorded by closed-circuit cameras and computer-screen monitoring software.
- All incidents of potential academic dishonesty will be documented and reported to the Manager of Student Conduct and instructors.
If there is suspicion of academic dishonesty:
- The proctor or other DRC staff will approach you and remove any materials that you are not allowed to use on your test. This may include, but is not limited to, cell phones or additional notes.
- Your test will be marked to indicate the items you have worked on with the unapproved test aides.
- Screenshots from our closed-circuit cameras may be added for verification.
- Your instructor will be sent an email explaining the situation; the Dean of Student Success will be CC’ed on this email.
- Your instructor will determine what action will be taken regarding the test.
- We encourage all instructors to treat cases of academic dishonesty as outlined in their syllabus and as they would with any student.
- The Dean of Student Success also makes a decision as to whether to pursue a conduct case separate from the classroom.
Information for Faculty:
MyDRC is a database the Disability Resource Center uses to maintain student records related to accommodations. This database includes many modules, including one for the support of Alternative Testing Accommodations.
The MyDRC Test Proctoring Form allows faculty to fill out one form per course covering all students and all tests in the course for the entire quarter. Faculty can also copy a proctoring form from one course to another (using the MyDRC Faculty Portal) or request the DRC staff copy forms for them. Once the proctoring form is completed, Faculty will receive an email notification for each test appointment created for a student.
Faculty should complete the MyDRC Test Proctoring Form through the link provided in the Letter of Accommodation, as early in the quarter as they are able to do so. This form can also be accessed through the MyDRC Faculty Portal.
For more information on the different methods of submitting tests to the DRC, see “Receiving Tests” below.
Important: The DRC will not accept tests delivered by students unaccompanied by their instructor.
NOTE: Our options are changing as we adjust to you new space in U001. We will update this as we determine available options!
Instructors can submit tests:
- via MyDRC
- to our email, firstname.lastname@example.org
- to our Front Desk in U001
- to our Drop Box, outside the ground floor entrance to the U-Building
NOTE: Our options are changing as we adjust to our new space in U001. We will update this as we determine available options!
Instructors can receive their tests:
- by downloading a scan from MyDRC Faculty Portal
- as an emailed scan, with the hard copy sent via campus mail
- in a tamper proof envelope delivered by their student
- from pick-up in U001
- by online test submission (Canvas, MyMathLab, etc)
We can also return any extra or untaken exams using these methods, or shred them at your request! Please let us know what you would prefer.
Last Updated March 15, 2023