How to Prepare to Take an Exam at the AEC Testing Center

  • Students MUST have a university issued tower card ID. ID will be held by AEC staff for the duration of the exam. Proctors will assign students to specific seats.

  • The use of books, rulers, compasses, calculator, dictionaries, notes, and/or highlighter etc. are prohibited during exam; unless otherwise written on the Accommodation Form. While taking the exam, the students should have nothing on their desks except the test, essay booklet, answer sheets, and pen/pencils.

  • Gather yourself and belongings prior to entering the exam room. There are others testing and noise and distraction need to be kept to a minimum. For example: if your exam only allows the use of a calculator, walk into the exam room holding an ID, a pen/pencil and a calculator. Everything else should be packed and ready to be placed in an assigned locker.

  • Smoking, eating, and drinking are not permitted in the testing room; unless approved by the Accommodation Form.

  • Breaks for smoking or feeding the meters are not permitted.

  • All electronic and/or recording devices are to be turned off and put away. This includes cell phones, alarm clocks, personal digital assistants, pager, hand held computers, and ipods/mp3 players.

  • Be prepared to leave all personal belongings in an assigned locker: purses, bookbags, laptops, hats/caps, jackets/sweaters, coffee mugs, cell phones, and any other items the proctor deems inappropriate for the exam. If you do not want to part with such items then please do not bring them.

  • AEC proctors will collect all testing materials prior to dismissal: exam, essay booklets, scantrons, and/or scratch paper.

  • Know the location of your exam site in advance. Be advice during finals, the exam locations will change.

  • Arrive to your scheduled exam on time.