Rules and Guidelines 

Student Guidelines and Responsibilities


Bring your PGCC photo ID

ID with name and picture

Students taking academic tests (any test or exam required by a course in which a student is enrolled at PGCC) are required to have their PGCC Student ID card, which must be presented to Testing Center staff when checking in. Any student who does not present his/her valid PGCC Student ID card will not be allowed to take any academic tests. We encourage students to obtain a PGCC ID card as soon as possible after they have registered for classes and carry it with them on any PGCC campus.

Prospective students who want to take the placement test should refer to the placement test instructions.

Make sure you have and KNOW your 7-digit student ID number (Colleague ID).

Student ID numbers are required

After you applied and paid your application fee, the Admissions office assigned you a student ID number to be used for registration and all tests. You may find this number on your bill, on your schedule, or by logging into your Owl Link account.

Your student ID number is also encoded in the bar code of your PGCC student ID card, which you are required to present when entering the testing center.

Monitoring, Academic Integrity, and Violations of the Rules

Students using the Testing Center MUST consent to observation and surveillance during the time they are in the Testing Center, which may include both audio and video recording. Any violation of Testing Center rules, the Code of Conduct, or the Academic Integrity Policy will be documented & reported to your instructor and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Any notes or other unauthorized materials will be collected by Testing Center staff and made available to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, the instructor (for course-related tests), or other appropriate Academic Affairs or Student Services personnel.

The Testing Center's rules have been established to insure fairness in the reporting of examination results and to protect the integrity of the examination process. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the denial of access to, or expulsion from, the Testing Center. Instances of suspected academic dishonesty will result in the initiation of disciplinary proceedings as outlined in the College's Code of Conduct. All such occurrences will be documented and reported to the instructor and/or responsible administrator. Breaking any Testing Center rules is considered a violation of the College's Code of Conduct.

Personal property MUST be secured in lockers

No personal property (including, but not limited to books, notes, purses, bags, phones, pagers, PDAs) is allowed at the testing stations. Lockers are provided for personal belongings at a 1 Quarter. Lockers will not lock without a quarter. Your quarter will be returned to you by the locker mechanism, when you retrieve your belongings. All personal possessions must be secured in lockers. Students must have quarters to use the lockers - change is not available from our staff. Change machines are located in vending areas around the campus.

Examinees may not bring Food, Drink, Chewing Gum or Candy into the Center

Any other item or material which the SAS staff determines to be a security risk, potentially disruptive or distracting for any reason is not allowed.

Special needs testing accommodations

Special needs students should contact Disability Support Services to obtain permission to test under exceptional circumstances. Any testing accommodation which conflicts with any Testing Center rule must be approved in advance by their director. Disability Support Services is located in Bladen Hall, Room 124. Their main telephone number is (301) 546-0838, TDD: (301) 546-0122.

Only examinees are allowed in the Center

Friends, family, children, spouses, etc. are not permitted

Examinees may not leave the Center after testing has begun.

Once an examination has been distributed, the student may not leave the room for any reason. If a medical condition exists which requires frequent use of restroom facilities, written permission must be obtained from Disability Support Services prior to an examination. Violation of this rule is considered academic dishonesty violation and will be treated and disciplined as such.

Conduct While in the Testing Center