Primary Test Center:

North Campus Test Center (NCTC)
W216 Chemistry Building
230 N Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52242 

319-467-4628; doe-proctor@uiowa.edu 

Description: 

All 48 NCTC computer stations provide a reduced distraction environment approved by Student Disability Services. We are also an approved location for proctoring exams from other universities, licensure and certification exams (Meazure Learning), and placement exams (CLEP & DSST).

Fall/Spring Proctoring Hours:

Spring 2024 hours begin on Monday, January 29, 2024 and are Monday - Thursday 9:00AM to 9:00PM & Friday 9:00AM to 4:00PM Closed on designated University of Iowa holidays.

Fall/Spring Extended Hours During Finals Week:

During finals week Spring 2024, the Test Center will be open Monday - Thursday 8:00AM to 10:00PM & Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Winter Session Proctoring Hours:

More details will be available during Fall semester.

Summer Session Proctoring Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM from May 13, 2024 - August 30, 2024.

Parking Options:

Parking is available in the Iowa Memorial Union Parking Ramp and the North Campus Parking Ramp

Additional Information

To make an appointment for a University of Iowa exam:

To make an appointment for a non-University of Iowa exam: 

Map showing location of test center relative to the main entrance.

All activities in any campus test center are monitored and recorded. Use of the test center constitutes consent to video and audio monitoring. Test center policies are as follows:

1. Only items pre-approved by your instructor are allowed at the desk while you test.

  • No collaboration of any kind – unless pre-approved by your instructor.
  • No electronic communication devices (phones, other computers, tablets, watches, etc.).
  • No personal calculators without your instructor’s prior written approval. If allowed, remove the calculator lid to store with your other belongings.
  • No headphones, earbuds, or any other listening devices or accessories may be used or worn during the test, unless directly related to a disability.
  • Foam earplugs may be used to avoid auditory disturbances. The proctor will provide these to you upon request.
  • Hats can be worn with any brims facing backwards or removed and stored with your other belongings.
  • Jackets and/or coats can be worn or removed and stored with your other belongings.
  • Scratch paper will be provided if pre-approved in writing by your instructor.
  • Memory aids may be used only if specifically listed on your Letter of Accommodations and pre-approved in writing by your instructor.
  • No guests are allowed in the test center.

2. You may bring writing instruments and an eraser; any additional personal items must be stored with your other belongings.

3. If you have approved accommodations allowing short breaks and/or access to food, drinks, and medications, you may store them in the lobby and access as needed while testing.

  • If you are allowed short breaks during your test, you may use the lobby as needed but can only leave the proctor’s supervision in the event of an emergency.
  • If an emergency arises during your test, you must check out with the proctor, and check back in with the proctor if, and when, you return to the test. All unsupervised time must and will be accurately reported to your instructor.

4. Proctors are authorized to inspect medical devices for internet connectivity.

  • If your electronic medical device is connected to the internet (i.e. cell phone, smartwatch):
    • Place all alerts on vibrate and store your device in an envelope which must remain on top of your desk while testing.
    • If your device signals an alert, please take it to the lobby to remove it from the envelope and check the alert.
  • If you require a medical device that is not connected to the internet no envelope is required.

Examples of suspicious behavior include (but are not limited to):

  • having a cell phone at the testing station 
  • speaking or communicating to other students in any way 
  • looking at someone else's exam 
  • looking at notes, books or other materials not specifically allowed 
  • using electronic devices not specifically allowed 

  • If you feel sick, please stay home and reschedule your appointment. As long as your new appointment is within the approved exam window, you are able to cancel and reschedule using the Proctored Exams Portal. If you are trying to reschedule outside the approved exam window, you will need to contact your instructor for permission.
  • If you have concerns about testing in person, please contact your instructor to discuss the possibility of alternate testing options. 

Secondary Test Center:

Seating in 2520D UCC will be converted for reduced distraction testing during Spring 2024 final exams to ensure adequate seating for students who need to complete makeup final exams and final exams with accommodations at a Campus Test Center. Seating in 2520D will not have computers available for online exams. To ensure students assigned online exams can schedule final exams at the North Campus Test Center (where computers are available), paper exams are being administratively rescheduled in 2520D UCC.

This change of location is being made administratively and no action is required by students. Scheduled students will soon receive email notification that paper exams have been rescheduled in 2520D UCC, and the new location will appear in the Proctored Exams Portal in ICON.

SDS Test Center:

Student Disability Services (SDS) Exam Services offers proctored exam support for asterisked exam accommodations, such as use of computer or other adaptive equipment for exams, in the University Capitol Centre (UCC). For more information about testing at the SDS test center, please visit the SDS website.