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Schedule Tests at the DRO

DRO Proctoring Services

The DRO provides limited proctoring services when an instructor is unable to provide testing accommodations within the academic department and requires the use of an alternative testing location.

Masks are no longer required but are highly encouraged since the DRO Proctoring Center is a high-density space.

Locations

  • The DRO Proctoring Center is located in Suite 107 on the first floor of Holmes Hall.
  • DRO’s secondary testing location is located in DRO’s main office – Suite 304 on the third floor of Holmes Hall.

Contact Information

  • E-mail – dro-testing@ncsu.edu – Preferred method for quickest response
  • Phone – 919-513-3769

Regular Semester Proctoring Hours

  • 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Final Exam Proctoring Hours

  • 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on regularly scheduled final exam days.
  • DRO does not administer exams on Reading Day(s).
  • Check the university’s final exam calendar if the date and time are not on your syllabus.

Scheduling a test indicates that both the student and the instructor:

  1. have reviewed and discussed the student’s Accommodation Letter;
  2. understand and agree to the approved testing accommodations; and
  3. understand and agree to comply with DRO policies and procedures as well as the Code of Student Conduct.

All reservations should start at the same time as the class if at all possible. If that is not possible, due to academic conflicts or the class taking place outside DRO’s testing hours, use the following order of operations.

  1. The reservation should overlap the class period as much as possible, either by starting early and ending at the class’ end time, or by starting slightly later to allow you time to get to DRO from another campus.
  2. The reservation should start as soon as possible AFTER the class period.
  3. If your instructor prefers you to take the exam before the class period, please forward that permission to dro-testing@ncsu.edu and ask for help in making the reservation.

Main Campus Courses

To ensure space availability, all reservations should be made as early in the semester as possible.  Requests should be made no less than five business days (unless otherwise specified) before each exam date.

  1. Request space at the DRO through the DRO Student Portal.  Step-by-step instructions are available for your convenience.
  2. If space is unavailable or you encounter difficulty using the portal to schedule a test use the DRO Scheduling Form.
  3. Once a reservation has been made, notify the instructor of the date and time by forwarding the confirmation email.  Instructors will receive an email notification requesting confirmation of exam details and to upload the exam file.  DRO proctors as indicated by the details provided.

Centennial Campus Courses

Students registered for courses on Centennial have two location options:

  1. schedule at the DRO following the “Main Campus Courses” process above; or
  2. if preferred, schedule at DELTA Testing Services* by completing the DELTA Accommodation Request Form at least 72 hours prior to the exam date.
    1. When completing the request form select, “Yes, I have a DRO letter and DRO is full or testing on Centennial is more convenient”.
    2. All final exam appointments must be scheduled by March 31, 2023.
  • DELTA Testing Services is DRO’s overflow partner and has a large testing center on Centennial Campus in the Venture IV building.
  • *NOTE – DRO and DELTA are different departments!

Distance Education, Online, and DELTA Testing Courses

  • DELTA Testing Services* handles accommodations for distance education and online courses, as well as for certain on-campus classes.
  • *NOTE – DRO and DELTA are different departments!

Exams at the DELTA Testing Centers are by appointment only.

Students must fill out the DELTA Accommodation Request Form for each course proctored by DELTA Testing Services in which accommodations are received. To complete this form you must upload a copy of your accommodation letter (so, first download a copy of the Accommodation Letter from the DRO Student Portal). Students will attach a PDF copy of the official accommodation letter they receive from the Disability Resource Office to this form. This letter states CONFIDENTIAL at the top, lists both the current semester and the accommodations that are received for the student’s course (this letter is different from the DRO Eligibility Summary).

Once DELTA has processed your request(s), they will send a confirmation email informing you that your appointments can be made. Appointments must be made at least 4 hours in advance.

Engineering Online Courses

Download a copy of the Accommodation Letter from the DRO Student Portal and send that to the Proctor you will use for the Engineering Online exam.

Students arriving more than 20 minutes late will need to have the instructor send permission to the DRO for the student to take the exam within the remaining time or to re-schedule.  Testers that arrive 1-20 minutes late will only receive the remaining time of their scheduled reservation.  If you think you will be late for a reservation please send an e-mail to dro-testing@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-3769.

Students must contact DRO as soon as they know they will not need to or will not be able to keep a reservation. Repeated no-shows may result in a student’s remaining reservations being cancelled.

The scheduling system does not offer an option to cancel or update reservations at this time. Send an e-mail to dro-testing@ncsu.edu and let us know the date and course of the reservation. If you need the reservation moved just forward your instructor’s update (for exams the instructor has moved to a new date) or permission (if the instructor is giving you permission to take the exam on another day or at another time).

DRO does not provide parking passes for testing.  Plan to park wherever you do for class and walk / take the Wolfline to your testing location.

DRO utilizes cameras to assist in the monitoring of the testing space. Students are expected to adhere to all DRO Proctoring Policies and the Code of Student Conduct.  Infractions will result in the exam period’s immediate termination and notification will be sent to the instructor.  Students found to be violating policies may lose the privilege to take tests at the DRO Proctoring Center.

Disallowed items are any items that instructors have not allowed on the testing form. Possession of any disallowed items in the testing area is a violation, regardless of intention. All electronics must be left in your bag and always include communication devices (phones, tablets, smart watches) and smart pens. Turn off your phone -including alarms- before checking in. Phones that ring or have alarms go off will be turned off by DRO staff.

Please note that since TI-Nspire calculators are capable of internet connection and have advanced file storage capabilities they are, as a rule, disallowed at DRO. If your instructor allows these models, ask them to specify this in writing as early as possible in the semester so that we can set up an exception.

  • DRO does not allow the utilization of Blue Books unless the instructor has made prior arrangements for them with the DRO.
  •  DRO has earplugs and headphones available to reduce ambient noise distractions. Students may use their own personal noise cancelling headphones when approved by the proctoring staff.
  • DRO computers are equipped with assistive technology and standard software; however, instructors should consult with DRO if a specific computer program or software is required. Students may only use computers when specified by the instructor or if needed as an accommodation.

See the Testing Space

Video Walkthrough