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Non-UA Student Proctored Testing Instructions

The University of Alabama’s Bama By Distance Testing Services is happy to be able to assist you with your testing needs. There is no charge for this service. Contact our office to determine available testing hours.

The process for requesting and taking examinations in our on-campus testing location is outlined below.

Before You Come To Campus

  • Contact your institution to send us your testing information. It is your responsibility to ensure that the exam or password information is sent to our office in the appropriate time frame for you to take all exams. Information for submitting the exam to our office is included on the proctor request form.
  • Submit a proctor request form. Proctor request forms, exams or passwords can only be accepted by email, testing@ccs.ua.edu, or by fax, (205) 348-0249 or 855-274-6766.
  • No walk-in appointments. You must be scheduled in order to test. Tests must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, excluding weekends and holidays.
  • Available appointment hours are subject to change. If there is a University closure, Bama By Distance Testing Services will also be closed.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that exams are scheduled and taken by their institution’s test deadlines.
  • Final exams can only be taken during The University of Alabama’s finals week. No regular exams (including non-UA exams) will be allowed during finals week.

When You Get To Campus

  • No food or drinks are allowed in the testing center; this includes bottled water.
  • Our storage space is limited. Please avoid bringing backpacks, large purses or cell phones. You will be given a key to a locker for your personal items. You must leave all items except the items your instructor allows for the exam in your assigned locker.
  • You must present two forms of ID when testing in our office, and one form must be a picture ID.
  • We cannot download any programs in order to facilitate an exam. You must be able to access the exam directly from the internet.
  • You must return any scratch paper to the testing center before leaving the front desk area.
  • If there is an emergency — a fire, tornado, etc. — students must follow directions from the testing coordinators.