Welcome back to campus! It’s hard to believe that the University Testing Center (UTC) has completed its first operation phase since opening in August 2022. We look forward to continuing our specialized testing services for Disability Accommodations and Success Strategies (DASS) students needing accommodated testing and our student-athletes needing early or make-up testing due to travel during the competitive season. Beginning this summer, we’ll expand our services to include standard academic make-up testing, fee-based testing for non-SMU students in the local community, and credit-by-exam testing (CLEP) for some SMU courses.
Testing at the UTC is done by appointment weekdays between 8:30 and 3:30 p.m. with extended hours during final exams. Appointments must be made at least 48 business hours before classroom testing dates using the UTC Portal at www.smu.edu/utcportal.
The UTC Portal’s updated exam submission process allows professors to determine when eligible students can test at the UTC, automatically upload tests by course name and section number, and retrieve completed tests with proctoring documentation. Stop by the UTC in the basement of Clements Hall to tour the facility, meet the staff, and have a one-on-one consultation to make the testing experience easier for you and your students!
Scantron Exam processing at the University Testing Center ends May 10th
The University Testing Center (UTC) scanning and reporting service for exam Scantrons will end after AY 2023-24. A few faculty members use the service as the migration to Canvas continues, as directed by the Office of the Provost. This, along with increasing maintenance costs and staffing needs for new testing services at the UTC, was a deciding factor in ending the service. Official announcements will be sent periodically to faculty users through various channels so they may prepare for alternatives.