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General Testing Rules



1) PHOTO IDENTIFICATION - Photo identification is required to test - Hunter College identification or other student identification, driver license, passport or another form of government issued photo identification, are all acceptable forms of photo identification for CUNY exams. Photo identification must be current. Original photo identification must be presented - photocopies, faxed copies and/or electronic copies are not allowed.

2) ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Only electronic devices permitted during the exam is to be turned on.  All other electronic devices containing an off and on option, including cellular phones and watches, are to be turned off and put away. Not permitted electronic devices containing an off and on option, including cellular phones and watches, are not allowed until the testing session has finished. Kindly be advised that calculators are not permitted for certain exams. What operating systems can students use to test? Students can test using Windows, MacOS, or Chrome OS. Note, the following devices cannot be used for testing: iPad, Kindle, and Tablets.

A webcam, smartphone, mic and strong internet connection are required to test.  The student's testing station should only include the testing device (with working mic and webcam), keyboard, mouse, scrap paper (if permitted), and writing instrument (if permitted).  (Calulators, scrap paper and pencils are not permitted for the MPT)

3) RESTROOM BREAKS - Students are advised to use the restroom before starting the exam. Upon exiting the exam, all testing material(s) must be submitted. The Office of AccessABILITY ( may provide special waivers to this rule as needed. Documentation of waiver must be sent via email to at least two weeks prior to the exam.

4) QUIET, WELL LIT ROOM - No one, other than the student who is taking the exam, is allowed in the room used for testing.  Please make arrangements to help ensure a quiet, well lit testing environment.

5) PROCESS - Before the scheduled exam session, students should perform a system verification to confirm that all required electronic devices meet all the specifications required. Students are to make sure that the permissions on their testing device are set to allow for screen sharing and remote control access.  A strong internet connection is required.  At the time of the exam, students will log in to the exam session via ZOOM app (the web version cannot be used for testing) on their testing device and smartphone and then wait to be assigned to a testing room. Photo identification must be seen and verified by a proctor. The proctor will remain in the testing room for the duration of the exam.  

6) VIOLATION OF RULES - If a candidate violates the guidelines established by the Hunter College Testing Center or the professor providing the exam, the incident will be reported for possible academic disciplinary action.

7) SPECIAL TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS - Candidates who require testing accommodations for Hunter related exams should submit proof of their need for testing accommodations to the Office of AccessABILITY at least two weeks prior to the exam date. Requesting testing accommodations in less than two weeks may require the exam to be rescheduled to ensure that the accommodations are met. Our office would like to urge you not to waive your right to accommodations under any circumstances.

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