Proctoring with DSP - What to Expect the Day of Your Exam

Directions to our exam locations are below

All students taking exams with DSP Proctoring will be held to the same standard as all students as outlined in the Berkeley Campus Code of Student Conduct(link is external) and the Academic Honor Code(link is external), which includes the following:

“As a member of the UC Berkeley community, I act with honesty, integrity, and respect for others.”

Proctoring with DSP

Please arrive 15 minutes early, with your student ID, to your testing location so your proctor has sufficient time to check you in. Please refer to the confirmation email sent to you by DSP for YOUR exam location. (NOTE:  BRING YOUR CAL ID to CHECK-IN)

**Be sure to visit the location of your exam prior to the exam date to avoid getting lost on the day of your exam.**

If you arrive late, you will not be given additional time to take your exam. If you are more than 15 minutes late your exam may be canceled unless the instructor allows the exam to be administered (additional time will still not be provided).

(Directions to Exam locations are listed below)

Please come prepared with all the materials you will need to take your exam. DSP does not provide any pens, pencils, erasers, blue books, scantrons, calculators, etc. 

After your proctor has checked you in they will confirm your testing information and instruct you to turn off your cell phone and place it into your bag. All of your belongings, except those needed for testing, will stay with the proctor. You will be shown to your testing area and may request a 5, 10, or 15-minute warning from the proctor. You may begin your exam when your proctor instructs you to do so.  

You may go to the proctor to ask questions about the exam but proctors are not allowed to answer questions about the exam themselves. The proctor will connect you to your professor, or a GSI  from your class so you may ask them directly. If you need to use the restroom or get a quick glass of water please inform your proctor.  

If you leave the test site for any other reason without a proctor, your exam will be sealed and you will not be allowed to finish.

Once you are finished you may return the finished exam to your proctor. Your proctor will confirm with you that you are finished and seal the exam in an envelope in front of you. Once the exam is sealed you are finished and can enjoy the rest of the day.

Directions to DSP Exam Locations:

Please refer to the confirmation email sent to you by DSP for YOUR exam location.

**Be sure to visit the location of your exam prior to the exam date to avoid getting lost on the day of your exam.**

1 University Hall:  Enter University Hall on the north side of the building on University Ave.

Evans B3A (Basement): Enter Evans Hall from the East (main) entrance and take the elevator to the basement. Turn left and follow the hallway to the end. Evans basement can be cold so dress accordingly.

Wheeler Hall, Rm# 212: Located on the second floor along the back of the building on the north side.

Wheeler 1-8Rooms 1-8 are located in the basement of Wheeler Hall.  Enter through the northwest ground-floor entrance under the stone staircase, across from Doe Library, turn left immediately upon entering through the access doors.

Moffitt 224Enter Moffitt to the right of the south-facing entrance (opposite of the Free Speech Café and behind the newspapers of the world). Take the elevator or the stairs down one floor.

Moffit Entrance

Entrance to proctoring at Moffit Library

Room 224 is located in the east classroom wing, one floor down from the main entrance. The entrance is located outside the Moffitt library on the right side by the bulletin boards.

Wheeler Entrance

Basement entrance to Wheeler Hall on the north side of the building. A student in a wheelchair is seen turning left under the staircase that leads to the basement entrance's doors.

Rooms #1-8 are located in the basement. If you use the North Wheeler Hall accessible entrance, it will place you in the basement of Wheeler Hall. As soon as you go through the accessible doors, the entryway to Wheeler Hall Room #1-8 will be immediately on the left side.

Contact Faculty

After receiving or requesting your Letters of Accommodation, confirm with your professor that they also received a copy and understand its contents. In general, DSP encourages you to let your faculty know your preferences for exam accommodation, i.e. if you prefer that they put in a request through DSP, or that you be proctored through the department.

Time Conflicts

If there is a time conflict between the time or date of your proctoring appointment and another exam, please email your professor or GSI and give them times and dates that work for you. This should occur early on in the semester or, ideally, prior to registering for classes.  If you receive extended time on exams, for example, be sure not to schedule courses iback-to-back.  Also, check the final exam schedule.  If you have extended time and have several final exams in a day, you may want to speak with your professors to discuss alternatives.  

Taking an Exam with DSP

A student is sitting down, facing away, taking an exam in the Wheeler proctoring suite.

Our exam rooms include individual (room alone) stations, as well as reduced distraction environments for students taking exams. Some station are equipped with computers, furniture, or other assistive technologies as specified in each student’s accommodation letter.

Support During Exams

A student is returning an exam to a smiling proctor in the Wheeler proctoring suite.

A student returning a finished exam to one of our proctors. Proctors are available and ready to answer basic process questions throughout an accommodated exam. They can also contact your faculty member or graduate student instructor with exam content related questions should the need arise.