Failure to submit a SEA form on time will jeopardize the student’s ability to take an exam.

Exam Information

 

Please read this page thoroughly for various examination options and instructions.

No matter which option you choose, all students must submit a SEA FORM (Student Examination Agreement) to the MSOL Office. 

Please submit your SEA form to:  and be sure to include your handwritten or digital signature.  An e-mail confirmation is sent when the SEA form is approved.

Failure to submit a SEA form on time will jeopardize the student’s ability to take an exam.  

What is a SEA form?

The SEA form (Student Examination Agreement) is required for all students in the MSOL Program (and for students who are taking courses through UCLA Extension or the Summer Session). 

This form as an agreement between you (the student) and the MSOL Program (and your assigned proctor, if applicable).  It confirms whether the student will be testing on campus or utilizing an off-campus proctor. 

A proctor must have a verified business e-mail address (gmail, yahoo, etc. will not be accepted) reliable access to the internet, the ability to download and print PDF documents, and access to a scanner (to send the completed exams to the MSOL Office).  

Do I need a new SEA form each quarter?

No, you do not need to complete a new SEA form each quarter.

A SEA form is required when: 

  • You are taking your first exam as a new student in the MSOL Program.
  • You need to change your current proctor to a new proctor.  We can store up to two proctors at once; one being your “primary” and the other your “alternate.”  You may alternate between two proctors (or switch back to test on campus) but you must e-mail our office two weeks in advance of an exam to let us know.
  • You previously took an MSOL course via UCLA Extension but have now been officially admitted. 

If the above does not apply, you do not need to submit a new SEA form. 

(The last SEA form you submit will remain as your default option unless you indicate otherwise).  

When is the SEA form due?

If you have determined that a new SEA form is required, please submit your form to: at least two weeks in advance of your next exam.

I'm enrolled in two courses. What are my testing options?

Scenario A: You normally take your exams on-campus (Saturdays)

Solution: You must choose one exam to be proctored off campus (the Friday before the official exam date).  We cannot proctor additional exams before or after the designated exam time.  Please complete a SEA form to indicate your testing preferences/locations.  

Scenario B: You normally take your exams via a proctor.

Solution: You can either take both exams on one day, or take one exam on Friday and one exam on Saturday.  

When can I take my exam(s)?

OFFICIAL EXAM DATES CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR.

Students are expected to take their midterm exam on the official exam date OR the Friday of week 5. 

The final exam should be taken on the official exam date OR the Friday of week 10 (Permission is not required to test on Friday before the official exam date). 

Can I take the exam on a different date?

MSOL discourages the practice of requesting alternate test dates.  To be fair and equitable to all students (and to maintain test integrity) we ask that you take your exam on the official exam date or the Friday before (an added accommodation).  

If you find yourself in an extenuating circumstance that would prohibit you from testing on Friday or Saturday, please e-mail your instructor and ask for written approval to test on a specific date (approval is at the sole discretion of the instructor).  If an alternate date is granted, please forward the approval to:  at least two weeks prior to an exam Since the MSOL Office handles the distribution of exams, it is the student’s responsibility to inform the MSOL Office of any changes/special accommodations (please do not assume that your instructor has provided us with notification).  

I don't live near UCLA. Where can I take my exam(s)?

The websites below may assist you in finding a certified testing center but is not intended as a comprehensive list.  Testing centers can also be found via a web search + your zip code.  If you need suggestions, please send us an e-mail and we would be happy to assist you.  Please scroll down to option 2 for more information on proctor eligibility.  

Consortium of College Testing Centers

Testing sites in Canada

 

Please see the examination options below:

OPTION 1: ON CAMPUS EXAMINATIONS

Please arrive to campus at least 45 minutes prior to the exam time.  Bring two forms of photo identification.

Note: If you are enrolled in two courses, you must choose one exam to be proctored off campus (the Friday before the official exam date).  We cannot proctor additional exams before or after the designated exam time.

PARKING: UCLA has parking for $13 a day.  Lot 9 is the closest parking location to Boelter Hall/Math Science Building.  For more information about parking and to view campus maps, please visit: http://www.ucla.edu/maps-directions-parking/

WINTER QUARTER 2020 ON-CAMPUS EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

FINAL DATE TIME  ROOM
CEE 154 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Boelter Hall 4283
CS 217A SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Boelter Hall 5514
CS 260 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
ECE 209AS See Class Announcement N/A N/A
ECE M214A SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Boelter Hall 5272
ECE 215C SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 2 – 4 PM Boelter Hall 5420
ECE 230A SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Boelter Hall 5419
ECE 232B SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Boelter Hall 5420
ECE C247 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 1- 3 PM Boelter Hall 4283
ENGR 188 (Sec 80) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Math Science 3915A
ENGR 188 (Sec 81) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 2:30 – 4:30 PM Math Science 5203
ENGR 200 (Sec 80) See Class Announcement N/A N/A
ENGR 200 (Sec 81) See Class Announcement N/A N/A
ENGR 204 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1 – 3 PM Boelter Hall 5436
ENGR 212 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE 161B SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Boelter Hall 5252
MAE M168 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE M183B SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Boelter Hall 5422
MAE M297B See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MSE 298 (Sec 80) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Math Science 5137
MSE 298 (Sec 81) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 1- 3 PM Math Science 5148

For directions to your on-campus exam, please refer to the map below:

OPTION 2: OFF-CAMPUS EXAMINATIONS (i.e. professional testing center, student’s place of employment)

Students are responsible for finding a qualified proctor to administer each exam.  Any fees incurred are also the student’s responsibility.  To protect the integrity of examinations, MSOL reserves the right to reject any proposed proctor or any previously approved proctor.  Special accommodations must be documented with CAE prior to an examination date.

Acceptable proctors include:

  • College or university testing center proctor
  • College or university faculty member (academic relationship only)
  • Test administrator at a professional/NCTA testing center
  • Librarian
  • Military: Educational Services Officer or higher ranking officer
  • Corporate Education Coordinator or Human Resources Representative (this option may be available at large companies, typically through a human resources office)

PLEASE NOTE: You may be asked to submit a copy of your proctor’s business card or provide a web link that can establish their eligibility as a proctor (i.e. an online college/university staff directory).

TIPS:

  • Confirm the proctor’s availability at least 1-2 weeks in advance (there have been instances where the proctor is out of the office or no longer employed with the company).
  • If utilizing a testing center, ask if a general business e-mail address can be used versus the individual proctor’s e-mail address.

RELEASE OF EXAMS

Detailed instructions (varies by each instructor) will be provided to proctors in advance of the exam date.  Provided our office has received the exam from your instructor, exams are released to proctors 1-2 days in advance of the official exam date.  Students must complete the exam no later than the official exam date.  Proctors are responsible for returning all exam materials immediately following the completion of the exam.  If students or proctors do not follow the exam procedures, the exam may be forfeited.