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

Exam Information


FALL 2020
: Midterm exams will take place from Friday 11/06/20 – Saturday 11/07/20. You are NOT required to seek an in-person proctor or test on-campus at this time.

Please refer to your instructor for specific exam instructions. During COVID-19 measures, your default test option will be the method chosen by your instructor. Accommodations are at the discretion of each instructor. If you have received approval for accommodations, you must notify our office at least two weeks prior to your exam date.

There is no need to submit an additional SEA form to indicate that you will be testing virtually for Fall 2020. Once in-person exams resume, your prior proctor and test location will become your default testing option once more.

When in-person exams resume: Please submit a SEA form to the MSOL office at Failure to submit a SEA form on time will significantly jeopardize your ability to take an exam.

 
What is a SEA form?

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

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

Please submit your form at least two weeks in advance of an exam so that our office may deliver your exam on time. If you are planning to test at UCLA, the form additionally will let your instructor know how many exams to prepare.

NOTE: Your proctor must have a verified business e-mail address (Gmail, Yahoo, etc. are not accepted), reliable access to the internet, the ability to download and print PDF documents, and access to a scanner in order to send the completed exam 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 only 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: your “primary” proctor and an “alternate” substitute. You may alternate between the 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 your default option until you indicate otherwise.

When is the SEA form due?
I'm enrolled in two courses. What are my testing options?

Scenario A: You normally take your exams on-campus on the Saturday of an exam week.

Solution A: You must choose one exam to be proctored off-campus on the Friday before the official exam date. We cannot proctor additional exams before or after the designated exam time. Please submit a completed SEA form at least two weeks in advance to indicate your testing preferences and locations.

Scenario B: You normally take your exams off-campus with a proctor or at a test center.

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

When can I take my exams?

OFFICIAL EXAM DATES CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR.

The midterm exam should be taken 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 the Friday before an official exam date.

Alternate accommodations are at the discretion of each instructor.

FALL 2020: During COVID-19 measures, your default test time will be that which has been selected by your instructor. Accommodations for alternate test times are at the discretion of each instructor. If you have received approval for accommodations, you must notify our office at least two weeks prior to your 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, as well as to maintain test integrity, we ask that you take your exam on the official exam date OR the Friday before an official exam date.

If you find yourself in an extenuating circumstance that would prohibit you from testing on Friday or Saturday, please email your instructor directly 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, forward the written approval to at least two weeks prior to an exam.

Because the MSOL office handles the distribution of exams, it is your responsibility to inform the MSOL office of any changes or special accommodations. Please do not assume that your instructor has provided us with notification.

Failure to inform our office of a change in test date, proctor, or test center in advance will jeopardize your ability to take an exam.

FALL 2020: During COVID-19 measures, your default test time will be that which has been selected by your instructor. Accommodations for alternate test times are at the discretion of each instructor. If you have received approval for accommodations, you must notify our office at least two weeks prior to your exam date.

I don't live near UCLA. Where can I take my exams?

The websites below will assist you in finding a certified test center. However, they are not intended as comprehensive lists. Test centers can also be found via a web search including your zip code. If you need assistance, please send us an email.

Scroll down to Option 2 for more information on proctor eligibility.

Consortium of College Testing Centers

Testing sites in Canada

How do I obtain accessiblilty accommodations?

Please contact the Center for Accessible Education if you require special exam accommodations due to a documented disability.

Students are to notify instructors about extra time accommodations as early in each quarter as possible (e.g., prior to or at the beginning of instruction).

In order to release your Letters of Accommodation, please visit the CAE Student Portal. The CAE is also able to provide accommodation instructions for faculty.

 

Please see the examination options below:

OPTION 1: ON-CAMPUS EXAMS


FALL 2020: Midterm exams will take place from Friday 11/06/20 – Saturday 11/07/20. You are NOT required to seek an in-person proctor or test on-campus at this time.

Please refer to your instructor for specific exam instructions. During COVID-19 measures, your default test option will be the method chosen by your instructor. Accommodations are at the discretion of each instructor. If you have received approval for accommodations, you must notify our office at least two weeks prior to your exam date.

When in-person exams resume: 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 & the Math Science building. For more information about parking and to view campus maps, please visit the official maps page.


FALL 2020 ON-CAMPUS EXAM SCHEDULE

 

FINAL DATE TIME  ROOM
CEE 235A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
CEE 2350A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
CS 211 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
CS 249 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
CS 264A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
EC ENGR 112 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
EC ENGR 113 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
EC ENGR 131A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
EC ENGR 132B See Class Announcement N/A N/A
EC ENGR 215A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
EC ENGR M216A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
ENGR 188 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
ENGR 201 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
ENGR 205 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
ENGR 213 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
ENGR 215 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE 154B See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE 166C See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE 174 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE 250C See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE C250P See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE M256A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE M270A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE 296B See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MAE C297A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MSE 120 See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MSE 243A See Class Announcement N/A N/A
MSE 250B See Class Announcement N/A N/A

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

 

OPTION 2: OFF-CAMPUS EXAMS (i.e. test center or place of employment)


FALL 2020: Midterm exams will take place from Friday 11/06/20 – Saturday 11/07/20. You are NOT required to seek an in-person proctor or test on-campus at this time.

Please refer to your instructor for specific exam instructions. During COVID-19 measures, your default test option will be the method chosen by your instructor. Accommodations are at the discretion of each instructor. If you have received approval for accommodations, you must notify our office at least two weeks prior to your exam date.

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

Acceptable proctors include:

  • College or university test center proctor.
  • College or university faculty member (academic relationship only).
  • Test administrator at a professional/NCTA test 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 to provide a web link that establishes their eligibility as a proctor (such as a university staff directory listing).


TIPS:

  • Confirm your proctor’s availability at least two weeks in advance. Be mindful of instances where a proctor may be out of office or no longer employed with a company.
  • If utilizing a testing center, ask that a general business e-mail address be used, as opposed to an individual proctor’s e-mail address. This will allow alternate proctors to access your exam in the case that your usual proctor is out of office.

RELEASE OF EXAMS

Detailed instructions will be provided to proctors in advance of the exam date. Provided that our office has received the exam from your instructor, exams are released to proctors 2-3 business days in advance of an exam date.

You 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 you or your proctor do not follow the exam procedures, your exam may be forfeited.


COMPREHENSIVE EXAM INFORMATION

For information about the Comprehensive Exam Requirement, please see our Current Students FAQs.