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

Exam Information


FALL 2021
: Midterm exams will take place from October 29, 2021 – October 30, 2021. Final exams will take place from December 3, 2021 – December 4, 2021.

A Student Examination Agreement (SEA) form is required for in-person proctored exams. Please submit your SEA form to the MSOL office at , and name your file using the format: “LastName FirstName SEA Form MM DD YYYY” (e.g., Bruin Joe SEA Form 01 02 2021).

Failure to submit a SEA form on time will jeopardize your ability to take an exam. SEA forms are due at least two weeks in advance of an exam.

All visitors who require “physical access to UC facilities or in-person attendance at UC events” (including in-person exams at UCLA) must follow the COVID-19 Mitigation Requirements and the Return to Campus website.

FALL 2021: If your instructor plans to deliver a fully remote exam or alternative assessment, you do not need to submit a SEA form to indicate that you will be testing remotely.

 

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.

The SEA form is an agreement between you, the MSOL program, and your assigned proctor or instructor. The SEA form confirms whether you will be testing on-campus at UCLA or off-campus with a proctor.

Submit your SEA form at least two weeks in advance of an exam.

ON-CAMPUS EXAMS: If you plan to test on-campus at UCLA, your SEA form will inform your instructor how many exams to prepare and allow our office to reserve the appropriate accommodations. See “OPTION 1” below.

OFF-CAMPUS EXAMS: If you plan to test off-campus with a proctor, your SEA form will allow our office to deliver your exams and liaise between your instructor and proctor. See “OPTION 2” below.

Your off-campus proctor must have the following:
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  • 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.
  • Access to a scanner in order to send your completed exam to the MSOL office.

Please submit your SEA form to the MSOL office at , and name your file using the format: “LastName FirstName SEA Form MM DD YYYY” (e.g., Bruin, Joe SEA Form 01 02 2021).

FALL 2021: If your instructor plans to deliver a fully remote exam or alternative assessment, you do not need to submit a SEA form to indicate that you will be testing remotely.

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 need to change from an off-campus proctor to the on-campus exam, OR from the on-campus exam to an off-campus proctor.
  • 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 submitted will remain your default option until you indicate otherwise.

FALL 2021: If your instructor plans to deliver a fully remote exam or alternative assessment, you do not need to submit a SEA form to indicate that you will be testing remotely.

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.

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.

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 accessibility 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 2021: Midterm exams will take place from October 29, 2021 – October 30, 2021. Final exams will take place from December 3, 2021 – December 4, 2021.
Please refer to your instructor for specific exam instructions.

PROTOCOL FOR IN-PERSON EXAMS:

As a UCLA student and visitor who requires “physical access to UC facilities or in-person attendance at UC programs or events,” you must abide by UCLA’s COVID-19 guidelines, including those on face masks, in order to take your exam in-person at UCLA.

Please arrive to campus at least 45 minutes prior to your exam time. Please prepare the following:

1) Two forms of photo identification.
2) Clearance through the COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring and Vaccination Verification System.
3) A face mask to be worn indoors.

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.


ON-CAMPUS MIDTERM EXAM SCHEDULE

 

CLASS DATE TIME ROOM
C&EE 235A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
C&EE 254A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
COM SCI 143 10/30/2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT See Class Announcement (SEC 80 to be held with SEC 1)
COM SCI 211 10/30/2021 1:00 – 3:00 PM PDT Boelter Hall 5280
COM SCI 245 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
COM SCI 264A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
EC ENGR 112 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
EC ENGR 113 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
EC ENGR 131A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
EC ENGR 132B See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
EC ENGR M216A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
EC ENGR 231A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
ENGR 188 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
ENGR 201 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
ENGR 205 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
ENGR 213 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
ENGR 215 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
MECH&AE 154B See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
MECH&AE 166C See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
MECH&AE 174 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
MECH&AE 250C See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
MECH&AE C250P 10/30/2021 1:00 – 3:00 PM PDT Boelter Hall 5273
MECH&AE M256A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
MECH&AE M270A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
MECH&AE C297A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
MAT SCI 120 See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A
MAT SCI 243A See Class Announcement See Class Announcement N/A

For directions to your on-campus exam, please refer to the UCLA Campus Maps page or to the map below:

 

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


FALL 2021: Midterm exams will take place from October 29, 2021 – October 30, 2021. Final exams will take place from December 3, 2021 – December 4, 2021. Please refer to your instructor for specific exam instructions.

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).

Your proctor must have access to a printer and scanner. In addition, your proctor must be able to perform the following functions:
 
  • Verify the student’s identity via government issued ID before the exam.
  • Administer the exam in a quiet and secure environment free of distractions or interruptions.
  • Ensure the exam is taken in the time frame indicated on the exam instructions.
  • Administer the exam on the specified dates provided by MSOL.
  • Ensure the student does not leave the testing area once the exam has begun.
  • Only allow access to the exam at the time of administration.

 

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.