The COBA Pass system was designed to allow students to schedule a specific time to come to the Testing Center. Please note that when the Testing Center experiences technical difficulties, such as power outages, network failures, system failures, etc., COBA Passes become null and void.
Main campus does not require a COBA Pass for admission. If you would like to create one, you can but you cannot create one more than 48 hours in advance. So, if you want to create a pass for 5:00pm on Saturday afternoon, the earliest you would be able to make it is Thursday at 5:00pm.
If you arrive at the Testing Center and find a line, please proceed to the front of the line at your scheduled time and there will be a staff member there to assist you. Have your student ID ready for us to verify your pass. Please do not stand at the entrance to the Testing Center if your scheduled time has not arrived. This can cause traffic issues with students coming in and out of the lab.
UCF Connect Testing Centers
A limited number of courses can take their exams at the UCF Connect testing centers, information on their testing centers can be found here. If you choose to take your exam at a UCF Connect location, you must create an appointment with them at least 24 hours prior. Exam appointments can be reserved at any point during the semester. If you have any issues with UCF Connect testing, please send an email to UCFConnectTesting@ucf.edu. UCF Connect testing centers include, UCF Valencia Osceola and UCF Valencia West.
Your professor will choose which materials they want to issue for their exam. You can visit https://coba.it.ucf.edu/exams/ to verify materials.
Scratch paper will be provided by the testing center. You may have up to three sheets. You must ask prior to check in for additional paper. Once you have been checked in for your exam, you cannot receive any more paper. Additional scratch paper will be provided while you are testing but we will collect your used sheet and provide you with a clean sheet. Once you relinquish the used sheet, we will not be able to give it back to you.
Windows Calculator: Some exams provide a basic windows calculator for use. This option is added by your professor. The icon to access this is located at the top of the browser after you start your exam.
Scientific Calculator: Typical calculators used include the TI-30Xa and TI-30x IIS. If you have any questions on whether your calculator will be permitted, please email the testing center (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the make and model.
Financial Calculator: Typical calculators used include the HP 10bII and HP 10bII+. If you have any questions on whether your calculator will be permitted, please email the testing center (email@example.com) with the make and model.
Graphing Calculator: Graphing calculators are not allowed in the testing center. Graphing calculators include but are not limited to: TI-83, TI-84, TI-85, TI-86, TI-89, TI Nspire, TI-73.
Handouts will be provided to us by your instructor and handed out upon check in.
The Locker room is located in Business Administration 2, room 105. It is directly to the left of the Testing Center entrance.
The top three rows cost .50¢ and the bottom row costs .25¢. The lockers accept quarters only.
There is a change machine located in the back of the locker room. The change machine accepts $1 and $5 bills and will return all quarters for each bill. The Testing Center does not have any form of cash. If you need change for a larger bill, you will need to find somewhere else on campus that can break the bill for you.
You are not required to use the locker room to store your items. You may leave items in your vehicle or with a friend. The Testing Center will not hold your personal belongings for any reason. Lockers are one-time use and once opened, you must put money back in to lock it again.
To use the locker, you will place your quarter(s) in the slot located inside the locker door, close the door, turn the key to the left, and pull the key out.
If you have any issues opening your locker, please notify the Testing Center manager and they can assist you.
The Testing Center does not operate the locker room. If a locker or the change machine takes your money, you may get a refund in the UCF card office located in the John T. Washington Center located directly across from the bookstore.
Skateboards and full size umbrellas will not fit inside the lockers. Please make arrangements for these items prior to coming to the Testing Center. You may not bring these items into the Testing Center.
Check In Process
The Thomas L. Keon Testing Center is a walk-in testing location. Appointments are optional and not necessary. If you would like to create an appointment, please visit the COBA Pass section of this guide for instructions.
You must have a valid UCF student ID to gain entry into the Testing Center. If you have a new ID made, any old IDs you have are no longer valid. If your ID is damaged and will not swipe, it is not considered valid.
Upon entry into the Testing Center, we will ask you what exam you are taking. Please provide one or more of the following: Course Prefix (ie. ACG2021), course name, and/or professor name. If you cannot provide any of the requested information, we will ask you to come back.
Testing Center staff will verify materials when checking in. We will physically check your calculator(s), cases and inserts.
Once check in is completed, walk into the lab and a proctor will guide you to your seat.
Before, During, and After Testing
Logging In to Your Exam
You will use Respondus Lockdown Browser to login to your exam. It is the only icon on the desktop of our computers. When you open the browser, you will login to Webcourses using your NID and NID password.
Extra Scratch Paper
If you fill up your scratch paper while taking your exam, you may ask a proctor for more paper. The proctor will take your current filled sheet of paper and provide you with a blank piece of paper. The proctor cannot give any used paper back. If you feel you may need more than one piece of paper while taking your exam, you must ask for it prior to completing the check in process.
If you experience any technical issues while testing, inform a proctor immediately. If you appear to experience a technical issue and notice multiple hands up in the lab, this is likely a wide spread issue and effecting everyone. Please wait patiently for us to diagnose the issue. Testing Center management will send out lab wide messages to all computers with information as it becomes available. Professors will be informed via email about any technical issues. It is advised to write down answers on scratch paper if you have it.
Please verify your exam before clicking Begin Quiz. If you access your exam via the TO DO list, it is possible to open the wrong exam if you do not take the time to verify the information.
Beginning Wrong Exam
If you open the incorrect exam, notify a proctor immediately. We will attempt to contact your professor for the incorrect exam you opened to find out how they would prefer to handle the situation. If we are unable to contact your professor, you can either take the exam or you can wait to speak with your professor later. If you choose to speak to your professor later, there is no guarantee they will allow you to retake the exam.
Cell Phones/Smart Watches
If you choose to bring your cell phone/smart watch into the Testing Center, it MUST be powered off. We highly encourage you to leave your cell phone/smart watch outside of the Testing Center. If our staff sees or hears your cell phone/smart watch, you will be asked to leave the lab and your exam will be submitted as-is. We will notify your professor via email of the incident. This includes any type of Fitbit
Reviewing Your Exam
If you have any questions regarding your exam, you will need to speak to your professor after you have completed the exam. You may not review anything while inside the Testing Center.
If you are sick, especially with something that is contagious such as the flu, or have a consistent cough, please inform our staff. We will seat you away from other students.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday – 7:00am to Midnight
Friday – 7:00am to 9:30pm
Saturday – 9:30am to 8:30pm
We are closed when no exams are scheduled
The Testing Center will close on all campus observed Holidays and Saturday home football games. Hours of operation for home football games played during the week will follow the designated campus hours.
Check Out Process
Please provide your student ID to staff upon exiting the Testing Center. We will scan your ID to complete the checkout process.
After we scan your ID, we will verify your materials and collect all scratch paper and handouts.
Exam Closing Times (Fall and Spring only)
Depending on the size of the class, we have exam closing times of 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm and 11:59pm. It is very important to verify when your exam closes. You must be finished with your exam by the time it closes. Waiting until the last minute to take your exam may cause you to not have the full time allotted to take the exam, depending on how busy the lab is, so please come as early as possible.
You may take multiple exams but you are required to check in and out for each one. Once you finish your first exam, walk to the entrance and check out for that exam. You may then proceed directly to check in and begin your next exam.
Due to the number of students coming into the lab during finals week, it can be nosier than usual. If you are worried about noise distractions, you may wear foam ear plugs while in the Testing Center. The use of foam ear plugs () is not limited to finals week though. You may use them any time.
Hours of Operation (Fall and Spring only)
During Finals Week, the Testing Center will be open 7:00am to Midnight, Monday through Saturday