Access Testing

Access Testing Schedule:

Instructional Schedule - Spring Quarter 2015

(In Effect April 6, 2015 - June 19, 2015)

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Schedule Adjustments:

  • Closed on posted OC Holidays and Student Optional Days:  05/25/15 & Closed for Classified Connection on Friday 04/24/15
  • No others at this time; others announced as needed.

**Final Exam Week Schedule:

TBA for Winter Quarter Finals (Tuesday June 16 – Friday June 19, 2015)

Non-Instructional Schedule - Summer Break 2015 -

Begins Monday 06/22/15 and will be in effect until the start of the Summer Quarter on 07/01/15.  This Schedule will be Monday - Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm; Closed Fridays.

General Information on Access Testing:

Access Testing Services are available in the Assessment & Testing Center by appointment.  Students must be approved for accommodations in testing by Access Services prior to using this service.

Please visit the Assessment & Testing Center in person to pick up a Testing Support Form and set the date and time for testing.  Students will pick up this form and take it to the course instructor.  The instructor will complete the form with testing directions, attach the test and forward the test and form back to the Testing office.

Appointment times should be kept as scheduled.  We are not required to hold the reservation if the student is more than 30 minutes late arriving for an appointment.

The testing appointment should be as close as possible to the time that the test will be administered in the classroom within posted Testing Center hours. Appointments should be set with a starting time that will allow for completion of the test with the approved Time Limit adjustment and for the student to be checked out of the testing center lobby before the posted closing time.  Students will not be allowed to remain in the Testing Center after the posted closing time to complete a test.

Access Testing can be Written or Computer-Based (as required/approved).  When setting appointments, students needing use of a computer for testing should be sure their reservation is at an appropriate seat/room.

The Assessment & Testing Center has two Private Rooms which are reserved on a first-come first-served basis for students approved for this accommodation.  

Current Photo Identification is required for all testing.

See Notices for Students on the main Assessment &Testing Center page for information on Personal Items and other Requirements.

Notices for OC Instructors:
In order to maintain testing security, instructors are requested to deliver the test materials, any special answer sheets, and the fully completed Testing Support form for the current quarter directly to the Assessment & Testing Center. The Testing Support form is to be delivered to instructors by the students.  Delivery of the complete testing packet to the Testing Center can be done by email to , by fax to (360) 475-7470, by interoffice mail to HSS222 , or in person to the Humanities & Student Services bldg., Room 222.  There is also a Faculty Drop Box installed in the hallway outside the lobby entrance for faculty to use after hours.  This box is checked ONCE daily prior to opening the lobby.
Please allow adequate delivery time if mailing test materials.
Return of OC Testing materials is by Campus Mail only; tests cannot be returned to U.S.Mail or by fax or email.  Test materials can be held for Pick Up in Person.

Additional information related to test accommodations may be obtained through Access Services.

  • Current Photo Identification is REQUIRED to check in for all types of testing and for score inquiries; No Exceptions.  Type of ID(s) required will vary by testing service.  Please have appropriate Photo ID ready when entering.
  • Only approved testing aides as indicated on the Testing Support form by faculty will be allowed into the Testing Rooms. 
  • Personal Items are not allowed into the Testing Rooms.  Personal items can be stored in available lockers in Testing Lobby.
  • All Electronic Devices, including Cell Phones and Watches, are prohibited from entering the Testing Rooms.  These items must be stored.
  • Olympic College and Assessment & Testing Center are not responsible for items placed into storage.
  • Break Policies are set by the exam sponsor.  Access to items in storage while on break also determined by the exam sponsor.  OC Default Policies for breaks: no access to items in locked storage unless it is an emergency/health need (ex: for medication or food) and leaving the building is not permitted.
  • Eating, Drinking & Smoking are not allowed in Testing Rooms. 
  • Students are responsible for adhering to posted Testing Schedules; to arrive in time to complete testing and check out before the posted closing time or instructor-enforced testing deadlines.  Students will not be allowed to remain in the testing room to complete a test after the posted closing time.
  • Visitors, Guests and Children are not allowed into Testing Rooms.  See Children on Campus Policy online under OC Policy & Procedures
  • All OC students will sign that they understand these policies before testing for OC instructors.  Other Testing Services will require candidate signatures on exam rules agreement forms.
  • If driving a vehicle to the campus, please note that a Parking Pass is required for the entire time that your vehicle is parked on campus.  Parking Passes are available at the Welcome Kiosk at the entrance to the HSS building or from the Campus Safety Office (HSS101).  Take this pass back to the vehicle's dashboard before checking in for any testing.

  • FORMS- all of the current quarter OC Testing information for Bremerton, Shelton and Poulsbo Testing Centers are available on the common drive at  Shared Documents and Forms\Student Development\Testing Center or at the Bremerton Assessment & Testing Center.  Please save for future use.  A Testing Support form must accompany all test materials delivered to the Testing Centers and must be fully completed by the instructor (including Time Limit, Materials Allowed, Return Preference, Deadline, and any other Instructions). We will return the test packet and request that this form be completed if it is not sent with a test, or if the form does not include complete instructions. Avoid delays by having the fully completed form accompany all tests sent to us.
  • TESTING APPOINTMENTS-Remember that appointments for OC Make-Up and Access Testing are REQUIRED for Shelton and Poulsbo and can be set up by emailing ahead.  Bremerton offers Walk-In Make-Up Testing,  All Access Testing is done by Appointment.  Procedure for Students approved by Access Services for Testing Accommodations: The students will contact the Testing Center to set an appointment. They will pick up the Testing Support form. It is their responsibility to get this form back to the instructor, who should complete the form, attach the test materials and return the test packet to the Testing Center prior to the student’s test appointment date/time.
  • DELIVERY & RETURN- Testing materials can be delivered to the Testing Center by email, campus mail, fax or dropping off in person. The Bremerton Testing Center also has an After-Hours Drop Box in the hallway outside HSS222. This box is checked ONCE each morning before the office opens for tests that may have been dropped off after closing time the previous day or prior to opening. See “Printing Requests” below about test materials that are emailed to the Testing Centers.  OC Testing materials can only be returned to instructors by Campus Mail, not U.S.Mail or by fax or email.  We can also hold test materials in the office for Pick Up in Person.
  • TIME MANAGEMENT- When sending testing materials to the Testing Center(s), please allow ample time for processing; keep in mind that only Bremerton is staffed five days/week. Although this office can process Same-Day/Right-Away Make-Up Testing, we do ask that you allow some lead time before the student’s planned arrival for testing.
  • PRINTING REQUESTS and Defaults
    • COLOR-Please route all tests to Duplicating and request Delivery to the Testing Center if test documents will require color printing.
    • VOLUME-if test materials will require multiple copies for a list of several students or if test materials are more than 10 pages, please plan ahead to allow time for printing and campus mail delivery.
    • PRINTING DEFAULT-we will print all emailed tests as double-sided documents. If you need to have your test printed single-sided, you should route it to Duplicating for printing and request delivery to the Testing Center.