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BULLDOG TESTING CENTER 

The Bulldog Testing Center (BTC) is a campus facility that helps both faculty and students with their testing needs. We provide a proctored, secure, quiet, relaxing environment for test takers and a simple process for faculty to set-up exams in person or through email. The BTC administers early take, make-up, full class, and computer based blackboard exams. The BTC also provides an excellent testing environment for department exams such as the ALEKS, Calculus Readiness Test (CRT), US Constitution Test, and the Upper Division Writing Exam (UDWE).

If you are interested in taking the TEAS, GRE, GRE Subject, TOEFL, PRAXIS, or any non-Fresno state examinations please visit the PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION SERVICES (PES) department website. 

Faculty

Notice to faculty: The BTC can only accommodate a maximum of 300 exams each day. Faculty please note that tests will be administered each day on a first-come, first-served basis. Please turn in test materials and dates to use the BTC as early as possible to reserve your preferred exam slot. BTC staff will do their best to accommodate original requests, but we may need to work with your preferred days/times, as we cannot exceed the daily 300 exam max capacity.

BTC Policies & Procedures

BTC currently hosts full classroom exams on a limited basis pending availiability. (If interested in having your full class exam, please contact BTC staff at testcenters@csufresno.edu to determine if your preferred day/time is available. Full class exams can be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as we cannot exceed our 300 exam per day maximum limit.)

Please inform students of our cell-phone policy. All cell phones/electronics must be COMPLETELY powered down (not on silent). ANY cellphone/electronics disruption including alarms, vibrating, and any other noise will result in the exam being voided and the student being asked to leave.

Students using the BTC must have their active Fresno State student ID. If they do not have their ID, they may go to the Bulldog Card Office at Joyal 156 to obtain a new card. Please note that a replacement ID will cost $10 payable in cash, check, or credit card at the Cashier's window.

Exams must be picked up by the instructor or a designated person with their photo ID. The BTC does not return exams via campus mail.

Exams can be set-up via email. Please send Set-up sheets (Link below) and exam in one email to testcenters@csufresno.edu

Exams/Cover sheet must be submitted before 12PM of the previous business day, no exceptions can be made.

Due to limited resources, exams totaling a combined 40 or more pages must be copied in advance and provided to BTC staff before 12PM of the previous business day.

Students

If you are a non-Fresno State student interested in scheduling an exam then please click here (Professional Examination Services).

The Bulldog Testing Center gives Fresno State students make-up and early take exams. Students who wish to take a test in the BTC must have their active Fresno State student ID. If they do not have their ID, they may go to the Bulldog Card Office at Joyal 156 to obtain a new card. Please note that a replacement ID will cost $10 payable in cash, check, or credit card at the Cashier's window.

If you are a Fresno State student and have any questions about your exam, please contact your Professor directly, as certain exam details may only pertain to you. If you have questions regarding the Bulldog Testing Center, please view the Student FAQ’s link below.

If you have a exam that requires an appointment you may register here at REGISTER BLAST.

To protect the quiet testing environment all electronics and cell phones must be COMPLETELY powered down (not on silent). ANY cellphone/electronics disruption including alarms, vibrating, and any other noise will result in the exam being voided and the student being asked to leave.

Lost ID's can be found at check-in and are sent to the Bulldog Card Office in Joyal 156 daily.

Calculus  Placement (CRT & ALEKS)

If you would like to make an appointment you may register here at REGISTER BLAST.

The Calculus Readiness Test (CRT) or ALEKS PPL placement is required for enrollment in MATH 75, MATH 75A, or MATH 70. 

The CRT is offered on a walk in bases. For the CRT please arrive by 2:50 pm, which is a minimum of 1 hour and 40 minutes before pencils down at 4:30 pm during standard semester hours. Summer hours may vary. 

For more information about the CRT/ALEKS and practice study materials, please visit the Math Department's web page.

U.S. Constitution Exam

No appointment is necessary; a valid ID is necessary for check-in.

Testers will have 1 hour to complete 100 questions with an 80% or higher score. Testers will not be accepted after 3:20pm, which is within 1 hour and 10 minutes before pencils down at 4:30pm.

In the unfortunate event that the result of the U.S. Constitution exam is unsatisfactory, a minimum 30-day grace period is necessary before any sequential attempts.

Any tester not in possession of an active Fresno State parking pass is recommended to bring $3.00 for a day-use parking permit (and allot time to park). You can purchase your day-use parking permit at the kiosks located in each parking lot. Unfortunately, the Bulldog Testing Center is unable to validate parking.

View our campus map here.

Upper Division Writing Exam (UDWE) 

Scores are made available on a rolling schedule and will be found on both MyFresnostate and Blackboard when posted.

 

UDWE INFORMATION

The Upper Division Writing Exam (UDWE) is a fully on-line exam that is offered throughout the year composed of two 60-minute essays and one 10-minute break. The UDWE is designed to confirm that your writing skills are at the upper-division level.

Fresno State Undergraduate students who have completed either English 5A/5B or English 10 with a grade of C or better, and have completed 60 or more units may take the UDWE to satisfy the Upper Division Writing Skills requirement. It is strongly recommended that a passing score for the UDWE be achieved promptly after 60 units have been completed. The Upper Division Writing Skills requirement can also be fulfilled by successfully completing an upper division Writing course with a "W" designation (some majors require the class). Please click here for more information regarding W courses. Graduate students may not take the UDWE; graduate students should consult Graduate Studies regarding the graduate-level writing proficiency requirement.

Undergraduate Fresno State students may receive 1 unit of credit (English 100W) for passing the UDWE. The unit of credit is not automatic, but may be requested by the student on the day of the test. In order to avoid extra fees, a student must be enrolled at Fresno State the semester the unit of credit is to be posted. If the additional unit moves a student from one fee category to another, the student will be billed accordingly. Non-resi- dent students will be billed non-resident tuition for the additional unit. 

SPECIAL NOTE: Students may attempt the UDWE a maximum of 2 times. Failure to achieve a passing grade within 2 attempts will require a students to successfully complete a "W" course before graduation. 

UDWE CREDIT: An undergraduate student at California State University, Fresno may receive 1 unit of credit (English 100W) for passing this exam. The unit of credit is not automatic, but may be requested by the student on the day of the test. In order to avoid extra fees, a student must be enrolled at Fresno State the semester the unit of credit is to be posted. It is imperative that the UDWS requirement be met within two semesters after completing 60 units. The UDWS requirement cannot be fulfilled by a class or test taken outside of The California State University system and cannot be satisfied at a CSU campus at which the student has not matriculated.

Sample Essay Question 1

Sample Essay Question 2

Information Sheet

Scoring Guide

UDWE REGISTRATION

REGISTER HERE AT REGISTER BLAST.

Online payment of $33.50 can be made via debit card, or credit card.

Unfortunately there are no refunds, transfer of test dates, or cancellation options for this exam.

If special accommodations for the UDWE are requested, please complete your registration process and then confirm any arrangements through Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).

More information regarding Services for Students with Disabilities can be found on-line at, Services for Students with Disabilities

SCORES

Scores are made available on a rolling schedule and will be found on both MyFresnostate and Blackboard when posted. It is typical for grades to take 1-6 weeks to post.

UDWE RESULTS (MyFresnoState)

1. Log onto my.fresnostate.edu
2. Click Student Self Services3. Click Student Center
4. Click My Academic Records & Registrations
5. Click Academic Info
6. Scroll to the bottom of the page, under official test scores there will be a row that says UDWE.

UDWE RESULTS (Blackboard)

Blackboard will prompt a notification once scores are available.

A score of 10 or higher, along with a P is considered satisfactory.

Students may attempt the UDWE a maximum of 2 times. Failure to achieve a passing grade within 2 attempts will require a students to successfully complete a "W" course before graduation.

 

Communication Form

This form gives anyone the opportunity to provide feedback directly to the Bulldog Testing Center staff. You may choose to be anonymous if preferred, or provide us with contact information for further interaction.

We value any input from our campus community and encourage anyone to provide us with questions and/or feedback about the quality of our center.


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