BULLDOG TESTING CENTER
*NOTICE - UPDATED: October 15th, 2020*
The BTC has suspended all testing services until further notice. This includes the Fall 2020 semester. Scheduled exams after 8am, March 20th need to be arranged alternatively.
We greatly apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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).
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) is a resource for students with disabilities to achieve academic, cultural, and social excellence. For more information please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) department website.
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.
Finals Week Exam Availability *BETA*
NOTICE: Exam availability & details are contingent on prior agreements made with exam creators. Exam calendars are currently in beta, please report any inconsistencies to BTC staff.
Student Testing Hours are 8:30-4:30 (pencils down)
Notice to faculty: The BTC can only accommodate a maximum of 450 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 450 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 450 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 email@example.com
Exams/Cover sheet must be submitted before 2PM 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 2PM of the previous business day.
Some exams may require an appointment. If you have a exam that requires an appointment you may have your students register here at REGISTER BLAST.
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.
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.
If you have a exam that requires an appointment you may register here at REGISTER BLAST.
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)
The Calculus Readiness Test (CRT) or ALEKS PPL placement is required for enrollment in MATH 6 (ALEKS PPL only), MATH 75, MATH 75A, or MATH 70.
For more information about the CRT/ALEKS and practice study materials, please visit the Math Department's web page.
ALEKS PPL Proctored Exam Registration Information
The ALEKS PPL is offered by appointment only in Family and Food Sciences FFS Room 210. Sign up for an ALEKS PPLexam appointment using REGISTER BLAST.
CRT Proctored Exam Information
The CRT is offered on a walk in basis only (Monday - Friday) in University Center UC Room 201.
October 14th - December 6th (Closed 11/11, 11/27-29)
January 2nd - January 31st. (Closed 1/20/20)
During the regular semester, please arrive by 2:50 pm, which is a minimum of 1 hour and 40 minutes before pencils down at 4:30 pm.
For summer, please arrive before 1:20 pm, which is a minimum of 1 hour and 40 minutes before pencils down at 3:00 pm.
U.S. Constitution Exam
No appointment is necessary; a valid ID is necessary for check-in.
The U.S. Constitution exam is offered on a walk in bases in UC 201.
For summer, please arrive before 1:50 pm, which is a minimum of 1 hour and 10 minutes before pencils down at 3:00 pm.
Regular semester, please arrive by 3:20 pm, which is a minimum of 1 hour and 10 minutes before pencils down at 4:30 pm.
Testers will have 1 hour to complete 100 questions with an 80% or higher score.
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 $5.00 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.
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Upper Division Writing Exam (UDWE)
- The UDWE and related workshops have been suspended as recommended by the Office of the Chancellor. This suspension of operation includes the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.
The BTC currently does not have any information regarding when we may begin testing again. (Will update as information becomes available).
Students are recommended to take a W course to satisfy their writing requirement until further notice (please consult with your advisor).
While the UDWE is not offered, students will need to complete the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) by taking a W course (see below for more information on W Courses).
Scores are made available on a rolling schedule and will be found on MyFresnoState when posted.
The BTC & English Departments will be offering a new UDWE workshop. The goal of this workshop is to help prepare Fresno State students attempting the UDWE. This UDWE workshop will focus on a quick review of tips, tricks and helpful advise.
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Overview: The Upper Division Writing Exam (UDWE) meets the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) that all California State University students must meet before graduating. This time writing test is an online 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 meet graduation standards.
Graduation Requirement: Fresno State Undergraduate students who have completed either English 5A/5B or English 10 with a grade of C or better, and who have completed 60 or more units may take the UDWE. The UDWE should be taken and passes as soon as possible after you have completed the requirements listed above. The Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement can also be fulfilled by successfully completing an upper division writing course with a "W" designation (some majors require the class). For more information on W courses. Graduate students may not take the UDWE; graduate students should consult Graduate Studies regarding the graduate-level writing proficiency requirement.
Elective Credit: 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-resident students will be billed non-resident tuition for the additional unit.
SPECIAL NOTE: Students may attempt the UDWE a maximum of 2 times. It is recommended by the BTC and English departments to wait 30 days before reattempting the exam. Failure to achieve a passing grade within 2 attempts will require a students to successfully complete a "W" course before graduation.
Note: The higher score of the two attempts will be assumed. However only scores of 10 or above, along with a P for pass is considered satisfactory. All other scores will be considered unsatisfactory.
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 Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) requirement be met within two semesters after completing 60 units. The GWAR 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.
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 Disabilites (SSD)
Scores are made available on a rolling schedule and will be found on MyFresnostate 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 Services
3. 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 (Canvas-**NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVE**)
Canvas 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.
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.
Thank you for contacting us!