BULLDOG TESTING CENTER
*NOTICE - UPDATED: January 22nd, 2021*
The BTC has suspended all testing services until further notice. This includes the Spring 2021 semester. Scheduled exams after 8am, March 20th 2020 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) - *NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED BY BTC*
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 - *NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED BY BTC*
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.
View our campus map here.
Upper Division Writing Exam (UDWE) - *NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED*
The UDWE and related workshops have been suspended as recommended by the Office of the Chancellor (see below or click here). This suspension of operation at this time includes the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.
The BTC currently does not have any information regarding when we may begin testing again for the UDWE.
Students are recommended to take a W course to satisfy their writing requirement until further notice (please consult with your advisor for available classes).
While the UDWE is not offered, students will need to complete the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) by taking a W course.
STUDENTS MAY NOT TAKE THE UDWE DURING THE SPRING 2020, FALL 2020, & SPRING 2021 SEMESTERS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
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!