Bulldog Testing Center (FFS 210)

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 the exam via email (see the Faculty heading below for directions). Our facility administers early takes and make-ups for exams that have or will be given in the classroom. The BTC also provides an excellent testing environment for department exams such as the 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 department website. 

Faculty

Notice to faculty: The BTC can only accommodate a maximum of 100 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 100 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 100 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 employee ID. The BTC does not return exams via campus mail.

Exams can be set-up via email! Please send Cover 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.

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 Readiness Test (CRT)

The Calculus Readiness Test (CRT) is required for enrollment in MATH 75 or MATH 75A.

The CRT consists of two parts:

The first part (60 minutes) has 40 questions covering various topics, and the second part (20 minutes) has 10 trigonometry questions.

Please arrive by 2:50pm, which is a minimum of 1 hour and 40 minutes before pencils down at 4:30pm.

For more information about the CRT 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) 

Beginning in Fall 2017, the UDWE is a fully online exam that must be taken in the Bulldog Testing Center. 

UDWE INFORMATION

  • A fully online exam that is offered throughout the year.
  • It is composed of two 60-minute essays (and one mandatory 10-minute break between the two essays).

It is designed to assure that your writing skills are at the upper-division level.

Any undergraduate student who has completed either English 5A/5B or English 10 with a grade of C or better, AND who has completed 60 units, may take the exam in order to meet the Upper Division Writing Skills requirement. In order to graduate on schedule, it is strongly recommended that a passing score on this exam is achieved as soon as possible after 60 units have been completed, but at least two semesters prior to graduation. The Upper Division Writing Skills requirement can also be fulfilled by successfully completing an upper division Writing course with a "W" designation after the course name and number (some majors require the class). Please click here for more information regarding W courses. Graduate students are not allowed to take the UDWE. Instead, graduate students should consult Graduate Studies regarding the graduate-level writing proficiency requirement.

SPECIAL NOTE: Students may take the exam a maximum of 2 times. Failure to achieve a passing grade within two attempts will require students to successfully complete a "W" class 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.

Also, as with all other credits added to a program of study, 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.

Sample Essay Question 1

Sample Essay Question 2

Information Sheet

Scoring Guide

UDWE REGISTRATION

REGISTER HERE AT Register Blast.

You MUST pre-register and pay the testing fee prior to the exam to be allowed to test on exam day. You will need a valid Fresno State ID number to complete the registration. 

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

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, TRANSFER OF TEST DATES, OR CANCELLATION OPTIONS FOR THIS EXAM!

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

If you need special accommodations for this exam, please complete your registration process and then make arrangements through Services for Students with Disabilities. Please note: Any accommodations must be made 2 weeks prior to the day you registered to take the exam. No exceptions will be made after the 2 week deadline. 

More information regarding Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) can be found on their department page. 

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY SCORES?

 

  1. Scores will be available to view 6-8 weeks after the grading dates (November 4th for Fall 2017). Grading dates for Spring 2018 are TBD. 
  2. Log onto my.fresnostate.edu
  3. Go to Student Self Services
  4. Go to Student Center
  5. Go to My Academic Records & Registration
  6. Click Academic Info
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page, under official test scores there will be a row that says UDWE. If you PASSED the upper division writing exam you will have received a score of 10, 11, or 12 along with a P for pass. 

 

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.


Thank you for contacting us!