Academic Test Center (FFS 210)

The Academic Test Center (ATC) 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 by email set up for Faculty. Our facility administers early takes and make-ups for exams that have or will be given in the classroom. We also supply a good testing environment for department exams such as the US Constitution Test, Medical Interpreting Exam, and Calculus Readiness Exam.

Notice to faculty: We have limited seating within our facility. Tests administered will be on a first come first serve basis. Please turn in test materials and dates as early as possible to reserve your exam slot.                  

 

Faculty

Academic Test Center Policies and Procedures

ATC hosts NON -full classroom exams.(If interested in having your full class test please contact testcenters@csufresno.edu or go back one page and click on the University Test Center link for more info)

Please make sure your students know we are located in FFS 210.

 

Please make sure your students know about the Test Center Cellphone policy. To protect the quiet testing environment 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/destroyed and the student being asked to leave. To help ensure faculty inform their students of this policy, any scantron associated with a violation will be shred immediately.

Students using ATC must have their 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.

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

Exams must be picked up by the instructor or a designated person with their employee ID. We do not return exams via campus mail.

FINALS WEEK INFO: The ATC has very limited seats which has resulted in a 100 exams per day limit. This limit has been set by the campus and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please turn in all exam materials as soon as possible to be sure space is still available.

 

 

Students

If you are a non Fresno State student interested in scheduling an exam then please go back to the home page and click on the Testing Office link. The Academic Test Center only gives Fresno State make-up and early take exams and the Calculus Readiness Test for our students. If you are taking the US Constitution Test or Medical Interpreting Exam, please email us at testcenters@csufresno.edu for more information. For Calculus Readiness Test information, please see the link below.

If you are a Fresno State student and have any questions about your exam please contact your instructor. If you have questions regarding the Academic Test Center then 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/destroyed and the student being asked to leave. To help ensure faculty inform their students of this policy, any scantron associated with a violation will be shred immediately.

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


Upper Division Writing Exam (UDWE)

The UDWE is...

  • offered throughout the year
  • always on a Saturday
  • scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m.
  • composed of two 60-minute essays (and one 10-minute break)

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

Any undergraduate student who has completed English 5A and 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. This requirement can also be fulfilled by successfully completing an upper division course with a "W" designation (some majors require the class). 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 you to successfully complete a "W" class before graduation.

UDWE CREDIT: An enrolled California State University, Fresno undergraduate student (but not post-baccalaureate/graduate), 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 candidate 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 proper form is completed on the day of the test, the unit will be posted to a student's file on

1) the registration cycle of the exam (provided the add/drop period has not ended before the scores are posted)

2) the registration cycle following the one in which a passing score on the UDWE is achieved.

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.

UDWE Testing Calendar

Registration for UDWE cannot be completed more than 30 days before the exam administration.

Testing Date Reg. Opens Reg. Closes Test Fee Registration Information
      Test Fee: $30.00 Register at:UDWE registration site

You MUST pre-register and pay the testing fee prior to the registration deadline 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, credit card or checking account. Cash payments of the testing fee are accepted at the Cashier's window, located in the Joyal Administration Building. For window hours and directions, please go to:

www.fresnostate.edu/accountingservices/money/

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 exam date. No exceptions will be made after the 2 week deadline. 

www.fresnostate.edu/ssd/

     
     
02/04/2017  01/04 01/20
03/11/2017  02/11 02/24
06/03/2017  05/03 05/19

UDWE PASSING SCORE: 10-12

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY SCORES?

  1. Scores will not be available to view until 4-8 weeks after the test date
  2. Log onto http://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 should be a row that says UDWE. If you PASSED the upper division writing exam you should have received a score of 10, 11, or 12 along with a P for pass. 

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

SCORES AND UNITS TAKE 4-8 WEEKS TO BE AVAILABLE ON YOUR PORTAL. FORALLQUESTIONS ABOUT TEST SCORES CONTACT ADMISSIONS AND RECORDS AT 559.278.2261

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SAMPLE ESSAY QUESTION 1

SAMPLE ESSAY QUESTION 2

INFORMATION SHEET

SCORING GUIDE