Office of Educational Assessment

UW Course Exams


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UW Course Exams are administered on behalf of UW faculty/instructors for UW campus courses and online sections.

Exams are administered by request for the following:

  1. Individual UW students who need to make up a UW classroom exam.
  2. Groups of UW students (5 or more) as an alternative to administering the exam in the classroom.

UW faculty/instructors for UW campus courses and online sections of campus courses can download the UW Faculty Exam Form (open with Adobe) to request a make-up/course exam. These exams are only given at the request of the course instructor – the Testing Center cannot authorize them.

About the Faculty Exam Form:

  1. Open with Adobe reader
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Save
  4. Send completed form to: or Campus Mail Box 355837
    • If you have any issues with the form please contact
    • As a reminder, student cannot be scheduled until the Faculty Exam Form is submitted.
      •  Individual make-up exams:  Scheduling determined at time of registration after the Faculty Exam Form has been received.Students must call 206-543-1171 or email UW Testing Center to schedule an appointment time.
      • Group course exams:  This can be used if a faculty has 5 or more student taking the same exam at the same time in the Testing Center. Faculty should submit the Faculty Exam Form, schedule the test with the Testing Center, and communicate the time of the test to their students. The Testing Center should receive from the instructor an estimate of how many students or names of students that will be testing during that specific date and time.
  5. Please send the actual exam to the Testing Center as least 48-24 hours before the student is scheduled to test. It is recommended that you email if the exam will not arrive before 24hrs before the scheduled time. 

REGISTRATION: To register for an exam, please call (206-543-1171), email ( or stop by during Testing Center hours.

The Testing Center must receive the exams from the instructor at least 48-24 hours prior to the exam appointment. It is the responsibility of the student to get permission from their instructor and ensure that the instructor has enough time to deliver the exam materials to the Testing Center office. 

FEES: $15 – Individual administration of UW Course Exam
$10 – Group administration of UW Course Exam (5 or more testing at the same time)Fees may be charged to a department at faculty discretion and with communication to Testing Center staff. The Testing Center must have set up department charging BEFORE a student comes to test. Otherwise: Fees are payable to the University of Washington at the time of testing, in cash or check only. Credit and debit cards are NOT accepted.
ON THE DAY OF THE TEST: Students must bring a photo id (UW student id, drivers license or passport), payment (cash or check only), and any materials their instructor has required to complete the test.

Note: The Testing Center cannot provide test aids such as calculators, dictionaries, etc.

Disability Accommodation

To request disability accommodation for testing, please contact the U.W. Testing Center at least (1-2) week prior to desired test date via phone call (206)543-1171 or email at before registering for the test.  Please include documentation from Disability Resources for Students or a from a medical provider stating the accommodation needs.  Do not send a diagnosis.  If you are a U.W. student, please register with the Disability Resources for Students department if needed.

Most UW Course Disability Accommodations should be handled through Disability Resources for Students (DRS). The Testing Center can be used temporarily if Accommodations have not been fully set up with DRS on a case by case basis.