General Testing Information/Policies
To ensure a fair testing environment for all students, the Office of Testing and Evaluation enforces the following policies:
Academic integrity in its best form involves upholding the principles and expectations of doing one’s own work and giving credit to others for theirs. Academic integrity strengthens the educational environment by valuing original work and providing a fair environment for all students.
Baruch College expects that students will give credit to the proper sources for their work, meet their professors’ expectations when doing group work, and prepare for and take examinations without the assistance of prohibited sources or tools.
Academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Cheating, forgery, plagiarism, and collusion in dishonest acts undermine the college’s educational mission and the students’ personal and intellectual growth. Baruch students are expected to bear individual responsibility for their work, to learn the rules and definitions that underlie the practice of academic integrity, and to uphold its ideals. Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable excuse for disobeying them. Any student who attempts to compromise or devalue the academic process will be sanctioned.
Penalties for academic dishonesty may include academic sanctions, such as failing the course(s) in question or otherwise receiving reduced grades, and/or disciplinary sanctions, which include suspension or expulsion from the institution. To review the College’s specific policies and sanctions, please visit the Baruch College Office of the Provost Division of Teaching and Learning’s Academic Honesty Site.
Additional information can be found from the following resources provided by the Dean of Student and the Office of the Provost:
- Academic Integrity at Baruch College, Baruch College Student Affairs
- Academic Honesty at Baruch College, Baruch College Student Development & Counseling August 2002
Students are required to present valid photo identification and testing tickets to enter any examination. No exceptions to this requirement will be made. Photo identification is also required when registering for examinations.
Students should take care of restroom stops before entering their examination sessions. Exits from and re-entries to the test room will not be permitted, except for medical emergencies.
Food and/or drink, including chewing gum are not allowed in the testing room except for medical emergencies.
Only authorized materials are allowed on the desk during testing sessions. Personal belongings (backpacks, bags, books, notes, calculators, headphones, cell phone, tablets, MP3 players, computing devices or any device capable of recording audio, photographic, or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content, etc.) are not allowed on the desk and must be placed in an area designated by the testing staff. Baruch College and the Office of Testing and Evaluation are not responsible for any loss or damage of personal belongings.
Children are not allowed in the testing rooms. Please arrange for your child’s care before coming to the testing areas.
The Office of Testing and Evaluation staff endeavors to provide you with a quiet and undisturbed environment. Please take special care as you arrive and leave to maintain the quiet atmosphere, both inside and immediately outside of the testing areas.
After checking your photo ID and testing ticket, the proctor will assign you your seat for the examination. When leaving the testing room, you must turn in all testing materials (including scrap paper).
All electronic devices including cellphones and watches are to be turned off and put away during your test session. Please note that calculators are not permitted in the testing room unless it is a testing accommodation pre-approved by Student Disability Services
Students/test candidates who violate the guidelines established by CUNY/Baruch College, Instructors or the Office of Testing and Evaluation are subject to having their examinations voided and the incidents reported for possible academic disciplinary action enforced by the college’s disciplinary committee or the Dean of Students. Additionally, students/test candidate may be escorted out of the Testing Center by Baruch College Public Safety/Security.
The Testing Center closes at 5:00 P.M. Monday to Friday, unless otherwise stated. If you have not completed an un-timed test prior to closing, you will be permitted to return another day to complete the exam.
Accommodations based on disabilities will be granted to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who wish to request such accommodations should consult with Student Disability Services in advance of their testing appointment for assistance.