Faculty Information

Testing Procedures for Faculty

  • Seneca Test Centres proctor tests for students who have missed a test, who need to be re-tested and those with special needs and accommodations. While the Test Centres support academic services of Seneca, we do not act as invigilators for entire classes, nor for Seneca classes that are offered online. If you are in need of rooms and proctors, you must make arrangements with your own department.
  • Faculty members are asked to submit exams/tests to the Test Centre with a completed Request to Test form as early as possible and prior to the test date. Please be sure to include test booklets, Scantron cards or other materials required for the exam/test. 
  • Faculty members may submit an exam/test online via their Seneca email address.
  • The Test Centre cannot invigilate an exam/test without a completed Request to Test form. These forms confirm that students are permitted to write in the Test Centre and ensures that the Test Centre administers the exam/test to your specified instructions. (Please note: the Test Centre does not allow the use of electronic dictionaries).
  • Faculty are required to pick up and sign for all completed exams/tests in the Test Centre.
  • An invigilator's report will be completed if a student is found to be writing an exam/test in a manner not specified on the Request to Test Form, i.e. unauthorized materials.
  • Seneca’s academic policy will be followed.


Submitting Your Test/Exam Online

Online submissions must be sent a minimum of 24 hours prior to the test date. Tests and exams to be written within 24 hours must be submitted to the Test Centre in person only. Tests and exams to be written on Monday need to be submitted by 5 p.m. on the previous Thursday.

Late submissions risk delays in processing and may result in a student being unable to write at the Test Centre.

  • Only test/exams submitted via a Seneca email address will be accepted by the Test Centre
  • A Request to Test form should be completed and attached to the test/exam
  • Online submissions are intended for tests that do not require ancillary test items such as GradeMaster cards and USBs.

Please email your exam to the Test Centre your student intends to visit:

Submission for Students Who Require Assistive Technologies

An electronic version of a test/exam must be in an accessible format, preferably a Word document (.docx) and downloaded onto a flash drive. Captions or text descriptions should be provided for all figures, graphics and images. This will enable students to access the test/exam using assistive technology, such as text-to-speech software/screen readers. A guide for creating accessible documents is available.

PDF format is not recommended. If unavoidable, it should be processed using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. If only a hard copy is available, the document may be scanned with OCR setting enabled. This may be done by going through the "Email Options" tab and changing the file format to a PDF file with OCR set to "Searchable".

For further assistance in submitting your test/exam online, please contact your campus Test Centre.

Request to Test Forms

Please download and complete a Request to Test form (PDF). If asked, enable content for editing. Once completed, save the form in a location that will be later accessible.