ETS Major Field Tests: Off-Campus Testing: Policies
Off-Campus Test Center Procedures and Regulations
- You must present acceptable and valid identification at the test center.
- Dress so that you can adapt to any room temperature.
- Report to the test center at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled testing time. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted and your test fee will be forfeited. Plan to be at the test center up to two and one-half hours for the MFT for Bachelor's Degree in Business or three and one-half hours for the MFT for MBA.
- Test centers do not have large waiting areas. Friends or relatives who accompany you to the test center will not be permitted to wait in the test center or be in contact with you while you are taking the test. Except for ETS-authorized observers, visitors are not permitted in the testing room while testing is in progress.
- ID verification at the test center may include thumbprinting, photographing, videotaping or some other form of electronic ID confirmation. If you refuse to participate, you will not be permitted to test and the registration and test fees will be forfeited. This is in addition to the requirement that you must present acceptable and valid identification.
- Food, drinks and tobacco are not allowed in the testing room.
- Do not bring cell phones, smartphones (e.g., BlackBerry® or iPhone® devices), PDAs, digital watches and other electronic recording, listening or photographic devices into the test center. If you do, you will be dismissed from the test, your test fees will be forfeited and your scores will be canceled even if dismissal is not enforced on the day of the test. Test administrators are not permitted to collect and hold cell phones or other devices. If you are seen using any of these electronic devices and/or transmitting data, including but not limited to text messaging, email and photographs, your device may be inspected and/or confiscated. You may not access your phone during the test or during breaks to check messages or to check the time.
- Personal items other than identification documents are not allowed in the testing room. You will be required to follow the procedures set by the test center for storage of your personal belongings. You may also be asked to empty your pockets. Storage space is limited, so plan accordingly. You will not have access to your personal items during the test. Personal items such as hats, scarves, jackets and outerwear that are taken into the test room are subject to inspection by the test administrator. Failure to comply may result in dismissal from the test and/or cancellation of scores.
- Neither ETS nor the test centers assume any responsibility for personal items or devices that you choose to bring into the test center.
- The test administrator will assign you a seat.
- On occasion, weather conditions or other circumstances beyond the test administrator or ETS's control may require a delayed start or the rescheduling of your test appointment. In the event that a technical problem at the test center makes it necessary to cancel your test session, you will be offered the opportunity to schedule another test appointment.
- If you register for the test and do not show up or do not complete the test, your institution will be notified and your testing fee will be forfeited.
- You will be required to write (not print) and sign a confidentiality statement at the test center. If you do not complete and sign the statement, you cannot test and your testing fee will be forfeited.
- ETS reserves the right to ensure the security of test content by using electronic detection scanning devices (e.g., hand-held metal detectors/wands). Failure to comply may result in dismissal from the test and forfeiture of your test fees.
- You may be required to sign the test center log before and after the test session and any time you leave or enter the testing room.
- You may be asked to remove your watch and to store it during the test administration.
- The test administrator will provide you with two pencils and scratch paper that may be replenished after you have used all pages of the scratch paper initially given to you. You may not take your own scratch paper to the test, nor may you remove scratch paper from the testing room at any time. Scratch paper is provided to assist test takers in working out problems and for appropriate note taking during timed sections of the test. Scratch paper should NOT be used during breaks or before the test. At the conclusion of the test, you will be required to return all scratch paper to the test administrator. If you are observed using any documents or unauthorized papers other than the designated scratch paper distributed by the test site, they will be confiscated by the test center staff.
- If at any time during the test you have a problem with your computer, or for any reason need the administrator, raise your hand.
- Testing premises are subject to videotaping.
- If you need to leave your seat at any time during the testing session, raise your hand; timing of the section will not stop.
- Personal calculators are not permitted in the testing room.
Dismissal from a Test Center
A test administrator is authorized to dismiss you from a test session and/or your scores may be withheld and ultimately canceled for any actions that violate the policies and procedures set forth herein and/or communicated at the test center including, but not limited to:
- attempting to take the test for someone else or having someone else take the test for you.
- failing to provide acceptable identification.
- obtaining improper access to the test, a part of the test or information about the test.
- having any prohibited device in your possession in the test center. Cell phones, smartphones (e.g., BlackBerry or iPhone devices), PDAs, digital watches and other electronic recording, listening and photographic devices are not permitted in the test center. If you bring them into the test center, you will be dismissed from the test and your scores will be canceled even if dismissal is not enforced on the day of the test. Test administrators are not permitted to collect and hold cell phones or any other devices. If you are seen using any of these devices and/or transmitting data, including but not limited to text messaging, email and photographs, your device may be inspected and/or confiscated. You may not access your phone during the test or during breaks to check messages or to check the time.
- using any aids in connection with the test, including, without limitation: mechanical pencils, mechanical erasers, pens, pagers, beepers, watch calculators, books, pamphlets, notes, unauthorized scratch paper, rulers, highlighter pens, stereos or radios with headphones, watch alarms (including those with flashing lights or alarm sounds), stopwatches, dictionaries, translators, compasses, protractors and any handheld electronic or photographic devices.
- creating a disturbance (disruptive behavior in any form will not be tolerated; the test administrator has sole discretion in determining what constitutes disruptive behavior.)
- attempting to give or receive assistance — communication in any form is not permitted during the test administration. Discussion or sharing of test content or answers during the test administration, including breaks and after the test administration, is prohibited.
- removing or attempting to remove test content from the test center. Under no circumstances may test content or any part of the test content be removed, reproduced and/or disclosed by any means (e.g., hard copy, verbally, electronically) to any person or entity.
- tampering with a computer during a computer-based test administration.
- attempting to remove scratch paper from the computer-based testing room or using scratch paper before the test.
- bringing a weapon or firearm into the test center.
- bringing food, drinks or tobacco into the testing room.
- leaving the test center vicinity during the test session.
- leaving the testing room without permission. You are not permitted to go outside the test center building.
- taking excessive or extended unscheduled breaks during the test session. Test center administrators are required to strictly monitor unscheduled breaks and report test takers who take excessive or extended breaks.
- referring to, looking through, or working on any test, or test section, when not authorized to do so, or working after time has been called.
ETS reserves the right to take all action — including, but not limited to, barring you from future testing and/or withholding or canceling your scores — for failure to comply with test administration regulations or the test administrator's directions. If your scores are canceled, they will not be reported.
Although tests are administered under strict supervision and security measures, testing irregularities may sometimes occur. Please contact ETS as soon as possible to report any observed behavior that may lead to an invalid score – for example, someone copying from another test taker, taking a test for someone for example, someone copying from another test taker, taking a test for someone else, having access to test questions before the exam, or using notes or unauthorized aids. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.
1-800-353-8570 (United States only)
Change or Cancel Your Off-Campus Test Registration
Changing Your Test Registration
- You must change your ETS® Major Field Test registration no later than five days before your appointment or the test fee paid by the institution will be forfeited. For example: the deadline to reschedule a Friday appointment is Monday.
- You can change your test registration online at www.prometric.com. Be prepared to provide your appointment confirmation number and the full name you used to make an appointment when rescheduling
- Appointments cannot be rescheduled beyond the date identified by your institution on your invitation email.
- If you do not change your test registration as indicated above, the full test fee paid by your institution will be forfeited.
Canceling Your Test Registration
- In order to avoid forfeiting the testing fee paid by your institution, you must cancel your Major Field Test registration no later than five days prior to your test date.
- You can cancel your test registration online at www.prometric.com. Be prepared to provide your appointment confirmation number and the full name you used when you registered.
- If you do not cancel your test registration as indicated above, the full test fee paid by your institution will be forfeited.