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Check-In Procedures

The following procedures are for all patrons except Texas State Students using ODS or ATSD classroom exam services.

Check-In Procedures for the TEMC Testing Labs

  1. Follow the registration instructions for the exam you will take.
  2. Pay required test fees online or in-person at Commons Hall G4 (Ground level) for the San Marcos location or Avery Building Room 209 for the Round Rock location.
  3. Present a photo ID. All examinees must present photo identification (driver's license, military ID, student ID, passport or other government agency issued ID) for all testing programs administered by the TEMC. The IDs must be a physical ID card and not a photo of one displayed on a cell phone. Theme park IDs, club membership IDs, social security cards, birth certificates, temporary driver's license without a photo, and credit cards with or without a photo are not considered acceptable forms of identification. The testing agency may have additional requirements. See your confirmation email for additional information.

    CLEP, TCEQ, and THEA-IBT have specific requirements. Visit CLEP ID Requirements, TCEQ ID Requirements, and THEA-IBT ID Requirements for information.

  4. At the San Marcos location, you will be asked to bring identification and receipt to the testing lab in Commons Hall G14.
  5. Security Protocol: Our testing agency partners require us to follow security protocols*. You may not bring any personal/unauthorized items into the testing room, and you will be asked to store any personal belongings in a locker. Prohibited items in the testing room include but are not limited to the following:
    • Cameras, cell phones, optical readers, or other electronic devices that include the ability to photograph, photocopy, or otherwise copy test materials
    • Notes, books, dictionaries or language dictionaries (except as expressly permitted by the test sponsor as stated in the candidate’s confirmation letter)
    • Book bags, purses, handbags, or luggage
    • iPods, MP3 players, tablets, headphones, or pagers
    • Calculators (except as expressly permitted by test sponsor), computers, PDAs, or other electronic devices with computer memory
    • Personal writing utensils (i.e., pencils, pens, and highlighters)
    • Google and/or smart glasses (any glasses with electronics)
    • Watches, smart devices, and other jewelry except wedding or engagement rings
    • Weapons
    • Medicine, including cough drops (except as expressly permitted in advance)
    • Food or beverage
    • Hats, hoods, or other head coverings are not permitted in the examination room unless required for religious purposes. All items are subject to inspection by the proctor if suspicious behavior is detected.
    • Coats or jackets
    *If you require academic accommodations or assistance due to a documented disability, please visit our Examinees with Testing Accommodations page for more information.
  6. After the security check, examinees will be escorted into the room. Examinees must keep noise to a minimum for the benefit of other examinees.
  7. Please note that all exams are monitored, and rules are strictly enforced. Examinees may be asked to stop testing and leave the Testing Center if suspicious behavior is detected. Incidents of suspected cheating will be documented and recorded, and the testing agency will be notified. Prohibited items may be confiscated. Appropriate procedures will be followed according to the testing agency’s standard procedures and the Texas State University Honor Code (as defined by UPPS No. 07.10.01).