What items are allowed or not allowed in the testing room?

Items allowed in the testing room:

  • Water in a clear container with no label
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Cough drops (unwrapped)
  • Eyeglasses (without the case)
  • Hearing aids
  • Wheelchairs, crutches, canes, and other mobility devices
  • Inhaler (if medically necessary)
  • Earplugs
  • One blank piece of typing paper (only if you are testing with ProctorU)

Items not allowed in the testing room:

  • Books, reference, study, or other such printed materials
  • Pens or pencils (will be provided by the proctors)
  • Any electronic device including:
    • Calculators (a digital calculator is embedded in the PCOA)
    • Cell phones
    • Any device that has a recorder
    • Any device that has a camera (eg, Google Glass)
    • Wireless devices such as pagers or Bluetooth headsets
    • Digital devices such as watches, activity wristbands, or PDAs
  • Outerwear such as coats and hats
  • Purses, backpacks, briefcases, and other bags
  • Coffee, soda, or other beverages
  • Weapons
  • Outerwear, such as raincoats/ponchos, winter coats, wind breakers, leather jackets, or sport coats
  • Hats, such as knit or baseball caps

Note: Layering with long sleeves and/or a sweater are the preferred recommendations for warmth. Apparel such as hoodies or shirts/pants with multiple pockets are not recommended at the PCOA session. Students who wear sweatshirts or hooded zip-ups will be required to turn their pockets inside out and have all hoods and pockets fully inspected.