Welcome to the faculty frequently asked questions! You will find answers to common questions faculty may have. If you have any other questions, please contact us at any time!

General Testing Center Questions

The Testing Center is located in the Old Gym (Building 479). The Old Gym is located to the northwest of South Hall and directly behind the bus loop.

The Testing Center hours are as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday:  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Saturday (Final exams only):  7:45 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Please Note: Operating hours during midterms and final exams change to 7:45 am to 10:30 pm

The Testing Center is only proctoring exams for students requiring disability-related testing accommodations

Disabled Students Program (DSP) Approved Testing Accommodations

The term reasonable accommodation is used by the ADA and the ADAAA to modifications made in the educational environment to help create an equal educational opportunity for an otherwise qualified student to fulfill course requirements. These academic adjustments, or accommodations, limit as much as possible the effects of the disability on their performance.

You will receive an email when a student submits an electronic Instructor Letter. You may log in to the DSP Portal to review the letter. This letter is to inform you of the accommodation(s) this student requires, and the student may request accommodations for exams in your class. After you have reviewed the Instructor Letter, log into RegisterBlast to create the exam and upload the exam files. Students will not be able to schedule their exam until faculty, department staff or TAs have created the exam. 

No. The Testing Center has testing space available within the Old Gym and other general assignment spaces throughout campus. Multiple DSP students that require an “alternate location” may share that separate location. However, a student that requires a “private exam location” may not share that location with other students.

In the “Quiz Administration” panel, select “User Overrides” and for each individual, provide a longer time limit. This must be done on a case by case basis for each DSP student in accordance with their extension of time (this is indicated in the instructor letter you received from the student indicating they were registered with DSP).

For more detailed information, including screenshots of this process, please visit the DSP Gauchospace Exams page.

You can call the Testing Center main line at (805) 893-7001 or you can call the Testing Coordinator at (805) 893-6041

Exam Specific Questions

Please follow the detailed instructions for adding RegisterBlast as an activity/resource to your courses. The integration with GauchoSpace provides RegisterBlast with course enrollment information, so students access only exams for currently enrolled courses.

Faculty and department staff can submit exams to the Testing Center in person or follow these instructions to upload an exam electronically to the Testing Center.

  1.  Log in to GauchoSpace 
  2. Click on the "DSP Exam Accommodations" tool
  3. Click Submissions at top of the page.
  4. Click the plus (+) icon.
  5. Find and click + New to add a submission
  6. Enter exam instructions and parameter details.
  7. Submit

You can find a step-by-step video and written instructions on how to create and upload exams into RegisterBlast on our RegisterBlast Launch page.

  1. Log in to GauchoSpace 

  2. Click on the "DSP Exam Accommodations" tool

  3. Click Submissions at top of the page.

  4. Locate the desired submission and click Edit.

  5. Update the necessary fields to edit the submission. Dates and allotted times for the exam are not available for editing. Restricted students are also not available for editing.

  6. Once the form is updated, click save. Your edits will be sent to the testing center for approval.


The maximum time allotted for an exam for students without testing accommodations is three hours. You can find more information about this policy on the UCSB Final Exam Policy page

The Testing Center will make every effort to contact you using the information you provided. 

Email the Testing Center at support@testingcenter.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-6041 and the Testing Center staff will provide the corrections to the student(s)

The Testing Center can return completed exams by:

  • Scanning and emailing you the completed exam. The hard copies of the exams can be picked up from the Testing Center in person and stored by faculty in accordance to the UC Record Retention Schedule. You can find more information about the UC Record Retention Schedule
  • Holding the exam at the Testing Center for in-person pick up

In accordance with the UCSB Student Conduct Code, all academic integrity violations will be reported to the course instructor and to the Office of Student Conduct. For more information about academic integrity standards, you can contact the Office of Student Conduct at (805) 893-5016 or via email at studentconduct@sa.ucsb.edu