Kokomo Testing Center On-Campus Hours (Room M100)- Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm
If testing on campus- Please be aware of the following important safety information for candidates if you have booked a physical exam appointment.
Step 1 – At least three days before your desired appointment, click on the CASS Self-Serve link: www.ivytech.edu/schedulenow or in MyIvy located under Student / Course Info / Schedule Testing Appointment.
Step 2 – Click on Student Login and use your Ivy Tech email address and password.
Step 3 – Select “Certification and all other exams” and click next.
Step 4 – Select the Ivy Tech course for which you are taking the exam and click next.
Step 5 – Select the exam you would like to take.
(Example: Proctored Academic Exam is selected for Midterms and Finals)
Step 6 – From the dropdown box, select the amount of time needed for the exam.
Step 7 – Choose the type of exam you are requesting such as midterm, final, DSS or input name and click next.
Step 8 – Using the dropdown box, select Virtual Proctoring for the campus and click next.
Step 9 – Click the red calendar and the date you would like and click next.
Step 10 – Use the dropdown box and select the time you would like and click next.
Step 11 – Review your appointment details and hit “Submit My Appointment Request”.
Step 12 - You will receive two automatic emails:
The first email confirming your appointment request.
The second email will be an approval or decline of the appointment.
If you have not received either email, check your spam/clutter/junk folders.
Or you are always able to view your appointment status/history at ivytech.edu/schedulenow.
Step 13 – If your appointment request is approved, you will receive a calendar appointment invite email from your proctor with a Zoom meeting session for your virtual exam session. You must meet all the required student technical requirements below in-order to take the exam virtually. Please accept the appointment request.
Technical Requirements for Virtual Proctored Exam
Broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down). (Go to speedtest.net to test your internet.)
Please prepare for this appointment in advance.
Virtual proctored testing appointments require the following:
What is Test Anxiety?
While it’s completely normal to feel a bit nervous before a test, some students find test anxiety debilitating. Racing thoughts, inability to concentrate, or feelings of dread can combine with physical symptoms like a fast heartbeat, headache, or nausea. Whether it’s a proctored test for an online course, a job-related certification, or any other test, test anxiety has the power to derail weeks and months of hard work.
Test Anxiety Tips
According to the ADAA , causes of test anxiety may include a fear of failure, lack of adequate prep time, or bad experiences taking tests in the past. You're not alone! Here's what you can do to stay calm in the days leading up to and during your test.
1. Be prepared.
Yes, this seems obvious, but it bears repeating. If you feel confident that you’ve prepped thoroughly, you’ll feel more confident walking into the test.
2. Get a good night’s sleep.
Cramming is never the answer and pulling an all-nighter can exacerbate your nerves. Having adequate rest (9–10 hours per night) is likely to be more beneficial than rereading a text until dawn.
3. Fuel up.
Eat a nutritious breakfast before the test and pack smart snacks for ongoing energy. Look for foods that offer a steady stream of nutrients, rather than a sugar high followed by a crash.
4. Log on early.
Feeling rushed will only amp up the anxiety. Have your computer up and running early enough to give you time to make sure everything is working correctly before launching your test.
5. Have a positive mental attitude.
Have a picture of your happy place nearby or come up with a morale-boosting mantra like “I can do this” or “I worked hard and deserve this.” Peek at your picture or recite your mantra, right before the test begins.
6. Read carefully.
Read the directions thoroughly and read all answers before making a choice or starting the essay. There is nothing worse than putting time into a question and realizing you are not solving for x, or the essay is off target. Slowing down can help you stay focused.
7. Just start.
The blank page can maximize your anxiety. After you’ve read the directions, dive right in by making an outline for an essay answer. Or, find some questions you can ace to build up your confidence and momentum. You can always go back and change things later if needed, but a few quick answers can get the ball rolling.
8. Watch the clock .
Realizing that time is almost up and there are lots of test questions left can make it hard to do anything useful in those final minutes. Stay onpace by scoping out the whole test before getting started. Mentally allocate how much time you’ll spend on each section. If there’s time to recheck, even better.
9. Focus on calm breathing and positive thoughts .
Deep breathing can slow down a beating heart or a racing mind, so practice these techniques regularly. The very act of concentrating on breathing and thinking can biometrically alter those anxious feelings.
Sometimes just remembering that some test-taking anxiety is a normal part of school can help make it easier to handle.
Note: these steps have been adapted from The Princeton Review’s “10 Ways to Overcome Test Anxiety”: https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/test-anxiety
Please be aware of the following important safety information for candidates if you have booked a physical exam appointment.