MTC Information for Faculty

Covid-19 Guidelines

Please refer to the Student Health Center’s COVID-19 Resources for current guidelines at Mines.


Testing Center Hours and Location

Daytime Testing:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Evenings with Scheduled Common Exams:  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Spring 2024  Final Exam PeriodMay 3-4 and 6-8, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

**The Mines Testing Center follows the Mines Academic Calendar and does not administer exams on non-class, no assessment, or no academic activities days.

Location:  Green Center, 2nd floor, suite 240

picking up completed quizzes and exams

Faculty, course coordinators, or an alternate pick up person designated by the instructor will need to pick up all completed paper quizzes and exams at the Mines Testing Center (MTC). To ensure test security, completed exams are placed in a sealed envelope and stored in a secure space until they are picked up.

When picking up exams, a form of ID (driver’s license or BlasterCard) is required. Be prepared to provide the course subject and section(s) (e.g., CSCI 101 A-F). For documentation purposes, you will be asked to legibly print your name. 

  • Semester Quizzes/Exams:  Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm**. Completed quizzes and exams will be available for pick up one business day after the exam day .
    **The MTC may adjust hours during non-class and no assessment days. Email to confirm hours before stopping by.
  • Final Exams:  Plan to pick up all completed final exams one business day following the last student who is scheduled to take your final exam in the MTC. All completed final exams need to be picked up by 5:00 pm on the last day of the final exam period.

Testing Agreement / Alternate Pick up Person
If a faculty member plans to send an alternate person to pick up exams, please provide accurate information when answering question #11 in the Testing Agreement. This allows the MTC to release the exams to the person picking up the exam and provide them with delivery information.

Location for Picking Up Exams
Green Center, 924 16th Street, Suite 240

Accommodated Exams for DSS-registered Students

The Mines Testing Center (MTC) is available to support students with approved alternative testing accommodations for in-person exams and proctored in-class online exams. Students taking online exams do not have to use the MTC if accommodated for in the online format.  Accommodations for online exams can be achieved in a variety of ways.  Please consult Trefny’s remote learning website ( for guidance.

We ask that faculty remain flexible when students need to take exams outside of their regular class time due to student schedule conflicts and Testing Center operations (e.g. occupancy or availability of private testing rooms).  In such instances, the Testing Center is authorized to schedule the accommodated exam as soon as possible within three business days of the regularly scheduled exam.

The AIM Process

Students with testing accommodations will initiate this process by submitting exam requests through AIM.  Faculty will be notified via email and asked to complete a Testing Agreement for the course.  Only one Testing Agreement is needed per course section. Faculty will receive an email confirming the date and time of the exam. Please see the AIM Faculty Procedures Document for more details. 

For further guidance on using AIM, please refer to the Faculty section of our page of AIM user guides.

Providing Your Exam to the MTC

To ensure the MTC has enough time to print and prepare exams for students, it is highly encouraged that faculty upload or drop off paper versions of exams at least 2 business days prior to the exam date. If the MTC needs to prepare exam files for text-to-speech, we will email faculty asking that the electronic version of the exam is uploaded as soon as possible so we have enough time to prepare the file.

  • The preferred method of providing exams to MTC is uploading exam file(s) to AIM.
  • Paper copies of exams can be dropped off at the MTC during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm)

    During the Exam

    The MTC has a staff of proctors. Proctors are trained on policies, procedures, and upholding the academic integrity of each exam. 

    If a student has a question about the exam while testing, MTC staff will contact you on behalf of the student. On the Testing Agreement form, please provide contact information.

    Faculty can email test corrections and additional information to the MTC’s secure email:

    Expanded Proctoring Support

    The MTC currently does not provide proctoring for students who do not have approved exam accommodations through DSS.

    Mines Testing Center

    Contact us

    Mines Testing Center (MTC)
    Green Center, Suite 240
    924 16th Street
    Golden, CO 80401

    Front Desk Phone:  303-384-2532

    Assistant Director of the MTC