Online, Distance or Independent Study Exam
As a community service, we are happy to assist individuals taking courses through online distance education and/or independent study and who need exams proctored in a controlled environment where examinees are properly identified and monitored during their exams.
To make arrangements for BYU–Hawaii to proctor exams, you should first contact the university/institution through which they are enrolled for courses and provide them with the following information:
BYU Hawaii Testing Services
55-220 Kulanui St. #1884
Laie, HI 96762
Phone: (808) 675-3777 or (808) 675-3536
Office Manager/Proctor: Candice Tupou
Agreement: Before we can proctor your exam, a formal agreement must be reached between BYU Hawaii and the university/institution in which you are enrolled. This agreement must cover not just you, but future students enrolled that would like to have exams proctored at BYU–Hawaii. Due to our mission and other responsibilities, we cannot enter into special agreements for each individual examinee and/or each individual examination.
Conditions: If your university/institution approves, you will be monitored in a large room with controlled access which is dedicated to testing at BYU–Hawaii (there will be other individuals taking a variety of tests at the same time in the same room). We do not provide individual proctoring of exams or private testing rooms. We will provide a quiet environment with acceptable test-taking conditions, including appropriate lighting, temperature control, and noise restrictions.
Computerized exams: On a space available basis, we can provide limited internet access for some exams. The test/system requirements must be cleared in advance with the BYU–Hawaii Testing Services administrator. We cannot download programs or software to accommodate individual testing needs. Due to the time and effort involved, we upgrade our computers only once a year during summer months to update system software and accommodate programs needed by our BYU–Hawaii students.
Cost/Postage & Handling: If the university/institution in which you are enrolled provides apostage pre-paid envelope to return your test materials, there will be no cost for this proctoring service. If the university/institution in which you are enrolled does not provide a postage pre-paid envelope, you are responsible for the mailing/shipping costs.
Scheduling & Hours: Generally, you may take exams anytime that the Testing Center is open. Please call the Testing Center in advance (808-675-3536) to make sure that your test materials have arrived and we are open and available on the day and time you plan to take the exam.
Identification: A valid driver’s license, state ID or other ID with your photo & signature is required.
Behavior/Dress & Grooming: BYU Hawaii is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Individuals who come on campus will be asked to abide by the University’s dress and grooming standards. Please dress modestly when you visit campus and use our testing facilities. No smoking is permitted anywhere on campus. Further information can be obtained at: http://services.byuh.edu/honorcode/Dress_and_Grooming
Location/Maps & Information: The Testing Center is located in McKay Building room #115 (across from the Library). Maps for the campus can be found at: https://outreach.byuh.edu/sites/outreach.byuh.edu/files/McKay.pdf
BYU Hawaii students who have learned a second (or third…) language outside of the university classroom – by serving a mission, for example – may take the language aptitude test (FLATS) administered by BYU Provo for academic credit at BYU Hawaii. Students may earn up to 12 ungraded credits, corresponding to the 101, 102 and 201 language courses.The exam fee is $50.
The exam is taken at the BYU-Hawaii Testing Center but is graded by BYU in Provo. You must be a current BYU Hawaii Student to apply and take the exam.
1. Students who learned the language on an LDS mission or some similar way opt to take the test for a waiver of GE or other requirements or they may take it for university credit. (“P” grades only)
2. Heritage language learners, who learned a language at home or otherwise grew up speaking it, are not eligible to earn credit for it via exam. They may still take the test to waive GE or other requirements.
Note: With BYU Hawaii’s current Holokai General Education program, students may not meet GE language minor requirements via FLATS exam. Students completing earlier iterations of GE are able to waive the GE language requirement by exam. Some majors may also have a language requirement; these are typically waivable by language test.
1. See Lisa Faonelua (MFB 211) for authorization documentation.
2. Take completed authorization to the Testing Center once you are notified by the Testing Center that your test is ready.
Languages for which tests are currently available are as follows:
Note: For details, contact BYU–Hawaii Testing Services or the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service.